Last updated on 16 October 2018
Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
- Conduct scientific studies to define the stock structure over the full range of the species.
- Encourage managers to collect and publish detailed fishery data by fishing method (e.g. catch, effort and fleet size,) and biological data (length, sex, maturity, age) to support stock assessment development.
- Work with managers to design and implement a fishery management plan including a harvest strategy and harvest control rule suitable for short-lived species; ensure the management plan considers impacts of this fishery on the overall ecosystem structure and function.
- Estimate the scope of illegal fishing and under-reporting, and implement effective monitoring, control, and surveillance measures.
- Implement data collection programmes to enable evaluation of bycatch, especially of protected or endangered species, and impacts on habitat.
- Ensure your supply chain is represented in SFP’s Global Squid Supply Chain Roundtable to review improvement needs in this and other similar fisheries, catalyze fishery improvement projects, and monitor progress in improvement efforts.
- This profile is not currently high on our priority list for development, and we can’t at this time provide an accurate prediction of when it will be developed. To speed up an evaluation of the sustainability status of lower priority fisheries we have initiated a program whereby industry can directly contract SFP-approved analysts to develop a FishSource profile on a fishery. More information on this External Contributor Program is available at https://www.sustainablefish.org/Programs/Science/External-Contributor-Program.