New Zealand EEZ (SQU1T) Arrow Squid Trawl Fishery

SQU1T Fishery Improvement Plan

 

As part of this programme, two key squid fisheries are in formal Fishery Improvement Plans (FIP). These are: New Zealand’s Auckland Island Squid Trawl Fishery (SQU6T) and New Zealand EEZ Squid Trawl Fishery (SQU1T).

This FIP for SQU1T was provided to MSC Stakeholders for their consideration during June and July 2015. DWG have developed this FIP using tools and templates provided by MSC to establish a public, transparent, inclusive and stepwise approach towards MSC certification.

The objective of this FIP is to ensure the performance of this fishery meets the MSC Fisheries Standard and subsequently achieves MSC certification. This FIP provides external observers the ability to monitory fisheries improvement, to track progress, and to assess fisheries performance against the MSC Fisheries Standard.

SQU1T is currently progressing through Stage 2 Phase 2 FIP (see Figure 1). This involves remedial management actions and monitoring progress according to a public, time-bound FIP. This FIP will be updated and made available on our website along with all supporting documentation.

For more information contact:
Sharleen Gargiulo, Senior Policy Advisor
Phone: +64 9 379 0556
E-mail: sharleen@deepwatergroup.org