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A recent report on the performance of FIP’s globally has some interesting results for our FIPs https://oursharedseas.com/fipreview/

A recent report on the performance of FIPs globally has some interesting results for our FIPs (https://oursharedseas.com/fipreview/)

  • There are now 136 registered FIPs around the world and an increasing number of FIPs are  being led by fishing industry groups or companies.
  • Most FIPs are seeing the quickest improvements in the first 2 years.
  • The FIP process is realistic – more difficult fisheries are taking longer (up to 10 years) to achieve sustainability so there is a recognition that there is no easy solution in difficult cases.
  • Most FIPs find it difficult to produce price premiums but are having success in strengthening market access for fish from FIP member vessels.
  • There is a growing emphasis on social aspects such as work conditions.
  • Important factors for successful FIPs include strong FIP leadership, good communication with all members, the capacity for management in the country and the relationship with fishery managers.

Factors which slow FIP progress include complex supply chains, limited local management capacity and unrealistic time frames.