Multispecies pilot project: The MarinTrust programme in collaboration with South East Asian multispecies fisheries, including the Vung Tau fishery in Vietnam, are developing a fishery assessment method to allow them to demonstrate responsible management. Using the MarinTrust Improver Programme structure, fishmeal producers, government representatives and other stakeholders, are working towards demonstrating responsibility of the Vung Tau multispecies fishery. By testing the developing multispecies fishery assessment against these fisheries, MarinTrust aim to produce an assessment process that can be incorporated into the main MarinTrust Standard and therefore increase accessibility to the programme.
End Date: TBC
Last Update: February 2022
FAO area: 71
Gear Type: Paired trawl & Otter board trawl
Multispecies (main species groups) used as whole fish for marine ingredient production:
Demersal resources including:
Bigeye scad (Selarcrumenophthalmus)
Greater lizardfish (Sauridatumbil)
Blunt-nose lizardfish (Trachinocephalusmyops)
Yellowtail scad (Atule mate)
Sulphur goatfish Upeneussulphureus)
Other species may be used for marine ingredient production.