Certification, Fisheries Improvement Projects
and responsible sourcing
Australasia & the Pacific
Spencer Gulf prawn MSC full assessment Australia
Moody Marine Ltd and WWF - Project Dates:
July 2009 - December 2010
Description of Project:
Poseidon provided the Team Leader and assessor for an MSC full assessment of the Spencer Gulf Prawn fishery, South Australia. The team evaluated the stock assessment and harvest control strategies (P1), bycatch and ecosystem effects (P2) and governance and fisheries management (P3).
Poseidon's Australia office coordinates fisheries assessments in the Asia Pacific region on behalf of Certification bodies. Poseidon Australia is completing commitments to Moody Marine for the Spencer Gulf fishery, but is now working with MRAG for future MSC assessments. Regional pre assessments have been undertaken into 30 fisheries in Australia, 5 in Indonesia and Vietnam, and 1 for PNA island states. Fisheries covered include Pacific tuna, shrimp and scampi, snappers and groupers, lobster and trochus, blue and red swimming crab, aquarium fish, scallops, Indian ocean tuna, beche de mer, deep water and demersal species and sharks.