Stage 1: Scanning & Mapping
Stage 1 began in September 2015 and lasted 7 months.
It’s made of two steps:
- Scanning: this step consists in listing all potential fisheries existing in the scoped area. Based on this scan, 50 fisheries per country are selected to enter the second step.
- Mapping: The aim is to gather all existing data on the hundred fisheries in order to document in details their pratices and environment.
The certification bodies are in charge of collecting data on catches, species biology and bycatch, fishing gears with their characteristics, marine habitats and stocks assessments if available.