Peru mahi-mahi - longline (WWF)

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Overview

The Peruvian mahi-mahi fishery includes over 4,200 fishermen and is one of the country’s most important artisanal fisheries. Worldwide, Peru is known as the leading international mahi-mahi producer. A critical issue challenging this fishery is the lack of effective national and international management needed to address the highly migratory nature of mahi-mahi. The fishery also needs additional data on how fishing interacts with other species including endangered sea turtles and sharks. The active involvement of FIP stakeholders, such as IMARPE (Peruvian Institute of the Sea), and FIP Participants drives improvements against the Marine Stewardship Council standard.

The Peruvian mahi-mahi fishery includes over 4,200 fishermen and is one of the country’s most important artisanal fisheries. Worldwide, Peru is known as the leading international mahi-mahi producer.

FIP Objective(s) 

The goal of the Peru mahi mahi FIP is to move the fishery in a step-wise approach towards Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification by the end of 2018.

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
November, 2013
December, 2018
Species 
Common Name 
Mahi-mahi
Scientific Name 
Coryphaena hippurus
Additional Names 
dolphinfish, perico, dorado
Gear Type 
Longline
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Peru
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
IATTC
Volume
FIP Volume 
55,136 metric tons

How is this FIP Doing?

FisheryProgress.org uses 28 industry-standard indicators based on the Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard to track FIP progress. Comprehensive FIPs must address all red and yellow indicators, while basic FIPs may address only a subset of indicators.

The first bar below shows a snapshot of the FIP’s current performance against the indicators. The second bar below shows the FIP’s performance against the indicators when it started so you can see how much progress the FIP has made over time. Both bars use the following scale: Red=below 60, Yellow=60-79, Green=80 or higher, Gray=the subset of indicators a basic FIP is not addressing.

33% 33% 33%
Basic FIPs may focus their workplans on a subset of the indicators. This shows the proportion of total indicators the FIP is working on.
96%  
This shows the proportion of actions in the workplan that the FIP has completed.
14%  
This shows the proportion of actions that are behind schedule, on track,completed, or not yet started.
Behind On Track Complete Future
24% 62% 14% 0%
This shows the proportion of actions specifically addressing red indicators that are behind schedule, on track, completed, or not yet started. This helps users understand the progress the FIP is making on the biggest challenges in the fishery.
Behind On Track Complete Future
25% 50% 25% 0%
FIP Progress Rating 
B - Good Progress
Some FIPs include objectives that go beyond the 28 indicators. Clicking on the links below will provide additional detail on other impacts the FIP is working to achieve.

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
WWF-US
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Wendy Goyert
Phone 
202-495-4331
Organization Name 
WWF Peru
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Evelyn Luna Victoria
Organization Name 
WWF Peru
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Nicolas Rovegno