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
Next Progress Report Due 
Friday, September 28, 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 
53,297 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
53,297 metric tons
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FIP at a Glance

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Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 12 months.

C - Some Recent Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF
A Advanced Progress
Actions Complete
  • Complete
  • Incomplete
Next Update Due FisheryProgress requires a FIP to provide update reports every six months, and two missed reports will render the FIP inactive. If a report is overdue, this date will appear red.
Sep 2018
Target End Date
Dec 2018
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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
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