PROSPECTIVE Peru Tumbes & Piura eel - trap

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What is a Prospective FIP?
Prospective FIPs intend to meet the requirements for active FIPs within one year. These projects are posted on FisheryProgress to help users identify opportunities to support developing FIPs and prevent the start of duplicate FIPs. Prospective FIPs are not yet demonstrating progress toward sustainability.

Perupez, Sakana del Peru and Redes-Sostenibilidad Pesquera have signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) to design a FIP with the ultimate goal of achieving MSC certifiable status for the
common eel (Ophichthus remiger) fishery between the regions from Tumbes to Piura. This FIP has also received the
support of Sustainable Fisheries Partnership.

Fishing area: FAO 87 (Pacific, Southeast) Peru North. In Peru is distributed from 3º21´S to 12º´S, with
higher concentrations from the extreme north of the maritime domain of Peru and 07°00´ S.The fishing
áreas of the eel fleet are located in Tumbes (from Zorritos to the south of Punta Sal) and Piura (to the
north and south of Talara and from Paita to the south of Parachique), with extractive activity centered in
the province of Sechura-Piura region. However, the possibility of catching the resource from the fishing
permit, according to the Eel Regulation Ordinance Fishing, is not limited to this area, but encompasses
the entire Peruvian maritime area.
Fishing fleet: The fleet dedicated to the capture of eel is composed of 18 fishing boats ranging in length from 5.18 meters to 16.72 meters. The fleet dedicated to the extraction of the eel resource is
made up of fishing boats equipped with starboard fishing maneuvers (fiberglass: constructed in Japanese
shipyards and wooden). Every vessel has electroacoustics equipment, an echosounder, a VHF radio transmitter-receiver,
as well as a magnetic compass (IMARPE, 1993). These fishery boats generally carry an average
of 800 traps per boat and have the capacity to receive between 1 and 3 TM of raw material.

FIP Description 

Perupez, Sakana del Peru and Redes-Sostenibilidad Pesquera have signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) to design a FIP with the ultimate goal of achieving MSC certifiable status for the

FIP Type 
Prospective
FIP Stage 
Stage 1: FIP Development
Species 
Common Name 
Pacific Eel
Scientific Name
Ophichthus remiger
Gear Type 
Pot/Trap
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Peru
Geographic Scope 
Tumbes (from Zorritos to the south of Punta Sal) and Piura (to the north and south of Talara and from Paita to the south of Parachique),
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Perupez
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Dario Magno Alvites Diestra
Phone 
+51 999 748 185
Organization Name 
Sakana del Perú
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Hara Yasushi
Organization Name 
Redes-Sostenibilidad Pesquera
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Jorge de Jesús Grillo Núñez
Phone 
+51 950 273 593
FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.
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