Peru Tumbes & Piura eel - trap

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Overview

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.

The fishing companies Perupez y Sakana del Peru have access to the fisheries of the Anguilla through smaller-scale fishing permits. They also process and export products to various markets across the globe including Korea, Japan, the United States, Russia, Spain, and Vietnam. These companies promoted the development and establishment of the eel fishing ordinance regulation in the year 2011 with the purpose of establishing fisheries management measures for rational and sustainable exploitation of the eel (Ophichthus remiger) fishing resource, harmonizing the participation of agents involved in the extraction and processing of eel, and contributing to the development of the industry for direct human consumption.

Fishing area: The fishing areas 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.

Fishing fleet: The smaller scale fleet dedicated to the catch eel is composed of 18 fishing boats ranging in length from 5.18 meters to 16.72 meters. 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.

Capture method: The common eel is caught whit traps made of gray PVC pipes, measuring about 70 cm in length and 15 cm in diameter. They are closed at each end with a plastic lid that has an opening of about 5 mm between the inlet guides and additional holes at both ends of the trap, which ensure the flow of water through the traps. The cap of the opening is white and clearly visible in the dark waters to attract attention. The traps are filled with bait consisting of anchovies, mackerel and black skipjack or tambourine. The traps are left on the seabed for about 3 hours, then the collection of the traps is started with a hydraulic system that allows lifting the lines of the spinel with the traps. The captured eel is deposited in an isolated cellar containing seawater that keeps the resource alive for further processing in that condition.


 

 

 

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 common eel (Ophichthus remiger) fishery between the regi

FIP Objective(s) 

1. Carry out activities to improve information related to the structure of the stock and productivity (2022-2024).

2. Develop and implement Harvest Control Rules that ensure that the exploitation rate is reduced as the PRI is approached (2023-2024).

3. Improve population assessment processes that take into account associated uncertainties (2023-2024).

4. Establish protocols for collecting bycatch data and interaction with ETP species and habitats (2022-2024).

5. Establish mechanisms for the resolution of legal disputes in the management system (2022-2024).

6. Establish consultation processes that regularly seek and accept relevant information from other stakeholders in the management system (2021-2024).

7. Include the precautionary approach explicitly in the law (2022-2024).

8. Develop fishery-specific management decision-making processes (2022-2024).

9. Establish a mechanism to review the management system internally and externally (2022-2024).

FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 3: FIP Implementation
Start and Projected End Dates
November 2021
November 2024
Next Progress Report Due 
Sunday, April 30, 2023
Species 
Common Name 
Common Snake 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 and Piura
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
372,270 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
372,270 metric tons
Landings Date 
February 2022
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FIP at a Glance

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November 01, 2021
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Progress Rating (A) Advanced Progress

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(B) Good Progress

A basic FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result within 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 AND has reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
  • A FIP younger than 12 months that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has reported a Stage 3 activity within the first 12 months.
(D) Some Past Progress
  • A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months BUT has not reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
  • A FIP for which the most recent Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 36) months old AND a Stage 3 activity has been reported within six months.
  • A FIP 12-36 months old that has never reported a Stage 4 or 5 result AND has reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
(E) Negligible Progress
  • A FIP for which the most recent Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 36) months old, with no Stage 3 activity reported in the last six months.
  • A FIP younger than 12 months with no Stage 3 activity reported within 12 months.
  • A FIP 12-36 months old that has never reported a Stage 4 or 5 result AND has not reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.

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

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  • 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.
Apr 2023
Target End Date
Nov 2024

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Perupez S.A.C.
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Dario Magno Alvites Diestra
Organization Name 
Sakana del Perú S.A.
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Seiki Nakagawa
Organization Name 
Redes-Sostenibilidad Pesquera
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Jorge de Jesús Grillo Núñez
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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