Peru anchovy - small scale purse-seine

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Peruvian anchovy (Engraulis ringens) landings from the artisanal and small-scale fleets in Peru are used for Direct Human Consumption (DHC).  Compañía Americana de Conservas, iPrisco, and Leribe source from the DHC fishery in Chimbote and Sechura and, in collaboration with CeDePesca and Lovering Foods, are committed to attaining the fishery's certifiable status against the MSC standard.

Among the coastal pelagic species of the Northern Humboldt Current System (NHCS), Peruvian anchovy is predominant and it supports one of the most important single species fisheries worldwide.  The NHCS is an important sector of one of the most productive world marine ecosystems: the Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem.

The three fishing fleets targeting the Northern-Central stock of Peruvian anchovy are:  an artisanal fishing fleet of vessels of less than 10 cubic meters GRT; a small-scale fishing fleet of vessels of more than 10 cubic meters GRT but less than 32.6 cubic meters GRT; and an industrial fishing fleet of vessels larger than 32.6 cubic meters GRT.  This FIP addresses the artisanal and small-scale fishery associated to the Direct Human Consumption sector.

At the beginning of this FIP in 2017, the main issues regarding the sustainability of the small-scale fishery were:

  • There is little knowledge of the impacts the Chimbote and the Sechura small-scale fleets have over other ecosystem components, such as bycatch species and endangered, threatened and protected (ETP) species.
  • Catch limits for the small-scale fleet need to be reinforced and landing and transportation controls need to be strengthened.
  • Transparency of science should continue to increase, so that information on the stock status in relation to its ecosystem reference points are readily available to the public.

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FIP Description 

Peruvian anchovy (Engraulis ringens) landings from the artisanal and small-scale fleets in Peru are used for Direct Human Consumption (DHC).  Compañía Americana de Conservas, iPrisco, and Leribe

FIP Objective(s) 
  • [COMPLETE] To demonstrate that the management system considers the ecosystem needs by August 2020.
  • [COMPLETE] To make improvements in the management system that would allow for the adoption of explicit ecosystem objectives and improved harvest control rules in the case of low biomass by April 2021.
  • [COMPLETE] To make management improvements and actions to maximize the respect of management rules by the artisanal and small-scale fleet and to improve traceability by October 2021.
  • [ON TRACK] To design and implement a Private Onboard Observers Program to help close information gaps regarding the Chimbote and Sechura small-scale fleet interactions with other ecosystem components, and, if necessary, devise proposals to mitigate them by December 2022.
  • [ON TRACK] To achieve a certifiable status by December 2022.
FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 5: Improvements on the Water
Start and Projected End Dates
January 2017
December 2022
Update 
[Update 14 April 2022] FIP partners have agreed to select and hire a CAB by June 2022. FIP partners will continue implementing the remaining FIP activities up to December 2022. [Update 12 August 2021] FIP partners have agreed to continue implementing the remaining FIP activities up to April 2022. [Update 27 January 2021] In July 2020, FIP partners agreed to extend the Action Plan to April 2021 in order to achieve a certifiable status for the fishery. [Update 23 April 2020] The Action Plan is currently under review, and will incorporate the results of the FIP's 3-year audit . FIP partners remain committed to the success of this project and will be defining a new estimated completion date shortly.
Last Progress Report Reviewed 
Thursday, April 28, 2022
Next Progress Report Due 
Friday, September 30, 2022
Species 
Common Name 
Anchoveta
Scientific Name
Engraulis ringens
Gear Type 
Purse Seine
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Peru
Geographic Scope 
Chimbote, Sechura
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
12,900 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
149,920 metric tons
Landings Date 
December 2021
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FIP at a Glance

36% 64%
January 01, 2017
39% 36% 25%
Progress Rating (A) Advanced Progress

Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

(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

A Advanced Progress
Actions Complete

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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.
Sep 2022
Target End Date
Dec 2022
Additional Impacts:
Traceability

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
CeDePesca
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Carmen Guerrrero
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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