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.  Compañía Americana de Conservas, iPrisco and Lovering Foods source from the DHC fishery in Chimbote and Sechura and are committed to attaining its certifiable status.

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.

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.  Compañía Americana de Conservas, iPrisco and Lovering Foods source from the DHC fishery in Chimbote an

FIP Objective(s) 
  • [COMPLETE] To demonstrate that the management system considers the ecosystem needs by August 2020.
  • [ON TRACK] 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 April 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 April 2021.
  • To enter MSC full assessment by June 2021.
FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 5: Improvements on the Water
Start and Projected End Dates
January 2017
April 2021
Update 
[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. [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.
Next Progress Report Due 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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 
10,896 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
80,000 metric tons
Landings Date 
December 2016
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FIP at a Glance

43% 57%
January 01, 2017
39% 36% 25%
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.
Mar 2021
Target End Date
Apr 2021
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Lovering Foods
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Julia Black
Organization Name 
Compañía Americana de Conservas (Grupo Consorcio)
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Isabel Valcárcel
Organization Name 
Inversiones Prisco S.A.C
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Roberto Flores
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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