Peruvian anchovy - small scale purse-seine

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Overview

Landings from the artisanal and small-scale fleets are used for direct human consumption. Peruvian anchovy is one of the key species within the Southeastern Pacific ecosystem as it is consumed by many other animal species. It is extremely sensitive to variable environmental conditions under the influence of the Humboldt Current, the Cromwell Current, and periodic strong El Niño and La Niña events.

The three fishing fleets targeting the Northern-Central stock of anchovy (including their fishing capacity) 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 and less than 32.6 cubic meters GRT; and an industrial fishing fleet of vessels larger than 32.6 cubic meters.  The Chimbote and Sechura fleets, from which Compañía Americana de Conservas (Grupo Consorcio) and Lovering Foods source from belong to the small-scale and artisanal fleet category.

The main issues regarding the sustainability of the small-scale fishery are:

  • 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.
FIP Description 

Landings from the artisanal and small-scale fleets are used for direct human consumption. Peruvian anchovy is one of the key species within the Southeastern Pacific ecosystem as it is consumed by many other animal species.

FIP Objective(s) 
  • To design and implement a private onboard observers program to close information gaps regarding the Chimbote and Sechura small-scale fleet interaction with other ecosystem components by February 2020.
  • To conduct an Ecological Risk Assessment for the Effects of Fishing to detect risks faced by species impacted by the fishery and devise management proposals, if needed, by March 2020.
  • To integrate the information obtained by the various on board observers programs under direction of the Peruvian Fisheries Research Institute (IMARPE), by March 2020.
  • To strengthen enforcement of management measures and of surveillance and control mechanisms by regional authorities by March 2020.
  • To ensure further collaboration and coordination among stakeholders in the governmental, private and non-governmental sectors by March 2020.
  • To enter MSC full assessment by March 2020.
FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
January 2017
March 2020
Next Progress Report Due 
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Species 
Common Name 
Anchoveta
Scientific Name 
Engraulis ringens
Additional Names 
Peruvian anchovy, Peruvian anchoveta, anchoveta peruana
Gear Type 
Purse Seine
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Peru
Additional Attributes 
Chimbote, Sechura
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
High Seas Name 
Pacific Ocean
Volume
FIP Volume 
3,500 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
80,000 metric tons
Volume Date 
December 2016
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FIP at a Glance

21% 50% 29%
January 01, 2017
39% 36% 25%
Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
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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 2019
Target End Date
Mar 2020
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
CeDePesca
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Julissa Melo
Organization Name 
Lovering Foods
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Amber Madley
Organization Name 
Compañía Americana de Conservas (Grupo Consorcio)
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Isabel Valcárcel
Phone 
http://www.companiaamericana.com.pe/
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