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.
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
- [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 at a Glance