The Peruvian hake (Merluccius gayi peruanus) fishery operates off of northern Peru and part of the stock inhabits the area between the Ecuador-Peru border. The port city of Paita accounts for almost all Peruvian landings, giving this fishery considerable socio-economic importance for that community. There is also a small artisanal hake fishery (row boats and gillnets) in Peru that represents less than 5% of landings. It should be noted that Ecuador initiated a trawling fishery for hake in 2013.
The Peruvian hake (Merluccius gayi peruanus) fishery operates off of northern Peru and part of the stock inhabits the area between the Ecuador-Peru border.
The Peruvian hake FIP is working to achieve the following objectives by spring 2020:
- Adopt a target reference point.
- Include relevant information from the Ecuadorian fishery into the harvest strategy and the stock assessments.
- Increase the transparency of the harvest strategy.
- Close information gaps related to the impact of the fishery on other ecosystem components, and adopt mitigation measures, if necessary.
- Achieve regular exchanges between Ecuador and Peru regarding the Peruvian hake fisheries.
- Adopt explicit long-term goals related to the stock status and the impacts of the fishery on the ecosystem.
- Find solutions to minimize illegal and unreported fishing.
- Achieve regular external peer review of the stock assessment methodology.
How is this FIP Doing?
FisheryProgress.org uses 28 industry-standard indicators based on the Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard to track FIP progress. Comprehensive FIPs must address all red and yellow indicators, while basic FIPs may address only a subset of indicators.
The first bar below shows a snapshot of the FIP’s current performance against the indicators. The second bar below shows the FIP’s performance against the indicators when it started so you can see how much progress the FIP has made over time. Both bars use the following scale: Red=below 60, Yellow=60-79, Green=80 or higher, Gray=the subset of indicators a basic FIP is not addressing.