INACTIVE Peru hake - industrial bottom trawl

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Reason for Inactivity
  • Missed two consecutive reports
  • Missed deadline for three year audit report
  • Missed two consecutive reports & missed completion of the three-year audit.
  • Overview

    The Peruvian hake (Merluccius gayi peruanus) FIP is being implemented by 11 companies in the Peruvian fishing sector, with CeDePesca’s technical support.  This FIP addresses the bottom-trawl industrial fishery that operates off of northern Peru. 

    The port of Paita accounts for almost all Peruvian landings, giving this fishery considerable socio-economic importance for that community. There is also an artisanal hake fishery in Peru (operating mainly with gillnets) that represents around 20% of total landings in recent years.  On the other hand, part of the stock straddles between Peruvian and Ecuadorian waters, and it should be noted that Ecuador initiated a trawling fishery for hake in 2013, although its landings are currently not significant in comparison with Peruvian landings.

    FIP Description 

    The Peruvian hake (Merluccius gayi peruanus) FIP is being implemented by 11 companies in the Peruvian fishing sector, with CeDePesca’s technical support.  This FIP addresses the bottom-trawl industrial fishery that operates off of northern

    FIP Objective(s) 

    The Peruvian hake FIP is working towards achieving a certifiable status against the MSC standard by June 2022.   To this end, the following specific objectives being pursued are:

    • [COMPLETE] Adopt a target reference point.
    • [NEW] Obtain the rationale that underpins the biological reference points.
    • [COMPLETE] Increase the transparency of the harvest strategy.
    • [ONGOING] Achieve regular external peer review of the stock assessment methodology.
    • [COMPLETE] Achieve the implementation of an official mechanism for monitoring the performance of the management system.
    • [COMPLETE] Include relevant information from the Ecuadorian fishery into the harvest strategy and the stock assessments.
    • [PARTIALLY COMPLETE] Achieve regular exchanges between Ecuador and Peru regarding the Peruvian hake fisheries.
    • [ONGOING] Close information gaps related to the impact of the fishery on other ecosystem components, and adopt mitigation measures, if necessary.
    • [PARTIALLY COMPLETE] Adopt explicit long-term goals related to the stock status and the impacts of the fishery on the ecosystem.
    • [PARTIALLY COMPLETE] Find solutions to minimize illegal and unreported fishing.
    FIP Type 
    Comprehensive
    FIP Stage 
    Stage 5: Improvements on the Water
    Start and Projected End Dates
    Update 
    [28 May 2020] FIP partners hired a Certification Body with the aim of initiating the fishery's MSC full assessment. Currently, FIP partners are awaiting the completion of the Announcement Comment Draft Report (ACDR) to decide further steps. In the meantime, FIP partners have presented a proposal to secure external funding to support a pilot test of a sea lion exclusion device that aims at mitigating the fleet's impact on ETP species. [25 Jun 2021] The outcomes from the Announcement Comment Draft Report (ACDR) suggested the need of providing a more robust justification regarding the stock’s biological reference points. The FIP will work towards that goal, while also looking to secure further information on the performance of the management system, the sanctions system and the impacts of the fishery on the ecosystem. To that end, FIP partners have extended the timeline for an additional year, up to June 2022.
    Species 
    Common Name 
    Pacific Hake
    Scientific Name
    Merluccius gayi peruanus
    Gear Type 
    Bottom Trawl
    Location
    Exclusive Economic Zones
    Country 
    Peru
    Country 
    Ecuador
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    FIP Leads

    Organization Name 
    CeDePesca
    Organization Type 
    NGO
    Primary Contact 
    Carmen Guerrero
    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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