INACTIVE Peru hake - industrial bottom trawl

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

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.

FIP Description 

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.

FIP Objective(s) 

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.
FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 5: Improvements on the Water
Start and Projected End Dates
Update 
28 May 2020 - The companies in this FIP have contracted a CB with the aim of initiating the fishery's MSC full assessment. Currently, FIP partners are awaiting the Announcement Comment Draft Report 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.
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
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