Peruvian hake - industrial bottom trawl

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Overview

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
February 2017
March 2020
Next Progress Report Due 
Friday, September 28, 2018
Species 
Common Name 
Pacific Hake
Scientific Name 
Merluccius gayi peruanus
Additional Names 
Peruvian hake, merluza peruana
Gear Type 
Bottom Trawl
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 87 (Pacific, Southeast)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Peru
Country 
Ecuador
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Volume
FIP Volume 
40,000 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
40,000 metric tons
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FIP at a Glance

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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.
Sep 2018
Target End Date
Mar 2020
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FIP Leads

Organization Name 
CeDePesca
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Carmen Guerrero
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