With the aim to strengthen artisanal fisheries, the Ministry of Production of Peru will implement programs of formalization of fisheries in order for the whole of the artisanal fisheries fleet to be covered by the law (formalize) within a period of one to four years, depending on the kind of vessel (fishing boat). This would benefit artisanal fisheries by providing them with a better access to fishing resources and by increasing the commercial value of their captures. On the other hand, it will further enhance fisheries management in as much as it relates to the reduction of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, sustainability, traceability, among others.
Two specific programs are envisaged: i) "Artisanal Fisheries Formalization System" is addressed to coastal artisanal vessels, where it is expected to formalize 8 thousand vessels and about 25 thousand artisanal fisheries at the national level through electronic tools connecting regional governments with the Ministry of Production; ii) Formalization of artisanal fisheries of a larger scale though "collective permits", where it is expected to formalize around one thousand vessels, through the granting of permits to fishing enterprises formed by artisanal fisheries.
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
- Compliance, monitoring and enforcement
- Reduction and elimination fishing practices and gear that destroy/degrade marine habitat
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
- Legal/policy/institutional measures
- Access to market-based instruments
- Community empowerment for fisheries management