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Implementation of a monitoring and sensitization program in peruvian industrial anchovy fishery, based on the ecosystem management approaches
by Tecnológica de Alimentos S.A. (Private sector)
Peru has the largest mono specific industrial fishery based on anchovy and their management is aligned to the objectives of Code of conduct for Responsible Fisheries of FAO. Also, is well known that the Peruvian marine ecosystem is highly productive and variable. For that reason, is necessary to count with a continue data recording from ecosystem. TASA, one of the biggest Peruvian fishery companies, concerned in how to contribute and make a sustainable fishery based ecosystem management approaches. It has implemented a program with the goal to monitoring the principles variables of our ecosystem through collecting data during fishing operations and sensitizes our crew on the care of marine environment and principal endangered species.

The program begun as an industrial private initiative in 2008 which works along the Peruvian coast; was identified our 48 vessels and near to 1,000 fishermen like agents to collect data. We developed and implemented a Sustainable fishery Kit on board which main tool is the fishery logbook. The program also count with a continuous training which enhanced the quality and quantity of data collected, identifying species and release them. The high level of sensitization reach to TASAs fisherman allowed to create a group called Cuidamar, whom is the fishermen specialized on sustainable fishery on board.

The set of these actions has generate a changed in the industrial fishing paradigm and in their stakeholders like NGOs, academic, private sector, government and fishermen, which are the most important agents of change to reach a sustainable fishery management.
Progress reports
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Large Marine Ecosystem approach
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation
Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
Type of commitment
  • Scientific research and cooperation to address ocean acidification knowledge gaps
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
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation
Type of commitment
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Research capacity development
  • Scientific cooperation
Spread of Cuidamar program in posters and presentations at conferences
December 2019
Elaborated a handbook to spread the program in the peruvian industrial fishery sector to achieve it replicability.
December 2020
Disponibility and use of the ecosystem data collected for academic and scientific researches.
December 2022
To elaborate a scientific article
Staff / Technical expertise
TASA has a technical staff support and expertise to facilitate the program.
Other, please specify
TASA has an alliance with NGO Pro Delphinus
Basic information
Time-frame: May 2017 - December 2022
Scientific Community, Prodelphinus (NGO), Ministry of Production (Government)
Ocean Basins
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Wendy Rojas, Deputy Manager of Sustainable Development, wrojas@tasa.com.pe, 6111400
Lima, Per
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