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.
Spread of Cuidamar program in posters and presentations at conferences
Elaborated a handbook to spread the program in the peruvian industrial fishery sector to achieve it replicability.
Disponibility and use of the ecosystem data collected for academic and scientific researches.
To elaborate a scientific article