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Implementation of a regional network of stock assessment for pelagic and demersal resources to promote sustainable fisheries under an ecosystem approach
by Instituto del Mar del PerĂº (IMARPE) (Government)
The ecosystem approach applied to fisheries is recognized as an excellent means to achieve the sustainability of fisheries, which includes all the actors involved in this activity. This not only requires the participation and collaboration of the participating actors, but also aims to share information and knowledge with other stakeholders for effective implementation.

The actors will involve the public sector (ministries, research institutes, public universities, people in general) and the private sector (companies, investors, private universities).

One of the crucial points relates to methods of population assessment. We have species of great commercial interest; however, the assessment of species such as horse mackerel, mackerel, parrotfish, billfish, sharks, jumbo squid and hake, to name but a few, exceed our research capacity.

Therefore, it is necessary to establish a regional network that addresses these issues at an appropriate level, which will help improve the management of participating countries. This network will have to work locally and internationally to fulfill its mission.

The countries that should be invited to join are Colombia, Ecuador and Chile.
Progress reports
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
  • Science-based fisheries management plans
  • Ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF)
  • Other (please specify): Research and cooperation
High level training of professionals involved in stock assessment at both national and regional levels
Formation of specialized working groups
Specialized publications in indexed journals and elaboration of manuals on fish and invertebrate stock assessment
Financing (in USD)
400,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: January 2018 - December 2020
Instituto del Mar del Per, Ministry of Production of Peru, Universities, Private sector, individuals
Ocean Basins
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Colombia, Ecuador and Chile
Contact information
Renato Guevara, Dr., rguevara@imarpe.gob.pe,
La Punta, Callao, Peru
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