Elena Conterno reelected president of Peru’s National Fisheries Society
Elena Conterno Martinelli, who has served has president of Peru’s seafood trade body, the National Fisheries Society (SNP), since 2013, has been reelected for another two-year term.
SNP elections on 11 April also saw Ricardo Bernales of Pesquera Diamante become the group’s first vice-president and Austral Group’s Adriana Giudice elected as second vice president.
The SNP works to promote Peruvian fisheries and supports fisheries-related scientific research.
An economist and former government minister, Conterno also currently serves on the board of Scotiabank Perú, the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas and Confiep, a Peruvian business group. In the past, she has held various executive and advisory positions in public sector institutions including Peru’s council of ministers, the ministry of economy and finance and the ministry of transport and communications. She has been a consultant for USAID, World Bank, IDB, UNDP and GIZ.
"Our challenge for the next two years is that the main Peruvian fisheries have rights-based fisheries management, where artisanal and industrial fishers are the main players in sustainable management,” Conterno said after being reelected. “We will also continue to promote sustainability with initiatives such as Save Ceviche, combat illegal fishing permits, conferences on marine sustainability and traceability of fishery production.”