Peru's SNP and Nature Conservancy to collaborate on fisheries management

Published on
September 7, 2018

The National Fisheries Society of Peru (SNP) and The Nature Conservancy recently renewed a technical agreement to collaborate on information and science for improved fishery management.

In a press release, SNP noted that the one-year agreement will see the two organizations working together on research activities and information gathering, as well as with national and international academic institutions to further studies on modern fisheries management systems.

SNP President Elena Conterno said the agreement would benefit those working in the fisheries sector through its monitoring of good practice and fisheries policies. 

“We want to establish more spaces for the analysis of studies and proposals that contribute to the fisheries management and the marine space. We are confident that this agreement with the TNC, one of the most reputable NGOs in the sector worldwide, will contribute to this,” she said.

The collaboration will support efforts for promoting sustainability, while maintaining Peru's leadership as a country that promotes the sustainable use of resources, as well as the conservation of biological diversity and marine ecosystems, the release said. A key objective of the collaboration is to further work on rights-based fisheries as a mechanism for sustainability.

The Nature Conservancy's Fernando Ghersi said that the two organizations wanted to ensure that decisions on conservation and sustainable development of the fishing sector were based “on the best available science and informed dialogue.”

“Only collaboration and informed dialogue among interested groups, supported by science, will allow us to continue progressing towards the sustainability of the fishing sector in Peru,” Ghersi said.

Reporting from the Caribbean

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