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Peru will lead the scientific committee of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Thursday, February 08, 2024, 01:00 (GMT + 9)
In a historic event for our country's fishing industry, the Peruvian delegation, led by the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) and composed of the Institute of the Sea of Peru (IMARPE) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, obtained the presidency of the Scientific Committee of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization (SPRFMO).
The candidate from Peru, Dr. Ricardo Oliveros Ramos, was elected unanimously during the 12th meeting of the SPRFMO Commission, its supreme body, made up of 17 member countries.
The new president of the Scientific Committee of the SPRFMO has an extensive career developed in IMARPE and in international fisheries research centers, which gives him a unique vision to lead efforts in research and sustainable management of hydrobiological resources at the regional level.
Better fishing performance for the country
It is important to mention that at the 12th meeting of the PSRFMO Commission, the Peruvian delegation achieved an increase in the national quota of horse mackerel (Trachurus Murphyi) on the high seas, which translates into a new catch limit of up to 25,337 tons of resource.
In 2023, Peru marked another key achievement, being the first country in which the allotted Peruvian quota of horse mackerel for the industrial fleet in international waters was fully caught. This success is a testament to the effectiveness of the policies implemented and the growing capacity of the Peruvian fleet in sustainable resource management.
Peru marine scientific headquarters 2024
In the course of 2024, it will continue to play a crucial role by hosting the 12th Meeting of the PSRFMO Scientific Committee. This event is a continuation of the series of achievements and efforts that Peru has been developing within the framework of the organization, reinforcing its position as a leader in sustainable fishing and marine conservation at an international level.
Likewise, these achievements underline the commitment of the Ministry of Production in promoting responsible fishing and strengthening its role in the management of marine resources at the regional and international level.
Source: Produce (Translated from the original in Spanish)