Both institutions signed an agreement to strengthen the adaptation of the country's main fisheries to this phenomenon
SNP and EDF join efforts to face climate change
Monday, December 16, 2019, 00:00 (GMT + 9)
Lima - The National Fisheries Society (SNP) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) signed an inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the objective of joining efforts that allow the generation of information with scientific rigor for a fishing sector Better prepared for climate change.
The president of the National Fisheries Society, Cayetana Aljovín, said that thanks to the agreement signed, both institutions will explore projects for the development and implementation of systems of observation, prediction and early warning of climate change through the collection and systematization of information in the sector fishing.
“Climate change is a reality and the fishing sector is no stranger to its impact. Therefore, it is relevant to prepare to continue facing it efficiently. This leads us to establish spaces for discussion and analysis in order to develop fisheries management tools that incorporate climate impacts in the main fisheries of the country and thus improve the resilience of the ecosystem and strengthen adaptive management of species,” she stressed.
For her part, the Vice President for Latin America of the EDF Ocean Program, Laura Rodríguez, said that Peru is an important ally to promote sustainable fishing globally since it is not only one of the main producers of fish and shellfish world, but it has a fishing industry with good management practices led by the SNP.
The senior manager for EDF Oceans in Peru, Samuel Amorós, noted that Peru is a country vulnerable to climate change, which could generate variations in the distribution and biomass of resources, increasing uncertainty in fisheries management. “EDF will join efforts with the SNP, so that fisheries management can be done through climate adaptation approaches. This requires urgent participation and commitment from all parties,” he said.
The agreement between both institutions, which is signed in the framework of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 25), will last three years and will also promote discussion spaces to influence public policy by promoting the implementation of rights-based fisheries management regimes for major national fisheries including artisanal fisheries.