Kurt Holle and María del Carmen Abregú. (Photo: PRODUCE)
WWF will work with Peru for the sustainability of the fisheries sector
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 22:20 (GMT + 9)
The Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) and the conservation organization WWF-Peru signed a framework agreement for inter-institutional cooperation in order to carry out joint actions for the environmental sustainability of the fisheries sector.
The agreement will allow the exchange of information, joint research activities, technical assistance and coordination of initiatives, projects and programs in favor of the fisheries and aquaculture sector.
Kurt Holle, country representative of WWF Peru (left) and Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, María del Carmen Abregú.
“The implementation of this alliance with WWF-Peru will allow our institutions to develop joint activities in various areas of fisheries and aquaculture policies, in order to strengthen the prevention and combat of illegal fishing, the sustainability of hydrobiological resources and contribute to mitigation of the bycatch of protected species such as sea turtles, cetaceans and birds,” said Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, María del Carmen Abregú.
She added that this cooperation will be very useful for artisanal and industrial fishing operators, as well as for small, medium and large-scale fish farmers; and of limited resources.
For his part, Kurt Holle, country representative of WWF Peru, said that the agreement constitutes a great opportunity for the development of the fishing sector, ensuring the sustainability of the activity and the conservation of the marine ecosystem. Among the work proposals is the use of technology and innovation to guarantee the traceability of hydrobiological resources.
"The participation of all actors is important, so we will maintain and strengthen the spaces for dialogue and communication that have been developed," he said.
The inter-institutional cooperation framework agreement signed between PRODUCE and WWF Peru will be valid for two years.