Binational project launch, in Piura. (Photo: Ministerio del Ambiente)
Project launched to promote integrated fisheries management in Ecuador and Peru
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 01:50 (GMT + 9)
This week the implementation of the international cooperation project "Coastal Fisheries Initiative (CFI) in Latin America" was launched, with an impact on Piura and Tumbes on the Peruvian side, and on the coastal south of Ecuador.
This project is intended to show holistic processes and promote more integrated approaches for the management and use of coastal fisheries in an inclusive manner, informed the Regional Government of Piura.
Strategic Development of Natural Resources of the Ministry of Environment of Peru Vice Minister Lucía Ruiz participated in the official launch, and on the Ecuadorian side, a delegation headed by Cristina de la Cadena, as well as representatives of the United Nations, FAO, subnational governments from both countries and cooperators.
It is precisely through this program that processes have been developed, taking into account the multiple existing interactions and promoting more integrated approaches, which will allow fishery resources to be recovered, value biodiversity and sustainable jobs to be generated.
Erasmo Otárola Acevedo, from the General Directorate of Territorial Planning of MINAM Peru, highlighted the urgency of working with the challenges of Spatial Planning, Climate Change, Biomass Conservation, among others, seeking Sustainable Management and Conservation of the oceans.
It should be noted that this project arises as a joint effort of the Ministry of Environment of Peru and the Ministry of Aquaculture and Fisheries of Ecuador, with the technical support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and financing from the Fund for the Global Environment (GEF), to value biodiversity and generate sustainable jobs.
The CFI Project has as implementing partners in Peru, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Production and the regional governments of Piura and Tumbes, who work hand in hand with local authorities and fishing communities to ensure that over the next four years of the project, improve the conditions for the governance of coastal fisheries, marine coastal spatial planning and, the development of "practical communities" that make it possible to systematize and replicate the shared lessons and good practices.