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Framework fisheries agreement in Peru. Peru’s National Fisheries Society (SNP) and WWF Peru have renewed their institutional cooperation framework agreement, in order to continue working to safeguard the biodiversity of the Peruvian sea and manage fisheries better.

The renewal of this alliance will enable continuation of cooperation between both institutions that, since 2014, has aimed to promote the sustainable use of marine resources to encourage responsible fishing.

The president of the SNP, Elena Conterno, indicated that this agreement has promoted transparency and dialogue in key areas of the sector, such as the Forum for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, which brings together the main public, private and academic players.

“Thanks to this important agreement with WWF Peru we have also been able to train the crew of companies associated with the SNP in the correct release of sea turtles caught accidentally,” he noted.

In this regard, the country representative of WWF Peru, Kurt Holle, said that this important effort is added to the work of his institution to investigate, monitor and prevent the accidental capture of protected species such as sea turtles and dolphins.

“It is key to continue generating discussion spaces on fisheries regulations that allow improving the management of the activity. It is also crucial to replicate these discussion spaces in other sectors relevant to the environment. For WWF Peru, it is essential to promote the articulation between authorities, fishermen, companies and civil society to achieve a greater commitment among the actors, “said Holle.

According to the new agreement, both institutions are committed to collaborate in research and capacity building for the conservation of biodiversity and the management of the marine ecosystem.

The agreement of understanding signed between the National Fisheries Society and WWF Peru has a term of validity of three years.