June 11, 2021
Management of Mahi
The Peruvian mahi mahi fishery includes over 4,200 fishermen and is one of the country’s most important artisanal fisheries. Peru is the leading mahi mahi producer worldwide, with over 70% of its exports going to the United States.
Critical issues challenging this fishery include the high number of unlicensed vessels in the fishery, and lack of effective national and international management of mahi mahi, a highly migratory species. The fishery also needs additional data on how fishing interacts with other species including endangered sea turtles and sharks.
The active involvement of FIP Stakeholders, including the Ministry of Production and Peruvian Institute of the Sea, and FIP Participants drives improvements against the Marine Stewardship Council standard.
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