Ocean Action Hub

Welcome to the Peru Ocean National Consultation page, where you can find resources related to the National Consultation and implementation of SDG 14 : Life below Water in Peru. The Consultation webinar is taking place on 25 May 2017.

About Peru’s Marine Ecosystems: Achieving integrated management

Peru is the world’s fourth largest fish-producing country. Its territory - totaling 600,000 km2 - provides approximately US$ 8175 million in goods and services. The coastal population therefore depends largely on fishing activity, with more than 44,000 artisanal fisherfolk who depend on these resources. However, the vulnerability of coastal marine ecosystems continues to increase.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working closely with the Government of Peru to improve ocean management and sustain livelihoods at local, national and regional levels through effective ocean governance and supporting ecosystem-based management approaches to fisheries and other resource management in Peru’s marine ecosystems, contributing to National Determinate Contributions.

Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystems (LME) Project

The Humboldt Current is one of the world’s most productive LMEs, representing approximately 6% of the global fish catch in 2015 (an El Niño year) and gener¬ating goods and services of approximately US$20 billion annually. In 2015, total annual landings in Chile and Peru were approximately 5.8 million tonnes, of which about 70% were harvested in Peruvian waters. Since 2012, Chile and Peru have been assisted by UNDP and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to achieve sustainable ecosystem management of the LME.

Through the Humboldt Project, Chile and Peru signed the Humboldt Current LME Strategic Action Plan (SAP), which promotes a multi-sectoral approach to the area’s management. Its implementation will help deliver key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to marine conservation, food security, poverty reduction, gender equality, biodiversity protection, good governance, sustainable production and consumption.

The initiative has also promoted the ecosystem-based management approach to fisheries management and has brought Chilean and Peruvian scientists together to work towards standardized stock assessment methodologies and a coordinated approach to the straddling stock management. UNDP is currently working with the Peruvian and Chile Governments to implement the SAP under the Project Preparation Grant approved by GEF in 2016.

Coastal Fisheries Initiative (CFI) in the Southeastern Pacific Ocean

Peru and Ecuador both share the rich biodiversity and fishery resources of the transition zone between the Humboldt Current LME and the Central American Pacific. CIF is coordinating work between both countries’ fishing and environmental authorities. The area includes important fisheries, which have had an uncontrolled expansion driven mainly by an increase in market demand, free access policies, lack of regulation, surveillance and sanctions. The CFI-Latin America Project will focus on strengthening fisheries governance, especially in artisanal and small-scale fisheries and marine-coastal areas and creating synergies between fisheries and marine protected areas, helping to demonstrate holistic management and an ecosystem-based approach to improve the governance of coastal fisheries in the Southeast Pacific.

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Its days of arduous polar voyages, dodging icebergs and riding out Magellanesque storms, are over.

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Planet Earth is blue. That’s why for some, calling her Earth is nonsense; she should be called Ocean.

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El proyecto GEF Humboldt, desarrollado por el Gobierno Peruano con el apoyo del PNUD, promueve el manejo sostenible de nuestro mar bajo un enfoque ecosistémico.

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La extracción sostenible y transformación de los recursos hidrobiológicos es una actividad clave para el cuidado y protección de nuestros océanos.

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The sustainable extraction and transformation of hydrobiological resources is a key activity for the care and protection of our oceans.

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En el marco de la Conferencia Mundial sobre los Océanos que se realizará en la sede de las Naciones Unidas.

Event Date:
25/05/2017 - 01:00 to 01/06/2017 - 00:00
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Sus días de arduos cruceros polares, esquivando icebergs y capeando tempestades magallánicas terminaron.

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LOOP www.loop.pe junto a B-Green y Hunter Douglas se unen para realizar la limpieza de la playa San Pedro el día sábado 27

Event Date:
27/05/2017 - 08:00 to 13:00
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The GEF Humboldt project, implemented by the Government of Peru with UNDP support, promotes sustainable management of our ocean using an ecosystem management approach.

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9 may 2017 - SANTIAGO - Representantes de diversas instituciones de Perú y Chile se reunieron para iniciar una nueva etapa en su colaboración.

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25 Aug 2016 - Designed to promote a multi-sectoral approach to managing the Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem.

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