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05/10/2017

Peru ratifies an international agreement to eradicate illegal fishing

Peru has become the thirteenth country in Latin America and the Caribbean to ratify the Agreement on Port State Measures, striving to put an end to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

Peru is a key country in efforts to ensure marine and fishing resources and the fight against illegal fishing.

Peru recently ratified the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing.

Seventy-seven countries around the world have already adopted this agreement, which is legally binding, including the following 13 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean: Bahamas, Barbados, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Granada, Guyana, Panama, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Uruguay, and now Peru.

With this formalized ratification before the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as the organization responsible for this instrument, the Peruvian state has committed, before the international community, to implementing practical surveillance, monitoring and control measures in order to ensure the legal provenance of fishing products entering Peruvian ports. The idea is to contribute to the sustainability of these resources, which are the sustenance of over 200 million people around the world.

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