Title

Fishery Improvement ProjectsEcuador Mahi

Author Information

WWF Seafood sustainbility

Date of Publication

2021 12:00 AM

Security Theme

IUU Fishing

Keywords

Ecuador, fising, project, Mahi, illegal fishing

Description

Ecuador’s mahi mahi fishery is one of its most ecologically and economically valuable artisanal fisheries. The fishery supports 25,000 fishers and 95% of its exports go to the U.S. In addition to providing nutrition for people, mahi mahi is an important part of the marine ecosystem, providing food for many top marine predators such as sharks and dolphins. Since 2010, WWF has worked closely with the Ecuadorian government and mahi mahi exporters on a comprehensive FIP to move the fishery towards MSC certification. Over that time, more than 10,000 fishers have been engaged in FIP efforts through training on fishing regulations and best fishing practices, adopting bycatch reduction tools, welcoming onboard observers, and piloting a digital traceability system to test electronic logbooks and cameras onboard their vessels.

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Fishery Improvement ProjectsEcuador Mahi

Ecuador’s mahi mahi fishery is one of its most ecologically and economically valuable artisanal fisheries. The fishery supports 25,000 fishers and 95% of its exports go to the U.S. In addition to providing nutrition for people, mahi mahi is an important part of the marine ecosystem, providing food for many top marine predators such as sharks and dolphins. Since 2010, WWF has worked closely with the Ecuadorian government and mahi mahi exporters on a comprehensive FIP to move the fishery towards MSC certification. Over that time, more than 10,000 fishers have been engaged in FIP efforts through training on fishing regulations and best fishing practices, adopting bycatch reduction tools, welcoming onboard observers, and piloting a digital traceability system to test electronic logbooks and cameras onboard their vessels.