In Coinrefri SRL, we are convinced that acting and being part of the change is a significant commitment for the future. For some years, we have been working, actively supporting, and promoting actions to preserve the marine species and ecosystems from our oceans.
As a company dedicated to processing and exporting frozen seafood products, we feel responsible for preserving life in our seas. It is not an easy job, but we are proud of the road we have traveled and where it is leading us too.
As a result of a great effort with international non-governmental organizations based in our country, industry stakeholders, and the Peruvian government, we have identified problems that directly affect marine species in the country. Therefore, creating policies and regulations that reduce overfishing and ensure the sustainability of fisheries are some actions to guarantee this valuable source of food and work for Peru.
Mahi-mahi is one of the most important artisanal fisheries in Peru and represents up to 10% of the world's fishery. However, the Peruvian sea needs specific regulations to ensure its sustainability over time.
Together with WWF Peru and the program "Improvement of the Peruvian Mahi-mahi fishery," we seek to implement a Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) for the Peruvian Mahi-mahi fishery to improve the sustainability of fishing and achieve the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certification.
The NGO CEDEPESCA, together with the government, has been working since 2017 to increase the transparency of the harvesting strategy. It also seeks to curb the impact of fisheries on the ecosystem and minimize illegal and unreported fishing.
This year, Peruvian hake will become the first fishery resource in the country to achieve MSC certification. The second resource in Latin America is to be recognized for its proper and healthy exploitation.
The giant squid fishery is the second most important fishery in Peru, both in terms of catch volume and quantity exported.
Currently, the program is led by a group of businessmen, who under the name of the Peruvian Chamber of Giant Squid (CAPECAL, by its Spanish acronym), played an active role in obtaining results and progress on compliance with the FIP - Squid; it is one of the most important actions so far.
Within the Peru Mahi Alliance action plan framework, together with other companies in the fishing industry, we are committed to reducing sea turtle bycatch mortality by training our fishermen and staff, thus achieving their correct release and sustainable fishing. This helps to conserve turtles and all marine species living in our seas.
A more controlled approach to fisheries management is an important factor in achieving the sustainability of all our fishery resources. We believe in controlled and responsible fishing, which will preserve the sustainability of all the species involved and the economic activities resulting from them through appropriate regulations and standards. At the same time, we educate and raise awareness of these practices to ensure a healthier future.