Skretting engaged this year in a project in Peru to support fishery stakeholders to manage their fishery to the highest environmental standards. It is the world’s largest single species fishery and has for decades been an important source for fishmeal and fish oil.
At this year\'s Our Oceans Conference in Malta, Skretting Groups Sustainability Manager Trygve B Lea delivered the following commitment:
“Skretting, in partnership with the Peruvian National Fisheries Society National Fishing Association of Peru, IMARPE, Cargill Aqua Nutrition and CeDePesca, announced the launch of a comprehensive Fishery Improvement Project in Northern Humboldt Current System, with the aim of strengthening research, management and sustainability in applying the ecosystem approach to the Peruvian anchovy (Engraulis ringens) stock, being one of the most important single species fisheries worldwide.\"
\"The project commits to: improve the management system to facilitate catch control rules in the case of low biomass, by March 2020; to organize the data gathered by the industrial fishing vessels and encourage further technological development for better assessment and monitoring of the ecosystem by March 2020; to achieve a certifiable status by March 2020.”