Anchovy

Andrexport SARL

Species scientific name: Engraulis encrasicolus
FAO area:  34
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 21/06/2015
Next audit within: 20/08/2018
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Corrective Actions
Engraulis encrasicolus – Purse seine – FAO 34
Species: Engraulis encrasicolus
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO Area 34.1. Atlantic Eastern Central
Fishery management: The Institut National de Recherche Halieutique (INRH) is the scientific institute in charge of assessing the stocks of small pelagics in Morocco (http://www.inrh.ma/petits-pelagiques).
The Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF) keeps under review the state of the fishery resources within its area of competence and establishes the scientific basis for regulatory measures leading to the conservation and management of marine fishery resources.
The strategic plan developed by Morocco for small pelagic stocks guarantees sustainable exploitation of this resource. Launched in February 2010, the plan has introduced management measures to manage permitted fishing areas, species and gears, operating procedures for the different fleets and measures to monitor catches.
Stock Status: According to the INRH (2012), the European anchovy stock in FAO area 34.1 is estimated to be fully exploited (http://www.inrh.ma/fr/petits-pelagiques/diagnostic-de-letat-dexploitation-des-stocks).
According to the latest CECAF report of the Scientific Sub-Committee (2015), the E. encrasicolus stock in the North Fishery is overexploited and the biomass level is unknown.
Habitat impact: This fishery uses purse seines, which do not interact with the seabed and hence have no negative impact.
 
Discards: The local law sets the discard limit to 2%. Moroccan authorities control and weight each landing.

Austral Group SAA

Species scientific name: Engraulis ringens
FAO area:  87
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 10/03/2017
Next audit within: 23/05/2018
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Corrective Actions
Peru – Engraulis ringens – Purse seine – FAO 87
Species: Engraulis ringens
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO Area 87 Pacific Southeast

Stock Status: The Peruvian Sea Institute (Instituto del Mar del Perù – IMARPE) is the scientific institute in charge of assessing the stocks and setting fishing quotas of small pelagics. IMARPE issues recommendations based on scientific data, that are implemented by the Ministry of Production to garantee the control and conservation of the stocks of anchovies.
The latest stock assessment, carried out between May and July 2016, reported a value of anchoveta biomass 14% higher than the average value estimated by observations collected between 1994 and 2015.

Discards: The Peruvian Law sets the discard limit to 5% for all anchovies fleets.

CFG Investment SAC*

Species scientific name: Engraulis ringens
FAO area:  87
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 02/07/2016
Next audit within: 02/07/2019
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Peru – Engraulis ringens – Purse seine – FAO 87
Species: Engraulis ringens
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO Area 87 Pacific Southeast

Stock Status: The Peruvian Sea Institute (Instituto del Mar del Perù – IMARPE) is the scientific institute in charge of assessing the stocks and setting fishing quotas of small pelagics. IMARPE issues recommendations based on scientific data, that are implemented by the Ministry of Production to garantee the control and conservation of the stocks of anchovies.
The latest stock assessment, carried out between May and July 2016, reported a value of anchoveta biomass 14% higher than the average value estimated by observations collected between 1994 and 2015.

Discards: The Peruvian Law sets the discard limit to 5% for all anchovies fleets.

CIA Pesquera Camanchaca*

Species scientific name: Engraulis ringens
FAO area:  87
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 11/04/2017
Next audit within: 10/04/2020
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Corrective Actions
Chile – Purse seine – Engraulis ringens – FAO 87
Species: Engraulis ringens
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO 87 Pacific Southeast
Fishery management: Engraulis ringens is one of the most intensely fished species in this area. The stock is monitored by the FAO and by the Subsecretary for fishery and aquaculture of Chile. The latter monitors the stock and sets the individual quotas each vessel can fish annually based on the outcome of the assessment. Quotas are set for industrial fleets and artesanal fleets. Each vessel has a GPS system on board that allows their localisation at any time. This system also assists fishermen in identifying the areas where fishing is forbidden.
Stock Status: According to the latest assessment (CCT-PP. 2017), the stock was overfished and overexploited in 2016. According to the information collected during the audit, the fishing fleets and artesanal fleets under consideration do not catch more than 10% of the total catch of anchovy permitted under the quota system.
Discard: The fishing activity does not produce any discard as the bycatch mainly consists on mackerel, which is retained and sold to the local market. Furthermore industrial vessels have an ecosonar onboard which assists in identifying the average size of the fish in the school in order to avoid catching too young individuals.
References:
CCT-PP. 2016. Informe Técnico 2016/04. Determinación del Estado de Situación y Rango de Captura Biológicamente Aceptable de Recursos Pelágicos Pequeños, Año 2017. Comité Científico Técnico de Pesquerías de Pequeños Pelágicos. Subsecretaría de Pesca y Acuicultura.

Corpesca SA/Serenor SA*

Species scientific name: Engraulis ringens
FAO area:  87
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 30/03/2017
Next audit within: 30/03/2020
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Corrective Actions
Chile – Purse seine – Engraulis ringens – FAO 87
Species: Engraulis ringens
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO 87 Pacific Southeast
Fishery management: Engraulis ringens is one of the most intensely fished species in this area. The stock is monitored by the FAO and by the Subsecretary for fishery and aquaculture of Chile. The latter monitors the stock and sets the individual quotas each vessel can fish annually based on the outcome of the assessment. Quotas are set for industrial fleets and artesanal fleets. Each vessel has a GPS system on board that allows their localisation at any time. This system also assists fishermen in identifying the areas where fishing is forbidden.
Stock Status: According to the latest assessment (CCT-PP. 2017), the stock was overfished and overexploited in 2016. According to the information collected during the audit, the fishing fleets and artesanal fleets under consideration do not catch more than 10% of the total catch of anchovy permitted under the quota system.
Discard: The fishing activity does not produce any discard as the bycatch mainly consists on mackerel, which is retained and sold to the local market. Furthermore industrial vessels have an ecosonar onboard which assists in identifying the average size of the fish in the school in order to avoid catching too young individuals.
References:
CCT-PP. 2016. Informe Técnico 2016/04. Determinación del Estado de Situación y Rango de Captura Biológicamente Aceptable de Recursos Pelágicos Pequeños, Año 2017. Comité Científico Técnico de Pesquerías de Pequeños Pelágicos. Subsecretaría de Pesca y Acuicultura.

Corporacion Pesquera Inca SAC*

Species scientific name: Engraulis ringens
FAO area:  87
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 24/11/2015
Next audit within: 23/11/2018
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Peru – Engraulis ringens – Purse seine – FAO 87
Species: Engraulis ringens
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO Area 87 Pacific Southeast

Stock Status: The Peruvian Sea Institute (Instituto del Mar del Perù – IMARPE) is the scientific institute in charge of assessing the stocks and setting fishing quotas of small pelagics. IMARPE issues recommendations based on scientific data, that are implemented by the Ministry of Production to garantee the control and conservation of the stocks of anchovies.
The latest stock assessment, carried out between May and July 2016, reported a value of anchoveta biomass 14% higher than the average value estimated by observations collected between 1994 and 2015.
Discards: The Peruvian Law sets the discard limit to 5% for all anchovies fleets.

Dalyan Su Unleri ve Gida San Nak*

Species scientific name: Engraulis encrasicolus
FAO area:  37 (GSA 29)
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 08/07/2017
Next audit within: 25/08/2018
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Engraulis encrasicolus – Purse seine – FAO 37 (GSA 29, Black Sea)
Species: Engraulis encrasicolus
Gear type: Purse seine 
Fishing Area: FAO 37, Subarea 4.2 Black Sea (GSA 29)
Fishery management: The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) is the regional fishery management organisation in charge of the assessment of the size and state of European anchovy stocks in the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea (FAO 37). The fisheries operations in Turkey are regulated by the Turkish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock.
Stock Status: There are uncertainties about the stock status of Engraulis encrasicolus in the Black Sea due to high seasonal variation and the short lifespan of the species. Despite the assessment uncertainties, a noticeable increase in the recruitment is evident in the last years (2012-2013). 
Moreover, the general trend in the last ten years indicates a slight decrease in the fishing mortality. This is the consequence of the effort regulation measures recently enforced by Turkey, namely restriction the anchovy fishery to night hours only (16:00 to 08:00) since 2007, setting a depth limit (0-24m) for purse seining, and by the buyback program launched in 2012.
Discard and bycatch: The use of purse seine ensures low levels of discard and bycatch. Mesh and net size are regulated by the local institution and they play an important role in the discard management.
References:
Turkish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock http://www.tarim.gov.tr/
GFCM http://www.fao.org/gfcm/activities/fisheries/stock-assessment/en/

Delicius Rizzoli S.P.A.

Species scientific name: Engraulis encrasicolus
FAO area:  37
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 31/08/2018
Next audit within: 31/08/2019
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Basic description of the fleet/fishery
Fishery client: DELICIUS Rizoli Spa.
  Fishing area: FAO 37.VIII.C
  Fishing vessels: The Company has a fleet of 15 vessels.
Vessels audited on site as fleet samples: 27743 ss-3; IMO 9255309; 191113; 268395; SS-3-2-02.
Fishing method: Purse seine.
  Certified species: Scientific name: Engraulis encrasicolus;
                                Common name: Anchovy.
                            
Management summary
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAMA) is assigned with task to undertake strategies for the fisheries sector development. The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is a global organization that develops science and advice to support the sustainable use of the oceans. In 2017, a catch limit of 33,000 tonnes was established.
 
Stock status summary
According to the ICES advice on fishing opportunities, the spawning-stock biomass (SSB) of anchovy in subarea 8 has been above the limit reference point since 2010. Recruitment and SSB have been well above the historical average in recent years. The incoming recruitment in 2017 is above average. Harvest rates since the reopening of the fishery in 2010 have been below average.
 
Bycatch / discards
According to the ICES advice on fishing opportunities, discarding is considered to be negligible. According to the auditor, the fleet keeps records of accidental catches without records of species listed in the IUCN Red list. In the correction plan for the NCs detected, the company has established a procedure to reduce accidental catches.
 
Habitat Impact 
The vessels operate with GPS in order to avoid marine protected areas. The fishing method has no impact on the seabed. According to the auditor, the on-board staff is well formed and has a strong awareness of the potential risks and impacts. In the correction plan for the NCs detected, the absence of procedures were corrected.
 
Social Accountability performance
The fleet complies with the human rights and labour regulations of Spain.
 
Conclusion with reasons for approval
Despite of several major non-conformities, the fleet complies with Friend of the Sea requirements, since the company corrected all of the non-conformities appointed by the auditor within 3 months of the audit.
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Delimar S.A.

Species scientific name: Engraulis encrasicolus
FAO area:  34
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 07/08/2018
Next audit within:07/08/2019
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Basic description of the fleet/fishery
Fishery client: DELIMAR S.A.
Fishing area: FAO 34.1.1
Fishing vessels: The Company has a fleet of 27 vessels.
Vessels audited on site as fleet samples: 11-221; 10-112; 6/1 234; 7/1 165; 6/1 124; 8-977.
Fishing method: Purse seine.
Certified species: Scientific name: Engraulis encrasicolus;
Common name: Anchovy.

 

Management summary
The National Office of Fisheries (ONP) is a Moroccan public institution that, under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Maritime Fisheries (MADRPM), is assigned with task to undertake strategies for the fisheries sector development. The Department of Marine Fisheries (DPM) controls the vessels in relation at security, people on board, gears and license, while ONP controls unloading, sizes and quantities. The National Institute of fisheries research (Institut National de Recherche Halieutique: INRH) monitors the resources of small pelagics. Since 2015, there is a management plan for small pelagics. The project is planned to last until 2020. The Moroccan fisheries management plan is reviewed annually in agreement with the board of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF).
 
Stock status summary
According to INRH, in the Central Atlantic, the biomass of 2016 is below the average of the last 5 years (0.073 thousand tonnes) and the stock is considered fully exploited, with fishing mortality close to the maximum sustainable yield (MSY). In South Atlantic, the estimated biomass is currently 15% higher than in 2015 and the stock is considered fully exploited. The minimum legal size of anchovy is 60–63 mm.
 
Bycatch / discards
The fishing method used allows accidental catches to remain alive. A sonar system is in place to locate the schools and avoid non-target species. All vessels are obliged to declare all the catch (quantities and species), under the supervision of the agents of the ONP. The reported accidental catch species are not included in the IUCN Red List. The Moroccan authority allows an amount of 3% of bycatch, except for Boops boops that has an allowed rate set at 10%.
 
Habitat Impact
All vessels are monitored in real time by the competent authority through the vessel monitoring system (VMS). Fisheries occur outside of Marine Protected Areas, respecting the authorized distance from the shore (3 miles). Purse seine fishing has no impact on the seabed.

 

Social Accountability performance
The fleet complies with the human rights and labour regulations of Morocco.

 

Conclusion with reasons for approval
The fleet complies with Friend of the Sea requirements, without any non-conformities.
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Delimar S.A.

Species scientific name: Engraulis encrasicolus
FAO area:  34
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 17/06/2015
Next audit within:02/08/2018
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Corrective Actions
Engraulis encrasicolus – Purse seine – FAO 34
Species: Engraulis encrasicolus
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO Area 34.1. Atlantic Eastern Central

Fishery management: The Institut National de Recherche Halieutique (INRH) is the scientific institute in charge of assessing the stocks of small pelagics in Morocco (http://www.inrh.ma/petits-pelagiques).
The Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF) keeps under review the state of the fishery resources within its area of competence and establishes the scientific basis for regulatory measures leading to the conservation and management of marine fishery resources.
The strategic plan developed by Morocco for small pelagic stocks guarantees sustainable exploitation of this resource. Launched in February 2010, the plan has introduced management measures to manage permitted fishing areas, species and gears, operating procedures for the different fleets and measures to monitor catches.
Stock Status: According to the INRH (2012), the European anchovy stock in FAO area 34.1 is estimated to be fully exploited (http://www.inrh.ma/fr/petits-pelagiques/diagnostic-de-letat-dexploitation-des-stocks).
According to the latest CECAF report of the Scientific Sub-Committee (2015), the E. encrasicolus stock in the North Fishery is overexploited and the biomass level is unknown.
Habitat impact: This fishery uses purse seines, which do not interact with the seabed and hence have no negative impact.
 
Discards: The local law sets the discard limit to 2%. Moroccan authorities control and weight each landing.

Delimar II*

Species scientific name: Engraulis encrasicolus
FAO area:  34
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 18/06/2015
Next audit within:02/08/2018
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Corrective Actions
Engraulis encrasicolus – Purse seine – FAO 34
Species: Engraulis encrasicolus
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO Area 34.1. Atlantic Eastern Central

Fishery management: The Institut National de Recherche Halieutique (INRH) is the scientific institute in charge of assessing the stocks of small pelagics in Morocco (http://www.inrh.ma/petits-pelagiques).
The Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF) keeps under review the state of the fishery resources within its area of competence and establishes the scientific basis for regulatory measures leading to the conservation and management of marine fishery resources.
The strategic plan developed by Morocco for small pelagic stocks guarantees sustainable exploitation of this resource. Launched in February 2010, the plan has introduced management measures to manage permitted fishing areas, species and gears, operating procedures for the different fleets and measures to monitor catches.
Stock Status: According to the INRH (2012), the European anchovy stock in FAO area 34.1 is estimated to be fully exploited (http://www.inrh.ma/fr/petits-pelagiques/diagnostic-de-letat-dexploitation-des-stocks).
According to the latest CECAF report of the Scientific Sub-Committee (2015), the E. encrasicolus stock in the North Fishery is overexploited and the biomass level is unknown.
Habitat impact: This fishery uses purse seines, which do not interact with the seabed and hence have no negative impact.
 
Discards: The local law sets the discard limit to 2%. Moroccan authorities control and weight each landing.

Industry Moroccan Anchovy SARL

Species scientific name: Engraulis encrasicolus
FAO area:  34
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 29/04/2017
Next audit within: 04/08/2018
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Corrective Actions
Engraulis encrasicolus – Purse seine – FAO 34
Species: Engraulis encrasicolus
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO Area 34.1. Atlantic Eastern Central

Fishery management: The Institut National de Recherche Halieutique (INRH) is the scientific institute in charge of assessing the stocks of small pelagics in Morocco (http://www.inrh.ma/petits-pelagiques).
The Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF) keeps under review the state of the fishery resources within its area of competence and establishes the scientific basis for regulatory measures leading to the conservation and management of marine fishery resources.
The strategic plan developed by Morocco for small pelagic stocks guarantees sustainable exploitation of this resource. Launched in February 2010, the plan has introduced management measures to manage permitted fishing areas, species and gears, operating procedures for the different fleets and measures to monitor catches.
Stock Status: According to the INRH (2012), the European anchovy stock in FAO area 34.1 is estimated to be fully exploited (http://www.inrh.ma/fr/petits-pelagiques/diagnostic-de-letat-dexploitation-des-stocks).
According to the latest CECAF report of the Scientific Sub-Committee (2015), the E. encrasicolus stock in the North Fishery is overexploited and the biomass level is unknown.
Habitat impact: This fishery uses purse seines, which do not interact with the seabed and hence have no negative impact.
 
Discards: The local law sets the discard limit to 2%. Moroccan authorities control and weight each landing.

Inversiones Prisco SAC*

Species scientific name: Engraulis ringens
FAO area: 87
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 25/11/2016
Next audit within: 24/11/2019
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Peru – Engraulis ringens – Purse seine – FAO 87
Species: Engraulis ringens
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO Area 87 Pacific Southeast

Stock Status: The Peruvian Sea Institute (Instituto del Mar del Perù – IMARPE) is the scientific institute in charge of assessing the stocks and setting fishing quotas of small pelagics. IMARPE issues recommendations based on scientific data, that are implemented by the Ministry of Production to garantee the control and conservation of the stocks of anchovies.
The latest stock assessment, carried out between May and July 2016, reported a value of anchoveta biomass 14% higher than the average value estimated by observations collected between 1994 and 2015.

Discards: The Peruvian Law sets the discard limit to 5% for all anchovies fleets.

Koptur Balikcilik Gida San Nak*

Species scientific name: Engraulis encrasicolus
FAO area:  37 (GSA 29)
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 08/07/2017
Next audit within: 25/08/2018
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Corrective Actions
Engraulis encrasicolus – Purse seine – FAO 37 (GSA 29, Black Sea)
Species: Engraulis encrasicolus
Gear type: Purse seine 
Fishing Area: FAO 37, Subarea 4.2 Black Sea (GSA 29)
Fishery management: The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) is the regional fishery management organisation in charge of the assessment of the size and state of European anchovy stocks in the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea (FAO 37). The fisheries operations in Turkey are regulated by the Turkish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock.
Stock Status: There are uncertainties about the stock status of Engraulis encrasicolus in the Black Sea due to high seasonal variation and the short lifespan of the species. Despite the assessment uncertainties, a noticeable increase in the recruitment is evident in the last years (2012-2013). 
Moreover, the general trend in the last ten years indicates a slight decrease in the fishing mortality. This is the consequence of the effort regulation measures recently enforced by Turkey, namely restriction the anchovy fishery to night hours only (16:00 to 08:00) since 2007, setting a depth limit (0-24m) for purse seining, and by the buyback program launched in 2012.
Discard and bycatch: The use of purse seine ensures low levels of discard and bycatch. Mesh and net size are regulated by the local institution and they play an important role in the discard management.
References:
Turkish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock http://www.tarim.gov.tr/
GFCM http://www.fao.org/gfcm/activities/fisheries/stock-assessment/en/

Mediterranea Foods Srl.

Species scientific name: Engraulis encrasicolus
FAO area:  37
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 12/07/2017
Next audit within: 14/07/2018
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Engraulis encrasicolus – Purse seine – FAO 37 (2.1, Adriatic Sea)
 
Species: Engraulis encrasicolus
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO 37, Subarea 2.1 Adriatic Sea (GSA 17,18)
 
Fishery management:
 
The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) is the regional fishery management organisation in charge of the assessment of the size and state of European anchovy stocks in the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea (FAO 37). GFCM is in charge also of ensuring the sustainability of fisheries activities through the adoption of adequate management measures.
The Italian authority responsible for the supervision and management of fisheries is the General Fisheries directorate-general of the Ministry of Agriculture.
 
Stock Status
The most recent stock assessment results were published in 2016, and refer to data collected in 2015.
The average fishing mortality increased constantly up to 2011, when reached the maximum value of 1.006. It started to decrease afterwards to 2013 (0.91) and then it increased again reaching the value of 0.99 in 2015, indicating that the resource is currently subjected to overexploitation.
The spawning stock biomass (SBB) was estimated at 86 595 t in 2015. As the target reference point is set at 45 936 t, the stock is overexploited.
Discard and bycatch:
The use of purse seine ensures low levels of discard and bycatch. Discards level below 1% are reported by the GFCM assessment in 2015. There are no records of protected species affected by this fishery.
 
References:
GFCM http://www.fao.org/gfcm/activities/fisheries/stock-assessment/en/
FAO, Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System http://firms.fao.org/firms/resource/13762/en
 

Pesce Azzurro Cefalù*

Species scientific name: Engraulis encrasicolus
FAO area:  37
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 01/10/2014
Next audit within: 02/09/2017

Next audit within: 30/09/2017
Status: Expired – Recertification in progress
Audit Report (Italian Fleet)
Audit Report (Croatian Fleet)
Corrective Actions (Italian Fleet)
Engraulis encrasicolus – Purse seine – FAO 37 (2.1, Adriatic Sea)
 
Species: Engraulis encrasicolus
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO 37, Subarea 2.1 Adriatic Sea (GSA 17,18)
 
Fishery management:
 
The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) is the regional fishery management organisation in charge of the assessment of the size and state of European anchovy stocks in the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea (FAO 37). GFCM is in charge also of ensuring the sustainability of fisheries activities through the adoption of adequate management measures.
The Italian authority responsible for the supervision and management of fisheries is the General Fisheries directorate-general of the Ministry of Agriculture.
 
Stock Status
The most recent stock assessment results were published in 2016, and refer to data collected in 2015.
The average fishing mortality increased constantly up to 2011, when reached the maximum value of 1.006. It started to decrease afterwards to 2013 (0.91) and then it increased again reaching the value of 0.99 in 2015, indicating that the resource is currently subjected to overexploitation.
The spawning stock biomass (SBB) was estimated at 86 595 t in 2015. As the target reference point is set at 45 936 t, the stock is overexploited.
Discard and bycatch:
The use of purse seine ensures low levels of discard and bycatch. Discards level below 1% are reported by the GFCM assessment in 2015. There are no records of protected species affected by this fishery.
 
References:
GFCM http://www.fao.org/gfcm/activities/fisheries/stock-assessment/en/
FAO, Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System http://firms.fao.org/firms/resource/13762/en

Pesquera Centinela SA.

Species scientific name: Engraulis ringens
FAO area:  87
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 06/10/2017
Next audit within: 27/12/2018
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Peru – Engraulis ringens – Purse seine – FAO 87
Species: Engraulis ringens
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO Area 87 Pacific Southeast

 

Stock Status: The Peruvian Sea Institute (Instituto del Mar del Perù – IMARPE) is the scientific institute in charge of assessing the stocks and setting fishing quotas of small pelagics. IMARPE issues recommendations based on scientific data, that are implemented by the Ministry of Production to garantee the control and conservation of the stocks of anchovies.
The latest stock assessment, carried out between May and July 2016, reported a value of anchoveta biomass 14% higher than the average value estimated by observations collected between 1994 and 2015.

 

Discards: The Peruvian Law sets the discard limit to 5% for all anchovies fleets.

Pesquera Diamante SA.

Species scientific name: Engraulis ringens
FAO area:  87
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 31/08/2017
Next audit within: 18/01/2019
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Peru – Engraulis ringens – Purse seine – FAO 87
Species: Engraulis ringens
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO Area 87 Pacific Southeast
 
Stock Status: The Peruvian Sea Institute (Instituto del Mar del Perù – IMARPE) is the scientific institute in charge of assessing the stocks and setting fishing quotas of small pelagics. IMARPE issues recommendations based on scientific data, that are implemented by the Ministry of Production to garantee the control and conservation of the stocks of anchovies.
The latest stock assessment, carried out between May and July 2016, reported a value of anchoveta biomass 14% higher than the average value estimated by observations collected between 1994 and 2015.
Discards: The Peruvian Law sets the discard limit to 5% for all anchovies fleets.

Pesquera Exalmar SAA*

Species scientific name: Engraulis ringens
FAO area:  87
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 07/07/2016
Next audit within: 06/07/2019
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Peru – Engraulis ringens – Purse seine – FAO 87
Species: Engraulis ringens
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO Area 87 Pacific Southeast

Stock Status: The Peruvian Sea Institute (Instituto del Mar del Perù – IMARPE) is the scientific institute in charge of assessing the stocks and setting fishing quotas of small pelagics. IMARPE issues recommendations based on scientific data, that are implemented by the Ministry of Production to garantee the control and conservation of the stocks of anchovies.
The latest stock assessment, carried out between May and July 2016, reported a value of anchoveta biomass 14% higher than the average value estimated by observations collected between 1994 and 2015.
Discards: The Peruvian Law sets the discard limit to 5% for all anchovies fleets.

Pesquera Hayduk SA.*

Species scientific name: Engraulis ringens
FAO area:  87
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 27/07/2016
Next audit within: 26/07/2019
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Peru – Engraulis ringens – Purse seine – FAO 87
Species: Engraulis ringens
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO Area 87 Pacific Southeast

Stock Status: The Peruvian Sea Institute (Instituto del Mar del Perù – IMARPE) is the scientific institute in charge of assessing the stocks and setting fishing quotas of small pelagics. IMARPE issues recommendations based on scientific data, that are implemented by the Ministry of Production to garantee the control and conservation of the stocks of anchovies.
The latest stock assessment, carried out between May and July 2016, reported a value of anchoveta biomass 14% higher than the average value estimated by observations collected between 1994 and 2015.
Discards: The Peruvian Law sets the discard limit to 5% for all anchovies fleets.

TASA – Tecnologia de Alimentos S.A – Breca Group.

Species scientific names: Engraulis ringens, Anchoa nasus
FAO area:  87
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 11/04/2018
Next audit within: 11/04/2019
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Basic description of the fleet/fishery
Fishery client: TASA – TECNOLOGIA DE ALIMENTOS S.A. – Breca Group.
Fishing area: FAO area 87; Pacific, Southeast.
Fishing vessels: The Company has a fleet of 48 vessels.
Vessels audited on site as fleet samples: CO-10614-PM; CO-22326-PM.
Fishing method: Purse seine.
Certified species: Scientific name / Common name
Engraulis ringens / Anchoveta, Peruvian Anchovi
Anchoa nasus / Anchoa blanca, Longnose Anchovi
 
Management summary
The Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) is the government agency that manages fisheries in Peru. All fishing vessels are real time monitored by Satellite and can be seen by PRODUCE on the GPS screen. The Instituto del Mar del Peru (IMARPE) is a specialized technical agency of PRODUCE, aimed at scientific research and the study and knowledge of the Peruvian sea and its resources. Based on IMARPE researches, the Peruvian government determines the fishing seasons and quotas.
 
Stock status summary
The biomass estimation for the first season of 2017 was 8.9 million tons. A value higher than the previous year. According to IMARPE, these two species are not being overexploited and overfished.
 
Bycatch / discards
Anchovy schools are compact, so not many other species swim among them. The most common is the Scomber japonicus, which according to the law can be caught to produce meal and oil up to the limit of 5% for each boat landing. The fish caught in the net is pumped up to the boat. On the tip of the pumping tube, there is a metal excluder to avoid the suction of bigger fish or mammals. Whenever a smaller predator, mammal or turtle is sucked up to the boat, they are released back to the ocean. The unit of certification keeps a record of all bycatch and discards.
 
Habitat Impact 
Fishing is done outside protected areas, with 6 miles of distance from the shore. The net measures are between 895m to 1303m in length and 87m to 121m in depth. The sea bottom is much deeper than the depth of the nets, so the nets almost never touch the bottom of the ocean. The impact on the water column is considered minimum.
 
Social Accountability performance
The fleet complies with the human rights and Peruvian labour regulations.

Conclusion with reasons for approval
The fleet complies with Friend of the Sea requirements, without any non-conformities.
Friend of the Sea – C.so Buenos Aires 45, 20124 Milan Italy – HQ +39 0287075166 – Italy +39 3485650306 – Skype: friend.of.the.sea –

Tecnologica de Alimentos SA

Species scientific names: Engraulis ringens, Anchoa nasus
FAO area:  87
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 08/03/2017
Next audit within: 22/05/2018
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Peru – Engraulis ringens – Purse seine – FAO 87
Species: Engraulis ringens
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO Area 87 Pacific Southeast

Stock Status: The Peruvian Sea Institute (Instituto del Mar del Perù – IMARPE) is the scientific institute in charge of assessing the stocks and setting fishing quotas of small pelagics. IMARPE issues recommendations based on scientific data, that are implemented by the Ministry of Production to garantee the control and conservation of the stocks of anchovies.
The latest stock assessment, carried out between May and July 2016, reported a value of anchoveta biomass 14% higher than the average value estimated by observations collected between 1994 and 2015.

Discards: The Peruvian Law sets the discard limit to 5% for all anchovies fleets.

Unimer Mehdia*

Species scientific name: Engraulis encrasicolus
FAO area:  34
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 20/01/2016
Next audit within: 20/01/2019
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Engraulis encrasicolus – Purse seine – FAO 34
Species: Engraulis encrasicolus
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO Area 34.1. Atlantic Eastern Central

Fishery management: The Institut National de Recherche Halieutique (INRH) is the scientific institute in charge of assessing the stocks of small pelagics in Morocco (http://www.inrh.ma/petits-pelagiques).
The Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF) keeps under review the state of the fishery resources within its area of competence and establishes the scientific basis for regulatory measures leading to the conservation and management of marine fishery resources.
The strategic plan developed by Morocco for small pelagic stocks guarantees sustainable exploitation of this resource. Launched in February 2010, the plan has introduced management measures to manage permitted fishing areas, species and gears, operating procedures for the different fleets and measures to monitor catches.
Stock Status: According to the INRH (2012), the European anchovy stock in FAO area 34.1 is estimated to be fully exploited (http://www.inrh.ma/fr/petits-pelagiques/diagnostic-de-letat-dexploitation-des-stocks).
According to the latest CECAF report of the Scientific Sub-Committee (2015), the E. encrasicolus stock in the North Fishery is overexploited and the biomass level is unknown.
Habitat impact: This fishery uses purse seines, which do not interact with the seabed and hence have no negative impact.
 
Discards: The local law sets the discard limit to 2%. Moroccan authorities control and weight each landing.

Vanelli Maroc S.A.

Species scientific name: Engraulis encrasicolus
FAO area:  34
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 22/08/2018
Next audit within:22/08/2019
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Basic description of the fleet/fishery
Fishery client: VANELLI MAROC S.A.
Fishing area: FAO 34.1.1
Fishing vessels: The Company has a fleet of 34 vessels. Vessels audited on site as fleet samples: 6/2-151; 8-421; 6/2 -101; 11-187; 11-215; 6-124.
Fishing method: Purse seine.
Certified species: Scientific name: Engraulis encrasicolus; Common name: Anchovy.
Management summary
The National Office of Fisheries (ONP) is a Moroccan public institution that, under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Maritime Fisheries (MADRPM), is assigned with task to undertake strategies for the fisheries sector development. The Department of Marine Fisheries (DPM) controls the vessels in relation at security, people on board, gears and license, while ONP controls unloading, sizes and quantities. The National Institute of fisheries research (Institut National de Recherche Halieutique: INRH) monitors the resources of small pelagics. Since 2015, there is a management plan for small pelagics. The project is planned to last until 2020. The Moroccan fisheries management plan is reviewed annually in agreement with the board of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF).

Stock status summary
In the Central Atlantic, the biomass evaluated in 2016 is 33% lower compared to the level of 2015 and the stock is considered fully exploited. In the South Atlantic, compared to the 2015 data, the stock showed a reduction in the number of individuals and an increase in the weight gain of the anchovy population; the stock is considered fully exploited. The minimum legal size of anchovy is 1-13 cm.

Bycatch / discards
The fishing method used allows accidental catches to remain alive. A sonar system is in place to locate the schools and avoid non-target species. All vessels are obliged to declare all the catch (quantities and species). Accidental catches are monitored by the ONP and DPM. According to the auditor, the amount of discards is considered negligible. There is a maximum level of 3% of discards allowed.

Habitat Impact
The position of the vessels is monitored by the competent authority through GPS. Fisheries occur outside of Marine Protected Areas, respecting the authorized distance from the shore (3 miles). Purse seine fishing has a negligible impact on the seabed.

Social Accountability performance
The fleet complies with the human rights and labour regulations of Morocco.

Conclusion with reasons for approval
The fleet complies with Friend of the Sea requirements, without any non-conformities.
Friend of the Sea – C.so Buenos Aires 45, 20124 Milan Italy – HQ +39 0287075166 – Italy +39 3485650306 – Skype: friend.of.the.sea –

Vanelli Maroc S.A.*

Species scientific name: Engraulis encrasicolus
FAO area:  34
Fishing method: Purse seine
Last audit date: 16/06/2015
Next audit within:02/08/2018
Status: Approved
Audit Report
Corrective Actions
Engraulis encrasicolus – Purse seine – FAO 34
Species: Engraulis encrasicolus
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO Area 34.1. Atlantic Eastern Central

Fishery management: The Institut National de Recherche Halieutique (INRH) is the scientific institute in charge of assessing the stocks of small pelagics in Morocco (http://www.inrh.ma/petits-pelagiques).
The Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF) keeps under review the state of the fishery resources within its area of competence and establishes the scientific basis for regulatory measures leading to the conservation and management of marine fishery resources.
The strategic plan developed by Morocco for small pelagic stocks guarantees sustainable exploitation of this resource. Launched in February 2010, the plan has introduced management measures to manage permitted fishing areas, species and gears, operating procedures for the different fleets and measures to monitor catches.
Stock Status: According to the INRH (2012), the European anchovy stock in FAO area 34.1 is estimated to be fully exploited (http://www.inrh.ma/fr/petits-pelagiques/diagnostic-de-letat-dexploitation-des-stocks).
According to the latest CECAF report of the Scientific Sub-Committee (2015), the E. encrasicolus stock in the North Fishery is overexploited and the biomass level is unknown.
Habitat impact: This fishery uses purse seines, which do not interact with the seabed and hence have no negative impact.
 
Discards: The local law sets the discard limit to 2%. Moroccan authorities control and weight each landing.

Zarotti SpA*

Species scientific name(s): Engraulis encrasicolus
FAO area(s):  37
Fishing method(s): Purse seine
Last audit date: 30/09/2014
Next audit within:29/09/2017
Status: Expired
Audit Report
Engraulis encrasicolus – Purse seine – FAO 37 (2.1, Adriatic Sea)
 
Species: Engraulis encrasicolus
Gear type: Purse seine
Fishing Area: FAO 37, Subarea 2.1 Adriatic Sea (GSA 17,18)
 
Fishery management:
The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) is the regional fishery management organisation in charge of the assessment of the size and state of European anchovy stocks in the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea (FAO 37). GFCM is in charge also of ensuring the sustainability of fisheries activities through the adoption of adequate management measures.
The Italian authority responsible for the supervision and management of fisheries is the General Fisheries directorate-general of the Ministry of Agriculture.
 
Stock Status
The most recent stock assessment results were published in 2016, and refer to data collected in 2015.
The average fishing mortality increased constantly up to 2011, when reached the maximum value of 1.006. It started to decrease afterwards to 2013 (0.91) and then it increased again reaching the value of 0.99 in 2015, indicating that the resource is currently subjected to overexploitation.
The spawning stock biomass (SBB) was estimated at 86 595 t in 2015. As the target reference point is set at 45 936 t, the stock is overexploited.

Discard and bycatch:
The use of purse seine ensures low levels of discard and bycatch. Discards level below 1% are reported by the GFCM assessment in 2015. There are no records of protected species affected by this fishery.
 
References:
GFCM http://www.fao.org/gfcm/activities/fisheries/stock-assessment/en/
FAO, Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System http://firms.fao.org/firms/resource/13762/en
 
* Companies that have applied for certification before the current accredited system.