The Ministry of Production (Produce) authorized the Institute of the Sea of Peru (IMARPE) to carry out exploratory fishing for the deep-sea cod (Dissostichus eleginoides) resource in the maritime sphere, with the participation of up to seven smaller-scale vessels dedicated to the extraction of the aforementioned resource.
Ministerial Resolution No. 00311-2022-Produce, published this September 23 in El Peruano, establishes that each boat develops two fishing tides, with a maximum duration limit of 10 days, from departure to arrival at the port.
Likewise, each tide can be executed in the same month or in two consecutive periods.
The legal device also indicates that the initiation and execution of research activities within the framework of exploratory fishing is determined by IMARPE. This, prior coordination with the owners of the participating vessels, being able to modify the date, development and duration of the same in the event of situations that affect or could optimize its execution.
Likewise, it is detailed that, to participate in exploratory fishing, shipowners must have a valid permit to operate smaller-scale vessels for the extraction of the deep-sea cod resource.
In addition, they must not have a firm administrative sanction that limits the performance of extractive activities of any resource.