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Government Assists Mackerel Fishery Project

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ECUADOR - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries (MAGAP), through the National Fisheries Institute (INP), has signed an agreement with the fishing company Pendras SA over cooperation and technical assistance in the research of mackerel.

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The agreement is for a research campaigns in the Gulf of Guayaquil which uses acoustic methods to study the population size and distribution of small pelagic fish, with an emphasis on the mackerel fishery, captured by sardine purse seiners.

The purpose is to evaluate the potential of this fishery and its relationship to the environment so that the authorities can make better future decisions over the fishing gear used and management measures to be taken into account to ensure a sustainable fishery.