The project is critical for the process of accreditation of the lobster fishery, the data collection and generation of knowledge of fisheries, resources and ecosystems of Alejandro Selkirk Island, Robinson Crusoe island, Santa Clara island and Desventuradas islands.
The IFOP jointly with University of Concepcion, are conducting the project “Monitoring of Crustacean Fisheries of Archipelago Juan Fernandez, 2016.” It is being financed by the Undersecretary of Economy and EMT, through the agreement ASIPA 2016. The project manager and technical counterpart is Dr. Carlos Montenegro of IFOP.
The overall objective of the project is to analyze and report comprehensive and timely on the performance of the variables and indicators of crustacean fisheries of Juan Fernandez, including ecosystem aspects associated and scientific information available, in order to have updated and timely information for management of fisheries.
Dr. Montenegro said “is a project that integrates the community since it is working with the three social organizations associated with fishing: the Union of Independent Fish workers Juan Fernández Archipelago (STIPA JF), the Independent Workers’ Union fishermen of Island Alejandro Selkirk (STIPIAS) and the Association of fishermen and boat owners of Juan Fernandez (APDEAJF). We have also done works in the Archipelago as attendance at the Committee meeting crustaceans’ management and associated species at Juan Fernandez and Desventuradas Islands, on June 1 and 2 this year.
“At the end of the project, it is expected to have data and information for sustainable management of species of crustaceans that are targeted for fishery, for instance, lobster of Juan Fernandez (Jasus frontalis) and the golden crab (chilensis Chaceon), in addition to the associated fish species such as pandora, kingfish Juan Fernandez, yellowtail and eel (brown) concluded the professional of IFOP.”