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INP and WWF Conduct Study on Shrimp Fishery

25 June 2013

ECUADOR - The National Fisheries Institute (INP) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have conducted a study on the "Assessment of Shrimp Trawling" which will run for four months.

Dr Santiago Bucaram, Specialist in Agricultural Economics and Natural Resources, trained technicians INP on this research.

Dr Bucarám, WWF representative, will participate with the technical team of the INP in two of the components covered by this research, the bioeconomy and shrimp population dynamics.

The bio-economic segment aims to characterise the socioeconomic situation in the Posorja. The collection of information through interviews and surveys conducted to users of this fishery has now begun.

In addition, it will assess the population status of this resource to determine what state it is in.

The study is part of the interagency agreement signed between the INP, the WWF and the Association 1 May Pomaderos Posorja.

At the end of the investigations, the INP will issue their opinions about the situation of this fishery and the authorities will recommend management measures to ensure the rational exploitation of this resource, as well as the care and conservation of the ecosystem.

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