Cross-border mapping exercise advances in the Gulf of Guayaquil

The MSPglobal mapping exercise of the Gulf of Guayaquil is progressing well following institutional meetings on 10-11 December 2019 with Peru’s Institute of the Sea (IMARPE) and Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation (DHN).

Both institutions highlighted the advances in the ecological, physical and socioeconomic mapping of this cross-border area between Ecuador and Peru.

They also committed to providing further data and information to fill the remaining gaps in the fields of artisanal and industrial fishing, offshore aquaculture, research and monitoring facilities, among others.

The MSPglobal pilot project aims to develop the pre-planning phase of marine spatial planning (MSP) in the Gulf of Guayaquil, a shared maritime area between Ecuador and Peru with a large number of coastal and maritime activities that exert enormous pressure on the ecosystem.

It will also identify national and regional policies with a view to develop MSP recommendations towards a sustainable blue economy in the Southeast Pacific region.

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