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Agreement with Ecuador to cooperate on fisheries-aquaculture

Lobster farm in Ecuador. (Photo: Stock File)

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Friday, October 31, 2014, 23:00 (GMT + 9)
The head of the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE), Piero Ghezzi, announced the settlement of a cooperation memorandum on fisheries and aquaculture issues between the sector and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Ecuador.
The agreement was signed on Thursday as part of the Presidential Cabinet Meeting and VIII Peru-Ecuador Binational Cabinet, held in the Ecuadorian town of Arenillas.
According to the Peruvian Minister, this agreement will help drive the effective collaboration between the two countries through technical assistance and training.
In addition, it will promote the implementation of joint projects for strengthening public institutions for the productive development of fishing and aquaculture activities.
Ghezzi expects the new deal can help the fishing community dedicated to capturing black shell and crab from the mangrove in Zarumilla and develop aquaculture on native communities with available water resources in the province of Condorcanqui and Amazon. In addition, the communities in the province of Bagua-Amazonas will be benefitted.
PRODUCE conducted business development activities in the bilateral border towns of Cajamarca, Loreto, Piura and Tumbes, for which it has invested more than PEN 700,000 (USD 233,100).
Meanwhile, PRODUCE head informed the Vice Ministry of Fisheries has been managing a supreme decree banning shrimp aquaculture products and inputs from countries with atypical mortalities.
The Presidential and Cabinet Binational Meeting is the setting where the highest Ecuadorian and Peruvian authorities assess the progress of the Binational Development Plan of Peru-Ecuador Border Region.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Antonio García Belaunde announced the new agreements. (Photo:YouTube/Stock File/FIS)
Peru and Ecuador have set maritime boundaries
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Wednesday, May 04, 2011, 02:30 (GMT + 9)
Peruvian and Ecuadorian governments recognized the maritime boundaries between the two countries, after which it is clear that the agreements of 1952 and 1954 are only fishing agreements, announced the Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Antonio García Belaunde.
"The Foreign Minister of Ecuador [Ricardo Patiño], in Quito, and I, in Lima, have signed and made an exchange of identical notes by which we recognize the maritime boundary between Peru and Ecuador,” the Peruvian diplomat assured.
These notes set the geographical parallel as the maritime boundary between Peru and Ecuador, taking into account the existence of islands in the area adjacent to the common land border, which is a special circumstance under international law, the agency Andinaindicated.
The agreements will allow the two countries to develop joint actions to recognize the Gulf of Guayaquil as a historic bay and to cover a sea area of internal water under the sovereignty of each one separately.
"The important thing is that we have established the maritime boundary between the two countries through an exchange of notes with the value of an international agreement," added Garcia Belaunde.
The next step is the submission of documents to the Congress of the republic for its final approval.
"What is clear is that the agreements of 1952 and 1954 were fishery agreements and recently we have settled a boundary agreement with Ecuador that respects the parallels as long as there are islands, which is not the case of the maritime border with Chile," added the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
"This result is the triumph of an ongoing dialogue, which is frank and constructive, between both countries, and which is the result of the efforts of five years made by the presidents Alan García and Rafael Correa, and their governments, to deepen the understanding and integration of their people," highlighted the chancellor.
Now, the International Court of Justice in The Hague should define whether it is more suitable to set the maritime boundary in accordance with the two agreements, as required by Santiago, or according to historical and territorial criteria, as requested by the Peruvian government.
Former Foreign Minister of Peru, Luis Gonzales Posada, considered the setting of maritime boundaries "establishes the Peruvian position and will have a strong impact on the decision of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, reported RPP.

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