March 6th, 2023.- The fifth meeting of the Pacific Alliance Network of National Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Institutions (IIPA-AP Network) will be held at the headquarters of the Marine and Coastal Research Institute “José Benito Vives de Andreis” (INVEMAR), located in the city of Santa Marta, Colombia, from March 15th to 17th, 2023.
The objective of this meeting organized by the Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP, Chile), with support from INVEMAR, is to develop a Work Plan for the 2023-2024 period, based on the priority issues defined by the institutions in a previous meeting held in September 2022. These topics include, among others, Ecosystem Approach, Climate Change, and Biodiversity. This Plan will allow progress in achieving the objectives of the network by promoting the development of joint scientific programs, the training of specialized human resources, and the exchange of experts between institutions, which will in turn progressively advance toward the best generation of scientific knowledge in fisheries and aquaculture for the sustainable management of these resources in the countries of the Pacific Alliance.
The meeting will be attended by the Directors of IFOP, Chile, Mr. Gonzalo Pereira Puchy; INVEMAR, Colombia, Mr. Francisco Arias Isaza; the National Fisheries Institute of Mexico (INAPESCA), Mr. Pablo Arenas Fuentes; and the President of the Board of Directors of the Institute of the Sea of Peru (IMARPE), Mr. Jorge Paz Acoste. Also attending the meeting will be the focal points of each institution, and representatives of the National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development of Argentina (INIDEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).