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Expansion of capacity to carry out coastguard surface operations with Offshore Patrol Vessels

Peru, General Directorate of Captaincies and Coast Guard (DICAPI) (Governmental); Ministry of Defense (Governmental) (
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    The Peruvian maritime domain extends along 3,000 km of coast approximately, and up to a distance of 200 nautical miles from the coast, occupying a geographical area of 1,140 646 km2 approximately. This oceanic area of the South Pacific is one of the most productive in the planet as for fishing activity, so it requires appropriate means to cover its extension and protect maritime biodiversity in this area. In this sense, the Peruvian State has created the investment project called “Expansion of capacity to carry out coastguard surface operations with Offshore Patrol Vessels in the Maritime Domain and SAR area of responsibility.” This project takes into account building of THREE (3) Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) to safeguard human life at sea, protect the environment and combat illicit activities, with possibility to cover a longer extension of the mentioned vast oceanic space and with a greater extension of operations. Functions of these Units include protection of the environment, such as care of biodiversity and fight against ocean pollution, and suppression of illicit activities, such as illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, in pursuit of protecting one of the world’s most biologically diverse and productive maritime areas. Follow-up methodology for this commitment will take place depending on advance of execution of the investment project called “Expansion of capacity to carry out coastguard surface operations with Offshore Patrol Vessels in the Maritime Domain and SAR area of responsibility.”, which is expressed in percentage including factors, such as construction progress and budgetary implementation, among others. Once the Coast Guard Surface Unit are built, the follow-up will be changed to that based on operational factors related to protection of the environment and preservation of the maritime biodiversity.

    Partners

    General Directorate of Captaincies and Coast Guard (DICAPI) (Governmental) Ministry of Production (Governmental) Ministry of Environment (MINAM) (Governmental) Fishermen’s Associations (Civil Society Organization)

    Goal 14

    Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

    Goal 14

    14.1

    By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution

    14.1.1

    (a) Index of coastal eutrophication; and (b) plastic debris density

    14.2

    By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans

    14.2.1

    Number of countries using ecosystem-based approaches to managing marine areas

    14.3

    Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels

    14.3.1
    Average marine acidity (pH) measured at agreed suite of representative sampling stations

    14.4

    By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics

    14.4.1
    Proportion of fish stocks within biologically sustainable levels

    14.5

    By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information

    14.5.1
    Coverage of protected areas in relation to marine areas

    14.6

    By 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the World Trade Organization fisheries subsidies negotiation

    14.6.1

    Degree of implementation of international instruments aiming to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

    14.7

    By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism

    14.7.1

    Sustainable fisheries as a proportion of GDP in small island developing States, least developed countries and all countries

    14.a

    Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries

    14.a.1
    Proportion of total research budget allocated to research in the field of marine technology

    14.b

    Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets

    14.b.1

    Degree of application of a legal/regulatory/policy/institutional framework which recognizes and protects access rights for small‐scale fisheries

    14.c

    Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of "The future we want"

    14.c.1

    Number of countries making progress in ratifying, accepting and implementing through legal, policy and institutional frameworks, ocean-related instruments that implement international law, as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, for the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans and their resources

    Name Description
    14.1 <p>By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution</p>
    14.4 <p>By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics</p>

    Preparation of pre-investment study; acceptance of the minimum technical requirements

    Completion of the construction of the units

    Financing (in USD)
    Navy of Peru, through the Ministry of Defense, has requested an additional budget request from the Ministry of Economy and Finance. For year 2022, it is financed and begins with the construction of an Oceanic Patrol Boat, for an approximate value of 100
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    Timeline
    01 July 2022 (start date)
    31 December 2024 (date of completion)
    Entity
    Peru, General Directorate of Captaincies and Coast Guard (DICAPI) (Governmental); Ministry of Defense (Governmental)
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    Ocean Basins
    South Pacific
    Communities of Ocean Action
    Implementation of international law as reflected in United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
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    Peru
    Peru
    Headquarters
    Lima, Peru
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    Stefan , Lieutenant Commander