Peru will create offshore marine reserve border with Ecuador
Posted On 03 Aug 2013
Peru announced that it is considering the creation of a marine reserve of 650,000 hectares in north-western Peru, border with Ecuador, to protect the biodiversity under threat of predation and pollution.
The Environment Minister, Manuel Pulgar Vidal, said last Friday that they have a proposal and study to create a marine reserve. Studies begin “with the creation of intermediate stocks to finish in the future with the marine reserve,” the minister added.
Pulgar Vidal also said that the government will support sport fishing, under applicable regulations, to encourage responsible tourism.