The Committee for the Sustainable Management of the Jumbo Flying Squid (CALAMASUR) is a group comprised of leading industry players (representatives of the artisanal, industrial and processing sectors) from Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru, who are involved in fishing jumbo flying squid and work together for its sustainability.
This group met for the first time in January 2018 and was formalized in December of the same year. It has an observer status in the SPRFMO (Regional Organization for Fisheries Management of the South Pacific), and has already presented two position statements requesting necessary improvements in science, management and MCS (monitor, control and surveillance) to the delegates of the SPFRMO.
The CALAMASUR objective revolves around the goal that the jumbo flying squid stock (or stocks) in Pacific waters is managed according to scientific recommendations, based on assessments considered by the international community to be rigorous and transparent. These assessments should have a adequate regulatory framework in place, and be subject to sustainable international fishing activity, in the long term, in its biological, social and economic aspects.
Ensure the commitment of the public and private sectors linked to the jumbo flying squid fishery in Pacific waters with the objective of promoting the sustainability of the resource and achieving the sustainability of the stock(s).
The jumbo flying squid fishery is managed in a sustainable, sustainable, effective and transparent way by the management organizations, which base their management on research appropriate to the biological characteristics of the species and its ecosystems, adopt management measures and ensure compliance with themselves, ensuring the sustainability of the fishery and the livelihoods of the communities that depend on it in the long term.