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Peru: Fishery sector may have increased 68% in 2018

09:06 | Lima, Jan. 11.

Peru's total landing volumes of fishery resources may have amounted to 7.2 million tons in 2018, thus increasing 68% compared to the previous year, Production Ministry (Produce) has informed.

According to Minister Raul Perez-Reyes, total landings reached 6.1 million metric tons (MT) between January and November 2018, registering a 47% expansion compared to the same period in 2017. 

Likewise, the official indicated fishery exports totaled US$3.271 billion in the 11-month term, a 14% rise compared to 2017

Lastly, the cabinet member underlined there was only one artisanal fishing pier (DPA) relying on sanitary authorization in the first quarter of 2018, but eight more were added until December. 

"This authorization enables fishermen who work at these DPAs to have the permission to unload hydrobiological products and sell them to the local market, as well as to markets in the United States, Asia, and the European Union," he concluded. 

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Publicado: 11/1/2019
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