The second anchovy fishing season in Peru's central-northern regions may be similar to the previous one, considering the current environmental conditions, Deputy Fishing and Aquaculture Minister Hector Soldi affirmed.
This year's first fishing season —between April 22 and August 1— reached
2.37 million tons, thus accounting for 84.5% of the catch limit quota (2.8 million tons).
Within this framework, Peru's ocean relies on the proper temperature conditions for carrying out this activity.
"We are entering a cold cycle that is very favorable for anchovy [...]. If it continues, as we foresee, the second season will likely be very good," Soldi explained.
Soldi also noted it is too early to project anchovy catches for 2018. However, he is optimistic in this sense.