reached 97.84% of the total quota —during the exploratory and first fishing season in Peru's central and northern sea area, the Production Ministry (Produce) has informed.
In this sense, the ministry noted this result was 26% higher than the average registered in the last three years, except for 2018, as it was an atypical year.
This achievement was possible thanks to the responsible management of the resource and a juvenile protection policy.
Malabrigo, Chimbote, Paracas, Coishco, and Callao Ports registered the highest volume of catches.
Likewise, the portion of fishes that were less than 12 cm reached 11.1%. This figure is below the 13% recommended by Peru's Sea Institute (Imarpe).