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Peru: Fishery sector landings up 9.3% in Oct 2019

19:51 | Lima, Dec. 17.

Peru's Production Ministry (Produce) on Tuesday announced that the extractive fishing activity saw positive figures for fifth consecutive month last October, thus registering a growth of 9.3% in terms of hydro-biological resources volume at the national level.

The total landing volumes of hydro-biological resources registered by fishing agents amounted to 105,600 metric tons (MT), up by 9,000 MT compared to October 2018.

Produce stressed that catches intended for direct human consumption grew 13.6%, which represented a volume of 103,500 MT.

This result responds to the increase in landing of resources for the industries related to cured (39.2%), frozen (26.5%), and fresh (12%) fish.

By species, greater catches of bonito, tuna, and flathead grey mullet fish; giant squid; shrimps; among others stood out.

Furthermore, Produce added that the value of fishery resources during October reached S/93.6 million (about US$27.857 million).

(END) CNA/MTS/MVB

Published: 12/17/2019
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