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Peru: Fishery sector to grow over 4.7% in 2018

Peruvian industry in Paita, Piura. Photo: ANDINA/ Rafael Cornejo

Peruvian industry in Paita, Piura. Photo: ANDINA/ Rafael Cornejo

13:53 | Chimbote (Ancash), Apr. 9.

Peru's fishery sector will expand further in 2018, if compared with 2016 and 2017 (4.67%), due to greater anchovy biomass availability, Production Minister Daniel Cordova said Monday.

"I can affirm (the fishery sector) will grow even more compared to previous years, since the first results —showed over recent days— are very good," the cabinet member expressed. 

During his visit to northern Chimbote port, Cordova noted the first 2018 fishing season has kicked off with outstanding catches of anchovy biomass (10.86 tons) —one of the highest hauls registered in the last 24 years.

"We're very happy for that (…)," he commented.  

"This is the result of technical work undertaken by Peru's Maritime Institute (Imarpe) and Production Ministry to maintain said resource and have a good fishing season this year," the government official stressed. 
 
It must be noted the minister held a meeting with artisanal fishermen, small-scale ship-owners, and industrial fishermen representatives to address the scope of his administration, and the start of the first fishing season, among other topics.

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Published: 4/9/2018
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