amounted to 199,300 metric tons (MT) in February 2019, 13,800 MT higher than the
, Peru's Production Ministry has informed.
"In terms of volume, these numbers represented a 7.5% increase
compared to February 2018," it underlined.
This result was due to greater landings
of species intended for direct human consumption, which reached 166,400 MT (+50.3%).
Likewise, it was driven by the increase
in the unloading of species for canned (116.8%) and frozen (80.4%) products.
However, anchovy landings
destined for indirect human consumption posted a decrease, amounting to 32,900 MT (41,900 MT lower than the figure registered in February 2018).
This slid was due to a Ministerial Resolution that suspended extraction activities, as there were high numbers of juveniles in the fishing areas.