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Peru: Fishing's first season reaches over 38% of total quota

13:10 | Lima, May. 23.

Anchovy catches amounted to 813,306 tons, during the 2019 exploratory and first fishing season in Peru's central and northern sea areas between April 28 and May 22, the Production Ministry (Produce) informed Thursday.

This figure accounted for 38.73% of the total assigned quota. 

It should be noted the anchovy's total maximum limit for indirect human consumption started on May 4 and was set at 2.1 million tons.

Anchovy landings are carried out under the regulation of Produce's Supervision, Inspection, and Penalty General Management and at a rhythm of 44,000 tons per day. 

Chimbote, Malabrigo, Callao, Paracas, Coishco, and Chancay Ports registered the highest volume of catches. 

Likewise, the portion of fishes that are less than 12 cm reached 8.1%. This figure is below the 13% projected by the Peru's Sea Institute (Imarpe). 

In this sense, Produce permanently supervises the development of anchovy's fishery activities in order to guarantee sustainability. 

(END) MMG/JJN/DTK/MVB

Published: 5/23/2019
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