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Peru to export direct human consumption fishing products worth US$1.2 billion

LIMA,PERÚ-NOVIEMBRE 30.Entrevista al presidente del comité de Pesca y Acuicultura de la Sociedad Nacional de Industrias, Alfonso Miranda. Foto: ANDINA/Luis Iparraguirre

13:29 | Paracas (Ica region), Nov. 30.

Peruvian fishery exports for direct human consumption may reach US$1.2 billion in 2017, National Society of Industries' (SNI) Fishing and Aquaculture Committee Chair Alfonso Miranda projected on Thursday.

According to Miranda, this year's fishing activities —for direct human consumption— are recovering to the levels of 2014.

"We expect to reach US$1.2 billion in exports. However, we believe we can go beyond that [figure]," he told Andina news Agency.

It must be noted Peruvian fishing exports amounted to US$908 million in 2016, according to SNI figures.

Within this context, Miranda announced that a series of measures have been proposed in order to triple the number of exports and jobs in this sector by 2021, Peru's bicentennial year of independence.


This event takes place in Paracas and will run thru December 1. 

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Published: 11/30/2017
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