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August 1, 2018

Fishing grew 31% in the first half of 2018, driven by greater extraction of anchovy.

In the first half of 2018, the fishing sector grew 31% in volume of extraction, encouraged by the greater landing of anchovy destined for the production of fishmeal and fish oil (4.7 million tons), reported the Ministry of Production (Produce). .

“Since 2011, at a semi-annual level, such a high landing volume of anchovy destined for indirect human consumption has not been recorded,” said the Minister of Production, Raúl Pérez-Reyes.

“This achievement has been possible thanks to the responsible management of the fishing resource and Produce’s juvenile protection policy,” he added.

Raúl Pérez-Reyes specified that the good performance of the extractive activity in the accumulated January-June 2018 also contributed, although to a lesser extent, to the 2.8% increase in landings of species destined for direct human consumption, such as anchoveta, tuna, bonito, squid, prawns, among others.

In terms of values, the minister indicated that the fishing sector exceeded 2,893 million soles in the first half of the year, an increase of 20% compared to the same period in 2017, as a result of the increase in the landing value of anchoveta.

Source: – Andina/Dissemination