PERU - Minister of Production, Gladys Triveño, has stated that 2013 was a good year for the country's fisheries sector.
"There is a clear process of recovery of the anchovy biomass and a growth of 6.98 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for fishing," she said.
She also said landings of marine resources for direct human consumption (Hake, bonito and mackerel) and income of the industrial sector at the end of the 2013 season, increased.
"The volume of anchovy catches achieved by the industrial fleet in the second fishing season in the north-central area was 99.1 per cent of a total quota of 2,304,000 tons."
In the second fishing season, 975 boats participated and landings reached 100 per cent.
The deputy minister of Fisheries, Phumpiu Paul, recalled that in 2013 the total quota for anchovy fishing in the north - central, increased by over 17 per cent from 2012. "This will go to 3.71 million tonnes in 2012 to 4,350,000 tonnes in 2013, including two seasons," he said.
The Deputy Minister of Fisheries said that in 2013 the level of extraction of aquatic resources for direct human consumption (fresh, frozen, canned and cured) grew by five per cent.
Finally, Mr Phumpiu reported that the second season of anchovy in the south is still in force and will end on 31 March.
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