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PERU - Anchovy fishing suspended in Peruvian coast area

The Ministry of Production (Produce) has suspended anchovy and longnose anchovy catch for seven days in an area of ​​northern-central region of the country to preserve marine resource reserves. The decision is due to the fact that scientists at IMARPE recommended keeping closed catch activities in the south of 15º00\' LS due to the high presence of juveniles at the south end of the northern-central region.

June 30, 2016

The Ministry of Production (Produce) has suspended anchovy and longnose anchovy catch for seven days in an area of ​​northern-central region of the country to preserve marine resource reserves.

The measure, arranged through a ministerial resolution published yesterday in the official gazette El Peruano, provides for the suspension of capture activities of the resource anchovy (Engraulis ringens) and longnose anchovy (Anchoa nasus) from zero hour of the starting day of the first fishing season of the northern-central zone (Monday June 27), for a period of seven calendar days, between 15°00\' LS and 16º00\' LS.

The decision is due to the fact that scientists of Instituto del Mar del Peru (IMARPE) in its report on the Northern Central Peruvian anchovy situation stock up to June 15, 2016, recommended keeping closed catch activities in the south of 15º00\' LS due to the high presence of juveniles at the south end of the northern-central region.

The total maximum allowable catch limit (TMACL) for the first fishing season of 2016 of the northern-central area, was set in the order of 1.8 million tonnes.

Source: FIS / Original Article

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