Anchovy landings of the 2018 second fishing season in the North Central zone of Peru have exceeded by 63% the average of the last three years, with a total of 2,050,000 tons. The National Fisheries Society (SNP) established last November global quota of anchovy for this zone and this season in 2.1 million tons, after having estimated in 7,160,000 of tons the level of the biomass, 22% above the average of the last years.
The president of the SNP, Elena Conterna, indicated that there remains a remainder of 0.4% of the quota to be captured by the industrial fleet in the following days, as well as a 2.1% of the contingency reserve and non-nominated vessels. "Landings were made by 732 industrial vessels, of which 320 were steel and 412 wood. In the steel fleet was complied with 98% of the quota, while the wooden fleet with 100%", she explained.
“This second season, like the first one, has energized the marine ingredients industry, and therefore, the economy of the country's coastal cities. This goal was reached due to the good availability of the anchovy resource, the responsible fishing that for years have been making the industrial boats as well as to the climatic conditions", concluded Conterno.