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IN BRIEF - Fisheries will grow by 250,000 tonnes if the Hague favors Peru
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The fisheries sector in Tacna would be one of the main beneficiaries if a favorable verdict wii be provided to Peru at the International Court in The Hague. The verdict , which will end the dispute with Chile over a sea area , will be issued on 27 January.
The regional production director , Luis Muñante said that if the positive result would have a larger area of ??sea for fishing. This was reflected in an increase in production hydrobiological 250 thousand tons per year. The amount is currently extracted by the neighboring country of Chile, the area in dispute, and is the third of its fish production.
If Peru obtained the sovereignty of the area would be allocated 20% of the volume of production for direct human consumption and the remaining 80 % for industrial fishing. Among the species that focus on most in the area are mackerel, anchovies, tuna and parrot .
They are currently thirteen Peruvian fishing vessels are detained in Arica for having entered the area remains in dispute with Chile to perform fishing operations.
Fishmeal prices are approaching USD 2,000 a metric ton as the market fears survey results, expected this week, will confirm this season will be short with lower quotas
Prices for super-prime fishmeal touched USD 2,000/t FOB as the industry awaits the first data from a second survey carried out by Peru’s marine research institute, known as Imarpe, an industry source said.
Another source said super-prime trades have been carried out for more than USD 1,900/t.
The key number the industry is waiting to hear is the quantity of biomass in the sea. Imarpe identified a biomass of 4.4 million metric tons in its first survey earlier in 2016, prompting the decision to delay the season. The second survey needs a reading of over 5m tons for the season to begin, the institute said at the time.
This result was better than the loss of US $ 27 million in 2014. The improvement was due to increased cost efficiency.
Sales of Austral Group decreased by 7% compared to 2014 due to the absence of the second fishing season in 2014. This affected the inventories available for sale in the first quarter of 2015, so sales fell by 62% over the same period of 2014. also, according to the report Austral management, sales had their biggest drop in the fourth quarter (-73%) due to late start of the second season.
Despite this, net income increased by nearly US $ 20 million thanks to a greater cost efficiency: cost of sales fell by 21% yoy. Thus, EBITDA increased by 71% compared to 2014.
As a result of the phenomenon "El Niño" has favored the increase of some species of opportunity in the Peruvian sea. During the 2015 the capture of about 90 thousand tons of Skipjack (Bonito), show a historical figure which has even quadrupled the registered 19,330 TN of 2014 , said the Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Juan Carlos Requejo Aleman.
The Deputy Minister said that increase catches of Bonito over the last decade show a growing trend, according to statistics landing between 2005 and 2015, prepared by the Department of Artisanal Fisheries PRODUCE, last year there were 88.324 TN resource . "In 2008 a significant figure was reported, however it did not reach even half of the current: 42.871 TN" added Requejo Aleman.
"Other species are present in abundance shrimp and barnacles in the north; Also horse mackerel, mackerel and snail in the center and south; as well as sharks and parrot, " said Requejo Aleman
Also he said catches are mainly due to displacement of effort of the artisanal fleet and smaller-scale purse, passing the beautiful anchovy, whose market value is higher.
LIMA - Camposol Holding Ltd. sold 24,598 net MT during the first quarter of 2015, up 0.9% from Q114 mainly explained by an increase in volumes of shrimp, other seafood products and blueberries, as well as lower volumes of mangos and asparagus. The average price was USD 2.92 per net KG, up 17.7% from Q114 mainly explained by an increase in prices of preserved white asparagus, blueberries and fresh mangoes.
As a result, Camposol Holding Ltd. reported sales of USD 71.7 million in the first quarter of 2015, up 18.6% from Q114 mainly due to an increase in volume sold of peppers, shrimp and other seafood products. Average cost of goods sold during Q115 was USD 2.42 per net KG, up 37.5% from Q114 mainly explained by an increase in costs of white asparagus, shrimp and peppers, due to lower yields.
The Regional Fisheries Management Organisation established the South Pacific that Peru will catch 7,400 tons in 2015.
The announcement was made by Deputy Minister of Fisheries, who led Peruvian delegation meeting held in New Zealand,
The Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) today reported that the Regional Fisheries Management Organisation South Pacific (RFMOs-PS) increased by 75% the mackerel catch quota allocated to offshore Peru, establishing extraction of 7,400 tons during 2015.
This action was described as a major achievement by Deputy Minister of Fisheries, Juan Carlos Requejo, head of the Peruvian delegation, while participating in the Third Regular Meeting of the RFMO-PS, held in Auckland (New Zealand) between the 30 January and 6 February last.
The Requejo deputy also reported being requested by the Peruvian Parliament legislative approval of RFMOs-PS Convention by the Supreme Resolution No.013-2015-RREE, so that at the next meeting of the organization, to be out in January 2016, Peru becomes effective participation in country status Member of the Convention.
On both sides of the border, fishermen make negative statements about the consequences left by the verdict of the International Court of Justice.
A year ago, the The Hague Court ruled that the maritime boundary between Chile and Peru started in Milestone 1 and not in the Concordia Point postulated by Lima, but that the parallel line would be projected only up to 80 nautical miles, what Chile meant for the loss of about 22,000 km2 of EEZ, since from the last point equidistant line would extend to 200 miles.
According to an article in El Mercurio Online, the veredict generated mixed reactions: moderation between the Chilean authorities, relative satisfaction among Peruvian, and fear and benefit in the case of artisanal fishermen in the area, respectively.
In Peru things are no different. In contrast, artisanal fishermen are not happy because they expected the failure of benefit, as their authorities assured when the opinion was known, "but nothing happened."
Source: gestion.pe (basic translation from English)
Lima - La Sociedad Nacional de Pesquería (SNP) welcomed the enactment of Supreme Decree 001-2015-Produce, which allows industrial fishing from the mile 5 in the south of the country, as one of the measures announced by the Government to resolve the crisis drags the fisheries sector since last year.
The president of the SNP, Elena Conterno, said that rule, which was published on the 9th in the official newspaper "El Peruano" help unlock industrial fishing, because it makes possible to access the resource that is adjacent to the coast where the depth is greater than in other parts of the Peruvian coast.
Conterno also welcomed the decision of the Ministry of Production to conduct an investigation to determine the biomass level that exists in the south, which will determine the date of resumption of fishing operations in that area. "We hope that it can now announce the resumption of anchovy fishing in the south in the coming weeks, which will alleviate the crisis affecting the sector since last year," he added.
Peru’s production of fish oil and meal may plunge in coming months, potentially creating an “explosive” price situation, researcher Oil World said.
Peru’s oceanographic institute Imarpe found low fish stocks during a summer survey, and has advised not opening a second fishing season before a new evaluation in late October or early November, Hamburg-based Oil World wrote in a weekly report.
Fishmeal prices in Peru rose 1.2 percent to PEN 1,720 a metric ton as of Oct. 9 from a week earlier, and are up from PEN 1,300 a year ago, data from Oil World show. Peru is the world’s largest fishmeal exporter.
Lima - Peruvian fishing industry should take advantage of the new marine species that El Niño will bring to the country's coast, said the specialist and professor of Oceanography at the Universidad Agraria La Molina, Luis Icochea.
Although El Niño will make anchovy stocks migrate south, it will mean that from 2016 there will be an important resource recovery since the fish will be bigger and have more successful spawning, reports Andina.
"Seize El Niño, and new species entering. While anchovy will be more difficult to extract, biomass will be strengthened and will allow capture to be better in 2016," he said.
Mr Icochea also said that Peru should take advantage of the possibilities offered in agriculture from El Niño.
"Heavy rains are coming, then sow the plants that will grow with water. When the temperature rises there are plants that are better suited than others," he said.
However, Mr Icochea warned that the increased presence of rain could mean overflowing rivers so you have to take the necessary preventive measures, thefishsite.com reported.
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