SNI asks to expand anchovy fishing zone for DHC in Tacna
Friday, February 24, 2017, 02:10 (GMT + 9)
The National Industry Society (SNI) has asked the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) to expand the area in which small-scale purse seiners are authorized to catch anchovy in Tacna, due to problems of supply of this resource.
It should be recalled that through a supreme decree issued in 2015, the Ministry created a reserve area for the anchovy and white anchovy catch for direct human consumption in southern Peru, to ensure its sustainability. The area, which stretches from the coastline to five nautical miles (between 16°00'00" south latitude to the southern end of the maritime domain), is exclusive to artisanal and small-scale vessels.
At present, the artisanal fleet can fish up to mile 3.5, and as from there, smaller vessels using purse seines or any other mechanism with an engine can do so.
But according to the president of the Committee of Fisheries and Aqua... FULL STORY