Fisheries landings Jan-Nov 10 (Graph: Produce)
Landings for fishmeal industry fall by almost 80 per cent
Thursday, February 10, 2011, 04:10 (GMT + 9)
In November 2010, around 298,900 tonnes of fishery resources were landed in Peruvian ports, which is 75.1 per cent less than the same month of 2009, when landings totaled 1.2 million tonnes.
According to the latest Statistical Bulletin prepared by the Ministry of Production (Produce), in the tenth month of 2010, a total of 231,500 tonnes of fishery resources were landed for the fishmeal industry, 79.7 per cent less than in November 2009 (1.14 million tonnes).
In assessing the first 11 months of 2010, figures show that total landings fell by 33.1 per cent over the same period last year, from 5.9 million tonnes in 2009 to 3.9 million tonnes last year.
Throughout this period, 3.1 million tonnes of fishery resources were used for indirect consumption, compared to 4.8 million tonnes in the same period in 2009, ie 35.2 per cent less.
For direct human consumption in November, they landed 67,400 tonnes of fishery resources, compared to 64,000 tonnes in the same month in 2009.
During the first 11 months of 2010, a total of 800,600 tonnes of resources for direct consumption were landing, 23.7 per cent less than the previous year (1,048,600 tonnes).
For the preparation of frozen products last November, a total of 22,500 tonnes was landed, while in the same month of 2009, 21,000 tonnes was used.
Between January and November 2010, the accumulated landings for this industry totaled 382,500 tonnes, 25.5 per cent less than the same period of 2009, when 513,700 tonnes were unloaded.
On the other hand, fishery resources used by the canning industry in November 2010 totaled 15,700 tonnes, compared with the 8,900 tonnes during the same month last year.
Between January and November 2010, there was a decrease of 32 per cent in the resources used by the canning industry: 106,000 tonnes, against the 155,900 tonnes in the same period of 2009.
In the first 11 months of 2010, a total of 279,600 tonnes of resources was caught to be consumed fresh, 18.8 per cent less than the same period of 2009 (344,200 tonnes).
By Analia Murias
Photo Courtesy of FIS Member PRODUCE - Ministerio de la Producción