Frozen trout exports grew significantly in 2009. (Photo: Piscifactorias de los Andes S.A.)
Overseas shipments of trout, tilapia climb
Friday, February 26, 2010, 22:30 (GMT + 9)
Exports of frozen trout and tilapia grew 19.5 per cent in 2009, in spite of the global crisis, indicated consultant Maximixe.
According to the entity, demand for frozen trout on part of Canada grew 82.9 per cent while Norway rose 32.8 per cent. These shipments were made mainly by the firm Piscifactorias de los Andes SA.
Meanwhile, shipments of frozen tilapia to the US soared 151.4 per cent. The main exporter firm was Cultimarine.
“Higher global demand of trout and salmon by Russia, France and the US would favour a higher production of trout, in a context where the price of salmon increases,” Maximixe reveals.
The consultant also emphasised that trout catches initially came from Junin but that Puno is promoting the development of the species at present.
Some 88.7 per cent of trout catches are destined to the fresh category, frozen makes up 11.2 per cent to and other, 0.1 per cent Andina reports.
For Maximixe, greater extraction and production of continental species like trout and tilapia, among others, will be obtained thanks to the new law of promotion for investments in high Andean zones and the implementation of the National Plan for Aquaculture Development (PNDA).
The Ministry of Production (Produce) is trying to offer a boost to the aquaculture industry through the Plan, while leveraging the great potential this activity has in the country.
The head of Produce, Jose Gonzales, explained that this initiative has the sustainable development of aquaculture during the period between 2010 and 2021 as its aim.
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