Fisheries landings in the first seven months of 2011. (Photo: Produce/FIS)
Fish landing sharp increase
Friday, September 23, 2011, 22:50 (GMT + 9)
In July, a total of 573,500 tonnes of fishery resources were landed in Peruvian ports, a volume that represents a rise of 61.2 per cent compared to the same month in 2010, when the unloading amount totalled recorded 355,600 tonnes.
This rise was mainly due to increased landings of anchovy for the fishmeal and fish oil industry.
According to the latest Statistical Bulletin issued by the Ministry of Production (Produce), in the seventh month of 2011, 466,900 tonnes of seafood resources were landed for the fishmeal industry, 53.8 per cent over the same month in 2010 (303,400 tonnes).
In assessing the first seven months of 2011, it is observed that total landings rose by 56.2 per cent over the same period the previous year; they increased from 3.5 million tonnes to 5.5 million tonnes.
Throughout this period, 4.7 million tonnes of fishery resources were used for indirect consumption, compared with 2.9 million tonnes in the same period in 2010, that is to say, 61.1 per cent more.
For direct human consumption in July 106,600 tonnes of seafood resources were unloaded compared to 52,200 tonnes in the same month of 2010.
During the first seven months of 2011, a total of 790,800 tonnes of resources were used for direct consumption, 31.8 per cent more than last year (599,900 tonnes).
For the preparation of frozen products last July a total of 59,700 tonnes were unloaded while in the same month of 2010 a total of 20,600 tonnes had been landed.
Between January and July this year, the accumulated landings for the industry totalled 423,200 tonnes, a decline of 22.5 per cent compared to the same period of 2010, when 345,400 tonnes were landed.
On the other hand, the fishery resources used by the canning industry in July of 2011 totalled 14,800 tonnes compared with 7,600 tonnes in the same month last year.
Between January and July a rise of 120.7 per cent was recorded in the resources used by the canning industry: 138,800 tonnes compared to 62,900 tonnes in the same period in 2009.
Last July landings for direct human consumption as fresh products reached about 29,900 tonnes while in the same month last year it was 21,800 tonnes.
In the first seven months of 2011 a total of 212,200 tonnes of the resources was landed to be consumed as fresh products, representing 22.2 per cent over the same period of 2010 (173,600 tonnes).
By Analia Murias
Photo Courtesy of FIS Member PRODUCE - Ministerio de la Producción