There have been increased anchovy landings for the fishmeal and fish oil sector. (Photo: Produce)
Dramatic rise in landings for fishmeal industry
Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 00:50 (GMT + 9)
In August, a total of 146,300 tonnes of fishery resources were unloaded in Peruvian ports, which represented a 151.3 per cent over the same month in 2010, when the unloading amounted to 58,200 tonnes.
This rise was mainly due to the increased landings of anchovy for the fishmeal and the fish oil sector.
According to the latest Statistical Bulletin prepared by the Ministry of Production (Produce), in the eighth month of 2011, 27,300 tonnes of fishery resources were landed for the reducing industry, 1850 per cent more than in the same month of 2010 (1,400 tonnes).
On evaluating the first eight months of 2011, it has been observed that total landings rose by 57.7 per cent over the same period the previous year, from 3.6 million tonnes in 2010 to 5.6 million tonnes this year.
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, 62 per cent more.
For direct human consumption a total of 119,000 tonnes of fishery resources were landed in August, compared to 56 800 tonnes in the same month of 2010.
During the first eight months of 2011, a total of 909,000 tonnes of fishing resources were used for direct consumption, 38.4 per cent more than last year (656,700 tonnes).
For the preparation of frozen products 70,900 tonnes were landed last August while in the same month of 2010 a total of 24,000 tonnes had been unloaded.
Between January and August this year, the accumulated landings for this industry totalled 494.100 tonnes, 33.8 per cent over the same period in 2010, when 369,400 tonnes were landed.
On the other hand, the fishery resources used by the canning industry in August 2011 totalled 13,700 tonnes compared with 6,100 tonnes in the same month last year.
Between January and August a 121 per cent rise in the resources used by the canning industry was recorded: 152,500 tonnes compared to 69,000 tonnes in the same period of 2010.
In the first eight months of 2011 a total of 243,200 tonnes of resources were unloaded to be consumed as fresh products, 23 per cent over the same period in 2010 (197,800 tonnes).
By Analia Murias
Photo Courtesy of FIS Member PRODUCE - Ministerio de la Producción