Gladys Triveño highlighted the importance of research to make decisions as to the anchovy quota. (Photo: Stock file/FIS)
Anchovy biomass research cruise brought forward
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 23:20 (GMT + 9)
The Ministry of Production (Produce) resolved to bring forward the conduction of a research cruise in the anchovy biomass for November to obtain information on the resource status and to determine if the capture can increase.
"The cruise will take place in November, and not in December as planned so as to make decisions about the existing biomass," explained the head of Produce, Gladys Triveño.
"All we can do is to invoke the responsibility of the industry to be up to the circumstances being experienced by the fishing industry today," the minister pointed out.
She added: "We are all responsible for what we are experiencing, together we can find the solution," reports the agency Andina.
Last October, the Government set a catch quota of 810,000 tonnes of anchovy for the season starting in November and ending on 31 January, 2013. This decision was made taking into account the shortage of fishing resources and the significant reduction in biomass that determined Instituto del Mar del Peru (Imarpe).
On the other hand, Triveño commented that they are working on an industrial plan with the National Society of Industries (SNI).
"We have held several working meetings with SNI to see progress in the identification of the regions, products and actions to be validated," he stated.
From Produce it was also noted that two leading international scientists, Daniel Pauly and Willy Christensen, expressed that it is vital to the preservation of anchovy in the Peruvian coast.
Both experts, who visited the country this month, agree that the preservation will allow proper development of the Peruvian marine ecosystem.
Pauly is a professor at the University of British Columbia and Christensen is a specialist in modelling ecosystems and fishery management.
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