|Peruvian ports record significant increase in fish landings. (Photo: Living in Peru archive)|
In April, 1,796,500 tons of fisheries resources were unloaded in Peruvian ports, which represents a rise of 1,127.1 percent compared to the 146,400 tons recorded in the same month of 2010.
This sharp rise is due to the increased unloads of anchovy for the meal and oil sector and of other resources for the canning, frozen and fresh product industry, according to the latest bulletin prepared by the Ministry of Production.
On assessing the first quarter of 2011, it has been shown that the landings increased 300.3 percent compared to the same period the year before, which implies a change from 724,000 tons in 2010 to 2,898,000 tons.
According to the ministry, in April 2011 1,685,200 tons of fish resources were unloaded for the fish meal and oil industry, which is 3,256.9 percent higher than in the same month in 2010 (50,200 tons).
In the first quarter of this year 2,469,100 tons of fisheries resources were used for indirect consumption, compared to 390,100 tons in the same period of 2010, that is to say, there has been 532.9 percent increase.
For direct human consumption 111,300 tons of seafood were unloaded in April, compared to 96,200 tons in the same month of 2010, fis.com reported.
During the first quarter of 2011, a total of 428,900 tons of fisheries resources were used for direct consumption, 28.5 percent more than last year.