Humala says he will fight abuses made by Peru’s fishing industry

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On Wednesday President Ollanta Humala inaugurated a new floating dock in Paracas and called on Peru’s fishing industry to stop overfishing the country’s waters, El Comercio reported.

According to the daily, during his speech Humala said his government would support small-fishing and protect the country’s marine biomass.

"The construction of this dock is a sign that the government is committed to artisan fishing,” Humala said

“We must manage fishing industries. We should not plunder our sea, let’s not allow the big fish to eat the little one,” he said.

During his speech the president also announced his government would support the construction of more docks aimed at serving artisan fishing.

Wednesday’s comments are the latest in a series of remarks the president has made regarding Peru’s fishing industry.

Earlier this month Humala warned that Peru’s anchovies were in danger of becoming extinct, due to overfishing.

"We recognize the sacrifice of small fishermen, but we also know of irresponsibility and corruption among big companies that have plundered anchovies,” the president said.

On Wednesday President Ollanta Humala called on Peru’s fishing industry to stop overfishing the country’s waters, El Comercio reported.

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