Fisheries landings in June. (Photo: Produce)
Fish landings rose in June
Friday, August 17, 2012, 16:30 (GMT + 9)
In June, 1,091,300 tonnes of fishery resources were landed in the Peruvian ports, a volume that represents a rise of 33.5 per cent compared to the same month in 2011, when landings had totalled 816,900 tonnes.
This rise was due mainly to higher landings of anchovy for indirect human consumption, according to the latest Statistical Bulletin issued by the Ministry of Production (Produce).
However, the assessment of the first six months of 2012 has shown that landings declined by 34.5 per cent over the same period last year, changing from 5 million tonnes in 2011 to 3.27 million tonnes.
According to Produce, in June 2012 about 987,900 tonnes of fishery resources were landed for the fishmeal and fish oil industry, 39.8 per cent more than in the same month of 2011 (706,400 tonnes).
Between January and June this year, 2.61 million tonnes of fishery resources were used for indirect consumption compared to 4.28 million tonnes in the same period of 2011, that is to say, 38.9 per cent less.
Last June 103,400 tonnes of fishery resources were landed for direct human consumption compared to 110,500 tonnes in the same month of 2011.
And during the first half of 2012, a total of 653,800 tonnes of resources was used for direct consumption, representing 7.9 per cent less than last year (710,100 tonnes).
Last June, 68,500 tonnes were landed for the preparation of frozen products while in the same month of 2011 about 67,200 tonnes had been landed.
In the first half of this year, the accumulated landings for this industry totalled 353,000 tonnes, representing 10.2 per cent less than in the same period of 2011, when 392,900 tonnes had been landed.
On the other hand, the fishery resources used by the canning industry in June, 2012 totalled 4,800 tonnes compared with 16,700 tonnes in the same month last year.
Between January and June there was a decrease of 37.4 per cent in the resources used by the canning industry: 79,200 tonnes compared to 126,600 tonnes in the same period of 2011.
Landings for direct human consumption as fresh products reached about 27,900 tonnes last June while in the same month last year they had amounted to 23,700 tonnes.
In the first six months of 2012 about 203,300 tonnes of resources were landed to be consumed as fresh products, representing 15.5 per cent over the same period in 2011 (175,900 tonnes).
By Analia Murias
Photo Courtesy of FIS Member PRODUCE - Ministerio de la Producción