Fish landings between January and July of 2012. (Graph: Produce)
Fish landings increased in July
Monday, September 24, 2012, 23:50 (GMT + 9)
In July, 664,300 tonnes of fisheries resources were landed in Peruvian ports, representing a 17.3 per cent increase compared to the same month of 2011, when the recorded landings had totalled 566,100 tonnes.
This increase was primarily due to higher landings of anchovy for the fishmeal and fish oil industry.
According to the latest Statistical Bulletin issued by the Ministry of Production (Produce), in the seventh month of 2012, 593,300 tonnes of fish were landed for the fishmeal industry, 27.1 per cent more than in the same month in 2011 (466,700 tonnes).
In assessing the first seven months of 2012, it was observed that total landings fell by 29.3 per cent compared to the same period last year, changing from 5.5 million tonnes to 3.9 million tonnes.
Throughout this period, 3.2 million tonnes of fish were used for indirect consumption, compared to 4.7 million tonnes in 2011, that is to say, 32.5 per cent less.
Last July, 71,000 tonnes of fisheries resources were landed for direct human consumption, compared to 99,400 tonnes in the same month of 2011.
During the first seven months of 2012, a total of 724,800 tonnes of resources were used for direct consumption, representing 10.5 per cent less than last year (809,600 tonnes).
Last July, for the preparation of frozen products 38,300 tonnes were landed while in the same month of 2011 62,900 tonnes had been landed.
Between January and July this year, the accumulated landings for the industry totalled 391,300 tonnes, 14.1 per cent less than in the same period of 2011, when 455,800 tonnes had been landed.
On the other hand, fisheries resources used by the canning industry in July 2012 totalled 3,600 tonnes, compared with 14,400 tonnes in the same month last year.
Between January and July, there was a decrease of 41.3 per cent in the resources used by the canning industry: 82,800 tonnes compared to 141,000 tonnes in the same period of 2011.
Last July, those landings destined for direct human consumption as fresh products reached about 27,200 tonnes while in the same month last year 18,800 tonnes had been landed.
In the first seven months of 2012, 230,400 tonnes of resources were landed to be consumed as fresh products, 18.4 per cent more than in the same period in 2011 (194,700 tonnes).
By Analia Murias
Photo Courtesy of FIS Member PRODUCE - Ministerio de la Producción