Peru halts first anchovy season

Produce Minister Raúl Pérez Reyes

One million tonne quota stopped after exploratory fishing determined resource would be impacted

Having analysed recommendations from the Peruvian Sea Institute (Imarpe), Peru’s Ministry of Production (Produce) has announced it will not allow the first anchovy season in the north-central zone (LMTCP North-Centre) to take place after all, reversing its earlier decision to set a quota of 1.091 million tonnes for anchovy (Engraulis ringens) and white anchovy (Anchoa nasus).

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