Purse seine fishing vessel operating with anchovy.
Only 6 percent of anchovy quota remains to be caught
Wednesday, January 09, 2019, 03:10 (GMT + 9)
After almost two months since the beginning of the second anchovy fishing season in the north-central area of Peru, more than 94 percent of the quota of 2.1 million tonnes established by the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) has already been caught.
If this trend continues, it is estimated the fishing activities in the sector will end in about 15 days.
Seiner vessel pumping aboard freshly caught anchovy.
According to the latest fishing report, from November 15, 2018 to January 7, 1,976,987 tonnes of anchovy have been caught, representing 94.1 percent of the established quota.
The general secretary of the Union of Fishermen of Chimbote and Annexes, Macedonio Vásquez Contreras, told Diario Correo that in recent days the boats have had greater difficulty in working on the catches, because the temperature decrease has caused the anchovy to move to deeper areas.
However, he considered that the quota would be completed before the end of this month, in a maximum of 15 days.