Peru’s fishmeal production is expected to be 4.5 million tons this year
Regulation & Compliances
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Published Nov 17, 2023
El Niño is expected to impact Peru's anchovy fishery, leading to uncertainty in fishmeal and fish oil production. Peru has canceled its first fishing season and began its second season with a quota of 1.68 million tons, but there are concerns about meeting this target. Peruvian fishermen have protested against fishing bans, and the country is considering lowering the minimum catch for anchovies in response.
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As of the end of September 2023, Peru, the world's largest producer of fishmeal and fish oil, had canceled its first fishing season, and its anchovy fishing output reached 800,000 tons. On October 26, 2023, Peru started its second season with a quota of 1.68 million tons. In the first five days of trial fishing, Peru caught 220,000 tons. There are still many questions about whether the country can meet its total quota. Due to the large presence of juvenile fish (under 12 cm), Peru has introduced a number of bans, which has caused protests from Peruvian fishermen and fishery managers. Fishermen are asking to be allowed to catch fish of 10-12 centimeters because fish of this size have completed their reproductive cycle and they cannot work in the first 10 months of the year due to restrictions on fishing areas. On October 30, more than 1,000 Peruvian fishermen demanded a solution. This was the first time in the history of Peruvian fisheries that industrialists, ...