Peru's fish landings double in April

Most of the catch was for fishmeal production.

The Peruvian fishing sector grew 101 percent in April due to an increase of landings including anchovy for indirect human consumption which, in April alone, came to 382,660 metric tons, according to Peru’s National Fisheries Society.

In addition, fish landings for direct human consumption increased by 14.41 percent in April, on the back of an increase of octopus, shrimp, giant squid and jack mackerel.

Fresh and canned production, however, decreased over the period by 1.67 percent and 15.23 percent, respectively.

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