July 24, 2003

 

Lower Anchovy Haul And Fishmeal Production In Peru

 

Peru's anchovy haul from Jan-May was 2.44 million tons, a decline of 36.6 percent compared with the same period in 2002.

 

For the first five months of 2003, Peru produced 565,600 tons of fishmeal, about 33.4% lower than the same period last year.

 

Anchovy haul and fishmeal production in May fell by 40% and 31.6% respectively year-on-year due to several partial fishing bans and colder ocean temperatures.