September 1, 2016


New Peru law seeks to raise aquaculture exports


Peru is seeking to maintain sustainable aquaculture with a new "general law on aquaculture", which is part of a National Diversification Plan to boost aquaculture exports by 20% over the next five years.


The law, which has just been published, provides the aquaculture sector with a set of rules for future development, according to a report from The Fish Site.


It also provides information on efficient handling of aquaculture development and promotion.


The aquaculture regulation-which is the result of inputs from government officials, industry, exporters, academe and 14 regional governments-pcomprises 58 articles and 14 transitory additional provisions including annexes.


The regulation is expected to spur a strong demand for US soybeans and meals for the feed sector.