Peruvian Seafood Exports double in 2018
In the first few months of 2018, Peru exported 80% more seafood than in 2017, with this trend expected to continue. Hake and giant squid fisheries were the main drivers. Trout, scallops, and shrimp exports…
Moreover, Chile is much more advanced regarding processing. Nevertheless, as Peru is producing smaller quantities they are more flexible towards customers’ requirements than their Chilean and Turkish counterparts. For example, butterfly cut fillets (pin bones out) or mixed containers are hard to find in Chile and/or Turkey, but Peru can do it. The majority of production occurs on Lake Titicaca, which borders with Bolivia. Due to the immense surface of Lake Titicaca, illegal trade of trout occurs between Peru and Bolivia as the Health Department of Peru is much more demanding than their Bolivian colleagues. In addition, social protest are emerging against aquaculture activities on the lake in regard to environmental and visual pollution negatively affecting tourism, which have led to revoking trout farming concessions on the lake in 2015.
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