Peru sets TAC at 2.3 million MT for second central-north anchovy season

Published on
November 24, 2022
Peruvian anchoveta.

Peru’s Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) has authorized a 28 November start of the second season of the north-central zone’s anchovy fishery, establishing a total allowable catch (TAC) of up to 2.28 million metric tons (MT).

The country’s anchovy fishery, which targets both Engraulis ringens and Anchoa nasus, primarily for use in making fishmeal and fish oil, is the largest by volume in the world. The north-central zone fishing season will come to a close once the TAC is reached or whenever Imarpe, the Peruvian agency in charge of regulating the fishery, recommends it due to environmental or biological considerations ... 

Photo courtesy of CeDePesca

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