Fishmeal prices up nearly 20 percent

Distributed from Coquimbo to Chiloe along the Chilean coast, fishing of Araucanian herring (Clupea bentincki) — also known as the common sardine — happens between the northern limit of the V Region and the southern limit of the X Region. Globally, herring represents the fifth-most important species for industrial and artisanal fisheries.

According to the latest figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in 2011 a total of 3.3 million metric tons (MT) of herring…

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