Peruvian aquaculture to grow with FAO, UK and Spanish support – Fishupdate.com

Peruvian aquaculture to grow with FAO, UK and Spanish support Published:  30 June, 2005

THE Peruvian deputy Minister of Fisheries Alejandro Jimenez has announced that Peru is to aim to become a leader in aquaculture with the support of the FAO, the UK and the Galician regional government in Spain, the Spanish website mispeces.com reported.

He said that Peru has an enormous potential due to the 3,000 kilometres of coast that Peru has at its disposal, and which makes cultivation of the sea an attractive option for the culture.

He said that since Chile exports more than $ 1,000 million per year of salmon and that Peru also had the potential to do so. Regarding Tilapia he said that Peru could continue increasing its exports to the US, because the consumption in this market grows by 35 percent on a yearly basis.

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