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Peru: Non-traditional fishery exports total US$200 million in Jan-Feb

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By Milthon Lujan

Lima, Perú (Andina).- Exports of Peru’s non-traditional fishery products —for direct human consumption— reached US$200 million in the January-February period in 2017, the country’s Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) informed.

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In this sense, PromPeru Exports Director Luis Torres highlighted those shipments had expanded 33% in the analyzed period.

“This growth represents a good sign for foreign sales of added-value fishery products this year,” Torres said.

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“The fishery sector is returning from not-so-good years, and there’s been a proper recovery. Thus, we believe non-traditional exports growth should lead to extraordinary figures by year-end,” he forecasted.

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Peru’s non-traditional fishery goods are most demanded by US, European and Latin American markets.

Among main exported products, giant squid, shrimp, eel, trout, octopus and scallop stand out.

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