Peruvian Sea: the great hydrobiological reserve
Peru has one of the most productive oceans in the world, which contributes with 10% of the annual global fish catch. The Peruvian ocean combines the best of two natural worlds: the biodiversity of the northern tropical ocean and the unusual productivity of the central and southern cold ocean. It is home to 750 fish species and over 1000 mollusc species, which can be exploited for human consumption.
More than 82 thousand tons produced in 2015.
It develops specially in Piura, Puno, Tumbes, Ancash, San Martin, Junin and Huancavelica.
64 % of production is from the maritime sector , highlighting the species of scallops(71%) and shrimps (29%);
Remaining 36% corresponds to the production of inland fishery.
224 million dollars in exports of aquaculture products by 2015.
Main exported species were: shrimps ( $ 134 million), scallops ( $ 75 million).