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Aquaculture could represent 15% of fisheries GDP in Peru

Staff writer ▼ | February 23, 2016
The aquaculture industry can become one of the new drivers of economic growth in the country under the National Productive Diversification Plan (PNDP) and represent at least 15% of fisheries Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
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Meeting   XIV Meeting of the Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture
This was predicted Vice Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Juan Carlos Requejo, when closing the XIV Meeting of the Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture (COPESCAALC), held for the first time in Peru.

"In 2015 we have approved aquaculture investments of over PEN 92 million (USD 25.8 million) and have expanded aquaculture border to new investments in nearly 25,000 hectares," he said.

"In Peru, we are aiming at this goal and to increase current production levels of aquaculture," said Requejo at the meeting.

Authorities of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Dominican Republic and Uruguay attended the meeting, which was chaired by Peru.

The event concluded with the development of a set of recommendations lead by FAO, which will be presented at the Regional Conference of that body, to be held from February 29 to March 3 in Mexico.