Peru approves national aquaculture plan

Aquaculture has been growing in the country at an average of 8% since 2016 in the country.

January 18, 2023

The Peruvian Minister of Production, Sandra Belaunde, announced their government approved the National Aquaculture Policy (PNA), a management document that had been worked on for seven years to promote aquaculture in the country. Aquaculture has been growing at an average of 8% since 2016.

This policy will allow the promotion of this activity in various regions of the country and will contribute to small aquaculture producers having the possibility of growing and internationalizing.

It is expected that by 2030 Peruvian aquaculture will be more competitive, sustainable, resilient to climate change and diversified, increasing the value of its total sales by more than 100% and increasing its participation percentage in the aquaculture production of Latin America and the Caribbean, positioning Peru as the fifth aquaculture producer in the region. By 2022, Peruvian aquaculture generated an estimated 120,000 jobs (37% direct and 63% indirect) and had 13,466 productive units.

The PNA’s objectives are to strengthen public management for the development of the competitiveness of the aquaculture value chain, increase research capacity, increase investment, strengthen the sustainability of aquaculture, and consolidate the market.