Tuna catch in the Eastern Pacific Ocean increased during 2021
Thursday, January 20, 2022, 07:00 (GMT + 9)
A total of 614,500 metric tons of tuna were caught in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) from January to November last year, which represented an increase of 8 percent compared to the same period in 2020.
According to the agency's report, the most important species in the region is skipjack with 319,035 tons, followed by yellowfin with 241,598 and bigeye with 38,919 tons.
Of the total volume, Ecuador remains the leading catch fleet with 42.7 percent participation. Second place goes to Mexico with 20.5 percent and Panama follows with 11.7 percent.
Ecuadorian vessels maintain their leadership seat, which is why the fish processing plants located in Manabí and Guayas continue with a large participation in foreign trade.
According to the latest report from the Ecuadorian Federation of Exporters (Fedexpor), foreign sales of canned fish and frozen tuna and fish totaled around 1.48 billion dollars from January to November 2021.
This figure represents a growth of 7 percent compared to the foreign exchange generated in the same period of 2020.