Apparently they are doing very well! In a report that would make the Marine Stewardship Council proud -Peru’s Production Ministry has announced that their stocks of anchovies (the small fish with a huge amount of Omega-3 efa’s) have rebounded.
The new anchovy quotas have just been announced from Peru. Biomass levels are at their highest since 1995, with a total quota of 2.05 million tons for the May-July fishing season.
This has been a concern, as overfishing and irresponsible practices had in the past plaqued the region. Peru has, by many accounts, been a model of pro-active sustainability – working diligently with industry and academia to correct the problems in their environment. The results, as you can read, have been a big success.
Thank goodness Proctor & Gamble and Monsanto haven’t ruined the entire natural world just yet.