Peru Promotes Aquaculture Production

With a bill to incentivize development of the sector and other measures to provide facilities to farmers, the government aims to boost the growth of aquaculture in the country.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (Procomer):

The Ministry of Production of Peru announced a series of measures aimed at laying the foundations for sustainable development and launching aquaculture within the framework of the implementation of the National Plan for Productive Diversification.

The most important measures are the implementation of a new application of the National Aquaculture Cadastre with satellite images, eliminating 21 bottlenecks identified in the Technical Bureau of Aquaculture and the bill aimed at strengthening regulation of the sector.



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