Spotlight on Peru (Sponsored by TASA)
2:00pm – 3:00pm / Thursday February 6th
An integral country in the world of omega-3s is Peru. Home to the world’s largest single in-country fishery, harvesting hundreds of thousands of metric tons of anchovy per year for the majority of omega-3 supplements on store shelves, Peru is sometimes an enigmatic link in the supply chain. This session will seek to demystify the region and provide background on the evolution of anchovy biomass, the fishery’s catch and quota system, changes in production and EPA/DHA yields and how these changes impact the worlds of feed versus food. Also covered will be SNP’s recent sustainability report — a first in the world — and the progress toward MSC certification.