Small pelagic (sardine, anchovy, herring) Anchoveta(=Peruvian anchovy)
|A midwater otter trawl is a cone-shaped net which is towed in mid-water and kept horizontally open by otter boards.|
|These are trawlers on which the fish is preserved by freezing.
|Species EnvironmentIt is a pelagic species found in depths ranging between 3-80 m. Occurs mainly within 80 Km of coast over the continental shelf, forming huge schools, chiefly in surface waters. A filter-feeder entirely dependent on the rich plankton of the Peruvian Current.|