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Main Components
Aquatic species
Target Species
Small pelagic (sardine, anchovy, herring) Anchoveta(=Peruvian anchovy)

Gear types: Midwater otter trawls
Midwater otter trawls
Midwater otter trawls
A midwater otter trawl is a cone-shaped net which is towed in mid-water and kept horizontally open by otter boards.
Vessel types: Otter trawlers
These are trawlers on which the fish is preserved by freezing.

Characteristics
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.
 
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