Regulatory News

In the middle of the 70’s, more than a third of the 220,000 tons of sardines caught each year in Brazil came from Rio de Janeiro. However, overfishing and the lack of control has caused production to fall by 20,000 tons per year, triggering bankruptcy of the majority of fish processing industries, one of the most consumed by Brazilians.

At the start of the 90’s, with the release of importation, the product coming from other countries -- mainly Venezuela and Morocco – started to take a significant share of the market. Currently, the picture has begun to revert back, but it is still far from past standards. With more supervision and respect for the two annual periods of sardine spawning, production, today, includes 100,000 tons per year.

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