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Diamante Launches First Peruvian Tuna Seiner Peru, September 7, 12

Pesquera Diamante SA launched the country’s first tuna vessel with Peruvian license and flag as part of a plan to update their vessels and extend their market share in the direct human consumption (CHD) market.

The new vessel, named Don Lucho II, was redesigned, transformed and equipped with the cutting-edge electronic systems for catching tuna, horse mackerel and mackerel.

The vessel has modern purse seine fishing equipment and systems that contribute to performing the activity while taking into account the sustainability criteria and pollution prevention and preserving marine resources and ecosystems.

Pesquera Diamante invested more than USD 8 million in this multipurpose vessel, which meets national and international standards that authorize the vessel to navigate in other seas, Perú Pesquero y Acuícula reported.

Don Lucho II has a storage capacity of 732 cubic meters and is one of the largest vessels of the Peruvian fleet.

It will soon be competing with more than 80 vessels of foreign nationality for tuna fishing, in the seas defined by the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC).

“With this new boat we are incorporating the first tuna vessel with Peruvian flag and fishing permit to our modern fleet, which will allow us to be at the forefront of fisheries for direct human consumption,” said Fernando Ribaudo Bernales, director of the firm.