Profile updated on 9 July 2019
Anchoveta has a wide geographical distribution in the South Eastern Pacific Ocean, from Zorritos (4°30’ S) in Northern Peru to Chiloé (42°30’ S) in Southern Chile (Serra et al. 1979). There are three different anchoveta (Engraulis ringens) stocks (Cahuin et al. 2015):
1. the Northern-Central Peruvian stock, assessed and managed by Peru;
2. the Southern Peru/ Northern Chile stock (this profile), assessed and managed unilaterally by Peru and Chile. In Chile it corresponds to the regions of Arica and Parinacota, Tarapacá and Antofogasta.
3. the Central-Southern Chile stock, assessed and managed by Chile.