Reference is made to the announcement from Copeinca ASA dated 21 December 2010 regarding the second fishing season 2010. On 17 January, PRODUCE, the Peruvian Ministry of Production's Fishing Vice Ministry, the entity that executes and directs the sector's policies to guarantee the rational management of fishing resources and preservation of the environment, issued resolution 011 suspending the second fishing season for the center - north area of Peru (North of 16(th) parallel) on Tuesday January 18(th) at 0:00. The maximum allowable catch limit of anchovy for indirect human consumption for the second fishing season was 2,070,000 MT. "It is noteworthy that during the second fishing season there has been a high level of juvenile catch therefore this suspension is an adequate measure taken by PRODUCE as it ensures the sustainability of the biomass.  As of 18 January, Copeinca has caught around 27% of its quota, and the industry as a whole 36% of the quota," says Samuel Dyer Coriat, CEO of Copeinca ASA. For further information, please contact: CEO Samuel Dyer, CFO Eduardo Castro-Mendivil, Tel. (511) 213-4000 About Copeinca ASA Copeinca ASA is one of the largest fishmeal and fish oil producers in Peru. The Company produces its fishmeal and fish oil from anchovy harvested off the coast of Peru, and most of its production is exported. Key countries for export are China, Japan, Germany, Canada, Chile and Denmark.  Typical customers are fish and animal feed producers as well as refineries for omega-3 products.  Copeinca ASA runs its operations out of Lima and has its own fleet.  Copeinca ASA operates 6 plants located in strategic locations all around the Peruvian coast line. The company has around 2,000 part and full time employees. Please This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act) This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Copeinca via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1480652]