Argentina: Less fresh shrimp with early return to Mar del Plata

Published Aug 16, 2023

Tridge summary

The shrimp season in national waters was unsuccessful for many deep-sea freshwater vessels due to bad weather, low concentrations of shrimp, and the need for constant adjustments. As a result, many of these ships decided to change their fishing strategy and target other species such as hake and anchovy. The contribution of deep-sea freshwater vessels to shrimp landings has decreased significantly compared to previous years, and some shipowners are considering not returning next year.
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Original content

Between frequent periods of bad weather, not very abundant concentrations that plummeted yields and the need to establish openings and closings, made them wander from here to there in the different subareas into which the permanent closed area for juvenile hake is segmented. The shrimp season in national waters was little short of a fiasco for many of the deep-sea freshwater vessels that operate from Mar del Plata and migrated at the end of last May to participate in the harvest. Faced with this scenario, after the last period of bad weather, which included wind gusts of over 150 kilometers per hour, many of the ships in this fleet stratum decided to head towards Mar del Plata, disarm the poles and establish other resources such as Target species: mainly hubbsi hake but also anchovy and magrú. The ships: “Ciudad Feliz”, “Sant´Angelo”, “Júpiter II”, “Nono Pascual”, “Marbella”, “Gaucho Grande”, “Marejada”, “Miss Patagonia”, “Graciela l”, “Centauro 2000 ” are some of those who ...
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