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Argentina reports sharp fall in hake, squid and shrimp landings during January

Friday, February 13th 2015 - 09:44 UTC
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Hake landings dropped 38.5%, shrimp. 47.5% and squid, 60.5% compared to January last year Hake landings dropped 38.5%, shrimp. 47.5% and squid, 60.5% compared to January last year

Argentine fish landings have dropped dramatically during January, totaling 16,464 tons, 31.8% less than a year ago when the volume was 24,121.4 tons. Of this year's volume, 11,803.8 tons were of fish, 4,567.4 tons crustaceans and 92.8 tons shellfish, according to statistics from the Under-secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

 Fish landings reduced 19.7% when compared with 14,691.4 tons in January 2014. Regarding mollusks, they were down 84.7%, compared to 604 tons last year. As to crustaceans, the decline was 48.3%, compared to 8,826 tons in January 2014.

According to data released by the Under-secretariat the largest landings until 30 January 2014 were hake (Merluccius hubbsi), with 5,172.3 tons, which represents a fall of 38.5% compared to the 8,406.2 tons landed the first month of last year.

Shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri) landings totaled 4,343.2 tons, 47.5% less than in the same period of 2014 (8,265.8 tons). Finally 84 tons of squid (Illex argentinus), that is 60.5% down compared to 212.6 tons January 2014.

In addition, 85.5 tons of hoki (Macruronus magellanicus), 740.8 tons of striped weakfish (Cynoscion striatus), 525.4 tons of Patagonian flounder (Paralichthys patagonicus), 152.2 tons of narrow-nose smooth-hound (Mustelus schmitti) and 305.6 tons of red porgy (Pagrus pagrus) were landed in Argentine ports.

Mar del Plata (Buenos Aires) continued top of fisheries stats with 10,051.5 tons of fish. Rawson (Chubut) ranked second, with 4,323.1 tons; followed by Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), with 779.3 tons; Comodoro Rivadavia (Chubut), with 617.1 tons; San Antonio Este (Rio Negro), with 318.9 tons; Puerto Deseado (Santa Cruz), with 228.3 tons; and Puerto Madryn (Chubut), with 145.3 tons.

The coast fleet reported the highest level of catches followed by fresh fish vessels; surimi vessels; trawlers and bay/estuary vessels. (FIS).-

Categories: Economy, Fisheries, Argentina.
Tags: Argentina, hake.

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  • Jo Bloggs

    I wouldn't normally take delight at others' misfortunes but the Argentine Government in recent years has taken decisions and encouraged activities directly aimed at trying to interfere with and reduce stock levels in our fishing zones.

    So: chuckle chuckle


    Feb 13th, 2015 - 10:20 am 0
  • Briton

    She said listen SHRIMP,
    That will be ten SQUID or I will HAKE you to death,
    So they say she said.

    On a lighter note,
    Perhaps more fish /Shrimp / hake, squid, farming may help
    After all if you continue to take out of the pot, but put nothing back in, sooner or later the pot will empty and none of us gets any,

    Greed is always rewarded with Nothing…

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 02:05 pm 0
  • Cruise ConTroll

    'directly aimed at trying to interfere with and reduce stock levels in our fishing zones.'

    What have I been saying forever? The British want to seize ARGENTINE TERRITORY, here is the proof. “Our fishing zones”, what does that mean?

    Is Argentina fishing in FALKLAND ISLANDS LEGAL territorial and EZZ waters? I don't think so. Surely they would have by all means necessary removed such activities from their rightful waters.

    But ARGENINE WATERS.... now also are “theirs?”??? Well that's exactly what I have been saying, the slippery slope of engaging in any talks with the treacherous, covetous Anglos. Which is why Argentina is 100% in this case, of not ever again sitting down with either the Falklanders or the UK. Their ultimate goal is the annexation of all Argentine EEZ and territorial waters, and to use some hypothetical threat from us to set up a beach head south of Mar del Plata and create a new world Gibraltar there.

    This is why one must never talk to the Anglo. They do not want peace and friendly relations, they want land and resources for themselves, everyone else be damned.

    Son of a Brit are these people cupidity-driven.

    Feb 13th, 2015 - 03:21 pm 0
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