Shrimp season reaches new record level
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Shrimp catches have reached a new historical high (Photo: Minagri)ARGENTINATuesday, October 24, 2017,22:50 (GMT +

Shrimp catches have reached a new historical high . (Photo: Minagri)


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Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 22:50 (GMT + 9)


Shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri) landings reached a new historical mark this year, exceeding 191,000 tonnes, according to preliminary figures from the Undersecretariat of Fisheries of the Nation.

Until October 18, a total 191,447 tonnes of shrimp were landed in Argentine ports, which means almost 13,000 tonnes more than last year. And there are still some working days for the fishing fleet that fishes in national waters and on the coast of Chubut.

It should be recalled that the Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) decided to suspend shipments to fishing on October 21 and to end the season on October 31.

Shrimp fishery yields have experienced exponential growth over the last five years: from 100,670 tonnes recorded in 2014 it changed to 129,103 tonnes in 2014, 142,796 tonnes were recorded in 2015 and 178,454 tonnes were recorded in 2016.

The excellent catches are really welcome by the six Galician companies that fish with their vessels in Argentine waters: Pescanova, Iberconsa, Profand, Vieirasa, Videmar and Lanzal.

Scientists at the National Institute of Fisheries Development (INIDEP) believe that the biological situation of the fishery is "healthy", and by November 6 a shrimp survey has been planned to be carried out in the Gulf of San Jorge and the coast of the province of Chubut, with the commercial fishing vessel Bogavante Segundo.

The area where the crustacean will be surveyed extends between latitude 43° 00' S and 45° 00'S, west of 064° 00'W, and between latitude 45° 00'S and 47° 10'S, west of 065° 00'W.

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