Argentina offshore red shrimp - bottom trawl

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Overview

The Argentina red shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri) fishery is the main crustacean fishery in Argentina and one of the most important marine resources in the Southwest Atlantic.  Operating freezing and ice-chilling vessels longer than 21m in length, the large fleet operating in this offshore fishery uses bottom trawling nets in Argentine federal waters (between parallels 42°S and 47°S). 

The Argentine red shrimp fishery produced landings of around 80 thousand metric tons in between 2009 and 2013, surpassing the historical record in 2013 with landings above 100 thousand metric tons. In 2016, the fishery produced landings of around 180 thousand metric tons.  The participation of the offshore fishery has been around 80% of red shrimp landings during the last years.

To learn more about improvement efforts, please visit CeDePesca's Argentine red shrip offshore FIP Public Report (updated quarterly).

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FIP Description 

The Argentina red shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri) fishery is the main crustacean fishery in Argentina and one of the most important marine resources in the Southwest Atlantic.

FIP Objective(s) 

The following specific objectives have been set for the period between November 1st, 2021 and December 30th, 2022, in order to obtain a certifiable standard against the MSC standard at the end of the period:

  1. Continue to promote the adoption of a contingency plan as established in Article 13 of Resolution 7/2018 (Management Plan), based on abundance reference points, and monitor the implementation of fishery's Management Plan.
  2. Continue to promote the adoption, in the management measures for this fishery, of explicit short- and long-term specific objectives for the fishery management, which explicitly include care for other ecosystem components.
  3. Follow up discussions concerning selectivity devices in the context of Bycatch Commission created by the FFC to reduce the fishery interaction with non-target species and protected, threatened or endangered species.
  4. Cooperate with INIDEP in carrying out an experience with a video camera on the fishing gear in order to be able to observe the different species behaviour and contribute to design an ecologically and economically efficient selectivity system. 
  5. Promote the regular functioning of red shrimp fishery Follow-up Commission as an appropriate forum for proposing management measures and for self-evaluation of management and research systems.
  6. Promote the implementation of a peer review of the fishery  assessment methodology.
  7. Promote the participation of captains and crew in in the FIP development.
  8. Implement Component 1 of the FisheryProgress Social and Human Rights Policy, which has entered into force on November 2021.
FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
April 2016
December 2022
Update 
Discussions are ongoing with FIP partners on the new agreement until December 2022 to complete the tasks, and there is already an informal agreement on the subject.
Next Progress Report Due 
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Species 
Common Name 
Argentine Red Shrimp
Scientific Name
Pleoticus muelleri
Gear Type 
Bottom Trawl
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 41 (Atlantic, Southwest)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Argentina
Geographic Scope 
Federal waters between parallels 42°S and 47°S, and provincial waters of Chubut and Santa Cruz
Landings
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
80,000 metric tons
Estimated Total Fishery Landings 
180,000 metric tons
Landings Date 
December 2021
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FIP at a Glance

43% 57%
April 01, 2016
21% 46% 32%
Progress Rating (A) Advanced Progress

Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

(B) Good Progress

A basic FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result within 12 months.

(C) Some Recent Progress
  • A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months AND has reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
  • A FIP younger than 12 months that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has reported a Stage 3 activity within the first 12 months.
(D) Some Past Progress
  • A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 12 (but less than 24) months BUT has not reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
  • A FIP for which the most recent Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 36) months old AND a Stage 3 activity has been reported within six months.
  • A FIP 12-36 months old that has never reported a Stage 4 or 5 result AND has reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.
(E) Negligible Progress
  • A FIP for which the most recent Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 36) months old, with no Stage 3 activity reported in the last six months.
  • A FIP younger than 12 months with no Stage 3 activity reported within 12 months.
  • A FIP 12-36 months old that has never reported a Stage 4 or 5 result AND has not reported a Stage 3 activity within the past six months.

The ratings are currently derived by SFP from publicly available data on FIP websites, including FisheryProgress.org, and are determined using the following methodology: View PDF

A Advanced Progress
Actions Complete

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  • Complete
  • Incomplete
Next Update Due FisheryProgress requires a FIP to provide update reports every six months, and two missed reports will render the FIP inactive. If a report is overdue, this date will appear red.
Dec 2022
Target End Date
Dec 2022

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
CeDePesca
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Alejandra Cornejo
Organization Name 
Pesquera Veraz
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Federico Angeleri
Phone 
+54 223 489 46 24 / +54 223 480 90 83
FIP Identification Number The FIP Identification Number is automatically generated by FisheryProgress when a FIP profile is created. While the number itself is not meaningful, they are used by NGOs, academia, and industry to refer to FIPs in a consistent way.
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