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) and in the Gulf of San Jorge's waters under the jurisdictions of the Chubut and Santa Cruz provinces.
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. The participation of the offshore fishery has been around 80% of red shrimp landings during the last five years.
To learn more about improvement efforts, please visit CeDePesca's Argentine red shrip offshore FIP Public Report (updated quarterly).
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.
- To encourage an increase in the transparency of the scientific data by February 2018.
- To integrate information obtained by the various on board observers programs by February 2018.
- To encourage the incorporation of the ecosystem approach to fisheries management by July 2019.
- To encourage an improvement in the enforcement of the rules related to the use of grids for fish escape by July 2019.
- To achieve an MSC certifiable status by July 2019.
How is this FIP Doing?
FisheryProgress.org uses 28 industry-standard indicators based on the Marine Stewardship Council Fisheries Standard to track FIP progress. Comprehensive FIPs must address all red and yellow indicators, while basic FIPs may address only a subset of indicators.
The first bar below shows a snapshot of the FIP’s current performance against the indicators. The second bar below shows the FIP’s performance against the indicators when it started so you can see how much progress the FIP has made over time. Both bars use the following scale: Red=below 60, Yellow=60-79, Green=80 or higher, Gray=the subset of indicators a basic FIP is not addressing.