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) 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. 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 five years.

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

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) 
  • 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.
FIP Type 
Comprehensive
FIP Stage 
Stage 4: Improvements in Fishing Practices or Fishery Management
Start and Projected End Dates
April 2016
July 2019
Next Progress Report Due 
Friday, September 28, 2018
Species 
Common Name 
Argentine Red Shrimp
Scientific Name 
Pleoticus muelleri
Additional Names 
Patagonian shrimp, langostino patagónico, langostino argentino
Gear Type 
Bottom Trawl
Location
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 41 (Atlantic, Southwest)
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
Argentina
Additional Attributes 
Federal waters between parallels 42°S and 47°S, and provincial waters of Chubut and Santa Cruz
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Volume
FIP Volume 
80,000 metric tons
Total Fishery Volume 
180,000 metric tons
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FIP at a Glance

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Progress Rating

A - Advanced Progress
Reserved for comprehensive FIPs that have a Stage 4 or 5 result within the past 12 months.

B - Good Progress
A FIP that has achieved a Stage 4 or 5 in more than 12 months AND Stage 3 activity in the last year; OR a basic FIP that has achieved Stage 4 or 5 achievements within the past 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 but has not generated a Stage 3 result within the past 12 months OR a FIP younger than a year that has never achieved a Stage 4 or 5 result but has completed a Stage 3 activity.

D - Some Past Progress
A FIP for which the most recent publicly reported Stage 4 or 5 result is more than 24 (but less than 30) months.

E - Negligible Progress
A FIP older than a year that has not reported a Stage 4 or 5 result in more than 30 month (but less than 36) months; OR a FIP younger than 1 year that has not reported a Stage 3 activity.

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
  • 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.
Sep 2018
Target End Date
Jul 2019

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
CeDePesca
Organization Type 
NGO
Primary Contact 
Alejandra Cornejo
Phone 
+54 223 489 6397
Organization Name 
Pesquera Veraz
Organization Type 
Industry
Primary Contact 
Federico Angeleri
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