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).
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.
FIP at a Glance