March 26th, 2018 - In this week's episode we will discuss the Argentine Red Shrimp market.
Landings this year from January to March 21st totalled 30.5 thousand metric tonnes of Red Shrimp, compared to around 40 thousand metric tonnes the same time last year.
The largest harvests last year were between July and September. The local processor we spoke to also mentioned that the Argentine government will not be issuing new licenses to new boats, rather revewing licenses for new boats. He believes that this will control the amount of fish harvested and the stock will grow. Both the provincial and National Wild Argentine Red Shrimp fishery is seeking MSC certification and are completing FIP’s to reach that goal. Tradex firmly believes that Wild Argentine Red Shrimp is a great product that supports local fishermen and will try to contribute to the positive development of this fishery anyway they can. Pricing on 21/25 count P&D red shrimp has been around $5.55 per pound in Seattle for the past several months and we anticipate pricing to remain steady this Spring.
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