News from Seafood Media on March 25. As of the official record on February 28, Argentina’s seafood catch was 124,885 tons, which was lower than the same period in 2020. Among them, the Argentine cod catch decreased from 31,000 tons to 24,000 tons. A decrease of 23%; shrimp catches were 31,000 tons, a year-on-year decrease of 21%; squid fishing was better than the same period last year, with catches of 51,000 tons, an increase of 5%year-on-year.
The catch of Patagonian houndstooth was reduced from more than 1,000 tons to 761 tons, a decrease of 32%. The catch of blue whiting was only 300 tons, a 40%reduction, and the catch of rays was 1,000 tons. , A decrease of 50%, while the number of long-tailed cod increased by 243%to 5,000 tons.
The catches of scallops and spider crabs both decreased slightly, by about 3%. The catches of scallops and spider crabs were 827 tons and the catches of spider crabs were 407 tons. Squid fishing boats caught 43,000 tons, coastal fishing boats caught 32,000 tons, and fresh fish fishing boats caught 23,000 tons.
In January of this year, Argentina’s seafood exports amounted to 25,669 tons, with an export value of US$1044.5 million, a year-on-year decrease of 8%and 18%respectively. The export volume of Argentina cod was 7,700 tons, the export value was 14 million U.S. dollars, and the average export price was 2,231 U.S. dollars per ton; the export volume of shrimp was 9,724 tons, the export value was 63 million U.S. dollars, and the average export price was 5,800 U.S. dollars per ton; the export volume of squid was 511 tons, of which the whole The average export price of squid is 370 tons, squid pieces 65 tons, and squid whiskers 76 tons. The average export price is US$2,900 per ton, but it is different from the export value of processed squid products. For example, the export price of squid pipes is US$4,000 per ton, and the price of squid is 4638 per ton. US dollars.
Spain is the largest exporter of Argentine seafood, with an export volume of 4,734 tons and a value of 24 million U.S. dollars; China followed closely behind, with an export volume of 1,446 tons and an export value of 12 million U.S. dollars; followed by the United States, which exported it The volume is almost twice that of China, but the export gains are small, only 11 million U.S. dollars.