Last year the anchovy season ended with 8,00 tons, of which 6,900 were landed in Mar del Plata
Anchovy reactivates salted fish sector in Mar del Plata
Friday, November 08, 2019, 03:00 (GMT + 9)
More than a dozen fresh fish vessels are catching anchovy south of El Rincón and fill up their holds in two fishing fishing. Good sizes and reactivation in salted fish facililies.
The appearance of large-sized engraulis and in abundant concentrations in an area near the port of Mar del Plata has awaken the salty fish sector thanks to the good catches from more than a dozen fresh fish and coastal vessels wich have been operating for more than a week on the resource.
"Yellow" boats (fresh fishing) of the Port of Mar del Plata. (Photo: Revista Puerto)
Yesterday morning one of the ships entering the port was El Salvador R but there are others equiped with nets for pelagic species, including Rocío del Mar, Canal de Beagle, Nono Pascual, Padre Pio, Tesón, Rafaela, Marbella and Piedrabuena.
“It's good fish, 38/40 pieces per kilo. We completed (holds) in two days of fishing ”, summarized Pipo Ramaci when consulted by Revista Puerto. The fishing zone is located in the area of 41º20 ′ S and 62º30’O, south of El Rincón facing the mouth of the Río Negro.
Still catches are not regular since there are some ships that bring a resource of even better size, 28/30 per kilo and others above 43. Prices vary accordingly but companies pay between $ 33 and up to $ 48 per kilo.
There are about ten salted fish plants that started taking temporary staff and the canning companies that reprocess anchovy are adding hours to effective staff. "At the moment there will be more than five hundred people working but this figure can be increased much more if there is continuity in the access to the raw material," said Sebastian Grecco, of Copecas.
Specifically, the anchovy brought by Salvador R had as its final destination the Marbella factory in Parque Luro, on the other side of the local port.
Despite repeated commitments made to SOIP authorities to register personnel, the canning and salted fish plants continue to work with workers under the cooperative system.
Until October 30, Mar del Plata was fighting side by side the dominant position as receiver of the engraulis with the port of Quequén. Of the 1,847 tons, the local port had received 951, a volume which will increase in these coming days if the fleet maintains regular catches.
Last year the anchovy season ended with 8,00 tons, of which 6,900 were landed in Mar del Plata.
Author: Roberto Garrone / Revista Puerto