Aspectos de la pesca de la polaca (Micromesistius australis) por parte de la flota argentina en el período 1989 - 1995
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Basic aspects concerning southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis) fishing by the Argentine fleet in the period 1989-1995 are analized. Catch and effort statistics, fleet operation modalities and spatial and temporary characteristics of fishing activities are included. The basic information to perform this analysis was collected from the fishing statistics provided by the Subsecretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca of Argentina and from reports of the Observers Program on board of the commercial fleet. It was in 1989, when the first ship for surimi production entered the fishery, that southern blue whiting catches carried out by the Argentine fleet became important. As of 1989 catches increased in a steady way to stabilize at near 100,000 annual tons. At present, the Argentine surimi fleet catches amount to 95. of the total yield in the country and to over 70. of the total yield reported for the species in the Southwest Atlantic. Ushuaia is the main operation harbor. South.....