Hake, squid and shrimp were the most exported species. (Photo: INIDEP/FIS)
Argentina exported 74,519 tonnes of fish and shellfish between January and March 2013, a figure which shows an increase of 4.7 per cent over the same period of 2012, when 71,173 tonnes were shipped abroad.
According to statistics from the National Health and Food Quality Service (Senasa), in the first quarter of this year 53,071 tonnes of fish, that is to say, 3.3 per cent less than in the same period in 2012 (54,864 tonnes) were exported.
According to the data provided by the entity, in the first three months of 2013 a total of 21,448 tonnes of shellfish, 31.5 per cent more than on the same date last year, when 16,309 tonnes were sold overseas.
The major export records were those of hake (Merluccius hubbsi), with 25,182 tonnes, representing 0.6 per cent compared to the 25,022 tonnes ex...
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