Merlucciidae (Merluccid hakes) Argentine hake
|A bottom otter trawl is a cone-shaped net consisting of a body, normally made from two, four and sometimes more panels, closed by one or two codends and with lateral wings extending forward from the opening. A bottom trawl is kept open horizontally by two otter boards. A boat can be rigged to tow a single or two parallel trawls from the stern or from two outriggers.|
|These are trawlers on which the fish is preserved by freezing.
|Species EnvironmentArgentine hake is a benthopelagic species inhabiting continental shelf depths mainly between 100 and 200 m. Larger individuals feed on fish (anchovies, hake and Southern blue whitings) and squids; smaller individuals feed on mysids and amphipods. Migrates inshore during spring and summer, and offshore into deep water wintering areas after spawning; also undertakes diel vertical migrations.|