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Main Components
Aquatic species
Target Species
Merlucciidae (Merluccid hakes) Argentine hake

Gear types: Bottom otter trawls
Bottom otter trawls
Bottom otter trawls
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.
Vessel types: Otter trawlers
These are trawlers on which the fish is preserved by freezing.

Characteristics
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.
 
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