Artisanal fishing port Riquelme

Updated: Thursday April 2nd, 2020
April 2nd, 2020 IFOP
Location of sampling stations

Location of sampling stations

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Located in the heart of the city of Iquique, where approximately 438 artisanal fishermen work on 152 artisanal vessels. The coastal area of ​​the Tarapacá Region has high productivity, which supports high fishing activity. The main catches are fish, both in the coastal sector (cojinovas, corvina, cabrilla, sargo, mono, dorado), as well as beyond 20 nautical miles (sharks, albacore and in the summer, palometas). Among the benthic resources are mainly limpets, hedgehogs, piures, locate snail, northern octopus and mitilids.