Artisanal fishing port Tongoy

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

Location of sampling stations


It is located 30 km south of Coquimbo and is made up of a shallow bay protected from SW waves by Punta Lengua de Vaca, which is an important coastal upwelling center. These characteristics make it ideal for supporting a high phytoplankton biomass and for the cultivation of Northern Oyster (Argopecten purpuratus), being this one of the main cultivation centers of the country. In addition to the oyster, in this cove, machas, locos, piure, oysters, horse mackerel, cuttlefish and macroalgae (Pelillo, Huiro palo y negro) are extracted..

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