In early December, the country's red shrimp catch was just 108.8 tonnes, compared with 239,55.8 tonnes in November and 13,269.3 tonnes in October, according to Argentina's fisheries agency.
Because of the frozen product season, November and December data may not fully reflect the actual catch, but production is well below market demand, and the price of Argentine red shrimp has been rising.
At present, the price of prawns is up 0.6 to 0.8 usd per kilogram, and the price will continue to rise. The coming Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year in the west have made demand more buoyant and prices are expected to keep rising.