Anchovy from Mar del Plata (Argentina)
Facts & Figures
As soon as Jorge Ibalo and his crew locate a school of anchovies, they’ll lower a cone-shaped net into the water and tow it behind their boat. Next, the catch is hauled on board. Because the net is towed in the middle of the water column and the anchovies swim in big, compact schools this is a highly selective method that doesn't harm the seafloor. That is how Jorge and his crew sustainably fish for Argentinean anchovies.
A touch of Italy in Argentina
When you wander around Mar del Plata you’re bound to notice that there’s a touch of Italy about the place. Some of the locals have Italian blood coursing through their veins, that’s why. In the 1950s, several families left the island of Ischia, just off Naples, to try their luck on the Argentine coast where the waters were said to be full of fish.