is an integrated company, a pioneer in Argentina for
the last 25 years in the application of technology to
catch and process fish and the leader in the development
of value added products for the world market.
It is based in Puerto Madryn, Chubut, in Argentine Patagonia
where it catches, processes, exports products and manages
the operation. The company’s commercial offices
and the Trading unit are in Buenos Aires.
The core business is the manufacture of fish products
of high value, mainly hake (Merluccius hubbsi) and for
this purpose the company holds a yearly hake quota of
The industrial process is run with state of the art
technology. There is primary processing where fresh
fish is transformed into a wide product line that includes
different natural portions such as loins and fillets
that are sold in retail and bulk packs for the retail
and foodservice chains, plus the manufacture of Finished
products where a fish base is enriched by a sauce and
other ingredients to end up as an easy to cook food
The second important operation is the catch, freezing
on board and export of shrimp caught in the icy waters
of Patagonia.The company has a fleet of 6 wet fish trawlers
and 3 shrimp freezer vessels fitted with the latest
generation equipment required to achieve good quality
and an efficient operation.
Since August 2001, Alpesca has made significant strategic
investments for the development of the company, which
completely focused in the manufacture of value added
products of premium quality. Production started with
a line of natural products for the retail and food service
markets; later on in 2004 and 2006 new investments were
made to take the great leap to move to fish products
with sauces and complements such as the Flame Grill
and Steam Fresh product lines.
Our customers are witnesses of our progress and innovative
spirit mainly in the European Union, Japan, United States
We are certified without restriction to export to the
European Union (Plant N° 2266) and we produce according
to all the international food safety standards (HACCP)
established by the FDA. Safety standards certified by
Stringent quality standards are applied from the point
the fish is caught and processed up to final transformation
preserving quality within the fish “in natura”,
that is to say, color, texture, taste and durability.
Alpesca is a company committed with the environment
with a clear understanding that its future depends on
the application of this philosophy. To this end it has
a policy of sustainable development, responsible fishing
practices, total treatment of plant effluents, both
fluid and solid and is equipped with the installations
and technology to achieve this goal.
Additionally ALPESCA strictly follows the guidelines
and regulations of environmental control and of the
Argentine maritime authorities.
Having a clear understanding of the importance people
have in our industry and in order to be properly positioned
in the future in terms of the professional and technical
skill and expertise required, the company has engaged
international consultants in charge of transferring
know how to help us achieve world standards. This policy
has raised the professional level of our staff and created
motivation and commitment. Over 1200 people currently
make up Alpesca’s team.