FUZHOU, China, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. (Nasdaq: PME), ("Pingtan," or the "Company"), a global fishing company based in the People's Republic of China (PRC), announced today that the Argentina squid catches from 15 squid jigging vessels that the Company deployed in the fishing grounds located in the waters of the Southwest Atlantic Ocean have been transported back to Mawei Port in Fuzhou of China via refrigerated transport vessel.
The transport vessel loaded with the catches entered the Chinese territorial waters in late August 2020 and started unloading early this morning. The total landing catches of Argentina squid is over 5100 tons, valuing over USD$20 million based on current market price of about $4 per kg. The catches will be unloaded and delivered to the Company's warehouse in about a week.
Mr. Xinrong Zhuo, Chairman and CEO of the Company, commented: "Argentina squid is one of our key products for the second half of the year and we will complete the unloading and warehouse-in procedures during the China's Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays. Compared to other varieties of squid, Argentina squid better meets the taste of the Chinese people and its market price is relatively higher. We believe the sale of this product will have a positive impact on our operating results for the upcoming quarter."
Pingtan is a global fishing company engaging in ocean fishing through its subsidiary, Fujian Provincial Pingtan County Ocean Fishing Group Co., Ltd., or Pingtan Fishing.
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