OUR FLEET

One of the subsidiaries of Grupo PINSA is Pesca Azteca, the most important fleet in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) for capturing Yellowfin Tuna, with operational headquarters in the port of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, in Mexico.

Pesca Azteca has 20 modern vessels that navigate and operate through satellites with the most sophisticated maritime communication electronic equipment and leading technology. The fishing method used is called purse seiner, and its haulage capacity per trip is between 350 and 1,200 tons.

INSTITUTIONAL VIDEO

3. THE NET IS LAUNCHED

The vessel releases the skiff from stern with an end of the net attached. The vessel continues to navigate with the other end of the net until they meet again forming a circumference of approximately 500 meters - diameter. The fish is virtually enclosed in a cylinder that has both the top and bottom opened.

To close the bottom edge, a steel wire is pulled through some rings that run by that end of the net. This creates a bag that finally entraps the tuna.