Landing & trading
Depending on the product and its purpose (fresh or frozen), the steel hull fleet with its primarily processing and chilling-freezing installations on board can be out of sea for one to 50 days. The small wind motioned vessels must come back to shore at the same day. Landing areas are all along the northern Brazilian coast. The small sail and wooden hull vessels can arrive anywhere while the bigger vessels must go to bigger harbors or even to private landing places like of Pesqueira Maguary, the Kowalsky Group and Pesquiera Pioneira. Main landing ports for the larger industrial fishing vessels are located can be found at the following cities: Belém, Camocim, Natal, Vitória, Rio de Janeiro and Niterói, Santos and Guarujá, Itajaí and Navegante and Rio Grande (The Brazil Business, 2014). The bigger vessels bring the primarily processed fish and shrimp on land where there are two options: to bring it to their own next-door processing plants or to be sold to processing plants of third parties or wholesalers/traders. The smaller artisanal boats bring the product on land at small coastal ports where the fish and shrimps are traded on the same spot to processing plants, wholesalers/traders and local restaurants.