Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Description of Business and Organization (Details Textual)

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Description of Business and Organization (Details Textual) (USD $)
0 Months Ended 11 Months Ended
Jun. 19, 2013
Dec. 04, 2013
Dec. 31, 2014
Jun. 12, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Feb. 25, 2013
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]            
Ordinary shares, par value (in dollars per share)     $ 0.001us-gaap_CommonStockParOrStatedValuePerShare   $ 0.001us-gaap_CommonStockParOrStatedValuePerShare  
Percentage of ownership       35.00%us-gaap_EquityMethodInvestmentOwnershipPercentage    
Cost of fishing vessels $ 21,800,000pme_CostOfFishingVessels          
Additional Paid-in Capital [Member]            
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]            
Return of capital 139,000,000us-gaap_RelatedPartyTransactionPurchasesFromRelatedParty
/ us-gaap_StatementEquityComponentsAxis
= us-gaap_AdditionalPaidInCapitalMember
         
Retained Earnings [Member]            
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]            
Return of capital 249,300,000us-gaap_RelatedPartyTransactionPurchasesFromRelatedParty
/ us-gaap_StatementEquityComponentsAxis
= us-gaap_RetainedEarningsMember
         
Hong Long [Member]            
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]            
Business acquisition, Date of acquisition agreement Jun. 19, 2013          
Return of capital 388,300,000us-gaap_RelatedPartyTransactionPurchasesFromRelatedParty
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= pme_HongLongMember
         
Business combination, Consideration transferred $ 410,100,000us-gaap_BusinessCombinationConsiderationTransferred1
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= pme_HongLongMember
         
MS.PingLin [Member]            
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]            
Percentage of voting interests acquired 66.50%us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionPercentageOfVotingInterestsAcquired
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= pme_MspinglinMember
         
Other shareholders [Member]            
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]            
Percentage of voting interests acquired 33.50%us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionPercentageOfVotingInterestsAcquired
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= pme_OtherShareholdersMember
         
Mr.Zho [Member]            
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]            
Percentage of voting interests acquired 56.20%us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionPercentageOfVotingInterestsAcquired
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= pme_MrzhoMember
         
Pingtan Fishing [Member]            
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]            
Percentage of ownership   100.00%us-gaap_EquityMethodInvestmentOwnershipPercentage
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= pme_PingtanFishingMember
       
China Dredging Group Co Ltd [Member]            
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]            
Ordinary shares, par value (in dollars per share)           $ 0.001us-gaap_CommonStockParOrStatedValuePerShare
/ us-gaap_BusinessAcquisitionAxis
= pme_ChinaDredgingGroupCoLtdMember
Description of operating lease rights  
Operating rights of 20 vessels for a period of 25 years pursuant to a license agreement to Pingtan Fishing. Subsequent to the licensing of the operating rights, Pingtan Fishing is entitled to 100% operation and operating results from vessels from September 1, 2013 onwards. Hong Long was not able to transfer ownership of these 20 vessels to the Company since Hong Long received subsidies from China’s central government budget in 2012 for the construction of these 20 vessels and Hong Long received notification from the Government prohibiting the sale or transfer of ownership of these vessels for a period of 10 years for fishing vessels that have received such subsidies.