'Disastrous' Argentine Squid Opening Drives Prices Up Further
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [UndercurrentNews.com] by Alicia Villegas April 26, 2016
Argentine authorities had to bring forward the opening of the squid fishing in the north, but the measure has not helped catchers to land more volumes.
"Squid fishing is disastrous; a few days after the opening of the fishery, there were catches from 20 metric tons to 30t, but we have seen catches decrease to about 5t per day recently," said Juan Redini, president of the Argentine's chamber of squid shipowners (CAPA, in Spanish).
"So far this year, catches have gone down by, at least, 60% to about 20,000t. In 2015, we managed to catch about 130,000t, but it is more than likely we won't see these volumes this year," Redini, who is also chairman of Pesquera Buenavista, told Undercurrent News.
"The fishery of the north area was opened earlier than usual, but the season might finish soon due to the low catches," he said....
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