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Montevideo, September 23rd 2018 - 08:39 UTC

Tag: squid

  • Monday, August 6th 2018 - 07:01 UTC

    Spanish sea produce canning sector exports Euros 406 million in five months; 11% squid

    Canned tuna remains the main product marketed worldwide by the sector of canned and prepared products of the Spanish industry

    Exports of canned, semi-preserved and prepared fish and shellfish experienced an increase of 3.85% in volume and 7.41% in value during the first five months of this year compared to the same period of the previous year. Between January and May, Spain exported 86,732 tons valued at more than Euros 406 million, according to the canning association ANFACO-CECOPESCA.

  • Tuesday, March 6th 2018 - 09:31 UTC

    Argentine seafood exports in 2017 totaled 475,591 tons and US$ 1,8bn

    Shrimp and squid catches contributed the most to last year's figures. However fish sales decreased in volume and in value

    Argentine seafood exports grew by almost 7% in volume and around 16% in dollar value during 2017, according to the final figures published by the Under-secretariat of Fisheries in its latest Report. Data from the Economics Department, based on information from INDEC shows that fisheries exports totaled US$ 1,978bn, a 16.4% higher compared to 2016, while the volume was up 6.9% to 475,591 tons.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 09:13 UTC

    Good start for Argentine squid season: daily average catches of 28 to 35 tons

    The size of squid is also better than at the start of last year's season, with predominance of sizes S (between 150 and 200 grams), and double S.

    The squid fishing season in the South Atlantic, operating with Argentine licenses, has started with good prospects and a moderate optimism of the sector. During the first week jiggers reported daily average catches that oscillated between 28 and 35 tons, according to Pescare, an Argentine fish industry publication. .

  • Friday, August 18th 2017 - 09:24 UTC

    Falklands: Outwitting canny fur seals feasting on abundant Loligo

    Seal exclusion device with escape hatch at the top of net

    Falkland Islands Senior Fisheries Scientist Dr Alexander Arkhipkin explains the habits of fur seals and the efforts undertaken to reduce by-catch in the Loligo fishery. Stocks of Falkland calamari (Loligo) are very prolific this year.

  • Tuesday, December 13th 2016 - 16:17 UTC

    Sorry, “no fish and chips, what about some squid and chips”; UK waters warming

    Squid and other fish that thrive in warmer waters, such as sardines and anchovy, are flourishing around the North Sea, according to fisheries data.

    The traditional British fish supper could be replaced by the likes of squid as the waters around the UK's shores grow warmer, say government scientists. Squid and other fish that thrive in warmer waters, such as sardines and anchovy, are flourishing around the North Sea, according to fisheries data. Squid are now being caught at 60% of survey stations in the North Sea, compared with 20% in the 1980s, but the likes of cod are heading north, away from British waters.

  • Monday, February 1st 2016 - 07:00 UTC

    Spanish scientists analyze European and veined squid diets

    Although their bathymetric distribution overlaps, European squid prefers shallow waters, while veined squid generally moves in deeper water over the slope.

    A group of Spanish scientists has analyzed for the first time the European and veined squid diet in the Mediterranean. European squid (Loligo vulgaris) and veined squid (Loligo forbesii) are two morphologically nearly identical species that inhabit the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.

  • Thursday, July 3rd 2014 - 06:45 UTC

    Argentine squid industry concerned with a significant drop in prices

    Argentina total landings of squid between January first and 13 June reached 133.087 tons according to official stats

    A significant decline in catches of squid (Illex argentinus) in Argentine waters at the end of the season, has forced the return to port of several Argentine flagged jiggers, according to a report this week from the country's Coast Guard station in Mar del Plata.

  • Friday, June 20th 2014 - 06:29 UTC

    Antibiotic-resistant “superbug” detected South Korea raw squid

    The strain of bacteria found is resistant to carbapenems, a class of antibiotics used to treat life-threatening infections. (Pic Fox News)

    A dangerous antibiotic-resistant “superbug” has been found in the North American food supply for the first time, according to researchers from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • Wednesday, May 7th 2014 - 01:44 UTC

    Falklands: Slow start but sprint finish for 2014 squid fishery

    Up to now 187,500 tons of Illex have been caught in Falkland waters, making it the second best Illex catch after the bumper year of 1999.

    In the last 25 years, the squid fishery has been one of the major contributors to the economy of the Falkland Islands. It is unique in the world as about 80 per cent of the total annual catch is squid. Both Illex and Loligo squid have annual life cycles, with a new generation recruiting into the fishery every year

  • Monday, March 31st 2014 - 12:01 UTC

    Falklands reports record catches of Loligo and Illex squid

    Last Sunday the 16 vessels total catch was 1.102 tons

    Falkland Islands is reporting record catches of Illex and Loligo squid this season. News first arrived last Sunday when it was announced that local jiggers had caught the highest daily catch and highest catch rate of Loligo squid since at least 2000.

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