The Argentine/Uruguay Joint Technical Commission for Maritime Front (CTMFM) ordered on Wednesday 31 August the closure of the squid (Illex argentinus) fishing season in the Common Fishing Zone.
According to Resolution 8/2011, published in the Official Gazette of Argentina, the decision was made based on the technical information provided by both countries in order to conserve the cephalopod.
The decision was communicated to Argentina’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and to Uruguay’s Ministry of Foreign Affair.
The Commission had decided to open the squid fishing season in the ZCP last first April.
According to data from the Undersecretary of Fisheries, between January first and 26 August, 69.618.1 tons of squid was landed in Argentine ports, a 59.8% increase over the same period a year ago, when 43.551.8 tons were landed.