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Argentina bans Illex squid catches for 30 days: average size is below 800 grams

Wednesday, July 24th 2013 - 06:37 UTC
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Following on recommendations from scientific cruise surveys Argentina’s Federal Fisheries Council, CFP, decided to temporarily ban Illex squid catching operations, north of 44o South, with the purpose of giving the cephalopods time to increase in size. Read full article


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  • Anglotino

    The figures for catches doesn't add up.

    Is 390,000 tonnes an annual catch?

    Jul 24th, 2013 - 08:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999

    They are Argentinian “official statistics” - what else would you expect?

    Jul 24th, 2013 - 10:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    Just a sec, am I right in remembering that the Illex was the squid where the range straddles both Argentine and Falkland Islands water?

    That Argentina (last year?) deliberately extended the season on in order to put more pressure on the Falkland Islands?

    If so, the plan seems to be working as well as could be expected...

    Jul 24th, 2013 - 10:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    3 Rufus

    It followed the usual Dark Country logic of arsy-varsy! :o)

    Jul 24th, 2013 - 05:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    This report is verbatim from Fish Information & Services (, except for the last line where Mercopress have added '.. or plus 200 miles zone.' which really confuses interpretation.

    Jul 24th, 2013 - 06:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    That 30 days must be really important. Of course, it might take a few years to get the squid stocks back to “sustainable”. Who cares? Very important to show argieland raping the ocean. As a matter of interest, how many people reckon that, in a few years time, only “stupid” fish will enter argie waters? Of course, WE could always circle around. Dropping “useful” items. Chemical markers, useful beacons for guiding sharks, depth charges, military exercises in international waters. A few “tests” of cruise missiles.

    Jul 24th, 2013 - 07:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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