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Uruguay and Argentina ban hake and squid captures in shared waters

Friday, October 2nd 2015 - 05:52 UTC
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In the case of hake, the fishing ban will last until 31 December while for the squid it will be valid until 30 April, 2016. In the case of hake, the fishing ban will last until 31 December while for the squid it will be valid until 30 April, 2016.

The Joint Technical Commission for the Maritime Front (CTMFM) announced a ban on hake (Merluccius hubbsi) and squid (Illex argentinus) capture in the Common Fishing Zone of Uruguay and Argentina as of Thursday October first.

 In the case of hake, the fishing ban will last until 31 December while for the squid it will be valid until 30 April, 2016.

According to Resolution 9/15 CTMFM, fishing ban directed for the species illex squid in the Common Fishing Zone aims at “protecting the present levels of juveniles for the 2016 season.”

As for the ban on hubbsi hake, which is set every year in the common area, its implementation is intended to protect concentrations of breeding adults and juveniles of this species.

Resolution 10/15 CTMFM specifies that the area where fishing for hake is prohibited spans between the following geographical positions:

• 34°50'S - 52°57'W
• 35°12'S - 52°22'W
• 36°27'S - 53°45'W
• 37°10'S - 54°20'W
• 36°36'S - 55°02'W

In this sector only pelagic fishing will be permitted, exclusively performed with mid-water nets and during daytime. CTMFM warns that violation of these prohibitions will be considered a serious breach and effectively fined. (FIS).

Categories: Fisheries, Argentina, Uruguay.

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  • ChrisR

    If it wasn't for TMBOA encouraging the argie fleet to 'catch them all' there wouldn't be the need for a ban.

    Argies: they can always be relied on to do the wrong thing, lie through their teeth and fuck everything up.

    Quite why the 25M level-headed Argentines put up with it is beyond me.

    Oct 02nd, 2015 - 07:01 pm 0
  • ynsere

    Do the Uruguayans and Argentines have the resources and budget to enforce the ban?

    Oct 02nd, 2015 - 10:56 pm 0
  • Enrique Massot

    #1 ChrisR
    “...why the 25M level-headed Argentines put up with it is beyond me.”
    Of course. As usual, Chris is prolific in epithets but short in reasoning, and therefore unable to understand what's going on in Argentina.
    What he calls “putting up with” is justified support for a government that has done what no previous governments have done; prioritize the country's interests and put at their place those who were too used to rule from outside.

    Oct 03rd, 2015 - 03:17 am 0
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