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).