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Argentina claims squid catches in the South Atlantic have plummeted dramatically

Tuesday, October 4th 2016 - 11:31 UTC
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The president of Argentina's Chamber of Jiggers Fishing Vessels Ship-owners, Juan Redini, gave some alarming figures on squid catches in the South Atlantic during a presentation at Monday's cephalopod conference held in Vigo, Spain sponsored by FAO and the Conxemar frozen seafood exhibition. Read full article


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  • Pugol-H

    Wasn’t this the deliberate policy of CFK & Co, dramatically increasing the number of licences issued, overfishing with foreign boats, economic and environmental warfare against the Islanders?

    Can’t wait to hear Axel explain how this is all actually Macri’s fault, not CFK’s, who of course oversaw ever increasing amounts of squid being caught.

    Oct 04th, 2016 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    It is widely known that the squid have taken refuge in FALKLAND waters, after all they can swim can't they?

    Oct 04th, 2016 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    Argentina has regularly and persistently refused to enter any discussions to create a regional fisheries management organisation for the SW Atlantic.

    About as irresponsible as it gets.

    Oct 04th, 2016 - 07:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Amazing!!! -- The Argentine Fisheries have JUST found out that this
    last season was a disaster for the Ilex Fisheries!!
    Falklands realised that fact way back by late April and refunded licences to the companies. Maybe Arg./ Fisheries experts have yet to learn about the lifecycle of squid and how where they are and how abundant they are(as an annual species) depends on:
    Ocean Currents
    Sea Temperatures and varying depths

    And El Nino well buggered that all up this last time!

    But of course if Arg had not thrown the baby out of the pram on the fisheries conventions we had and the joint environmental and fish stock information exchanges - then they would have known all this same time as we did

    Oct 04th, 2016 - 08:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (4) Islander1

    You say...:
    “And El Niño well buggered that all up this last time!”

    I say...:
    El Niño had certainly some responsibility...
    At has your squatters licensing the extraction of ~800.000 tons of Illex during 2014 / 2015 seasons...
    That completely fucked the recruitment dynamics of them squid...

    But don't take me word for it...
    Read them articles about it here...:
    Or, if you prefer some glocal info, ask Sasha A...., preferably after he had a couple of pints at the Pub...

    Oct 05th, 2016 - 06:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GALlamosa

    #5 Your scientific understanding is about as good as your political understanding. Get back under your stone.

    Oct 05th, 2016 - 11:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “The foreign fleets compete against us. They are looking to maximize the number of catches with no respect to natural cycles of the species or conservation,” he said. “They are overfishing, well beyond sustainable limits”, stated Redini.”

    1.Try issuing fishing licenses.

    2.Get fishery patrol vessels and aircraft.

    3.Talk to the Falkland Islanders with a population of 3000 people who run the 2nd best managed fisheries conservation zone in the world, whilst a country, population, 40,000,000, can't work it out.

    4.Silly me, 3 is irrelevant because Argentina believes fairy stories that the Falkland Islanders don't exist.

    Oct 05th, 2016 - 11:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    @5 Think

    I think pretty much gave up on any claim of being mistaken for an impartial source a couple of years ago, when their chairman and cofounder (Andres Loubet Jambert) began proselytizing the case for the Falklands becoming part of Argentina (oddly enough he's an Argentine citizen).

    His master plan on how to get territory which isn't theirs, and whose population is manifestly opposed to becoming part of Argentina by appealing to “the people” was threefold:
    1) Carry out a census of the Falklands (despite this already being done, and the summaries published online, by the Falkland Islanders)
    2) Set up a land registry (despite the fact that it would be meaningless, as the definitive registry is run by the Falkland Islands Government)
    3) Police the fisheries (despite the fact that they are already policed both by the Falkland Islands Government and the Royal Navy, either of which represents more ability to actually police the waters than Argentina can manage, and without sinking fishing vessels and killing or injuring their crew)

    Oct 05th, 2016 - 12:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @5 Think
    Of course, nothing to do with hordes of foreign boats licensed by CFK, hoovering up everything in the Ocean. Must be the Islanders carefully regulated industry.

    Like I said “not CFK’s fault, who of course oversaw ever increasing amounts of squid being caught”.

    Oct 05th, 2016 - 02:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • BrianF.I

    @5 what did Sasha A say to you?

    Oct 05th, 2016 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (10) ваше здоровье...

    Oct 05th, 2016 - 08:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islander1

    Think- sustainability of a squid fisheries has all to do with biomass at the END of the season. Not many squid there - means lower surviving numbers at season end = lower breeding = lower harvest numbers next season.
    When that shows signs of happening Falklands closed season and refunds ships
    This did not happen in 2014 nor 2015 - but the climatic effects I mentioned did indeed happen late 2015 and early 2016.

    Oct 07th, 2016 - 02:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (12) Islander1

    As the numbers on the article above clearly show...:
    “2015 season when reported catches in Argentina reached an estimated 110,000 tons while in the Falklands/Malvinas 350,000 tons.”

    During the 2014 and 2015 seasons you Kelpers licensed the fisheries as if it was no tomorrow... nor a World outside...

    You licensed the vacuum cleaning of the sea without taking in consideration ponderables as the lower catches outside your Pirate EEZ... not allowing a compensatory higher rate of squid escapement in the Malvinas Area...

    .Nor did you consider “Half-Ponderables” as el Niño, a recurrent climate phenomenon already weighted in by serious fisheries managements....

    Oct 07th, 2016 - 06:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Don Alberto

    2012.08.31: Falklands claim Argentina wants to decimate Illex squid fishery: “environmental terrorism”

    2013.10.28: Argentina's nine month squid exports reach 91.277 tons, up 43.7% over 2012

    2014.01.26: Argentine squid exports increased 84% last year compared to 2012

    2014.01.14: Falklands fisheries will come under attack from Argentina so as to 'strangle the Islands'' economy

    2013.10.01: Argentina’s squid fisheries policy “inconsistent and unsustainable” says expert

    Oct 11th, 2016 - 04:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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