Argentina's squid catch increased by 62.5%

Published May 19, 2024

Tridge summary

The Argentine squid fishing fleet has seen a significant increase in harvest compared to 2023, with a 50% increase in average daily output and a total catch that surged by 62.5%. As of April 22, the cumulative catch reached 108,861 tons, with 96% of fishing activities concentrated in the management area south of 44 degrees south latitude. The trawl fleet alone caught 20,622 tons of squid, nearly three times the catch from the same period last year. Additionally, the research team reported the presence of 213 vessels in the Southern Management Unit's EEZ and foreign vessels operating in disputed areas, alongside finding that the average size and weight of the squid caught this season have improved.
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Original content

Compared with 2023, the harvest of this fishing season is more impressive. Specifically, the fleet's average daily output increased by 50%, and the total catch increased by 62.5%. This achievement was achieved under the stable operation of 70 fishing vessels. The research team deeply analyzed the fishing data, biological samples and operating area information of the Argentine squid fishing fleet, and estimated the number of vessels operating inside and outside the exclusive economic zone and in the disputed waters with the United Kingdom. The data shows that as of April 22, the cumulative catch has reached 108,861 tons, with an average daily catch of 24 tons. It is worth mentioning that 96% All fishing activities are concentrated in the management area south of 44 degrees south latitude. Looking back to last year, INIDEP summarized the fishing situation in the first 15 weeks in the technical report submitted on April 10. Current data shows that the number of voyages and fishing ...
Source: Foodmate
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