Argentine fishing generates employment, foreign exchange and faces the environmental challenge
Innovation & Technology
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Published Dec 4, 2023
Marine scientist Ana Parma argues that while there are legitimate concerns about the environmental impact of trawling, there are other economic activities, such as energy and manufacturing, that generate greater pollution. Fishing in Argentina is not only a significant source of income and employment, but also generates foreign exchange for the country through seafood exports. Parma suggests that fishing can be managed sustainably with effective regulations and the involvement of fishing communities to minimize negative impacts on marine ecosystems.
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Fishing in the Argentine Republic is not only an important source of income through seafood exports, but also plays a crucial role in generating both direct and indirect employment. Thousands of fishermen and workers in the fishing industry find employment in the capture, processing and marketing of fishery products. In addition, the value chain associated with fishing generates indirect employment in sectors such as transportation, manufacturing and commerce. In contrast to other economic activities, such as the energy and manufacturing industries, fishing is not only a significant source of employment, but also generates foreign exchange for the country. Exports of seafood products exceed 2 billion dollars, contributing to improving the trade balance and strengthening the national economy. Ana Parma argues that, although it is necessary to address the environmental impacts of trawling, it is also important to consider the most polluting activities in Argentina and in the world. ...