South America squid left exposed amid surge in China fishing

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Sat, 2022-01-29 06:51

MIAMI, US: Negotiators from the US, China and 13 other governments failed to take action to protect threatened squid stocks on the high seas off South America amid a recent surge in activity by China’s distant water fishing fleet.
The South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization, or SPRFMO, is charged with ensuring the conservation and sustainable fishing off the west coast of South America.

The Chinese squid fishing vessel Fu Yuan Yu 7880 sails on the Pacific Ocean on July 18, 2021. (AP file photo)
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