Friday Squid Blogging: China Closing Its Squid Spawning Grounds
China is prohibiting squid fishing in two areas—both in international waters—for two seasons, to give squid time to recover and reproduce.
This is the first time China has voluntarily imposed a closed season on the high seas. Some experts regard it as an important step forward in China’s management of distant-water fishing (DWF), and crucial for protecting the squid fishing industry. But others say the impact will be limited and that stronger oversight of fishing vessels is needed, or even a new fisheries management body specifically for squid.
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