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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