Tighter fishing restrictions urged in Argentina


As they’ve pitched their products around the world in recent years, companies in Argentina’s fishing sector have adopted the words emblazoned on the official seal of the country’s Fishing Undersecretariat: “Argentine sea, wild and southern.” The marketing appears to have produced results. According to government figures, exports by Argentina’s fishing industry in 2013 topped US$1.5 billion for the first time ever, then did so again in 2014. The exports in metric tonnage totaled 504,165 in 2013 and 493,244 in 2014, with shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri), hake (Merluccius hubbsi) and squid (Illex argentinus) among the principal species represented in shipments of fish and shellfish to customers that included Spain, Japan, China, Italy, Brazil, the United States and France. Argentina’s own food market, typically dominated by beef... [Log in to read more]

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