Falklands Committee Describes Seasonal Squid Harvest This Year as “Exceptional”

About 17,000 tons had been taken by August 24.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Falkland Islands' second Loligo squid fishing season this year has had an “exceptional start” the Director of Natural Resources Dr. Andrea Clausen told the Fisheries Committee last Thursday.

About 17,000 tons of the mollusk had been taken by August 24.

The committee was also given a scientific presentation on a biomass survey in July that indicated that the total biomass of loligo in Falklands waters (92,194 tons) was the second highest for the second season since 2006 (second only to 2018).

However, Dr Alexander Arkhipkin explained that high biomass did not necessarily mean . . .

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