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Friday Squid Blogging: China’s Squid Fishing Ban Ineffective

China’s pilot program banning squid fishing in certain parts of the south-west Atlantic Ocean and eastern Pacific Ocean has been found to be ineffective. The conservation group Oceana analyzed the data and discovered that Chinese fleets were not fishing in those areas during the specified months anyway. In the south-west Atlantic moratorium area, no fishing activities were conducted by Chinese fleets in the same time period in 2019. Similarly, in the eastern Pacific zone, China’s fishing fleet only fished for 38 hours in the year before the ban was introduced. Oceana’s campaign director, Max Valentine, highlighted that ending squid fishing in areas where there is no fishing does nothing to protect squid.

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Key Points:
1. China’s squid fishing ban in certain ocean areas has been found ineffective.
2. Oceana’s analysis revealed that Chinese fleets were not fishing in those areas during the specified months.
3. In the south-west Atlantic, no fishing activities were conducted by Chinese fleets in the same time period in 2019.
4. China’s fishing fleet only fished for 38 hours in the year before the ban was introduced in the eastern Pacific zone.
5. Ending squid fishing in areas where there is no fishing does not protect squid.

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