Report: "Hidden" Fishing Vessels May be Invading Argentina’s Waters

A new report released by the environmental NGO Oceana finds that hundreds of foreign fishing vessels, primarily Chinese, have been exploiting the waters off Argentina and often disappearing from AIS tracking. These distant-water fishing vessels mainly target shortfin squid, which are vital in supporting other commercial and recreational fisheries such as tuna and swordfish.

The report analyzed fishing activity along the edge of Argentina’s South Atlantic EEZ from January 2018 to April 2021....

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