Negotiators fail to rein in China's growing squid fleet

MIAMI (AP) - Negotiators from the U.S., China and 13 other governments failed to take action to protect threatened squid stocks on the high seas off South America amid a recent surge in activity by China's distant fishing fleet of more than 700 ships targeting squid in 2020.

The South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization, or SPRFMO, is charged with ensuring the conservation and sustainable fishing off the west coast of South America.

At the SPRFMO's annual meeting that ended Jan. 28, Ecuador and the European Union proposed measures that would require all ships to have observers o...


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