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18 Jan

Source: The Maritime Executive On a sunny day in June 2019, the seven crew members of the artisanal fishing boat Mercedes Rosario spotted big international vessels off Peru’s Pacific coast. Captain Jorge Jacinto Galán decided to anchor nearby and wait for nightfall, when these vessels turn on their powerful lights to attract Humboldt squid in large numbers. […]

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15 Jan

Source: Science Authors: Andrew F. Johnson and Susanna Lidstrom Since the 1980s, China has developed into the most important player in global capture fisheries; the country now catches about 15% of the global total. As scientists and environmental groups called for an end to harmful fishing subsidies, China spent US$5.89 billion in 2018—more than twice […]

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