Industrial fishermen report jumbo flying squid abundance
Monday, April 20, 2015, 00:20 (GMT + 9)
A group of workers from the fishing industry engaged in catching jumbo flying squid (Dosidicus gigas) ensures that there is still an overabundance of this cephalopod in the Bío Bío Region, where they operate.
According to the pilots of the ship Sumar I, who captured jumbo flying squid until the quota ran out in late March, performed fishing activities west of Tumbes and San Vicente, 25 or 30 miles, in periods of 12-13 hours.
They stated that with one or two complete sets they succeeded in finishing 105-110 tonnes capacity and returned "with squid being 40 kilos on average, 90 centimetres to a metre in size."
But they had to stop fishing just as a peak abundance of jumbo flying squid was recorded, a situation that they estimate will remain for a while, as in August the resource starts to move away and sizes are smaller, Aqua informed.
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