Japan sets record-low squid quota following poor 2019 landings

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February 19, 2020
Japan’s Fisheries Agency announced on 30 January that it will set a record low total allowable catch for Japanese flying squid (Todarodes pacificus) of 57,000 metric tons (MT) for the 2020 fishing season, following the poor 2019 harvest. The TAC for the season, which runs from 20 April, 2020, to 21 March, 2021, is 15 percent lower than that for the 2019 fishing year, which was the previous low. Japan’s landings of frozen squid in 2019 fell to 80 percent that of the previous year, and was the…
Contributing Editor reporting from Osaka, Japan

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