Concerns about this situation are well-established among those companies (mostly from Spain) that have been historically using this species as the major source of raw material for their business and also for those with fishing assets on the fishing grounds of Argentina. That was the subject of a recent meeting SFP held with Iberconsa, Cabomar, Congalsa, and Nueva Pescanova a few weeks before the CONXEMAR trade show. The show itself proved to be a great opportunity to expand this conversation with others that are facing similar future scenarios and are willing to use their weight and influence to create a competitive Argentine Shortfin Squid sustainability racing team.
The warm-up has finished and the sustainable squid race has started, with rewards from the markets. Nevertheless, the journey for major runners will be hard and will require international cooperation and agreements in order to secure a winning sustainable future.