Tracing the journey of squid—a $500 million industry in Peru—hundreds of miles from home isn’t as simple as it seems.
In Part III of our series, host Ruxandra Guidi and reporter Simeon Tegel return to Lima, Peru, to hear from officials and NGOs on how sustainability could be improved. Voices in this episode include Cpt. Jesus Menacho of the Peruvian Coast Guard and Alfonso Miranda, the president of Calamasur. They speak to Carlos Martín Salazar at the Instituto del Mar del Perú about ways to improve sustainability with data. And finally, they hear from Patricia Majluf, a well-known conservationist and senior scientist at Oceana, who dared to take on the fishing industry and rein in overfishing as a former Peruvian vice minister of fisheries.
About The Catch: Coming up on this season of The Catch, we head to the Upper Gulf of California, to see what a porpoise, a fish whose bladder fetches tens of thousands of dollars on the black market, and the highly desirable—and delicious—colossal shrimp tell us about the complicated world of fishing. This spring, Foreign Policy is partnering with the Walton Family Foundation for season two of The Catch, hosted by Ruxandra Guidi. We'll hear how local fishermen are caught between providing for their families and protecting marine habitats. And how governments, importers, and consumers all have a role in returning balance to the Upper Gulf of California. Follow and listen to The Catch in Spanish and English wherever you get your podcasts. Listen to The Catch in Spanish here. See All Episodes
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Part 6: The Future
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Part 5: Pressure Points
Learn what importers and consumers can do to improve sustainability.
Part 4: The Cartel of the Sea
And how the weak response from the Mexican government is impacting local fishers.