The Catch


Part II: Pota in Paita

Season 1, Ep. 2

On this week’s episode of The Catch, host Ruxandra Guidi and reporter Simeon Tegel continue to follow squid, or pota, as it's known locally in Peru. They hear from fisherman Armando Chinchay on how artisanal fishers are faring against larger industrial fleets. Then they head to two processing plants to speak to Gerardo Carrera of Produmar and Hector Olaya of Fisholg & Sons about how squid has changed the local and national economy. And finally, they speak to Juan Carlos Sueiro, Director of Fisheries at Oceana, about the state of squid in Peru.

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