Recently updated data by the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) points to Chinese domination in waters of the Southwestern Atlantic (Zone 41).

The fisheries superpower, with the largest fleet in the world, landed over 127 thousand tonnes of illex and loligo squid in 2018, exceeding the catches of the Spanish fleet by almost 18%.

In the medium term, China will also have its own mega-port in Uruguay, which will allow it to consolidate its superiority.