Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Tuesday, January 28th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Chilean Fishing industry cautious

The Chilean Senate's approval of the Free Trade and Political Association Agreement (FTA) with the European Union has increased concerns in the fishing industry that the fisheries chapter may compromise the country's maritime sovereignty, despite Presidential assurances on the contrary.

Monday, January 27th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Successful Halibut experiment

The Fisheries Department of Magallanes University has successfully farmed Canadian Halibut specimens in a pilot project in Bahía Laredo, a few miles away from Punta Arenas.

Monday, January 27th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Breaking News

Headlines: Puerto Madryn is Chilean; Sea Sciences Congreso.

Friday, January 24th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Penguin News Update

Headlines: Falklands CPA talks to include'Islands Plan'; Successful seminar for South Georgia; Plastic problems; Commercial charter to replace Tristar; Cruise visit update; Sports on weekend.

Friday, January 24th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Actualización Penguin News

Titulares: Conferencia parlamentaria tratará el plan de desarrollo de Falklands; Exitoso seminario para Georgia del Sur; Problemas con el plástico; Charter comercial reemplaza al Tristar; Visitas de cruceros; Deportes de fin de semana.

Thursday, January 23rd 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Furious with “The New York Times”

Tourist operators in Punta Arenas are furious with an article published in “The New York Times”, followed by some comments in “La Nación”, from Buenos Aires and even with ?Chilean president Ricardo Lagos.

Wednesday, January 22nd 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Fisheries News

Headlines: Boom squid harvest forecasted; Argentina creates fisheries policy board; Prestige damages reach a billion EUR; Brazil finances fishing fleet; South Korea and Russia agree fishing quotas; Low catches may trigger shrimp ban; Chile supports coastal fishermen; Peru catches Ecuadorian vessels poaching; Decommissioning on cards for Prime Ministerial talks;

Wednesday, January 22nd 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Falklands veteran Weston opposes Iraq War

A famous veteran of the 1982 Falklands War, Simon Weston, has joined other military figures in opposing a war against Iraq. And he has again attacked the British Government for being prepared to send troops into battle, at risk of their lives, with what has been widely condemned as faulty equipment, such as the SA80 rifle, prone to jamming in Afghanistan.

Monday, January 20th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Regional News from Pta. Arenas.

Headlines: Lan Chile raises fares; Pivcevic heads Development Corporation; Encouraging season; Scientific meeting in Punta Arenas; Chilean bankers optimistic.

Sunday, January 19th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Fisheries News

Headlines: EU preferential tariffs for Argentine fishery; New Zealand welcomes Europe's CFP policy; Galician industry divided over re-opening fisheries; Good catching year in north Chile


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