Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands
Tuesday, August 19th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

South Africa joins in chase for Uruguayan poacher

South Africa has joined Australia in the hunt for a South American vessel fleeing sub-Antarctic waters with what is believed to be a valuable cargo of illegally-caught Patagonian toothfish, official said yesterday.

Tuesday, August 19th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News

Headlines:
LAN Chile couldn't unload the cargo; High winds moved MPA dish; Harbour news.

Monday, August 18th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

DAP Airways incorporates 50 seats Dash-7

Punta Arenas DAP Airways will be receiving on lease at the end of September a 50 seats refurbished De Havilland Dash-7 that will be used this summer for charter flights to Antarctica and possibly other destinations such as the Falklands.

Monday, August 18th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Regional News from Pta. Arenas.

Headlines:
Marine Biology PhD course in Punta Arenas
“Ladies exotic adventure”
Ostrich “delicatessen”.

Friday, August 15th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Penguin News Friday 15th update

Headlines: Argentine Presidential visit could be helpful believes FCO official; Planned merge for FIG departments?; Bill Rammell to visit; Possible restructure for PWD; Inside Penguin News: Page 2:Twilight row.Page 3:Antarctic flight.Page 5:Weddings.Page 7:'Open' FIG?

Friday, August 15th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Antarctic flight collects Kirsty's body

THE British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Dash-7 aircraft used to retrieve the body of scientist Kirsty Brown from Antarctica, landed safely back in the Islands yesterday afternoon.

Thursday, August 14th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Presidential support for Malvinas Monument welcomed by next-of-kin and veterans

President Nestor Kirchner's decision in support of the construction of a monument in memory of the Argentine dead of the 1982 South Atlantic War at Darwin Cemetery in the Falklands Islands was warmly greeted here by both the Families Commission that groups the next-of-kin of servicemen killed during the conflict and veterans.

Wednesday, August 13th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Two month San Matías Gulf hake ban

Argentine hake (Merluccius hubbsi) fishing is to be banned in the San Matías Gulf for two months as for October 1, to protect the species during its most important spawning period. Río Negro province Department of Production has decided to ban hake fishing in the gulf from October through November 30 in the Río Negro fishing reserve north of parallel 41º 30'.

Wednesday, August 13th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Controversy over scientific advice

Fishermen's associations are calling on the Galician government to launch an effective plan to guarantee the survival and growth of the region's coastal fisheries. The fishermen from northwest Spain argue that to achieve this goal, the Fisheries Department must carry out a detailed analysis not only of the biological aspects but also the technology, economics, and social aspects related to the industry.

Wednesday, August 13th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Landings in north Chile down 29.5%

Landings of fishery products in Chile's Region II were down 29.5% during the second quarter compared with the same period last year, according to National Fisheries Service (Sernapesca) data. The latest Sernapesca report shows that the total catch of pelagic species - anchovy, South American pilchard, horse mackerel and mackerel - came to 114,334 tonnes, which is 26.1% less than the total for April-June last year.

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