Fisheries

Fisheries
Monday, June 13th 2016 - 17:20 UTC

Chilean salmon industry controversy over the use of antibiotics

Figures from 46 salmon companies, operating in freshwater and the sea, pushed the consumption rate per ton of salmon to its highest point: 660 grams per ton.

The use of antibiotics in the Chilean salmon industry reached 557 tons in 2015, according to the latest report of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (SERNAPESCA), a figure consolidating the tendency to their intensive use over the past five years.

Wednesday, June 8th 2016 - 20:56 UTC

Port state measures crucial weapon to support world's first illegal fishing treaty

 “This is a great day in the continuing effort to build sustainable fisheries that can help feed the world,” said FAO Director-General Graziano da Silva

A groundbreaking international accord aimed at stamping out illegal fishing went into effect on Sunday and is now legally binding for the 29 countries and a regional organization that have adhered to it.

Sunday, June 5th 2016 - 23:22 UTC

Brewery creates organic six-pack rings to protect sea life

Plastic rings, untold numbers of which end up in rivers and oceans, can be fatal traps for fish, turtles and sea birds

A Florida brewery in the United States has done something bold to try to help the environment: replacing the plastic six-pack rings that can harm sea life with edible ones. Plastic rings, untold numbers of which end up in rivers and oceans, can be fatal to animals like fish, turtles and birds, and Saltwater Brewery thought there had to be a better way.

Friday, June 3rd 2016 - 06:40 UTC

Falklands are “my homeland”, with the right to freely choose our own future

Ms. Krysteen Ormond, JP, Falkland Islands Government Representative to the United Nations Decolonization Committee

The Falklands are a people, “my homeland”, with the right to freely choose our own future, as enshrined as leading principle in the UN Charter and safeguarded by the several covenants on civil and political rights, said Falklands' government representative Krysteen Ormond addressing the Pacific Regional Seminar of the C24, Special Decolonization Committee.

Tuesday, May 31st 2016 - 19:25 UTC

Falklands state of the nation: economic challenges but also hopes of a productive relationship with Argentina

Governor Colin Roberts CVO addresses the Legislative Assembly with the annual report on the state of the nation

The Falkland Islands finances remain robust despite a future of domestic and overseas challenges, but on the other hand recent developments in Argentina have opened hopes for a productive, closer relationship with the South American continent, said Governor Colin Roberts in his annual speech on the state of the nation.

Tuesday, May 31st 2016 - 18:11 UTC

Argentina and China address fishing vessels poaching in the South Atlantic

In mid-March the sinking of the Chinese vessel Lu Yan Yuan 010 when fishing in Argentina's EEZ triggered a surge in diplomatic discussions.

The Argentine news agency Pescare reports that the repeated illegal incursion of Asian vessels in Argentina's Exclusive Economic Zone prompted the issue to be addressed during the recent meeting of the bilateral Argentina/China Subcommittee on Fisheries.

Tuesday, May 31st 2016 - 17:30 UTC

FAO sponsored illegal fishing accord scheduled to become law on 5 June; 30 countries have adhered

Each year, IUU fishing is responsible for annual catches of up to 26 million tons, with a value of up to US$ 23 billion.

Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing is about to become much more difficult thanks to the imminent entry into force of the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), a ground-breaking international accord championed by FAO.

Tuesday, May 31st 2016 - 07:36 UTC

Poor squid season hits Argentina's seafood exports in first quarter

Squid not only had a bad season, but sales dropped 47.4% over the same period the previous year. However the improved price 29%, meant revenue fell by 32.2%.

Argentina's Under Secretariat of Fisheries reported that landings between January first and 30 April plummeted19.3% but exports in the first quarter achieved significant growth in foreign currency: 16.2%, with a slight increase in volume 1.7%. The poor landings are attributed to a “terrible” squid season, while the jump in export value was supported by extraordinary sales of shrimp.

Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 06:50 UTC

Magallanes region expanded 6.3% in the first quarter boosted by fisheries and construction

Manufacturing was concentrated in fish and sea food elaboration and packing, plus the chemistry industry, and artisanal beer

Magallanes region in the extreme south of Chile reported an economic activity of 6.3% during the first quarter of the year, according to the country's stats office, INE, only behind Atacama, 8.9% and Maule, 7.2%.

Wednesday, May 25th 2016 - 18:04 UTC

Cephalopods numbers have increased over the last six decades, says Adelaide university study

To investigate long-term trends in cephalopod abundance, the study’s authors compiled a global database of cephalopod catch rates from 1953 to 2013.

According to a new study published in the journal Current Biology, cephalopods’ numbers have increased in the world’s oceans over the past six decades. Cephalopods are a diverse group of highly developed mollusks that includes squid, cuttlefish, octopuses and nautiloids.

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