Fisheries

Fisheries
Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - 09:49 UTC

Great future for aquaculture forecasts FAO; record output of 66.5m tons in 2012

Global per capita fish consumption increased from 9.9 kilograms in 1970 to 19.1 kilograms in 2012, although rates vary substantially by and within regions

Fish farming will likely grow more than expected in the coming decade, offering a chance for improved nutrition for millions of people, especially in Asia and Africa, according to a new report, from FAO.

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - 07:51 UTC

Greenpeace condemns Japan’s rush to resume Antarctic whaling

Japan’s new program sets a quota of 333 minke whales, no fin whales and no humpback whales from 2015 to 2026.

Greenpeace on Tuesday condemned the Government of Japan's rush to resume Antarctic whaling and called on them to abide by world opinion and the clearly expressed desires of the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

Thursday, November 6th 2014 - 08:12 UTC

Greenpeace names twenty “monster vessels, the scourge of the oceans”

Spain figures with five names, of which two are from Galicia,: Eirado do Costal, with home port in Cangas, and Playa de Tambo, based in Marin.

Five fishing vessels from Spain are among the 20 most destructive community fishing vessels in the European Union, according to a new report from the environmental organization Greenpeace. Out of the five, two are from Galicia,: Eirado do Costal, with home port in Cangas, and Playa de Tambo, based in Marin.

Thursday, November 6th 2014 - 08:02 UTC

Australia confident of Antarctic Marine Protected Areas approval in 2015

“While Australia is disappointed consensus was not achieved, we are pleased about the constructive nature of the discussions” Dr Fleming said.

Australia will continue to push for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) off East Antarctica despite the proposal not being adopted at the annual Commission for the Conservation of the Antarctic Marine Living Resources, (CCAMLR) which last month met in Hobart, Tasmania.

Wednesday, November 5th 2014 - 03:34 UTC

Scottish minister explores fisheries and trade opportunities in Chile

Minister Paul Wheelhouse with Under-Secretary of Energy, Jimena Jara.

Scottish Minister for Environment and Climate Change Paul Wheelhouse visited Puerto Montt and Santiago to strengthen links with Chile on fisheries and climate change. Chile and Scotland have two of the largest global aquaculture industries.

Tuesday, November 4th 2014 - 05:05 UTC

Falklands have a per capita GDP “ten times higher than Argentina”

According to the Yearbook in the last five years the Islands' GDP has expanded 11% per year until 2012 and an even higher percentage can be expected for 2013

Argentina's financial daily, El Cronista Comercial has published two articles on the Falkland Islands based on data from the 2014 Statistical Yearbook stating that the Islands enjoy a GDP per capita several times higher than Argentina and that the economy has been expanding at 11% annually since 2008.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 21:56 UTC

AOA calls on CCAMLR to agree on marine protection of the Ross Sea and East Antarctica

A joint US-NZ proposal to designate a Ross Sea marine protected area (MPA) of 1.32 million km2 (with 1.25 million km2 as “no take”) is under consideration

As representatives of the 25 Members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meet this week in Hobart, where they will decide the fate of two key protection proposals in the Ross Sea and East Antarctica, the Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) (*) called on the member countries to honor their conservation commitments and finally agree to lasting and significant Southern Ocean protection.

Sunday, October 19th 2014 - 07:59 UTC

Chile exports 154m dollars of mussels in eight months; Galicia still out of the market

Production and export of mussels in Chile increased slightly but income in dollars  climbed 5.9%

In the first eight months of the year, Jan-August, Chile exported 52,077 tons of mussels (Mytilus chilensis), a rise of 1.8%, compared to the same period a year ago. However in dollars the result was 154.3 million dollars, up 5.9% compared to the 145.7 million dollars of the eight months of 2013, reports InfoTrade. Meanwhile northeast Spain mussel farms continue ravaged by the red toxin algae.

Wednesday, October 8th 2014 - 20:50 UTC

FAO forecasts shrimp world production could double by 2030

The announcement was made during the World Shrimp Congress held this week in Vigo, Galicia

World shrimp production, which currently stands at between 7 and 8 million tons could reach 11 to 18 million tons in 2030, according to projections by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO.

Tuesday, October 7th 2014 - 22:19 UTC

Despite record shrimp season, Argentine seafood landings drop 7.3%

Shrimp landing reached 80.362.9, which is 27.6% higher compared to the same 2013 period: 62,937.2 tons.

Seafood landings in Argentine sea ports between January first and 30 September totaled 584,835.1 tons of seafood resources, 7.3% less that the same period a year ago, 630,393 tons.

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