Friday, October 2nd 2015 - 05:52 UTC

Uruguay and Argentina ban hake and squid captures in shared waters

In the case of hake, the fishing ban will last until 31 December while for the squid it will be valid until 30 April, 2016.

The Joint Technical Commission for the Maritime Front (CTMFM) announced a ban on hake (Merluccius hubbsi) and squid (Illex argentinus) capture in the Common Fishing Zone of Uruguay and Argentina as of Thursday October first.

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015 - 08:52 UTC

Argentine squid catch this season was down 23% to 127.217 tons

The jigger fleet of 65 vessels landed 117,038 tons of squid, 93.7% of the total. Most catches (98,048.7 tons) came from the area located south of latitude 44°.

The squid season closed in Argentina with a total landing of 127,216.9 tons of Illex argentinus, representing an annual decline of 23% (38,005.6 tons), according to the latest stats published by the Under secretariat of Fisheries of the Nation. Last year the catch totaled 165.221 tons.

Friday, September 18th 2015 - 14:27 UTC

Falklands' Fortuna Ltd. sponsors research on southern blue whiting

Wallace from Fortuna Ltd said research would help for the future management and understanding of the dynamics of southern blue whiting in the region.

Falkland Islands fishing company Fortuna Ltd has become a sponsor and research partner in a PhD student ship on southern blue whiting. The Falkland Islands Government fisheries Department (FIFD) and the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI) are also collaborators in this research project.

Thursday, September 17th 2015 - 09:19 UTC

Fisheries worldwide on the brink of collapse, because of over fishing says WWF

Marco Lambertini, director general of WWF International said mismanagement was pushing “the ocean to the brink of collapse”.

The amount of fish in the oceans has halved since 1970, in a plunge to the “brink of collapse” caused by over-fishing and other threats, the WWF conservation group said on Wednesday.Populations of some commercial fish stocks, such as a group including tuna, mackerel and bonito, had fallen by almost 75%, according to a study by WWF and the Zoological Society of London, ZSL.

Friday, September 4th 2015 - 12:15 UTC

Toothfish Day celebration in South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

On September 4 (today), Toothfish Day is celebrated to follow the end of the toothfish season at South Georgia.

Every country has its bank holidays. Some are widespread such as Christmas Day and Good Friday, others are unique such as Peat Cutting Monday in the Falklands
and Melon Day in Turkmenistan.

Monday, August 31st 2015 - 12:04 UTC

Norway is testing the world's first electric fishing vessel

The vessel model Selfa El-max 1099, which is to be named Karoline, is in line with Øra's compromise to decrease CO2 emissions and modernize the fleet

Norwegian boat builder Selfa Arctic AS is now supplying the world's first electric fishing vessel. In effect Norwegian fishing company Øra AS has order the world’s first electric fishing vessel, which has been under construction since last autumn.

Thursday, August 27th 2015 - 01:50 UTC

Montevideo to build a 1.000 meter-pier and storage facilities for fishing industry

The project will add 1,000 meters of piers and calls for filling 2.5 hectares, paving, installing a wastewater system, connecting utilities and fuel pumps

Spanish engineering and renewable energy company Abengoa announced it has won a contract to build a new fishing terminal in the port of Montevideo, Uruguay, a contract worth 81 million Euros ($93 million). The terminal will be constructed in Capurro, a district in Montevideo helping to expand the port's capacity, Abengoa said.

Wednesday, August 26th 2015 - 06:21 UTC

INIDEP to build a research branch in Santa Cruz province

The ceremony included Santa Cruz governor Daniel Peralta, members of his ministerial cabinet and Raul Reta in representation of INIDEP.

Argentina's Fisheries Research and Development Institute, INIDEP will set up a branch in Caleta Oliva, Santa Cruz province, which is to be financed with matching funds from the Inter American Development bank and the Argentine government.

Wednesday, August 19th 2015 - 07:46 UTC

Extra funds for decommissioning Galician vessels and reduce fishing effort

Galicia said the extra funds are to address a greater number of applications, and  intended to adapt fishing fleet capacity to the availability of marine resources

Funds for decommissioning fishing vessels during 2015 have increased by 12.9 million Euros to 23.2m Euros, according to what was reported by the Xunta of Galicia (north-west Spain) Ministry of Rural and Marine Affairs.

Wednesday, August 19th 2015 - 06:30 UTC

Scotland, Canada, Chile and Norway committed to a sustainable aquaculture industry

Scotland’s aquaculture is worth over GBP 1.75 billion and supports 8,000 jobs across the supply chain, said minister McLeod

Scotland, Canada, Chile and Norway will work together to promote and grow the aquaculture industry sustainably. The four countries are the world's main exporters of farmed salmon.


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