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Montevideo, August 24th 2017 - 04:57 UTC


  • Wednesday, August 23rd 2017 - 09:32 UTC

    Falklands issues coins in recognition of fisheries conservation policies

    The coins are produced by the Pobjoy Mint, on behalf of the Falklands Treasury. The reverse design features the Patagonian toothfish in an eddy of water.

    The government and treasury of the Falkland Islands have issued new coins which recognize 30 years of work conducted by the Falkland Islands Fisheries Department (FIS) to help maintain fish populations around the Islands. FIS, responsible for the sustainable development of fisheries in the Falklands, was established in 1987.

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  • Tuesday, August 22nd 2017 - 14:05 UTC

    Falklands commends officers, and Toby, for drug seizure in a trawler

    Corporal Amanda Matthews and Air Dog Toby receives a commendation from Acting Governor Alex Mitham

    The Falklands government and the UK Ministry of Defense held an event to congratulate officers involved in a drug seizure from a trawler. Corporal Amanda Matthews and Customs Officer Matt Jenkins attended Government House on Tuesday night to receive commendations for their recent successful joint operation which resulted in a drug seizure.

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  • Friday, August 18th 2017 - 09:24 UTC

    Falklands: Outwitting canny fur seals feasting on abundant Loligo

    Seal exclusion device with escape hatch at the top of net

    Falkland Islands Senior Fisheries Scientist Dr Alexander Arkhipkin explains the habits of fur seals and the efforts undertaken to reduce by-catch in the Loligo fishery. Stocks of Falkland calamari (Loligo) are very prolific this year.

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2017 - 08:12 UTC

    Major Chinese vessel caught poaching sharks in Galapagos Islands Marine Protected Area

    The Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 was found Sunday in the Galapagos archipelago, which is a marine reserve, carrying 300 tons of fish.

    Authorities in Ecuador have detained the crew of a Chinese fishing boat suspected to have caught hundreds of endangered sharks in the Galapagos Islands. The Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 was found Sunday in the archipelago, which is a marine reserve, carrying 300 tons of fish.

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  • Friday, August 11th 2017 - 07:57 UTC

    Falklands' second Loligo season very promising but by-catch of fur seals forces an exclusion zone

    “During the first ten days of the fishery, about 8,500 tons of Loligo was caught, which equates to an average of 57 tons per vessel per fishing day.”

    The Falkland Islands second Loligo squid season has taken with very good catches, but good catches also means abundance of the cephalopodus, and... of those sea mammals that feed on them. Because of this a temporary exclusion zone around Beauchene Island was put in place on Thursday making this productive area for Loligo squid out of bounds to fishing vessels.

  • Monday, July 31st 2017 - 19:05 UTC

    Falklands' fishing fleet has a female officer, Manuela Mendez

    Manuela is the 2nd Mate of the trawler New Polar catching Loligo, and has a wide-ranging role, contributing to many aspects of running the ship

    Manuela Mendez from the port of Corme, in Galicia, north-west Spain, is believed to be the first female officer in the Falklands' fishing fleet. The Second Mate arrived in Stanley harbor this week. After five years training in merchant shipping and a year on board another fishing vessel, Ms. Mendez joined the crew of Falkland’s trawler, New Polar, last year and is making her second trip to Falklands’ waters.

  • Monday, June 19th 2017 - 10:07 UTC

    At least three killed as Argentine fishing boat sinks off Chubut

    The Mar del Plata-based “Repunte” had taken to sea from Puerto Madryn on June 13.

    Argentine Coast Guard found Sunday the dead body of two of the nine crew members missing after Saturday's sinking of a fishing vessel off the coast of Argentina's southern province of Chubut, it was reported, while one more sailor whose body is yet to be retrieved is also feared dead and seven more are still missing.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2017 - 08:58 UTC

    FAO meets in Oslo to discuss agreement on ports and IUU fishing

    Designed to prevent fishing vessels from landing IUU catches, PSMA is part of a global effort to safeguard global marine natural resources, Graziano da Silva said.

    The Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA) to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing, an international treaty aimed at stopping rogue fishing practices, gives the world “all the instruments necessary to achieve our goal,” FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said.

  • Tuesday, June 6th 2017 - 08:05 UTC

    UN opens conference on the health of the world's oceans and seas

    “Improving the health of our oceans is a test for multilateralism, and we cannot afford to fail,” said Guterres during his first major UN conference

    Opening a “game-changing” international conference on the health of the world’s oceans and seas, top United Nations officials urged on Monday coordinated global action to protect the planet. Speaking in the UN General Assembly Hall, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cautioned Governments that unless they overcome short-term territorial and resource interests, the state of the oceans will continue to deteriorate.

  • Friday, June 2nd 2017 - 06:56 UTC

    Value-added South Georgia Toothfish promoted at the world's largest food service trade show

    The show in Chicago is an essential destination for over 45,000 buyers representing the USA’s burgeoning food service sector.

    Falkland Islands local company Georgia Seafoods Ltd joined food and beverage companies from 110 countries and all 50 states to exhibit at the National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show held in Chicago last weekend. The show is an essential destination for over 45,000 buyers representing the USA’s burgeoning food service sector.