The University of Los Lagos (ULA) is planning to build the first Fish Farming Park in Chile on a 5.5-hectare terrain, in the Tongoy Bay of Coquimbo Region IV, investing more than CLP 450 million (USD 826.400).
An anti-whaling group patrolling the Ross Sea off Antarctica is offering a 25.000 US dollars reward to any person or group that can provide coordinates of the Japanese whaling fleet operating in the area.
The Falkland Islands is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the introduction of the Fisheries Conservation Zone with a special commemorative stamp issue and the release of an allusive coin.
All crewmembers of an Argentine fishing vessel which caught fire and was abandoned early Friday morning off the coast of Santa Cruz province, north of the Falkland Islands have been rescued, reports the Argentine Coast Guard.
A significant drop in the South Atlantic common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) breeding biomass and other alarming signals were collected in the latest report from Argentina's National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development, INIDEP, particularly in an area north of parallel 41 S.
The Uruguayan flagged scallop trawler Holberg which ran aground in the Falkland Islands and was later re-floated by a team of divers from the Uruguayan Navy finally arrived in Montevideo over the weekend, towed by the Mariana Rojamar II.
The southern stocks of Argentine hake (Mercluccius hubbsi) are in fragile biological balance which will have a negative impact on catches this year and even more in 2008.
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Argentina in the first 11 months of last year exported 550,000 tonnes of fresh and processed sea and river fish and seafood for 1.15 billion dollars, more than in the 12 months of 2005, when it sold abroad 445,000 tonnes for 799 million dollars, the SENASA phytosanitary watchdog said in a report yesterday.
The indiscriminate Argentine anchovy (Engraulis anchoita) fishing in the southern zone of Argentina could inflict serious damage to Magallanic penguins, whales, seals and sea lions population numbers, warned a study published in prominent scientific magazine Science.