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Montevideo, January 24th 2019 - 10:45 UTC


  • Monday, September 3rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falklands' 2008 Illex license fees remain at 2007 level

    Jiggers had abundant catches this season but short in money

    Falkland Islands license fees for the 2008 Illex squid season will remain at 2007 levels. The decision was confirmed during the August meeting of the Falklands' Executive Council in spite of the fact that 2007 has proved one of the best years on record in terms of level catches.

  • Tuesday, August 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Illex squid season in Uruguay Argentina CFZ ends August 31

    The Illex squid season in the Uruguay/Argentina Common Fisheries Zone, CFZ, ends next August 31st, according to a release from the Maritime Front Joint Technical committee.

  • Wednesday, August 22nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chubut joins Oceanic Bio-geographic Information System

    Onboard observers off the coast of Chubut.

    The Onboard Observers Programme of the Argentine province of Chubut Fisheries Secretariat (POBCH) will participate in the Oceanic Bio-geographic Information System (OBIS) by supplying periodic marine biodiversity data acquired from fishing results on specific species.

  • Thursday, August 16th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina implements strict conservation in hake fisheries

    Hake catches remain banned in the waters of the Inter-jurisdictional Area of Restricted Fishery Efforts

    Argentina's Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Foods (SAGP&A) established strict limits on common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) catches with the purpose of safeguarding the species fisheries.

  • Wednesday, August 15th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Insufficient hake has Argentine industry on the edge

    A drop in hake catches, international prices coupled with problems arising from the several weeks strike in Mar del Plata (Buenos Aires province), when workers blocked access to port facilities protesting low salaries, have all had an impact on Argentina's fisheries industry.

  • Monday, August 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chilean seabass blacklisted in the US as a “health risk”

    Sonapesca  assured that mercury levels in seabass exported from Chile are low

    The United States based Seafood Watch Program (SWP) has blacklisted Chilean seabass, advising U.S. consumers that the fish species is commonly exposed to mercury contamination. To prevent possible health risks, SWP suggests a significant decrease in Chilean seabass consumption, especially for children, who should be restricted to a maximum of one serving per month.

  • Friday, August 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    FAO signs agreement to improve fisheries management in Uruguay

    Dr. Mikkola: 'We're optimistic and looking forward to the implementation of the project'

    Uruguay and FAO, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, signed last July an agreement for the implementation of a three years fisheries management project which hopefully will make Uruguay's fishing industry more efficient and with greater technical emphasis.

  • Friday, August 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile orders salmon farmers to kill fish infected with ISA

    One of Chile's main industries faces serious virus threat

    Chile's National Fishing Service (SERNAPESCA) has instructed salmon farmers to kill fish found to be infected with the lethal Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA), a highly contagious virus that was recently detected on several fish farms in Region X.

  • Thursday, August 9th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Kirchner promised “full compensation” to torched Spanish fishing companies

    The Argentine government picks up the bill

    President Nestor Kirchner promised Spain “full compensation” to the Spanish fishing companies torched during a July labor dispute in his home Patagonia province of Santa Cruz, plus pressing charges against those responsible, including union leaders.

  • Monday, August 6th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine: Port of Mar del Plata returns to normal

    The standstill in the sector caused by the union conflict has caused an estimated USD 8 million in losses

    The port of Mar del Plata, in the Province of Buenos Aires, began to recover its normal momentum after a 10-day blockade. Once the workers accepted the entrepreneurs' proposal on a guaranteed minimum wage and their legalised situation within a 100-day period, the fish skinning workers finally lifted their strike, and the sector's activity has resumed.