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Montevideo, October 20th 2018 - 19:30 UTC


  • Wednesday, May 23rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Japan, Iceland and Denmark challenge anti whaling lobby

    While the anti-whaling lobby appears to be heading for a clear majority at next week's International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Alaska opponents to Japan's “scientific” whaling programme say more needs to be done.

  • Tuesday, May 22nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Increasing threat to sea mammals from climate change

    Greenpeace activists clean the dead bodies of small whales and dolphins in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

    Whales, dolphins and porpoises are facing increasing threats from climate change, according to a new report published by Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and World Wildlife Fund ahead of the 59th meeting of the International Whaling Commission.

  • Sunday, May 20th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Sharks, sawfish, eels in WWF list of top ten endangered species

    Ahead of the world's major meeting on wildlife trade WWF released its list of top ten species needing urgent global action to reduce threats from trade.

  • Friday, May 18th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chilean salmon and trout exports up 19% in first quarter

    Chile's salmon and trout exports jumped 19% in the first quarter of 2007, compared to the same period a year ago totaling 713 million US dollars according to the latest release from the Chilean Salmon Industry, SalmonChile.

  • Thursday, May 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Astonishment over missing fishermen in Falklands waters.

    Sea King helicopter from 78 Squadron RAF have been involved in the search

    Acting Chief of Police in the Falkland Islands, Inspector Len McGill, told Mercopress on Tuesday, that he had no reason to believe that two crewmen who had jumped from a Taiwanese jigger in Berkeley Sound had suffered mistreatment or physical abuse.

  • Sunday, May 6th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina arrests Ghana flagged jigger allegedly poaching

    A Ghana flagged jigger with Chinese crew was captured Sunday afternoon by the Argentine Coast Guard allegedly fishing inside the Argentine economic exclusive zone 370 kilometers south east of the city of Necochea.

  • Saturday, May 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Countries agree to end deep-sea bottom trawling

    More than 20 countries have agreed to work together to end a method of deep-sea fishing which they say causes huge damage to the environment.

  • Thursday, May 3rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Record skate for Falklands Fishery

    A rough-skinned skate (dipturus trachyderma) measuring 2.5 metres in length and described as the biggest recorded in Falklands waters, was displayed to the public recently.

  • Wednesday, May 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    “Squid market is collapsing” claims Mar del Plata industry

    The market for squid is collapsing because of over supply and free fall prices, according to one of Argentina's main squid operators, Guillermo De los Santos, reports the Mar del Plata press.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Norway seeking trawlers to licence for Antarctic krill

    Fishing vessel Saga Sea

    Norway will be issuing permits for krill trawling in the Antarctica to four vessels by end of May. One of the vessels that has presented an application, the Saga Sea, is operated by Aker Biomarine Antarctic AS, and is already fishing with a temporary permit. It is expected that this vessel will receive a new and more permanent authorisation, but with regards to 10 other applications submitted it is not as certain which will receive the permits. It is even more uncertain whether there are any vessels available for chartering, or for satisfying the need for cold storage and processing facilities.