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Montevideo, January 16th 2019 - 06:39 UTC


  • Thursday, June 7th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina: excellent squid season but weak foreign demand

    Cleaned Illex Squid Tube

    The current Illex squid season for Argentina has been one of the best in the last five years but exports have not been as dynamic: in the first quarter of this year overseas sales were a modest 37.300 tons, (36 million US dollars) according to Chubut province press reports.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falklands attend Patagonian shelf forum

    Around 60% of the world's Black-browed Albatrosses breed in the Falkland Islands

    During late March, Falklands Conservation, as part of Birdlife International, attended the fifth meeting of the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian shelf and areas of influence in Buenos Aires.

  • Saturday, June 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Commercial whaling ban strengthened at Anchorage meeting

    Anchorage, United States – Following last year's ”St. Kitts Declaration”, which mumbled that the moratorium on commercial whaling might not be necessary anymore, the anti-whaling countries have bounced back with a 37-4 vote for a resolution strengthening the commercial whaling ban.

  • Friday, June 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Japan threatens to leave whaling forum

    Japanese whaler hauls a minke whale aboard

    Japan threatened to quit the International Whaling Commission on Thursday after fierce opposition from anti-whaling nations forced it to scrap a proposal to allow four coastal villages to hunt the animals.

  • Thursday, May 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Antarctic krill race continues

    The four vessels granted licenses to trawl krill.

    The Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries has issued four licences to trawl for krill off Antarctica this week. Two licences were given to Aker Biomarine Antarctic AS, and one each to Ervik Marine Services AS and Krill Seaproducts AS. The fishery will take place in areas controlled by Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR).

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Record levels of Illex activity reported in the Falklands

    Dr. Clausen: Low squid prices show the need of Argentina's cooperation

    Berkeley Sound in the Falkland Islands, a large natural harbour to the north of Stanley and within relatively easy reach by launch, is where boats fishing within the Islands' Conservation Zones, or on the high seas, come when their freezer holds are full to transfer their catches to larger refrigerated cargo ships or 'reefers'.

  • Monday, May 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina: Vessels quit fishing squid for lack of markets

    Low prices and a glut on the market for Illex squid has made it unprofitable for the time being

    Abundance in offer added to the lack of new markets and storage space for squid (Illex argentinus) landings, is driving vessels belonging to companies of Galician capital operating in Argentine waters away from the fishery grounds once their cargo space is filled.

  • Monday, May 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    International Whaling Commission opens four-day meeting

    <A HREF=“”><i>The 59th Annual Meeting</i> on the Net</A>

    Subsistence whaling has sustained Alaska native communities for centuries and renewal of their five-year bowhead whale quota is crucial, U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens said Monday at the opening of the International Whaling Commission meeting.

  • Sunday, May 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Scientists call on WTO to slash fishing subsidies

    Scientific studies cited by environmentalists say fish stocks could collapse within 50 years at the current fishing rate.

    A group of 125 international marine scientists on Thursday called on the head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to push for a global agreement that slashes subsidies paid by many countries to their fishing industries.

  • Friday, May 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Extinction threatens 15% of European mammal species

    Conservation Union (IUCN) Director-General Julia Marton-Lefèvre

    The first assessment of all European mammals, commissioned by the European Commission and carried out by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), shows that nearly one in every six mammal species is now threatened with extinction.