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Montevideo, January 21st 2019 - 16:01 UTC


  • 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.

  • 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.