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  • Thursday, February 15th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Buenos Aires province licenses 50 fishing vessels

    A total 50 vessels, less than 28 meters long, for the first time have been licensed to catch off the bay of Samborombón, an area the province of Buenos Aires government claims to be under its jurisdiction based on the Uruguay/Argentina River Plate maritime agreement.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine efforts won't rain on Falklands fisheries celebration

    “We seem to have gone backwards” said John Barton

    Falkland Islands Legislative Council member Dr. Andrea Clausen does not believe that new amendments to Argentine Fisheries Legislation, which will make it illegal for vessels to be licensed in both the Argentine and Falklands/Malvinas zones should be “too detrimental to the private sector in the Islands.”

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina: Hake landings the lowest in the last four years

    Of the 15,780 tonnes of hake landed in January 2007, only 113 tonnes were caught north of parallel 41º S

    From 1 to 31 January, 15,780.7 tonnes of common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) were landed, and is the lowest number registered since 2003, according to the Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food Secretariat (SAGPyA) statistics. Last year, during the same month, landings of this species totalled 21,281.3 tonnes, while the average output registered in January during the last four years was about 23,000 tonnes.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Nisshin Maru Japanese whaling ship catches fire

    <i>Robert Hunt</i> approaching <i>Nisshin Maru</i>

    Japanese whaling ship has caught fire near Antarctica, leaving one crew member missing and raising fears of environmental damage.

  • Tuesday, February 13th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Deep sea giant squid flash blinding light to attack prey

    The squid in action: 1. The squid swims towards the bait; 2. It spreads its arms wide; 3. It swims around the bait, twisting its body; 4. It grabs the bait with its eight arms.

    Enormous deep-sea squid emit blinding flashes of light as they attack their prey, research shows. Taningia danae's spectacular light show was revealed in video footage taken in deep waters off Chichijima Island in the North Pacific and reported by BBC.

  • Friday, February 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile: Fishing boats detained in Peruvian waters

    Fishing vessels at Ilo port

    Two Chilean fishing boats were detained near the Los Palos beach in the Peruvian province of Tacna after they were caught fishing in Peruvian waters. The boats returned to Santiago on Thursday morning. The case, still under investigation, forms another chapter in the ongoing of the tug-of-war between Chile and Peru over their maritime borders.

  • Wednesday, February 7th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Squid: good season kick off in Argentina

    The squid jigger fleet s initial catches lend a positive outlook for the 2007 season.

    Since the commencement of the squid harvest (Illex argentinus), this past 1 February, high performances of the resource have been registered in the area located south to the parallel 44° South.

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina CFP set the maximum allowable catch at 2,500 tonnes for toothfish

    According to the Federal Fisheries Law, no company or business grouping may exceed 35 per cent of the MAC over toothfish.

    As a precautionary measure, the Fishery Federal Council (CFP) will establish a 2,500-tonnes maximum allowable catch (MAC) on toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) for the current year.

  • Monday, February 5th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    UN calls for better management of fish stocks

    Rising demand for seafood and other marine produce will lead to a collapse of today's commercial fish stocks by 2050 unless better management is introduced, exemplifying the challenges facing Governments in a globalized world, according to a new United Nations report released Monday.

  • Thursday, February 1st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile's first fish farming park to be built in Tongoy

    The project will foment development through establishing aquaculture ventures in Coquimbo waters, according to director J.C. Uribe.

    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).