Wednesday, May 18th 2016 - 11:53 UTC

South Africa catches Chinese vessel suspected of illegally fishing; eight other fled

The vessel, Lu Huang Yuan Yu 186, is one of nine that were spotted last week in South Africa’s waters.

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) is investigating a Chinese fishing vessel seized by authorities after it and eight others were suspected of illegally fishing in South African waters. SAMSA officials boarded the vessel on Monday for inspection.

Tuesday, May 17th 2016 - 06:23 UTC

Falklands hopeful of improved relations with Argentina, Gilbert House tells BIMR conference

Cherie Clifford, MLA Dr. Barry Elsby meet CPA Secretary General Akbar Khan at the States of Assembly in the island of Jersey

Falkland Islands remains hopeful of improved relations with the new administration of Argentina and cooperation in the many areas of mutual interest such as fisheries and connectivity, but sovereignty of the Falklands is not for negotiation, reads the Gilbert House report to the 46th British Isles and Mediterranean Region Conference, which opened on Sunday in Jersey.

Saturday, May 7th 2016 - 08:29 UTC

Falklands' MPA infrastructure to be upgraded with a £55.7 million contract

 The contract is for the upgrade of the main power station, main boiler house and district heating system, which have been in service for a number of years

A £55.7 million contract to upgrade infrastructure at MPA, in the Falkland Islands was signed this week between Southampton based Trant Engineering Ltd and the UK Defense Infrastructure Organization (DIO).

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 08:57 UTC

Falklands' Illex squid catches very sparse; Loligo, 'a bit more cheerful'

Loligo or Falklands calamari catch statistics, “are a bit more cheerful at 22,400 tons,” said Mr. Barton.

Falkland Islands' Illex squid catches are still very sparse, now standing at 2,373 tons, “which is obviously very low and does not go far when spread across the 105 vessels in the fishery,” said Director of Natural Resources John Barton, interviewed by Penguin News.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 07:12 UTC

Miami sea-food sentenced for falsely labeling Chilean salmon as Scottish

MKG Provisions, (UpRiver Aquaculture), will have to face three years of probation and a US$ 50,000 fine for labeling Chilean salmon as “product of Scotland”.

A Miami-located seafood company was sentenced in a Federal Court for falsely labeling salmon in December 2012 in violation of the Lacey Act, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) informed.

Sunday, May 1st 2016 - 13:45 UTC

Consumers want seafood traceability, according to survey commissioned by MSC

In 21 countries 65% of consumers said they would like to know that their fish can be followed along the supply chain to a sustainable source.

The results of the latest market study commissioned by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) reveal an interest among consumers in seafood traceability. Surveys conducted among more than 16,000 seafood consumers globally indicate that over 55% do not trust the labeling of the seafood they consume. In Spain, this value is even higher: 61% of Spanish seafood consumers doubt whether the products they consume are what their packaging reads.

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 13:52 UTC

South Atlantic poacher Hua Li 8, arrested by Indonesian for illegal fishing

On January 29, the Chinese flagged Hua Li 8 was detected fishing within the EEZ of Argentina, but managed to escape

Almost two months of efforts coordinated by Interpol with the cooperation of seven countries on four continents, the Indonesian Armed Forces arrested one of the most wanted poaching fishing vessels. On January 29, the Chinese flagged Hua Li 8 was detected fishing within the EEZ of Argentina, which triggered an immediate operation to arrest the vessel. But despite the display of patrol vessels and aircrafts, and warning shots, the vessel managed to escape.

Wednesday, April 27th 2016 - 10:08 UTC

Worlds' largest Seafood Expo opens in Brussels; Falklands attending

 ”Seafood Expo Global reinforces its position as the industry world’s largest marketplace and meeting place,” says Liz Plizga from Diversified Group

Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global opened doors on Monday to thousands of seafood professionals from all around the world seeking to grow their businesses in the global market. The exposition, which takes place at the Brussels Expo, Belgium, from 26-28 April, is the world’s largest trade fair for the seafood industry.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 17:07 UTC

Alarm in Chile's salmon industry: positive reaction to ISA in a farm

AquaChile reported that in a routine sampling “there was a positive reaction to the PCR probe for ISA virus in one of the 20 cages of the Transit Centre 2”

Salmon farming company AquaChile reported the detection of a possible ISA virus outbreak in a cage of one of its salmon farming centers located in the Aysen region, in southern Chile.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 08:04 UTC

Falklands renews VMS capability contract for tracking over 150 vessels

The South Atlantic is famous for the most hostile waters in the world, yet it has some of the richest fishing grounds to be found anywhere.

Big OceanData has been awarded a contract to provide the Government of the Falkland Islands with its vessel monitoring system (VMS) capability for another five years. For the first time the system will include AIS data, which will be integrated with existing Inmarsat tracking data from the fishing vessels.


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