Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 04:40 UTC

US finances fisheries innovative by-catch reduction research projects

Reducing by-catch is a key part of NOAA’s efforts to maintain sustainable fisheries and conserve and recover protected species.

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries is awarding more than US$ 2.4 million to partners around the country to support innovative by-catch reduction research projects through its By-catch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP).

Friday, August 26th 2016 - 08:13 UTC

Falklands and Montserrat sign marine spatial environment partnership accord

Strong partnerships with other OTs and with the JNCC “have led to the exciting initiative ‘T2T’ sharing skills knowledge and expertise”, affirmed MLA Poole

UK Overseas Territories governments of the Falkland Islands and Montserrat have signed an agreement that facilitates a Territory to Territory partnership with the purpose of transferring knowledge and skills from the South Atlantic and the Caribbean. The skills and knowledge transfer will focus on information management and marine spatial planning.

Monday, August 22nd 2016 - 12:00 UTC

Chile: scientific report states that dumping dead salmon in the sea was not linked to red tide

 The report underlines that at the time the salmon dumping was performed (March 14 to 23 this year), there were already harmful algal blooms (HABs), red tide

A committee of independent scientists which was named to investigate the red tide phenomenon affecting the Los Lagos Region in the south of Chile, earlier this year, have concluded that salmon dumping in the sea was not an agent causing the phenomenon.

Saturday, August 20th 2016 - 06:06 UTC

Scientists spot bright purple googly-eyed squid on Southern California ocean floor

The animal looks like a cross between a squid and an octopus but is closely related to a cuttlefish, according to the Nautilus Live website.

Scientists scanning the rocky ocean floor off Southern California have spotted a bright purple, googly-eyed stubby squid. The creature, a stubby squid, was discovered by the Exploration Vessel Nautilus team after they placed a camera on a remote-operated vehicle and came across the iridescent cephalopod with giant round eyes.

Thursday, August 18th 2016 - 05:57 UTC

US and Argentina cooperation in South Atlantic climate conditions and fisheries

Ambassador Mamet during a recent visit to INIDEP's offices and labs in Mar del   Plata

An international forum on ocean and sea sciences between Argentine and United States scientists is scheduled for next week in Mar del Plata. The 23/27 August event is in the framework of the closer ties in research and innovation between Argentina and its new partner, United States.

Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 20:39 UTC

Argentina's squid season, one of the worst in recent times, is almost over

The average catch has been 9.08 tons per fishing day since the start of the season (January 28) until the week 31 of the season.

Only a few jiggers are still operating in the South Atlantic while the bulk of the Argentine fleet has already finished one of its worst squid (Illex argentinus) seasons. According to figures from Ministry of Agro Industry, until last August 8 a total of 56,159 tons of Illex had been landed.

Wednesday, August 10th 2016 - 03:54 UTC

Falklands 2014 and 2015 business climate surveys “very good”, but 2016 prospects aren't so rosy

The Business Climate Survey is undertaken by the Falklands Islands Development Corporation, FIDC, with support from the Falklands Chamber of Commerce

The Falklands Business Climate Survey strongly suggests that 2014 and 2015 were two very good years for the Islands economy and its business community, which translated in profits and higher levels of turnover, particularly 2015. However survey respondents predictions for this year and onwards aren't as rosy with many businesses anticipating lower turnover and investments, but not necessarily profits, while the overall average rating for the Islands' economy weighed between “average” and “good”.

Tuesday, August 9th 2016 - 22:18 UTC

Seabirds threatened by by-catches, pollutants and climate change, according to BAS research

Lead author Dr Richard Phillips from BAS says seabirds become hooked on baited hooks, trapped in nets or collide with warp cables, when scavenging for food

A review of breeding distributions, population trends, threats and key priorities for conservation actions on land and at sea for the 29 species covered by the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) has been published in the journal Biological Conservation. It reveals increased conservation efforts are required in order to secure a sustainable future for albatrosses and large petrels.

Friday, August 5th 2016 - 13:24 UTC

Argentina squid landings very poor; jiggers could anticipate closure of the season

Official stats show that in the first 18 days of July the Illex catch was only 233.6 tons, and so far this season, cumulative landings have totaled 52,371 tons

Argentina reports poor results from the current Illex squid season and does not discard an anticipated closure if catches fail to recover. The president of the Argentine Chamber of Jigger Fishing Shipowners (CAPA), Juan Redini confirmed to the portal Pescare that only five to six vessels remain operational between parallels 40° and 42°, but with erratic course and catches.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016 - 13:11 UTC

Falklands' latest longliner launched in Spain; scheduled to be delivered early 2017

Built to CFL's specification by Nodosa Shipyard, in Marín, Galicia, the CFL Hunter will be fitted out in the next six months

Falkland Islands Consolidated Fisheries Ltd. new longliner was launched in Spain last 20 July at an event attended by a number of CFL staff, directors, and Galician business people linked to the fishing industry.


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