Argentine fishing company Conapesca has almost settled a trade agreement with a Chinese state-owned investment group, to whom it would sell its shrimp fishing freezer fleet, reports Revista Puerto. According to the report the Chinese company has been assessing the state of the shrimper fleet at its port base in Puerto Madryn.
Falkland Islands Holdings PLC on Thursday tabled plans to change its name to FIH Group PLC, as it said profitability in the first five months of its financial year was at a lower level than the prior year. Falkland Islands Holdings, which owns services businesses based in the UK and the Falkland Islands, said it will change its name to FIH Group, subject to shareholder approval, to more properly reflect the balance of the group's activities. Its activities are now predominantly in the UK and Europe.
Uruguay plans to build a major terminal for the fishing industry, with sufficient freezing capacity, in the Capurro Park, approximately a mile to the west from the current mooring facilities in the Montevideo bay port.
The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) are celebrating Toothfish Day with a reception and quiz at Government House in Stanley, Falkland Islands.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.