Tuesday, August 18th 2015 - 08:38 UTC

Uruguay's largest fish processing plant suspends activities: 960 workers redundant

Fripur has been under financial problems since 2013 and received a decisive blow when Nigeria cut imports of (full) croaker, one of the mainstays.

Uruguay's largest fish processing company Fripur, generating half of the exports in the country's sector, will lay off 960 workers and suspend its activity from Aug. 19, after falling into administration, it was reported in Montevideo.

Tuesday, August 11th 2015 - 15:46 UTC

Falkland Islands reply to Milko Schvartzman comments on fisheries

There is only a small fleet (18) of Falkland flagged fishing vessels. These all operate to high standards as British vessels.

The comments by Milko Schvartzman on the Falkland’s fishery in FIS on 2 June 2015, are incorrect and uninformed in many areas. We reject the inference that the Falkland Islands Government promotes a fisheries industry based on modern-day slavery and on piracy. The Falkland Islands have a long history of responsible environmental stewardship, and we pride ourselves on protecting and safeguarding our unique environment and the natural resources therein.

Monday, August 10th 2015 - 07:12 UTC

Argentine seafood landings drop 7.1% in first half of 2015; squid, 24.1%

Landings of common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) totaled 116.873 tons, figure which shows a decrease of 3% over that last year (120,451.7 tons).

Argentine seafood landings fell by 7.1% in the first half of this year compared to the same period of 2014, according to the latest statistics from the country's Under Secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture. Squid catches were down 24.1%.

Saturday, August 8th 2015 - 09:44 UTC

FAO pressing countries to ratify agreement on illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing

FAO brokered in 2009 the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing.

A growing number of countries are ratifying an international agreement to combat illegal fishing, fueling interest in how best to implement the instrument. Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is estimated to strip between $10 billion and $23 billion from the global economy, and their impacts undermine the way fish stocks are managed to make it a double concern around the world.

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 12:19 UTC

Southern hake August ban awareness campaign launched in Chile

The campaign 'Let’s stop catching hake' is an administrative measure that extends throughout August to protect the resource during reproduction period. (Pic Aqua)

The southern hake (Merluccius australis) ban awareness campaign has been officially launched in the southern Chilean city of Puerto Montt, with the aim of halting the resource catches, sale and consumption in the south of the country, extending from regions Los Lagos to Magallanes.

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 05:31 UTC

Researchers identify characteristics of fish most vulnerable to trawlers

Dr. Killen said that “Selective harvest of animals by humans probably represents one of the strongest drivers of evolutionary change for wild animals.”

Using laboratory-based experiments, researchers have identified the common characteristics of fish most vulnerable to being caught by trawlers. They found fish that were less able to produce fast burst-type swimming to evade capture were more likely to end up in trawlers' nets.

Saturday, August 1st 2015 - 12:57 UTC

UN agreement to combat illegal fishing (IUU) close to ratification

“Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is estimated to strip between $10 billion and $23 billion from the global economy”, said the FAO release

Thirteen additional countries need to ratify an agreement brokered by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to combat illegal fishing by blocking ports to ships known or believed to be carrying illicit catches that account for more than 15% of global output, the agency said today.

Saturday, July 25th 2015 - 00:33 UTC

Falklands' trawlers under investigation for alleged misreported catches

Fishing companies applied for the release of the vessels which had been called in by the Director of Fisheries John Barton for investigation in late June

Three Falkland Islands fishing vessels' owner/operators were ordered by the Supreme Court to pay £200.000 security bonds to return to sea while investigations are ongoing on potential anomalies on their catches and species reports. The value of the vessels range between one and 3.5 million pounds.

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015 - 07:00 UTC

Australia debates effects of warming ocean waters on its fisheries

“My research is showing that some of these things look like they have already increased in abundance because of climate change” says Prof Shauna Murray (Pic C. Pearce)

New evidence is emerging that climate change could join overfishing as a major threat to the world's seafood supplies. While Australia – a small producer on a global scale, accounting for only 0.2% of the world's seafood – has relatively healthy fisheries, it is suddenly and quite brutally feeling the effects of warming ocean waters.

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015 - 01:07 UTC

“Another example of efforts to damage the Falklands' economy”

“Argentina in 2005 unilaterally withdrew from that agreement to the detriment of both Falklands and Argentine fisheries”, claimed MLA Rendell.

The Falkland Islands government reacted strongly to statements by the Argentine official in charge of Malvinas affairs who claimed that “the theft of squid and other valuable fish stocks” in the South Atlantic, was the reason behind the success of the Islands' economy, according to a report from the


Get Email News Reports!

Get our news right on your inbox.
Subscribe Now!