Fisheries

Fisheries
Tuesday, May 31st 2016 - 19:25 UTC

Falklands state of the nation: economic challenges but also hopes of a productive relationship with Argentina

Governor Colin Roberts CVO addresses the Legislative Assembly with the annual report on the state of the nation

The Falkland Islands finances remain robust despite a future of domestic and overseas challenges, but on the other hand recent developments in Argentina have opened hopes for a productive, closer relationship with the South American continent, said Governor Colin Roberts in his annual speech on the state of the nation.

Tuesday, May 31st 2016 - 18:11 UTC

Argentina and China address fishing vessels poaching in the South Atlantic

In mid-March the sinking of the Chinese vessel Lu Yan Yuan 010 when fishing in Argentina's EEZ triggered a surge in diplomatic discussions.

The Argentine news agency Pescare reports that the repeated illegal incursion of Asian vessels in Argentina's Exclusive Economic Zone prompted the issue to be addressed during the recent meeting of the bilateral Argentina/China Subcommittee on Fisheries.

Tuesday, May 31st 2016 - 17:30 UTC

FAO sponsored illegal fishing accord scheduled to become law on 5 June; 30 countries have adhered

Each year, IUU fishing is responsible for annual catches of up to 26 million tons, with a value of up to US$ 23 billion.

Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing is about to become much more difficult thanks to the imminent entry into force of the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), a ground-breaking international accord championed by FAO.

Tuesday, May 31st 2016 - 07:36 UTC

Poor squid season hits Argentina's seafood exports in first quarter

Squid not only had a bad season, but sales dropped 47.4% over the same period the previous year. However the improved price 29%, meant revenue fell by 32.2%.

Argentina's Under Secretariat of Fisheries reported that landings between January first and 30 April plummeted19.3% but exports in the first quarter achieved significant growth in foreign currency: 16.2%, with a slight increase in volume 1.7%. The poor landings are attributed to a “terrible” squid season, while the jump in export value was supported by extraordinary sales of shrimp.

Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 06:50 UTC

Magallanes region expanded 6.3% in the first quarter boosted by fisheries and construction

Manufacturing was concentrated in fish and sea food elaboration and packing, plus the chemistry industry, and artisanal beer

Magallanes region in the extreme south of Chile reported an economic activity of 6.3% during the first quarter of the year, according to the country's stats office, INE, only behind Atacama, 8.9% and Maule, 7.2%.

Wednesday, May 25th 2016 - 18:04 UTC

Cephalopods numbers have increased over the last six decades, says Adelaide university study

To investigate long-term trends in cephalopod abundance, the study’s authors compiled a global database of cephalopod catch rates from 1953 to 2013.

According to a new study published in the journal Current Biology, cephalopods’ numbers have increased in the world’s oceans over the past six decades. Cephalopods are a diverse group of highly developed mollusks that includes squid, cuttlefish, octopuses and nautiloids.

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.

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