Fisheries

Fisheries
Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 23:34 UTC

Squid, hake and shrimp make up most of Argentine fisheries exports

In the first eight months of the year squid (Illex argentinus) exports totaled 80,671 tons

Argentina exported 277.348 tons of seafood between January and August 2014, which represents a minimum rise of 0.01% compared to the 277.314 tons of the same period in 2013.

Tuesday, September 30th 2014 - 22:05 UTC

Cephalopods left out of EU negotiations with Mauritania; Spain objects

“Mauritania has made it clear its intention to reserve these cephalopod fisheries for national fleets,” Damanaki said.

The Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Union (EU), Maria Damanaki, reiterated she will not negotiate the inclusion of a cephalopod fishing quota of the new fisheries agreement with Mauritania, as the scientific reports say there is overexploitation of the resource.

Tuesday, September 30th 2014 - 01:15 UTC

Brazil suspends Vietnam pangasius import licenses because of sanitary reasons

Catfish farmed in Vietnam has often raised questions about conditions under which it is produced but has displaced other produce because of its lower price

The temporary ban imposed by the Brazilian government on Vietnamese pangasius (Pangasius spp.) imports because of sanitary reasons and lack of phyto-sanitary controls, represents a great opportunity to increase Argentine hake (Merluccius hubbsi) shipments to the leading Mercosur partner.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 03:25 UTC

“The total elimination of fishery discards is very complicated”, says ICES

“Where the really big problem lies is in the mixed fisheries and in the mixed demersal ones” said ICES president Connowly

According to the president of the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES/CIEM), Paul Connowly, the total elimination of fishery discards pursued by the Community authorities “is very complicated.”

Saturday, September 20th 2014 - 07:40 UTC

Pescanova divesting in the Falklands, according to the Spanish media

Lafonia Seafood, which has operations valued between €15 and €20 million, reported the Spanish newspaper Cinco Días.

The Spanish seafood group Pescanova is reportedly close to selling Falkland Islands Lafonia Seafood, which has operations valued between €15 and €20 million, reported the Spanish newspaper Cinco Días.

Friday, September 19th 2014 - 07:09 UTC

South Atlantic whale sanctuary rejected at the IWC meeting

Whales basking along the Uruguayan coast

The world's whaling watchdog rejected a bid to expand protection in the South Atlantic. The issue were put to a vote on the closing day of the International Whaling Commission's (IWC) 65th meeting in Slovenia.

Friday, September 19th 2014 - 06:58 UTC

Tougher scrutiny of Japanese bids to kill whales for “scientific research”

The New Zealand resolution drew heavily on findings by the ICJ that nations wishing to engage in whale research must show why killing is justified.

Nations agreed on measures Thursday to toughen scrutiny of future Japanese bids to kill whales in the name of scientific research, which critics say is a cover for commercial hunts.

Friday, September 19th 2014 - 06:53 UTC

Top marks for South Georgia Patagonian toothfish fishery

“South Georgia is a unique environment and the GSGSSI will continue in its efforts to improve all aspects of the fishery,” said GSGSSI Fisheries Collins.

The South Georgia Patagonian toothfish fishery renewed its five-yearly Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for the third consecutive time. The fishery, which was first MSC certified in 2004, received an average score of 96 out of 100 in the latest assessment, said the government of South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI).

Thursday, September 18th 2014 - 02:55 UTC

NZ scientists examine giant squid caught in Antarctica' Ross Sea

The squid is a female, and its eight arms are each well over a meter long. Its two tentacles would have been perhaps double that length if not damaged.

It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface. A colossal squid: 350 kilograms, as long as a minibus and one of the sea’s most elusive species.

Tuesday, September 16th 2014 - 07:41 UTC

Norwegian company buys Acuinova Chile with 40.000 tons production capacity

Asset purchase includes a hatchery, a smolt facility, 36 sea water licenses and a primary and secondary processing facility, all located in Chile's Region XI.

Norwegian giant salmon-faming company Marine Harvest has announced an agreement to purchase assets of the former Chilean farming company Acuinova Chile SA, currently in bankruptcy, for 120 million dollars.

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