Fisheries

Fisheries
Monday, April 27th 2015 - 10:32 UTC

Chile could lose 8% of salmon production at hatcheries because of Calbuco eruption

In the area near the slopes of the volcano there are eleven salmon hatcheries: four of them have suffered serious damage with significant loss of fish.

Chile's Association of Salmon producers (SalmonChile) reported destruction of hatcheries and heavy losses in production in the industry which operates numerous freshwater facilities in the area directly affected by the eruption of the Calbuco volcano.

Friday, April 24th 2015 - 22:26 UTC

Ocean leaders on track to achieve nine million tons of MSC sustainable seafood

MSC certified fisheries now catch 8.8 million tons of MSC certified seafood per year, accounting for close to 10% of the total global wild-capture

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) celebrated this Wednesday 15 years of MSC certified seafood and recognized the ‘leaders for living oceans’ that are driving growth and success in the sustainable seafood market.

Thursday, April 23rd 2015 - 09:19 UTC

Sunken Russian fishing vessel found at a depth of 2,700m, off Gran Canaria

Pictures are being taken to assess the situation of the sunken vessel and to see if it has split and how many leaks there are, said Spanish minister Ana Pastor

Russian flagged fishing vessel “Oleg Naydenov” was found by a remotely operated vehicle 15 miles south of Gran Canaria, at a depth of 2,700 meters, Minister of Development Ana Pastor Julian informed. At first, it had been reported that the ship, which sank last week, could be at about 2,400 meters deep.

Thursday, April 23rd 2015 - 09:07 UTC

NOAA Fisheries names three Latam countries in illegal fishing activities

Despite advances, because of the by-catch of endangered sea turtles, certification of Mexico has been delayed until May 2015, says the report

United States NOAA Fisheries (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has released its 2015 Biennial Report to Congress highlighting U.S. findings and analyses of foreign illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities and of by-catch of protected species and shark catch on the high seas for foreign fleets.

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015 - 15:37 UTC

Spain to invest 421m Euros to promote and develop aquaculture

Spain's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel Garcia Tejerina, made the announcement to implement between 2014/2020.

Spain's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, MAGRAM, Isabel Garcia Tejerina, announced that 421 million Euros will be allocated to the Multiannual Aquaculture Strategic Plan 2014/2020. The plan outlines how aquaculture will be conducted in coming years in the framework of the new EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

Tuesday, April 21st 2015 - 07:22 UTC

Significant blow to toothfish poaching in Antarctica and Patagonian waters

In early April the 'Thunder' was scuttled in waters of Sao Tome and Principe off the West African coast, following 110 days of pursuit by the 'Bob Barker'

Operation Icefish, Sea Shepherd's first campaign to target Illegal, Unregulated, Unreported (IUU) fishing of toothfish in the waters of Antarctica, and the organization's longest, continuous at-sea campaign to date has concluded with unexpected success.

Thursday, April 16th 2015 - 22:23 UTC

Greenpeace reacts to NOAA report showing U.S. overfished stocks at all-time low

The US tuna fleet must keep to the same standards as in US waters. Tuna fisheries kill millions of sharks annually as bycatch, and some tuna populations remain in dire shape.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the 2014 Status of U.S. Fisheries report, which indicates that the number of US fish stocks listed as overfished or subject to overfishing has dropped to an all-time low since 1997, when NOAA began tracking stock status.

Friday, April 10th 2015 - 03:00 UTC

Falklands' bumper year for Illex squid predicts fisheries scientist

Illex squid catches caught this season are already 150,000 tons. Last year the fishery had a record catch of over 306,000 tons.

The Falkland Islands are set to have another bumper year of Illex squid catches with 150,000 tons already caught this season. Last year the fishery had a record catch of over 306,000 tons. It is, “a record catch at this point in the season, at least in the last 25 years of the fishery” Senior Scientist at the Falkland Islands Fisheries Department Dr Sasha Arkhipkin, told Penguin News.

Monday, March 30th 2015 - 07:13 UTC

Falklands economy main contributor is fishing industry: 34% of GDP in 2012

Fishing licence fees are typically the biggest single source of government revenues, besides non-regular corporate tax revenues relating to hydrocarbons

Measured by GDP, fishing is the most important industry in the Falkland Islands and in 2012 contributed 34% to GDP, according to the State of the Falklands Economy report from the FIG Policy Unit.

Sunday, March 29th 2015 - 09:47 UTC

Sea Shepherd receives unexpected help in the 100-day chase of poacher

For the past 100 days Sea Shepherd's flagship the Bob Barker has been chasing a poacher caught taking Patagonian toothfish from Australian territorial waters (Pic FB)

One of Australia's biggest commercial fishing businesses has joined forces with militant environment group Sea Shepherd in an unheralded bid to stop pirate fishing boats. David Carter, from Perth-based Austral Fisheries, said the company was joining forces with Sea Shepherd because it wanted to lend moral support to the group's efforts to stamp out poaching.

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