Wednesday, January 14th 2015 - 07:19 UTC

New Zealand navy detects three toothfish poachers red-handed in the Ross Sea

“Yongding”, “Kunlun” and “Songhua” are flagged in Equatorial Guinea and could be linked to the Spanish-based syndicate, Vidal Armadores S.A.

The New Zealand navy has discovered a third boat fishing illegally. The Foreign Ministry informed that the HMNZS Wellington caught another vessel, “Yongding”, to the west of the Ross Sea, in Antarctic waters.

Wednesday, January 14th 2015 - 07:09 UTC

HMS Protector involved in CCAMLR inspection in Antarctic waters

A boarding team from the Ice Patrol heads for the pelagic factory fishing vessel, which was found to be “clean and a professionally run vessel with a friendly crew”

The Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship has carried out her first inspection of a fishing vessel in Antarctic Waters. HMS Protector met the fishing vessel while on patrol in Antarctic waters and made arrangements to carry out the inspection.

Wednesday, January 14th 2015 - 06:27 UTC

Following Falklands' incident Argentine company buys local operations of Japan's Nissui

The acquisition of Pesantar includes fishing vessel Echizen Maru, quota of Patagonian toothfish and an 800 metric tons processing capacity plant

Newsan, an Argentine firm involved in electronics but also in seafood supply, has reportedly acquired Argentine operations of Japan’s second largest seafood company, Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui). The operation follows an incident involving alleged fishing of the Japanese company in the South Atlantic both in Argentina and Falklands' waters.

Friday, January 9th 2015 - 07:07 UTC

Sea Shepherd breaks record for world's longest sea chase of a poaching vessel

Nigerian flagged poacher 'Thunder' has covered the entire Banzare Bank with gillnets exceeding 100 kilometers in length (Pic The Telegraph)

On Thursday, the Sea Shepherd ship, Bob Barker, marked the 22nd day of its pursuit of the Interpol-listed poaching vessel, Thunder. In doing so, the conservation ship has broken the record for the world's longest sea chase of a poaching vessel.

Thursday, January 8th 2015 - 05:50 UTC

Alleged Falklands' links sufficient motive to suspend fishing license of Tierra del Fuego company

The vessel involved in the conflict “Unidos del Sur” apparently has a fishing licence from the Falklands government awarded last year

Argentina's Tierra del Fuego provincial government decided on Wednesday to preventatively suspend Pesantar's fishing license following claims that the company is associated with another group operating in the South Atlantic but with a Falklands' government license.

Tuesday, January 6th 2015 - 06:45 UTC

Falklands' waters chosen to experiment Taiwanese high-tech jigger

Ms Lee said the jigger was modeled after a fishing vessel developed to successfully catch Pacific saury

An energy-efficient squid fishing-vessel sponsored by Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) is heading to the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, north of the Falkland Islands, on its maiden voyage, to begin a six-month testing phase and examine the efficacy of its arrays of light emitting diodes (LED) for catching squid.

Tuesday, January 6th 2015 - 06:30 UTC

Falklands' dispute: claims Japanese company fished in Argentine and Islands waters

Benegas who filed the complaint met with Malvinas Affairs Department chief Daniel Filmus

The Argentine ministries of Foreign Affairs, and Agriculture and Fisheries are considering the consequences of a complaint filed in recent days by a top official from a local company (Empresa Pesquera de la Patagonia y Antártica S.A., Pesantar) warning that the vessel “Union Sur” had fished in Falkland Islands last November.

Monday, December 22nd 2014 - 20:45 UTC

Argentina: Jigger owners request to start squid season earlier

Jiggers flleet in Mar del Plata

The Chamber of Jigger Owners from Argentina (CAPA) has requested the Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) the anticipated start of the squid (Illex argentinus) season in 2015.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 02:34 UTC

South Atlantic: “Fewer catches as illex squid season ends”

The Argentine jigging fleet captured nearly 150,000 tonnes of squid (Illex argentinus) in South Atlantic waters during the season that took place between 24 January and 31 August this year, according to a technical report issued by the National Institute for Fishing Research and Development (INIDEP).

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 04:07 UTC

Argentina purchases four Russian multipurpose polar Supply-class tugs

A Neftegaz tug under operations in Russia, similar to the ones presumably purchased by Argentina

Argentina's ministry of Defense has signed an agreement for the purchase of four Russian-built multipurpose polar tugs, class NEFTEGAZ, at a total cost of just over eight million dollars.


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