Monday, May 18th 2015 - 05:17 UTC

FAO's agenda includes fighting illegal fishing in the Mediterranean and Black Sea

Organized by GFCM/FAO experts meeting in Morocco discussed measures to deter IUU fishing, including the use of vessel monitoring systems (VMS).

In a global context of fierce competition for fishery resources which are progressively being depleted as a consequence of overfishing, overexploitation and overcapacity, illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing has become a growing concern, points out a FAO fisheries release.

Monday, May 18th 2015 - 04:19 UTC

Notorious poacher 'Perlon' detained in Malaysia with 330 tons of illegal toothfish

Malaysian authorities say the originally Nigerian flagged vessel detained, the “Perlon”, had changed its name and flag several times. (Pic Colto)

New Zealand fishing company Sanford is welcoming news that a Nigerian registered vessel has been detained in Malaysia and 330 tons of toothfish confiscated from it. Sanford is one of only two New Zealand companies permitted to source toothfish from the Ross Sea fishery.

Wednesday, May 6th 2015 - 06:18 UTC

Cutting down killer whale toothfish snacking in South Georgia

Killer whales are not the only animals to take fish off the fishermen’s longlines in the South Georgia area however.

Studies of killer whales (Orca) in South Georgia waters may help fishermen avoid the whales stealing the fish off the fishing long-lines (termed depredation), according to the latest edition of South Georgia Newsletter.

Friday, May 1st 2015 - 05:29 UTC

Argentina and Chile coordinate joint scientific research in South Atlantic

The event was attended by Marcelo Diaz Diaz, Chilean ambassador in Argentina and his Argentine counterpart  Gines Gonzalez Garcia.

Outstanding researchers and scientists from Argentina and Chile in the fields of marine sciences, fisheries Antarctica and technology innovation met this week in Buenos Aires for a day's work coordinating the scientific efforts of both countries.

Thursday, April 30th 2015 - 07:29 UTC

Beware: China announces plan to seven-fold increase Antarctic krill catches

“We will increase our investment in the Antarctic area in terms of krill fishing,” said Liu Shenli, from China National Agricultural Development Group

Conservation groups and scientists worry that China’s push to boost its harvest of krill -- a shrimp-like creature used for aquaculture feed and human supplements -- may leave Antarctica’s whales, seals and penguins struggling to survive. China’s leaders say they want a seven-fold increase in krill production, according to a recent report in the state-owned China Daily newspaper.

Tuesday, April 28th 2015 - 02:07 UTC

Falklands' fisheries contribute an additional £6 million to Islands' budget

Good catches and no need of refunds in licence fees plus additional trans-shipment fees made a big boost to the Falklands' government coffers

It's budget time in the Falkland Islands and fishing again has boosted the government coffers this year with more than £6 million above that originally budgeted, according to the Penguin News.

Monday, April 27th 2015 - 21:36 UTC

Galicia accepts need to eliminate fishery discards, but asks for a 'gradual approach'

Rosa Quintana said the gradual approach “needs important measures to preserve the social, economic and environmental objectives of the activity”

Spain's main fishing region Galicia admits the need to eliminate fishery discards but emphasized it must be a gradual process since it is necessary to preserve the social, economic and environmental objectives of this activity which is of central importance for the economy and jobs.

Monday, April 27th 2015 - 21:29 UTC

Giant 1.000 kilos manta ray caught by Peruvian fishermen

The Manta Birostris is unloaded with a crane at La Cruz inlet

A giant manta ray of approximately 1.000 kilos was caught by Peruvian unsuspecting fishermen operating at La Cruz inlet, north of the country close to the Ecuadorian border, according to Lima media. Erick Cruz Guerrero, 22 was the young crew member that finally captured the giant manta ray which had to be unloaded with a crane.

Monday, April 27th 2015 - 10:35 UTC

Argentine fisheries landings down 10.8% in first quarter; squid down 45.4%

Squid landings during the first quarter reached 29.800 tons, well below a year ago

Argentine seafood landings decreased by 10.8% in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period of 2014, according to the latest release from the Under Secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

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.


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