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.

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).


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