Friday, June 20th 2014 - 06:29 UTC

Antibiotic-resistant “superbug” detected South Korea raw squid

The strain of bacteria found is resistant to carbapenems, a class of antibiotics used to treat life-threatening infections. (Pic Fox News)

A dangerous antibiotic-resistant “superbug” has been found in the North American food supply for the first time, according to researchers from the University of Saskatchewan.

Wednesday, June 18th 2014 - 08:20 UTC

Obama pledges to crack down on illegal fishing and enforce traceability

The message was delivered in a taped message from Obama and in person by Kerry at an “Our Ocean” conference in Washington

The Obama administration announced on Tuesday an initiative to track every fish sold in the United States, a move designed to crack down on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, mislabeling of seafood and related problems.

Tuesday, June 17th 2014 - 06:58 UTC

New Zealand revolutionary sustainable fishing technology wins awards

The new technology ”will allow fish to be landed alive, and in perfect condition, while safely releasing small fish and by-catch” says Minister Guy

Precision Seafood Harvesting (PSH) a new, sustainable fishing technology tipped to revolutionize the global industry, has won two major categories at the KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards along with being named runner up for the night’s Supreme Award.

Monday, June 16th 2014 - 00:38 UTC

“Argentine Sea, wild and austral”, the quality label planned for Argentine fish produce

The idea is that the label and seal identify Argentine produce with premium quality

Argentina is promoting the use of the distinctive label of “Mar Argentino, Salvaje y Austral”, for fishery produce traded by Argentine companies. The Federal Fisheries Council, CFP, is responsible for the implementation of the initiative which aims to incorporate the origin seal and promotional brochures.

Thursday, May 29th 2014 - 00:54 UTC

Uruguayan court declines competence to rule on Chinese fishing vessel 'slavery' claims

The 28 African crewmembers are from Ghana and Sierra Leone.

A Uruguayan criminal court found no merit to continue investigating into incidents allegedly occurred in a Chinese flagged fishing vessel following on claims of 'slavery', ill treatment and beatings, presented by 28 African crewmembers.

Monday, May 26th 2014 - 21:15 UTC

Shrimp saves the day for Argentine seafood exports in first four months

Shrimp sales with 20,482 tons, were up 88.3% over a year ago, 10,877 tons.

Argentina seafood exports totaled 116,738 tons during the first four months of the year, which shows an increase of 2.9% over the same 2013 period in 2013, when 113,419 tons were shipped abroad. Strong shrimp exports helped offset lower volumes of fish.

Monday, May 26th 2014 - 13:14 UTC

Spain supports EC proposal for an absolute ban on driftnets

This initiative definitely eliminates a kind of gear very harmful to marine conservation.

Spain's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA) publicly announced its satisfaction with the proposed Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council presented by the European Commission (EC) for the banning of driftnet fishing.

Saturday, May 24th 2014 - 00:11 UTC

Pescanova Falklands operation could be targeted by Argentina, says Spanish media

According to the Deloitte report on Pescanova, the company has two vessels operating in the Falklands, through a stake in Polar Ltd

Argentina’s government could at any stage now force Spanish seafood group Pescanova to divest its squid fishing operation based in the Falkland Islands, as it is reportedly breaching fishing legislation, said Spanish media.

Wednesday, May 21st 2014 - 06:58 UTC

FAO warns fisheries and aquaculture threatened by harmful practices and poor management

Almost 60% of fisheries are very close to their maximum sustainable production

More people than ever before rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food and as a source of income, but harmful practices and poor management threaten the sector’s sustainability, says a new report published by FAO.

Tuesday, May 20th 2014 - 19:35 UTC

Falklands visited by Punta Arenas experts in ports, logistics and shipping

Left to right: Stacey Bragger FI Chamber of Commerce, Felipe Carvallo ULOG, Milenko Buljan Agunsa, Ignacio Covacevic EPA, Marcelo Mahuzier ASMAR and Alvaro Insua of Galicia shipping.

A group of managers representing Punta Arenas port facilities, logistic companies and shipping companies visited the Falkland Islands last week with an ultimate aim to offer solutions to the current and future commercial needs of the Islands.


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