Friday, March 28th 2014 - 19:36 UTC

EU sanitary delegation to inspect Argentina's fishing industry whole cycle

The use of additives and other products are expected to be closely monitored by the EU sanitary delegation

Delegates from the European Union (EU) are to visit Argentina between September and December later this year to inspect the facilities that comprise the whole fishing production circuit: docks, boats, processing plants authorized to export to EU and offices of the National Service of Agri-food health and quality, (Senasa).

Thursday, March 27th 2014 - 08:19 UTC

Peruvians encouraged by the squid potential in the area recovered from Chile

According to Imarpe up to 200.000 tons. of squid could be caught in the area

The 50,000 square kilometers of maritime space Peru gained from the favorable ruling by the International Court of Justice in The Hague, on the border dispute with Chile, have a potential fishing activity that includes 200,000 tons of Peruvian squid, according to the country's Sea Institute, (Imarpe).

Monday, March 17th 2014 - 20:09 UTC

Squid landing in Argentina in 2.5 months, lower than 2013, but still 'acceptable'

Squid landings were concentrated in Puerto Deseado

According to the latest stats from the Argentine Fisheries Under-Secretariat Office, between January first and 13 March, 2014, a total of 31,760.6 tons of squid (Illex argentinus) was landed in Argentine ports. Out of that volume, 213.3 tons correspond to January; 26,391.9 tons to February and in the first two weeks of March, 5,155.3 tons.

Saturday, March 15th 2014 - 07:55 UTC

Argentina will be present with a pavilion at the Boston Seafood Expo

The three-day expo attracts over 19.000 buyers and suppliers from a hundred countries

Argentina will be present at the Boston Seafood Expo North America, which is considered the most important of the United States and is scheduled for March 16/18, announced the Argentine Foreign ministry indicating it was part of the government's campaign to increase and diversify foreign trade and exports.

Friday, March 7th 2014 - 04:48 UTC

MSC Certification for Falkland Islands Toothfish reflects high management standards

The fishery entered assessment in August 2012

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification has been granted to the Falklands Islands Toothfish longline fishery, announced on Thursday Consolidated Fisheries Ltd. (CFL). The fishery is the first in the Falkland Islands to be certified and reflects the high standards of fisheries management and environmental measures practised within the Islands on the Patagonian toothfish fishery.

Friday, February 28th 2014 - 04:49 UTC

Falkland Islands considering signing the UN Convention on Biological Diversity

Environmental Officer Nick Rendell: “we need to be sure we can meet the targets set”

Although the Falkland Islands has not yet signed up to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) it is being actively considered, stated Environmental Officer Nick Rendell, responding to an article that criticized the fact that only four UK Overseas Territories have joined the treaty, reports the latest edition from the Penguin News.

Friday, February 28th 2014 - 03:14 UTC

Pescanova's survival to be decided in a month; Friday first deadline

Demetrio Carceller from Damm, could be the savior of the insolvent company

One of Spain's leading fishing companies Pescanova (under administration) faces a decisive deadline for its future, while banks finalize the negotiation of a creditors’ agreement based on debt cuts and investment in the firm, according to Europa Press based on sources familiar with the situation of the company.

Friday, February 28th 2014 - 03:05 UTC

Ocean Summit takes off with US proposal for a watchdog

The Economist and National Geography are hosting the meeting in San Francisco

The proposal to create an international body within the UN governing the seas was the focus this week at the beginning of the Ocean Summit. In this international meeting, world leaders emphasized its fast degradation and increasing pressure to further exploit its resources.

Thursday, February 27th 2014 - 03:19 UTC

Booming world fish trade generating more wealth than ever, says FAO report

Aquaculture production is estimated at 67 million tons in 2012 and 70 million tons for 2013

The booming world fish trade is generating more wealth than ever before, but countries must help small-scale fishers and fish farmers benefit too, says FAO.

Tuesday, February 18th 2014 - 05:53 UTC

Falklands: three crewmembers from a Taiwanese jigger have gone missing

Jiggers in Stanley, a common sight at the beginning of the squid season

Three crewmen from a Taiwanese jigger operating in Falkland Islands who were reported missing over the weekend have not been located. The first news of the incident was received in the early hours of Saturday February 15, when the Department of Fisheries Operations Sections notified the Royal Falkland Islands Police (RFIP).


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