Fisheries

Fisheries
Friday, February 13th 2015 - 04:46 UTC

Falklands' 105 plus Illex fishing licences for a promising 2015 season

“Fishing has already started on the high seas with a significant fleet and some reasonable catches of Illex reported”, said Barton.

One hundred and five jiggers and one trawler have been offered Falkland Islands Illex squid licenses for the coming season which opens on February 15. The total number of licences offered matches those taken up in 2014, confirmed Director of Natural Resources John Barton at the Islands Fisheries Committee Meeting.

Friday, February 6th 2015 - 02:02 UTC

“Thunder” again caught toothfish poaching, claims Sea Shepherd 'Bob Baker'

Nigerian-flagged “Thunder” has been on the run for 50 days after being intercepted by the Bob Barker on December 17, inside the CCAMLR area

The crew of the Sea Shepherd ship, “Bob Barker”, has confirmed that a set of buoys, attached to a beacon, were set out by the crew of the “Thunder” under the cover of night, indicating that the vessel is resuming illegal fishing activity.

Thursday, February 5th 2015 - 03:31 UTC

China to supply Argentina five “Malvinas Class” offshore patrol vessels

A version of China's Shipbuilding Industry Corporation's P18 export corvette is the vessel which somewhat controversially, will be known as the Malvinas class

Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is expected to sign agreements with China to increase military co-operation, including construction of new warships for the Argentine Navy, during her current state visit to Beijing, according to media reports and Jane's Defense Weekly.

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015 - 06:59 UTC

Toothfish poachers in Australian waters try to ram Sea Shepherd's “Sam Simon”

When sighted the 'Yongding' sailed directly towards the 'Sam Simon' and only missed a collision by 10 meters

Two illegal fishing boats that evaded the New Zealand navy are now in Australian waters, but it's unclear whether local authorities will intervene. Conservation group Sea Shepherd on Monday said one of their ships patrolling the area, the Sam Simon, intercepted the Yongding and the Kunlun at 11.30am AEDT with prohibited fishing gear on its deck.

Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 06:27 UTC

Interpol issues Purple Notices on three vessels illegally fishing in Southern Ocean

Between 6/13 January, a RNNZ Naval Patrol spotted the Yongding, the Kunlun and the Songhua, hauling gill nets laden with toothfish in a CCAMLR area

At the request of New Zealand, INTERPOL Purple Notices have been issued to seek information on the individuals and networks behind three vessels fishing illegally in the Southern Ocean.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 15:47 UTC

Toothfish poachers caught red-handed in Antarctica waters slip away

“It's the start of a lengthy process to try to stamp out such insidious activity,” said Murray McCully, New Zealand's foreign minister.

Staying hidden behind sea ice and large waves, sailors aboard a navy patrol boat from New Zealand sneaked up on three suspected poaching ships, then took photos and video of the fishermen hauling in prized fish in banned nets from the ocean near Antarctica. Seemingly caught red-handed, the crews of the rusting vessels just kept on fishing.

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.

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