Fisheries

Fisheries
Thursday, March 10th 2016 - 05:03 UTC

United States joins worldwide effort against illegal fishing

FAO is a strong partner in the promotion of sustainable fisheries, and we look forward to continuing to collaborate, US Ambassador Lane pointed out.

The United States has brought added momentum to global efforts targeting illegal fishing by adhering to a FAO-brokered international pact.US Ambassador to the United Nations agencies in Rome, David Lane, this week formally presented FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva with the US' instrument of ratification of the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing.

Tuesday, March 8th 2016 - 12:38 UTC

Algae bloom in southern Chile causing massive losses in the salmon farms

Last week the Norwegian company Marine Harvest, the largest salmon producer in the world, reported the deaths of about 1.2 million fish as a result of the algae being identified on their premises, loc

A group of salmon farms operating in the south of Chile have reported the mass death of millions of salmon. The deaths are attributed to an outbreak of harmful algae, set to generate millions in financial losses and see supermarket prices soar across Chile.

Friday, March 4th 2016 - 06:39 UTC

Argentina and Uruguay unable to arrest a Chinese flagged poaching jigger

 The jigger was radar detected last Tuesday early morning at the San Jorge Gulf illegally operating and was repeatedly warned in Spanish and English. (Pic LA file)

The Argentine Coast Guard and Uruguayan navy failed in capturing a Chinese flagged jigger poaching in the two countries shared waters. According to non official reports, two Argentine Coast Guard vessels and a helicopter plus a Uruguayan aircraft and vessel were involved in the attempt to arrest Hua Li 8.

Friday, February 26th 2016 - 06:19 UTC

Greenpeace celebrates and supports cancellation of Icelandic fin whale hunt

 Kristján Loftsson, CEO of whaling company Hvalur, made the announcement on arguments that it has encountered difficulties getting the whale meat to market.

Greenpeace celebrates the 'incredible' news that Iceland has cancelled the fin whale hunt for the current season and underlines that nowadays “there is simply no place for commercial whaling” plus the fact that Iceland and Japan have stockpiles of unwanted whale meat.

Wednesday, February 24th 2016 - 07:50 UTC

FAO summit in Morocco addresses fish trade traceability and eliminating IUU fishing

“Trade in fish is much more important than people think, both in absolute and relative terms,” said Audun Lem, Deputy-Director in FAO's Fisheries Division

High-level delegations of fisheries ministries from more than 50 countries are gathering in Agadir, Morocco for a summit with industry players to discuss emerging governance needs in a sector that provides the world with 17% of its animal protein and developing countries with more export revenue than meat, tobacco, rice and sugar combined.

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016 - 07:07 UTC

Falklands with “no big concentrations of Illex” this season, which is “worrying”

Scientist Arkhipkin said they would need to wait until February 24/25 to see whether the Illex would appear but, and “if it is not there it is a strange situation”.

Early indications from scientific surveys are showing “no big concentrations of Illex,” in the Falkland Islands waters or on the high seas, “which is worrying,” said Falkland Islands Government Senior Fisheries Scientist Sasha Arkhipkin as reported by the Penguin News.

Sunday, February 14th 2016 - 23:29 UTC

Illex 2016 Fishing Season begins in Falkland’s Waters.

Barton said that the 2015 season was a record for Illex squid with a total of 358,000 tons caught.

Fishing for Illex squid in Falkland’s water took off on Sunday, as the 2016 fishing season opens. A total of 105 fishing licenses have been issued. The number of licenses issued has remained consistent for the past three seasons.

Wednesday, February 10th 2016 - 23:11 UTC

Montevideo-Stanley, an integrating and necessary air link

Representative Jaime Trobo from Uruguay's senior opposition party, Partido Nacional

By Jaime Trobo (*) - For some time now we have been arguing that Uruguay must strengthen its bonds and contacts with a neighboring territory, in the southern cone, part of our American continent, where families who arrived in our region during the first half of the XIX century live, and with whom those contacts, once very intense, have waned, particularly in the last decades.

Saturday, February 6th 2016 - 05:29 UTC

US promotes major traceability plan for fishery products to combat IUU

Kathryn D. Sullivan, NOAA administrator appealed to the seafood industry, trade and consumer sectors, international partners and the conservation community

The United States National Oceanic and Atmosphereric Administration (NOAA) announced a proposal to implement a traceability plan for fishery products, aimed at combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and to prevent fraudulent trade.

Thursday, February 4th 2016 - 18:19 UTC

Toxic algae bloom in south Chile threatening salmon farms

Multiexports Food admitted having suffered “significant fish mortality” and blames the bloom to “unusual and extreme weather and oceanographic conditions”

Chilean aquaculture company Multiexports Food reported that due to the harmful algal bloom (HAB) recorded in various areas of the southern Regions X and XI of Chile, their production centers of Huyar and Lligua have suffered “significant fish mortality,” which has not been quantified yet.

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