Fisheries

Fisheries
Tuesday, October 22nd 2013 - 14:28 UTC

Falklands representatives talk fishery stock assessment in Rhode Island

The delegates gave a presentation about the in-season assessment and management of the Loligo squid stock

The Falkland Islands fisheries sector was invited to Rhode Island, USA earlier this month in order to present the Islands’ success story of data-sharing between the industry and the local fisheries department.

Monday, October 21st 2013 - 19:42 UTC

Fears that proposal for MPA in the Ross Sea will again succumb at CCAMLR

Last July the initiative failed after Russia and Ukraine questioned whether CCAMLR had the authority to establish a marine reserve

The world's biggest marine reserve in Antarctica may have to be given an expiry date to get countries with interests in the prized waters to agree to it. Delegations from 25 nations are resuming in Tasmania a New Zealand-US proposal for a marine protected area (MPA) in the fish-rich Ross Sea, 3500km south of New Zealand.

Monday, October 21st 2013 - 19:33 UTC

Antarctic scientists address toothfish and icefish stocks and catch limits in Australia

With the attendance of delegations from the twenty five members from the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), the annual gathering of international Antarctic scientists and policy makers took off on Monday in Australia.

Monday, October 21st 2013 - 05:48 UTC

Argentina established a TAC of 312.000 tons of hake for the current year

Toothfish quota fixed at 3.500 tons; last year the total catch was 3.121 tons

Argentina's National Fisheries Coordination Agency reported that the Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) established fishing quotas for hake (Merluccius hubbsi) for the current year: 277,000 tons for the south area (south of parallel 41°SL) and 35,000 tons for the north area (north of parallel 41°SL).

Monday, October 21st 2013 - 05:43 UTC

Lazard renegotiates Pescanova’s 2bn Euro debt: pretends 75% relief

Pescanova chairperson Juan Manuel Urgoiti urged a refinancing debt process with the creditors .

The new chairperson of the Galician multinational firm Pescanova, Juan Manuel Urgoiti, authorized the investment bank Lazard to implement an urgent debt refinancing process with the creditor entities.

Thursday, October 17th 2013 - 20:59 UTC

Toothfish licensing provides 70% of South Georgia revenue, but patrolling absorbs 80% of the amount

The 2012/13 season and probably been the busiest year in South Georgia since the end of the whaling era, said GSGSSI Commissioner Nigel Haywood

In a new initiative the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) has published their first Annual Report. The report, which is designed to keep people informed about Government activities on and off the island, was published on this website on September 2nd and has been distributed to stakeholders, according to the latest South Georgia Newsletter edition.

Thursday, October 3rd 2013 - 11:03 UTC

Giant squid washes ashore in the Cantabrian Sea; conservation plans

The adult female specimen has a total length of eight metres and weighs 180 kilos

The Cantabrian Maritime Museum (MMC) in the north of Spain has concluded the conditioning for its conservation of a giant squid that was found washed ashore in a beach of Asturias and which was catalogued as an adult female of the cephalopod “Architeuthis Dux” specie weighing 180 kilos and with a total length of eight metres.

Tuesday, October 1st 2013 - 20:40 UTC

Argentina’s squid fisheries policy “inconsistent and unsustainable” says expert

Lerena blasts the decision to allow 20 jiggers from China into Argentine waters

Argentina’s latest government’s decisions on squid fishing show that the country’s fisheries policy is “inconsistent and unsustainable,” according to the president of Assistance Food Argentina SA and director of Assistance Food America Inc., Dr. Cesar Augusto Lerena.

Monday, September 30th 2013 - 16:52 UTC

Argentine flagged vessels catch of Illex squid totaled 186.969 tons, says Inidep

Argentine jiggers catch was 156.163 tons from Jan first to 31 August

A report from Argentina’s INIDEP (fisheries research institute) presented to the Fisheries Federal Council last week indicates that during 2013 Illex squid catches totalled 434.561 tons of which 156.163 were landed by 66 Argentine jiggers. The report identified as Number 20, refers to the first 35 weeks of this year, (1 to 35) and includes Argentine waters and outside Argentina’s Exclusive Economic Zone, ZEEA.

Friday, September 27th 2013 - 21:33 UTC

South Georgia krill could suffer most global warming according to BAS

Krill is fished commercially in the Southern Ocean with current catches considerably less than 1% of estimated biomass

Modelling of the effects of sea temperature rises in the Southern Oceans indicates that krill in the seas around South Georgia may be the hardest hit of the region by the effects of global warming, reports the August edition of the South Georgia Newsletter.

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