Sunday, May 1st 2016 - 13:45 UTC

Consumers want seafood traceability, according to survey commissioned by MSC

In 21 countries 65% of consumers said they would like to know that their fish can be followed along the supply chain to a sustainable source.

The results of the latest market study commissioned by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) reveal an interest among consumers in seafood traceability. Surveys conducted among more than 16,000 seafood consumers globally indicate that over 55% do not trust the labeling of the seafood they consume. In Spain, this value is even higher: 61% of Spanish seafood consumers doubt whether the products they consume are what their packaging reads.

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 13:52 UTC

South Atlantic poacher Hua Li 8, arrested by Indonesian for illegal fishing

On January 29, the Chinese flagged Hua Li 8 was detected fishing within the EEZ of Argentina, but managed to escape

Almost two months of efforts coordinated by Interpol with the cooperation of seven countries on four continents, the Indonesian Armed Forces arrested one of the most wanted poaching fishing vessels. On January 29, the Chinese flagged Hua Li 8 was detected fishing within the EEZ of Argentina, which triggered an immediate operation to arrest the vessel. But despite the display of patrol vessels and aircrafts, and warning shots, the vessel managed to escape.

Wednesday, April 27th 2016 - 10:08 UTC

Worlds' largest Seafood Expo opens in Brussels; Falklands attending

 ”Seafood Expo Global reinforces its position as the industry world’s largest marketplace and meeting place,” says Liz Plizga from Diversified Group

Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global opened doors on Monday to thousands of seafood professionals from all around the world seeking to grow their businesses in the global market. The exposition, which takes place at the Brussels Expo, Belgium, from 26-28 April, is the world’s largest trade fair for the seafood industry.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 17:07 UTC

Alarm in Chile's salmon industry: positive reaction to ISA in a farm

AquaChile reported that in a routine sampling “there was a positive reaction to the PCR probe for ISA virus in one of the 20 cages of the Transit Centre 2”

Salmon farming company AquaChile reported the detection of a possible ISA virus outbreak in a cage of one of its salmon farming centers located in the Aysen region, in southern Chile.

Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 08:04 UTC

Falklands renews VMS capability contract for tracking over 150 vessels

The South Atlantic is famous for the most hostile waters in the world, yet it has some of the richest fishing grounds to be found anywhere.

Big OceanData has been awarded a contract to provide the Government of the Falkland Islands with its vessel monitoring system (VMS) capability for another five years. For the first time the system will include AIS data, which will be integrated with existing Inmarsat tracking data from the fishing vessels.

Tuesday, April 19th 2016 - 00:31 UTC

Falklands reports poor catches of squid; reimbursement of licenses to be considered in June

John Barton said Falklands Illex catches just crawled over the 2,000 tons total catch mark compared to 170,000 tons at this time last year, Penguin News reported.

Falkland Islands authorities have confirmed that Illex squid capture has been particularly low this fishing season, a situation that could lead the Islands government to reimburse part of the license fees paid to catch cephalopods.

Thursday, April 14th 2016 - 21:08 UTC

Mysterious death of tens of tons of sardines in south Chile; consumption banned

Television news footage showed masses of the lifeless silver fish more than a foot deep choking the waters in and around the river shores and boats.

Chile’s government has temporarily banned the consumption of sardines in the south of the country after hundreds of thousands of dead fish turned up floating along the shores of Queule River.

Thursday, April 14th 2016 - 09:23 UTC

Chilean company fined by Argentina after admitting operating with Falklands' license

Apparently Juan Benegas mistakenly received an email which stated that Union Sur had obtained a Falklands' fishing license, and reported the matter.

Argentina's Ministry of Agro-Industry has slapped the maximum fine to a Chilean fishing company, firm Empresas de Desarrollo Pesquero de Chile SA (Emdepes SA), a Chilean subsidiary of the Japanese group Nissui for illegal fishing activities in 2014 in Argentina's EEZ, close to the Falkland Islands.

Thursday, April 7th 2016 - 09:43 UTC

Indonesia sinks 23 foreign fishing vessels caught poaching, bringing the total to 170

Maritime and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said her agency sank 10 Malaysian and 13 Vietnamese boats that were caught fishing illegally in Indonesian waters.

Indonesian authorities sank 23 foreign fishing boats this week saying they were “operating illegally in the archipelago's vast waters in continuation efforts for anti-poaching”, China's Xinhua news agency reported. This brings the number of vessels destroyed by the Government under the policy to more than 170.

Friday, April 1st 2016 - 01:30 UTC

Falklands bid farewell to Sea King Helicopters

The local community came to meet and greet the new AAR SAR Helicopters and crew who will replace the RAF Sea King Helicopters.

The Falkland Islands community bid farewell to two Search & Rescue (SAR) helicopters today after over three decades of service. Both the two RAF Sea King helicopters were brought to the capital Stanley today for the local community to say goodbye, as well as meet the crew who man the aircraft. The new AAR helicopter, which will replace the existing RAF SAR service, was also present at the farewell today.


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