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Montevideo, December 15th 2017 - 04:38 UTC


  • Wednesday, April 5th 2017 - 05:49 UTC

    Chile's annual resources' report shows nine fisheries are depleted or collapsed

    Among the positive status changes presented by the 2016 report, the red squat lobster is highlighted (Regions XV to IV)

    The latest annual report from Chile's Fisheries administration, “Public Account of Resources Status 2016” indicates that of the 43 existing fisheries, 25 have biological reference points (PBR) which means a precautionary approach. The presentation was made by Paolo Trejo, Under Secretary for Fisheries and Aquaculture.

  • Friday, March 10th 2017 - 07:21 UTC

    BAS scientific research survey of South Georgia fish resources

    Dr Mark Belchier holds a Patagonian toothfish (Pic BAS)

    Every two years BAS leads a scientific research survey of the fish resources on behalf of the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. This time Dr. Mark Belchier from BAS was head of the team of experts that carried out the survey.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2017 - 14:09 UTC

    Peruvian 2017 toothfish quota established at 160 tons

    Fishing for Patagonian toothfish must end when the quota is reached or, failing that, it must not exceed December 31, 2017.

    Peruvian Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) has set the maximum allowable catch quota for Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) at 160 tons for 2017. According to the Ministerial Resolution No. 097-2017-PRODUCE, published on Friday in the official newspaper El Peruano, states the quota may be modified according to biological and/or environmental conditions, following a report from the Instituto Mar del Peru (IMARPE).

  • Friday, March 3rd 2017 - 10:07 UTC

    History of the Falklands Interim Conservation Zone

    The zone had a 160-nauticalmile radius and on February first, 1987 the Falkland Islands Fisheries (Conservation and Management) Ordinance came in to effect.

    On October 29 1986, a proclamation declaring the Interim Falklands Conservation Zone was signed by Governor Gordon Jewkes. The zone had a 160-nauticalmile (300 km; 180 mi) radius. On February 1, 1987 the Falkland Islands Fisheries (Conservation and Management) Ordinance came in to effect.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2017 - 09:51 UTC

    Falklands celebrates in an Open Day the 30th anniversary of the Fishery

     MLA Phyl Rendell underlined the significance of the fishing industry, but also support from UK in protecting the Fishing Zone and fishery’s overseas partners.

    Around 360 Falklands residents visited the floating dock FIPASS on Saturday 25th February as part of Fish Day – celebrating 30 years of the Falkland Islands Fishery. The Falkland Islands Fishing Association (FIFCA) Executive Secretary Jackie Cotter told Penguin News the day went very well and its aim, as well as celebrating the anniversary, was to give a general overview both of the fishery and the Falklands Government Fisheries Department.

  • Thursday, March 2nd 2017 - 07:59 UTC

    Falklands' Loligo season opens; Vigo market squid prices are “strong”

    “What matters is how the season takes off”, points out Javier Touza who recalls “the very poor 2015 season” with catches of 30.000 tons of Loligo

    The Loligo squid season took off this weekend in the Falkland Islands and the Galician partners of local companies are hopeful that they can repeat catches of the last season when some 46.000 tons were landed. “The experimental sampling previous to the official launching points to stability”, according to Javier Touza president of ARVI, the Vigo cooperative of vessel owners.

  • Wednesday, March 1st 2017 - 21:11 UTC

    Aquazul: a giant squid sausage with more protein and less fat rich in Omega-3

    Under the name Aquazul, this competitive product in quality and price in premium line sausages is ideal for people with a special diet for children and gourmet market.

    A new unique food product was created by scientists at the Center for Research in Food and Development (CIAD) of Mexico: a protein-rich squid sausage and omega 3, which has up to 70% less fat, in addition to natural dyes and preservatives.

  • Monday, February 27th 2017 - 10:02 UTC

    Falklands' delegation visits Vigo with an idea of building a fisheries port in the Islands

    The Falklands delegation with Vigo port Authority officials

    Falkland Islands representatives met with port of Vigo authorities to assess the infrastructure, services, development plans and competitiveness of the Galician fisheries terminal, one of the busiest and most efficient in the European Union, reports the Galicia media.

  • Saturday, February 25th 2017 - 07:16 UTC

    Argentina's squid and Patagonian grenadier research cruise in the South Atlantic

    Argentina's “Dr. Eduardo L. Holmberg” research vessel left for a second cruise

    Argentina's “Dr. Eduardo L. Holmberg” research vessel left for a second cruise of tooth fish, pollock, Patagonian grenadier and squid assessment. The cruise is expected to last thirty days and will be operating between 45o and 54o30' South and catching samples at depth ranging from 50 to 400 meters.

  • Friday, February 24th 2017 - 15:51 UTC

    Falklands and Brexit, subjects raised by visiting MPs to the Islands

    MP's Wes Streeting, KarinSmyth, Alan Mak and AmandaMilling at the press conference

    The impact of Brexit on the Falkland Islands and the economy in general were subjects raised with visiting Members of Parliament this week. The delegation of four made a flying visit to the Falkland Islands last weekend accompanied by FI Representative in London Sukey Cameron.