Thursday, February 26th 2015 - 04:14 UTC

Brazilian lawmaker wants closer ties with 'Falklands' and even considers 'a friendship forum'

Celso Maldaner belongs to the strongest electoral party in Brazil and main ally of the ruling coalition headed by president Rousseff

Brazilian federal Deputy for the southern state of Santa Catarina Celso Maldaner who last week visited the Falkland Islands said he wants to 'influence and push' for a commercial opening of Brazil with the Islands, since he believes there is great potential for making business particularly regarding fisheries and tourism.

Friday, February 20th 2015 - 22:50 UTC

Falklands' reports on two Taiwanese jiggers man-overboard incidents

Jiggers 'flood' into Stanley at the start of the squid season to collect their licenses (Pic. M. Short)

The Falkland Islands government has informed that there have been two separate man-overboard incidents reported this week concerning a total of nine crewmen from two Taiwanese fishing vessels.

Friday, February 20th 2015 - 17:06 UTC

Global warming impact on fisheries is 'uncertain', says study

Upwelling of colder nutrient-rich water, significant for marine productivity with climate warming could enhance some of the world's most important fisheries.

A new study suggests that global warming may increase upwelling in several ocean current systems around the world by the end of this century, especially at high latitudes, and will cause major changes in marine biodiversity.

Wednesday, February 18th 2015 - 11:08 UTC

Argentine seafood exports reach 1.6bn dollars in 2014; squid and shrimp main items

Squid (Illex argentinus) was the main export item with 119,802 tons, 10% less than in 2013, when 133,082 tons were shipped abroad

Argentina's fish industry exported 493,244 tons last year totaling nearly 1.6 billion dollars. Although volume decreased 2.7% compared to 2013 (504,165 tons), revenue increased 6.6%, according to the latest report from the National Under-secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

Monday, February 16th 2015 - 09:06 UTC

Researchers propose high seas fishing ban and concentrate on coastal catches

The study examined global fish catch and landed value data to determine how much fish is caught in the high seas and how much is caught in coastal waters

Closing the high seas to commercial fishing could distribute fisheries income more equitably among the world's maritime nations, according to research from the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Monday, February 16th 2015 - 08:20 UTC

US icebreaker Polar Star rescues Australian longliner trapped in Antarctic ice

The 63-metre Antarctic Chieftain longliner damaged its propeller after hitting an iceberg and was stranded about 1,500 kilometres NE of McMurdo Sound

An Australian fishing vessel that was stranded in Antarctic ice for a week with a damaged propeller is expected to make its way to New Zealand under its own power.The 63-metre Antarctic Chieftain longliner damaged its propeller after hitting an iceberg and was stranded about 1,500 kilometres north-east of McMurdo Sound with 26 people on board.

Friday, February 13th 2015 - 09:44 UTC

Argentina reports sharp fall in hake, squid and shrimp landings during January

Hake landings dropped 38.5%, shrimp. 47.5% and squid, 60.5% compared to January last year

Argentine fish landings have dropped dramatically during January, totaling 16,464 tons, 31.8% less than a year ago when the volume was 24,121.4 tons. Of this year's volume, 11,803.8 tons were of fish, 4,567.4 tons crustaceans and 92.8 tons shellfish, according to statistics from the Under-secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

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.


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