Monday, September 16th 2013 - 22:02 UTC

Vigo starts bio-bank to store commercial fisheries marine parasite samples

The bank should help increase ‘consumer confidence’ and improve quality standards

The Marine Research Institute from Vigo, Spain has launched the first world bio-bank which collects, stores and will distribute samples of marine parasites and associated bio-molecules such as the anisakis, in the framework of the EU ‘Parasite’ project to assess their sanitary and commercial impact on the food chain and validation of tools to mitigate effects.

Saturday, September 7th 2013 - 01:51 UTC

Interpol and Norway after vessel involved in illegal fishing in the South Atlantic

‘Snake’ has operated under 12 different names in the past 10 years and been registered under the flag of at least 8 different countries

Close cooperation between Interpol and Norway has led to the publication of the first Purple Notice for a vessel believed to be engaged in illegal fishing activities. Issued in all 190 Interpol member countries, the Purple Notice seeks information on the fishing vessel “Snake”, which has changed its name and registration multiple times in past years to avoid detection.

Monday, September 2nd 2013 - 13:01 UTC

Slippery squid cleaning at home made simple

Squidezy gives you a firm hold of the squid while you’re removing its inedible parts

Cleaning squid is rightly considered a messy job. Despite being a culinary favourite, the thought of handling the slippery cephalopod prevents many people from attempting to prepare squid to cook at home. But that old excuse has been challenged. The man behind the new Squidezy is inventor Rod Cross. Rod designed the clever gadget to make it simpler for everyone to enjoy fresh squid more often.

Saturday, August 31st 2013 - 15:30 UTC

Falklands’ lawmaker arrives in Uruguay to inform on business opportunities in the Islands

MLA Sawle is a former fishing industry businessman and speaks fluent Spanish

Falkland Islands member of the Legislative Assembly Dick Sawle will be in Montevideo 2-6 September, after spending a week in Brazil involved in business, academia and informal political contacts sponsored by the Foreign Office. In Uruguay according to the official release MLA Sawle will inform about business opportunities with the Falklands and to strengthen the historical ties with Uruguay.

Monday, August 26th 2013 - 08:25 UTC

Rising sea temperature will reduce krill growth habitat in Antarctica

Dr. Simeon Hill, a marine biologist at BAS, said krill grow faster in cold

Antarctic krill are usually less than 6 cm in length, but their size belies the major role they play in sustaining much of the life in the Southern Ocean. They are the primary food source for many species of whales, seals, penguins and fish.

Saturday, August 24th 2013 - 18:28 UTC

Gibraltar criticizes latest incident at artificial reef; Picardo opens window for talks

As an act of good faith, Picardo will propose a change in the law so that the 59 Spanish boats can fish again in Gibraltar

Gibraltar has strongly criticised Spanish police for sending divers to inspect an artificial reef in waters claimed by the British territory. Governor Sir Adrian Johns said the action constituted a serious violation of UK sovereignty over Gibraltar.

Tuesday, August 6th 2013 - 10:23 UTC

Falklands’ welcomes “positive step” by Argentina in marine conservation and fisheries management

However MLA Dr. Elsby reminds Argentina that an area of Burdwood Bank falls within the Falklands Inner & Outer Conservation Zones

The Falkland Islands Government has welcomed the announcement by the Senate of Argentina of the establishment of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) within the area of Burdwood Bank which lies within the Argentine Economic Zone, describing it as a “positive step” in the interest of marine conservation and fisheries management.

Sunday, August 4th 2013 - 21:35 UTC

Spanish trawler crew member medic-evacuated by Uruguayan frigate

The crewmember is transported to a Montevideo hospital

A Uruguayan frigate was involved in a high seas medic evacuation following a distress call from Spanish trawler ‘Playa de Sartaxens’ because one of its young crew members suffered a sudden faint which lasted several minutes.

Thursday, August 1st 2013 - 03:33 UTC

South Georgia company sponsors research on toothfish sustainability

Research will benefit science and ultimately give the industry a better understanding into the handling and monitoring of stock, said Stuart Wallace

Georgia Seafood is sponsoring pioneering research into the reproductive behaviour of the Patagonian Toothfish in South Georgia. Director of Georgia Seafood Stuart Wallace explained that in a market that demands sustainability it is important to the company that they support the science underpinning that aim.

Wednesday, July 24th 2013 - 06:51 UTC

Argentina confirms one million dollars fines on each of four vessels caught illegally fishing

Fu Yuan Yu 873’, was intercepted and arrested on 17 June

Argentina’s Fisheries Under Secretariat confirmed huge fines for three fishing vessels from China and one Spanish which were allegedly caught during the last six months illegally fishing in the South Atlantic exclusive economic zone, EEZ off the coast of Chubut province.


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