Fisheries

Fisheries
Friday, January 9th 2015 - 07:07 UTC

Sea Shepherd breaks record for world's longest sea chase of a poaching vessel

Nigerian flagged poacher 'Thunder' has covered the entire Banzare Bank with gillnets exceeding 100 kilometers in length (Pic The Telegraph)

On Thursday, the Sea Shepherd ship, Bob Barker, marked the 22nd day of its pursuit of the Interpol-listed poaching vessel, Thunder. In doing so, the conservation ship has broken the record for the world's longest sea chase of a poaching vessel.

Thursday, January 8th 2015 - 05:50 UTC

Alleged Falklands' links sufficient motive to suspend fishing license of Tierra del Fuego company

The vessel involved in the conflict “Unidos del Sur” apparently has a fishing licence from the Falklands government awarded last year

Argentina's Tierra del Fuego provincial government decided on Wednesday to preventatively suspend Pesantar's fishing license following claims that the company is associated with another group operating in the South Atlantic but with a Falklands' government license.

Tuesday, January 6th 2015 - 06:45 UTC

Falklands' waters chosen to experiment Taiwanese high-tech jigger

Ms Lee said the jigger was modeled after a fishing vessel developed to successfully catch Pacific saury

An energy-efficient squid fishing-vessel sponsored by Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) is heading to the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, north of the Falkland Islands, on its maiden voyage, to begin a six-month testing phase and examine the efficacy of its arrays of light emitting diodes (LED) for catching squid.

Tuesday, January 6th 2015 - 06:30 UTC

Falklands' dispute: claims Japanese company fished in Argentine and Islands waters

Benegas who filed the complaint met with Malvinas Affairs Department chief Daniel Filmus

The Argentine ministries of Foreign Affairs, and Agriculture and Fisheries are considering the consequences of a complaint filed in recent days by a top official from a local company (Empresa Pesquera de la Patagonia y Antártica S.A., Pesantar) warning that the vessel “Union Sur” had fished in Falkland Islands last November.

Monday, December 22nd 2014 - 20:45 UTC

Argentina: Jigger owners request to start squid season earlier

Jiggers flleet in Mar del Plata

The Chamber of Jigger Owners from Argentina (CAPA) has requested the Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) the anticipated start of the squid (Illex argentinus) season in 2015.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 02:34 UTC

South Atlantic: “Fewer catches as illex squid season ends”

The Argentine jigging fleet captured nearly 150,000 tonnes of squid (Illex argentinus) in South Atlantic waters during the season that took place between 24 January and 31 August this year, according to a technical report issued by the National Institute for Fishing Research and Development (INIDEP).

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 04:07 UTC

Argentina purchases four Russian multipurpose polar Supply-class tugs

A Neftegaz tug under operations in Russia, similar to the ones presumably purchased by Argentina

Argentina's ministry of Defense has signed an agreement for the purchase of four Russian-built multipurpose polar tugs, class NEFTEGAZ, at a total cost of just over eight million dollars.

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 03:53 UTC

Gibraltarians support allowing regulated commercial fishing in territorial waters

A clear majority in Gibraltar also support participating in 'ad hoc' talks between Spain and UK

An overwhelming majority of Gibraltarians believe that Gibraltar should take part in ‘ad hoc’ talks with Spain and the UK and there is strong support for allowing commercial fishing in British Gibraltar territorial Water so long as this is under a properly regulated licensing system.

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 06:54 UTC

Record year for Falklands' fish catches

Pic M. Short

THIS year will be marked as one of the most successful years in the history of the Falkland Islands fishery with several record catches registered and the total catch of all species in Falkland waters this month reaching a record of 451,000 tonnes.

Thursday, December 4th 2014 - 06:06 UTC

Ecuador to combat IUU fishing as part of trade agreement with the EU

EU is the main market for Ecuadorian tuna, accounting for 65% of exports. The country is also the leading supplier of canned and pre-cooked tuna.

Ecuador's Deputy Minister of Aquaculture and Fisheries organized a workshop with representatives from various government institutions related to port and maritime fisheries control in the country in order to develop a National Action Plan to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

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