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Montevideo, August 22nd 2017 - 05:32 UTC


  • Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 09:10 UTC

    Why Falklands' conservation and management zone is so productive

    Ilex argentinus immigrates into Falklands waters seasonally and is the largest squid resource in the Soutwest Atlantic.

    Three decades ago, on 29 October 1986 a Proclamation declaring the Interim Falklands Conservation and Management Zone was signed by then Governor Jewkes, which helped to transform the Islands economy. The anniversary has been marked by several events, and this week was the turn for a scientific approach on how and why the waters around the Falklands are so rich in marine life.

  • Friday, November 4th 2016 - 10:40 UTC

    Falklands fishing license fees frozen for 2017; possible tax policy review

    Director of Natural Resources John Barton recommended increasing 5% only a few license fees

    The Falkland Islands has decided to hold fee levels across all fishing licenses for 2017 as part of a long term policy focus and in view of certain circumstances emerging from the volatility of annual catches. The Executive Council (ExCo) agreed on the decision by a majority at its last meeting extensive to all license types, including Illex, the Islands main catch.

  • Tuesday, November 1st 2016 - 09:48 UTC

    Norovirus outbreak in Massachusetts shellfish growing areas

    Sale of seed shellfish from Wellfleet Harbor for purposes of aquaculture or propagation is prohibited except for within Wellfleet Harbor.

    The norovirus which has caused havoc to the cruise industry had emerged in Massachusetts waters forcing the closure of shell fishing within Wellfleet Harbor. The ban imposed by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) has been set since October 28, but does not include bay and sea scallop adductor muscles and carnivorous snails, including conchs and whelks.

  • Tuesday, November 1st 2016 - 05:17 UTC

    Argentina and Uruguay involved in hake assessment cruise in the River Plate

    The month long cruise which took off this week on board Argentina's research vessel Dr. Eduardo L. Holmberg, belonging to INIDEP

    Argentina and Uruguay are involved in a joint demersal assessment cruise with the purpose of estimating the hake hubbsi biomass, sizes and age, as well as other resources up to a depth of approximately 300 meters.

  • Friday, October 28th 2016 - 14:28 UTC

    Falklands celebrating 30 years of the Fishery that transformed the Islands

    The fishing industry accounts for 40% of the Falkland’s Gross Domestic Product, which, said Mr John Barton was “considerable progress in 30 years”.

    The Falklands Islands are recalling a milestone decision for the development and transformation of the economy of the country. On October 29, 1986 a Proclamation declaring the Interim Falklands Conservation and Management Zone was signed by Governor Gordon Jewkes. Director of Natural Resources, John Barton pointed out at a presentation on Wednesday evening to mark 30 years of Falkland Fisheries.

  • Friday, October 28th 2016 - 13:47 UTC

    Major victory for protection of the Southern Ocean

    The Antarctic Ocean Alliance applauds the momentous agreement by Members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) to safeguard 1.55 million km2 of the Ross Sea in the Southern Ocean.

  • Friday, October 28th 2016 - 13:28 UTC

    Milestone agreement to create world's largest marine sanctuary in Antarctica

    It will cover more than 1.55 million square kilometres, roughly the size of Britain, Germany and France combined—of which 1.12 million square kilometres will be a no fishing zone.

    The world's largest marine reserve aimed at protecting the pristine wilderness of Antarctica will be created after a “momentous” agreement was finally reached Friday, with Russia dropping its long-held opposition. The deal, sealed by the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) at an annual meeting in Hobart after years of negotiations, will see a massive US and New Zealand-backed marine protected area established in the Ross Sea.

  • Wednesday, October 26th 2016 - 05:39 UTC

    FAO recommends improvements to Chile's Fisheries Act: environment, food security and working conditions

    The report was delivered to Bachelet by Eve Crowley, FAO representative in Chile, and Alejandro Flores, FAO Fisheries Officer for Latin America and Caribbean

    President of Chile Michelle Bachelet received this week at the La Moneda presidential palace, the final report from FAO on the current situation of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Act (LPGA) governing this activity in Chile.

  • Monday, October 24th 2016 - 22:42 UTC

    Japan and South Atlantic sanctuary main contentions at the Whaling Commission meeting in Slovenia

    Hunting nations Japan, Norway and Iceland are traditionally pitted against much of the rest of the world at the biennial IWC meetings

    Representatives from more than 80 nations will square off in Slovenia this week over the fate of the world’s remaining whales as hunters, ship strikes and fishing gear threaten their survival. The stage is set for heated debate, as the 88 members of the International Whaling Commission are deeply divided along pro- and anti-hunting lines.

  • Saturday, October 15th 2016 - 10:48 UTC

    Russia Is Vital to Protecting Antarctica’s Ross Sea

    Putin has expanded protection for a region known as Franz Josef Land, a remote Arctic region, of “rocky, glaciated islands” with “stunning biodiversity.”

    By José María Figueres (*) - The key to protecting Antarctica’s Ross Sea may well lie with Russia. On Monday the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, comprising 24 nations and the European Union, will discuss, once again, the creation of a large, marine protected area in the Southern Ocean.