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Montevideo, July 15th 2018 - 21:16 UTC


  • Thursday, January 25th 2018 - 09:30 UTC

    Commercial fishing by-catch exposure controversy in New Zealand

    The fisheries don't deny there is by-catch and endangered animals do fall victim, but what should happen to the footage from these cameras has generated a debate

    New Zealand's fishing industry has found itself at odds with conservationists over whether or not the public should be allowed to see the realities of commercial fishing. In the waters around New Zealand - as many countries - animals including sea birds, dolphins, penguins and sea lions are routinely ending up in commercial fishing nets along with the intended catch.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 09:51 UTC

    Falklands takes over Premier's Temporary Dock Facility until April

    “This project presents us with a good opportunity to determine if there is sufficient commercial appetite for an expanded dock infrastructure in Stanley Harbor”.

    An agreement has been signed by the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) with Premier Oil to secure the use of their Temporary Dock Facility until March 31, 2018. This pilot project is intended to test the market for additional berthing capacity within Stanley Harbor and to facilitate maintenance works on FIPASS.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 09:44 UTC

    Falkland Islands geography a trap for pilot whales (*)

     Pilot whales buried in sand

    Sasha Arkhipkin, Senior Fisheries Scientist talks about mass strandings of pilot whales.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 09:30 UTC

    Australian scientists attempting a krill “census” based on the “sound” of the species

    Dr. Martin Cox, acoustic specialist, explains that if they can match the frequency signals with a single krill, they could determine the number in a swarm.

    A team of Antarctic scientists hopes that an experiment to capture the “sound” of a single krill will help determine how many individuals of this key Antarctic species are swimming in the Southern Ocean. Researchers from the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) are using echo sounder technology to record the sound of krill specimens of different sizes over a range of frequencies.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 09:21 UTC

    Brazil looking to overcome the self imposed ban of fish produce to the EU

    Eumar Novacki said that suspending exports was the best way to avoid the EU unilateral decision, which would further delay the return of Brazilian fish produce

    “Suspending the export of Brazilian fish to the European Union was a hard decision and still not well understood,” the interim fisheries minister Eumar Novacki said at a meeting with businessmen from the sector, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA).

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 09:13 UTC

    Good start for Argentine squid season: daily average catches of 28 to 35 tons

    The size of squid is also better than at the start of last year's season, with predominance of sizes S (between 150 and 200 grams), and double S.

    The squid fishing season in the South Atlantic, operating with Argentine licenses, has started with good prospects and a moderate optimism of the sector. During the first week jiggers reported daily average catches that oscillated between 28 and 35 tons, according to Pescare, an Argentine fish industry publication. .

  • Wednesday, January 17th 2018 - 09:12 UTC

    European Parliament bans electric pulse fishing; rejection from Dutch fishermen

    Pulse fishing involves dragging electrically-charged lines just above the seafloor that shock marine life up from low-lying positions into trawling nets.

    The European Parliament called on Tuesday for a ban on electric pulse fishing in the European Union, defying Brussels which wants the experimental practice in the North Sea done on a larger scale. The parliament, the EU's only directly elected body, will now try to strike a compromise with the European Commission, the bloc's executive, and the European Council, which groups the 28 member states.

  • Friday, January 12th 2018 - 07:18 UTC

    Falklands concern with vast fishing fleet gathering on high seas

    Barton confirmed the fleet had been out there from an early date and was likely to be catching small squid as well as having the capacity to catch a great deal of squid

    A vast fleet of fishing vessels assembling to catch Illex squid on the high seas, some 400 miles north of the Falkland Islands, is an issue of concern to the Falkland Islands Fisheries Department.

  • Friday, January 5th 2018 - 10:00 UTC

    Controversy in Brazil for self imposed ban on sea food exports to Europe

    Peixe BR regrets “the lack of attention” to national aquaculture by government and demands measures to impede imperiling the conquest of new business partners.

    The Brazilian aquaculture association Peixe BR criticized the temporary suspension of fish and shellfish exports to the European Union (EU) self-imposed by the Brazilian government. The entity which represents more than half of the Brazilian production of farmed fish argued that “without doubt, this is bad news, but it can't be said that it is unexpected or that it has been a surprise for the Brazilian authorities”.

  • Friday, January 5th 2018 - 09:44 UTC

    Galicia medium sized fish processing plants benefit with 8.3m Euros

    Contributions are intended to support investments made by SMEs that will significantly help to save energy or reduce the impact on the environment.

    A total of 50 small and medium-sized companies in Galicia were beneficiaries of the 2017 call for investments aid that result in improvements in the processing of fishery, shellfish and aquaculture products. This was announced by the Minister of Marine Affairs, Rosa Quintana, at the Pobra do Caramiñal, during a visit to the refrigeration logistics company Alimentos Cruz del Sur (Alicrusa), one of the beneficiaries.