Tuesday, February 2nd 2010 - 03:53 UTC

Falklands plan to reduce seabird deaths caused by trawl fishery

A FOUR year action plan to reduce seabird mortality caused by trawl fishing around the Falklands was passed by the Islands Executive Councilors this week.

Monday, February 1st 2010 - 06:53 UTC

Making science simple: “An Angler’s guide to Fish Behaviour’

Fish extreme sensitivity to weather changes is at the heart of the book for anglers

Every fisherman will remember a time when a change in the weather coincided with a surge or lull in fish feeding behaviour. Whatever the species and whatever the weather event there is no doubt about the dramatic and immediate influence the weather can have on a fisherman’s catch.

Thursday, January 28th 2010 - 05:56 UTC

Argentine hoki fishery signs up for MSC certification

Hoki has become a leading fisheries export product for Argentina

The hoki (Macruronus novaezelandiae magellanicus) trawl fishery operating in the Argentine Economic Exclusive Zone and adjacent waters entered full assessment to be considered for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. It is the second South American fishery to officially seek MSC certification of sustainability.

Wednesday, January 27th 2010 - 11:21 UTC

Patagonian ports open to Chinese jiggers if they have no links with Falklands

Chinese jiggers docked in Montevideo

Argentine Fisheries Under-secretary Norberto Yauhar is sponsoring a fishing cooperation agreement with Beijing that will allow Chinese flagged vessels to enter Argentine ports for provisions, repairs, unloading catches and landing transfers. The only condition is that the Chinese vessels must not have commercial ties with the Falkland Islands government.

Thursday, January 14th 2010 - 09:48 UTC

Barramundi, the Sexy Green Seafood conquering the US

Unlike other carnivorous fish such as salmon or cod, barramundi thrive on a largely vegetarian diet because of their rare ability to synthesize omega-3 fatty acids from plants.

There’s a new fish in town that’s heating up skillets US chefs: it was named a “Hot Culinary Trend for 2010”; The Daily Green and Fabien Cousteau call it “sexy” and the US Green Nutritionist Kate Geagan dubs it a “lean and green super-food”. Its name: Barramundi.

Thursday, January 14th 2010 - 03:03 UTC

Toxic red tide emergency in Punta Arenas: ban on all sea food

The red tide extends all along the Magellan strait coastline

Chilean Health Minister Alvaro Erazo arrived this week in Punta Arenas, extreme south of the country to head an emergency meeting with local officials given the extent of the “toxic red tide” which can be lethal for humans but also threatens the whole sea-food industry along the Magellan Strait coastline.

Saturday, January 9th 2010 - 13:52 UTC

Chile to test first deep-water salmon farming project

The salmon industry in Chile has been ravaged by the ISA virus

A new system for deep-water salmon farming is planned to rock the waters of Chile and Latin America.

Saturday, January 9th 2010 - 08:29 UTC

Anti-whaling activists call for criminal investigation into sinking of protest boat

The remains of the Ady Gil powerboat which sank in the Southern Ocean after having its bow sliced off by a Japanese whaler  (Photo EFE)

Anti-whaling activists have asked the Dutch public prosecutor to launch a criminal investigation into a clash between protesters and Japanese whalers in Antarctic waters which led to the sinking of a protest boat.

Thursday, January 7th 2010 - 16:56 UTC

Japanese whalers and environmentalist ram vessels in the high seas

bomber with its bow shared off

Anti-whaling activists have accused a Japanese vessel of ramming their high-tech speed boat during a confrontation in the Southern Ocean. Video of the incident appeared to show the Japanese ship severely damaging the Ady Gil, but all six crew were rescued.

Wednesday, January 6th 2010 - 08:55 UTC

Busted with salmon farming, Chilean community tries marine tourism

Whale sighting among the options considered by a town of 25.000 that lost 10.000 jobs in two years

Quellón, a small Chiloé Island community in the south of Chile that once was entirely dedicated to the salmon industry, is hoping growing interest in marine tourism will bring the local economy back to life. The bottom fell out of Quellón’s economy last year when the salmon industry went under, leaving half the community out of work.


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