Friday, May 8th 2009 - 07:17 UTC

One sailor missing as fishing vessel is lost off Rio Gallegos

Freezer vessel Mataco II which was lost near Rio Gallegos. (FIS)

The freezer vessel Mataco II, owned by Harengus SA and the Amaltal Fishing Company, sank Tuesday night some 40 nautical miles (70 kilometres) from Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz, in the midst of a severe storm.

Friday, May 8th 2009 - 03:13 UTC

Ghost nets and lost fishing gear hurting marine environment

Lost, discarded or abandoned fishing gear make up for 10 per cent of all marine litter

Large amounts of fishing gear lost at sea or abandoned by fishers are hurting the marine environment, impacting fish stocks through “ghost fishing” and posing a hazard to ships, according to a new report jointly produced by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Monday, April 27th 2009 - 13:51 UTC

New hope for the “critically endangered” grey whales

Conservation campaigners are hailing a victory for the “critically endangered” grey whale. The groups have won agreement from some oil and gas companies in Russian waters to end seismic work, giving grey whales a chance to breed undisturbed.

Sunday, April 26th 2009 - 17:12 UTC

Skate recovered three years after tagging in the Falkland's waters

Bathyraja cousseauae tagged in October 2006 and caught in February 2009 showing growth increments.

THE fishery around the Falkland Islands is rich and diverse, with the main fisheries focussed on a variety of squid and finfish. Furthermore, the area is also widely inhabited by a number of skate species, a family closely related to sharks.

Friday, April 24th 2009 - 04:51 UTC

EC determined to radical fisheries reform and lower catch capacity

EU Fisheries Commissioner Joe Borg said the EC is questioning the fundamental aspects of the CFP

The European Commission (EC) has raised the issue of radically reforming the European Union (EU) Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) to Member States, in favour of an important reduction of the fishing capacity, among other points.

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009 - 02:10 UTC

Argentine fish and shellfish exports pick up in first quarter

Frozen pink shrimp for export. Shrimp was Argentina's second most important export in the year through March.

Argentina exported 88.987 tons of fish and shellfish valued at 209.3 million US dollars in the first three months of 2009, according to the latest statistics from the National Food Safety and Quality Service (SENASA).

Friday, April 17th 2009 - 07:25 UTC

French fishermen suspend blockade of English Channel ports

French fishermen suspended their blockade at three English Channel ports Thursday, allowing ferry traffic and freight to move through after two days of disruption, union leaders said.

Thursday, April 16th 2009 - 12:00 UTC

Fishing quotas dispute forces cancelling of Dover/Calais ferries

British lorries stuck near Ashford as a consequence to the French blockade

Ferry operator P&O has cancelled all Dover to Calais crossings due to a blockade by French fishing boats. The blockade at the port of Calais is also causing motorway disruption in Kent, police have said.

Wednesday, April 15th 2009 - 05:14 UTC

French fishermen block Channel ports to protests EU quotas

French fishing boats have mounted a blockade of three Channel ports, interrupting ferry and freight traffic in a dispute over fishing quotas. At Calais, Boulogne and Dunkirk fishing fleets are preventing ships entering or leaving the harbour.

Tuesday, April 14th 2009 - 13:33 UTC

Japanese whaling fleet limps back home with lower catch

Japan’s Fisheries Agency said on Monday ships from the country’s whaling fleet returned to port from the Antarctic Ocean with a lower catch than planned after being harassed by anti-whaling campaigners. The agency also indicated that several ships report some damage from clashes with the conservationists.


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