“King salmon” which for many years helped prop the Chilean economy could be coming to an end. Last November 15, following fifteen years of failed tests, finally white sturgeons were procreated in captivity for the first time in Chile.
A new treaty that aims to close fishing ports to ships involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing has been approved by FAO governing Conference. Once it enters into force, it will be the first ever legally binding international treaty focused specifically on this problem.
The body responsible for managing Atlantic blue fin tuna has decided not to suspend the fishery in response to concerns over dwindling stocks. The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (Iccat) instead decided to lower the annual catch quota by about one third.
A slight drop in hake landings between January and November compared to the same period a year ago has been registered in Argentina according to official statistics released this week.
Argentina announced this week the regulation of the Fisheries Law that allows for 15 years individual transferable catch quotas (ITQs) of common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) which is to become effective in 2010. The new system is also applicable to other three species: hoki (Macruronus magellanicus), Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) and southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis).
As scientists gather in Recife, Brazil, to agree on quotas for the Atlantic and Mediterranean stocks of tuna and swordfish in the latest round of fisheries talks, the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) and BirdLife International are reminding delegates that at least 37 species of seabirds are at risk from these fisheries.
Austrian chemists will commence selling fish in order to raise awareness of the health benefits of a diet rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. As of this Monday, the clients of 15 shops of the Central European country will be able to buy fish along with the typical medications.
Fisheries landings in Argentine ports during the first ten months of the year were down 31% to 576,623.7 tons (from 832.655 tons) mainly because of the significant decline in squid catches.
Falkland Islands Fisheries Research vessel Castelo returns to FIPASS on Monday after two weeks at sea carrying out surveys in the southwest of the Falkland Islands Interim Conservation Zone (FICZ).
Banning trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna is justified by the extent of their decline, an analysis by scientists advising fisheries regulators suggests. The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas' (ICCAT) advisers said stocks are probably less than 15% of their original size.