Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (MAPA) Elena Espinosa currently visiting Argentina held a meeting with Spanish fishing companies operating in Argentina and signed a fisheries scientific research cooperation agreement which includes surveying the South Atlantic, reports the Buenos Aires press.
Fuel which is leaking from the trawler Falkland Islands flagged Ferralemes which sank 70 miles north of the Islands early February is not presenting an environmental risk. Penguin News confirmed that the Islands Marine Officer is conducting an investigation into the sinking of the vessel.
THE Fishery Patrol Vessel MV Dorada has been withdrawn from service in the Falklands and is due to leave the Islands at the middle of the month.
The Japanese body responsible for the annual whale kill in the Southern Ocean says the Australian media is using emotional propaganda to mislead the public.
The Falkland Islands flagged trawler Ferrameles went down early Saturday morning in the Islands EEZ after having run into severe weather and sea conditions, reported Spanish sources later confirmed in Stanley.
Australia's Foreign Affairs minister Stephen Smith warned Friday of tougher action to stop Japan whaling, despite calls for calm from both sides over the increasingly emotive dispute.
Rising demand and diminishing fish stocks are leading to increasing corruption in the fishing industry, a recent study by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) declares.
Chilean fish and aquaculture exports totaled 3.5 billion US dollars between January and November 2007, up 6.5% over the same period a year ago (3.3 billion) according to the latest data released the Fisheries Sub-secretariat (SUBPESCA).
Japan's coast guard said Tuesday it has sent a team of officers to protect its whaling fleet against intensifying protests by environmentalists. The whalers have repeatedly clashed with environmentalists in Antarctic waters and halted the hunt two weeks ago.
The National Directorate of Aquatic Resources (DINARA) on Friday lifted the ban on bivalve mollusc fishing, trade and transportation in the departments of Maldonado and Rocha after tests indicated the area was newly free of the red tide bloom.