Tuesday, July 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Magallanes: dispute over the origin of salmon disease

Although it is now certain that at least one salmon farm in southern Chile's Magallanes (Region XII) has tested positive for Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA), what is not yet clear is how the debilitating disease made it to Chile's southernmost region.

Monday, June 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chile: Whale meet ends with peace agenda

IWC Mr. Calestous Juma ,Harvard University

The annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has ended with member governments agreeing to try and resolve their differences.

Friday, June 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Whaling meeting tries to freeze and delay divisive issues

The International Whaling Commission voted down Thursday a request by indigenous Greenland fishermen to kill 10 humpback whales a year. IWC is holding its annual assembly for the first time in Santiago de Chile.

Wednesday, June 25th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina: Fisheries exports register declines in volume, value

Argentina exported 190,446 tonnes of fish and shellfish worth USD 371.4 million in the first five months of 2008, indicate statistics released by the National Food Safety and Quality Service (SENASA). These figures represent an 11.2 per cent fall in volume and a 9.7 per cent drop in value compared to the same period last year when 214,373 tonnes were exported for USD 411.3 million.

Tuesday, June 24th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Compromise on whale hunting still has not surfaced

A divided International Whaling Commission opened its annual conference in Chile on Monday with hope for a compromise on whale hunting, which continues around the world, spearheaded by Japan, despite a 22-year commercial ban.

Sunday, June 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

First time meeting in Chile of Whaling Commission

Hundreds of government officials, scientists and NGO representatives from around the globe will converge at Santiago de Chile's Sheraton Hotel next week for the 60th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC60).

Sunday, June 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

EU plans hiking aid per fishing vessel to help with fuel cost

The European Parliament (EP) on Thursday proposed increasing fishing sector aid up to EUR 100,000 (from 30.000 EUR) per vessel, instead of per company – as is the case today - in order to alleviate the effect of rising fuel prices.

Saturday, June 21st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina bans all fishing in S. Atlantic Burwood Bank

Argentina banned all fishing activities to the south of the Falkland/Malvinas Islands and to the east of the Isla de los Estados in an area dominated by the Burwood bank. The ban, “total and permanent” was decided to preserve biodiversity in the area and in the framework of commitments agreed with FAO.

Wednesday, June 18th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

ISA has reached salmon farms in Magallanes Region

Salmon Infectious Anemia (ISA) which has been ravaging the salmon industry in Chile has reached the extreme south region of Magallanes, according to the country's Fisheries Service.

Tuesday, June 17th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Outlook for hake in South Atlantic remains “worrisome”

Successfully recovering the breeding hake biomass is key for a stable stocks replacement rate. (Photo: FIS)

The situation of common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) is extremely worrying in the South Atlantic as “low recruitment levels in the last three years are having an effect on the brood stock biomass” according to Argentina's Institute for Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP) Research Director Otto Wohler.


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