The world's fishing fleets are losing billions of dollars each year through depleted stocks and poor management, according to a UN report. The World Bank and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) calculate the losses at 50 billion US dollars per year.
Argentina has expanded and declared permanent the ban on common hake (Merluccius hubbsi,) fishing in the following quadrants of the South Atlantic: the northern half of 4160, 4260, 4261 and 4262.
The representatives of a group of Humber seafood firms met with their counterpart from one of the globe's largest retailers, France's Carrefour, in a joint bid to establish trade ties with Brazil.
An Argentine non government environmental organization has warned of an imminent fishery collapse because of the unsustainable current rate of hake (Merluccius hubbsi) catches in the South Atlantic.
Following the success of strategies to protect seabirds from longline fishing activities, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has urged regions using other industrial fishing techniques, such as trawl nets and gillnets, to implement safeguards in areas where seabirds are at greatest risk.
The European Commission has announced a full review of the EU Common Fisheries Policy, saying the current regime fails to protect fish stocks. EC says that fishermen who obey the fishing rules are being penalized by the irresponsible behavior of others who flout them.
Argentina's Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) called on the National Institute of Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP) to implement a mechanism that ensures a steady update of scientific information on fisheries particularly common hake (Merluccius hubbsi).
Influential NGOs Oxfam Chile and Fundación Terram began the second phase of their Not Afraid To Go Against The Current campaign, an effort originally launched in January to highlight questionable labor and environmental practices within Chile's farmed salmon and trout industry.
United Kingdom prices have risen by 8.3%t since the beginning of the year amid fears that Britain is facing the worst economic conditions in decades, a report said Friday.
Two years of negotiations have resulted in the adoption of new international guidelines to limit the impact of fishing on fragile deep sea fish species and habitats, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, announced on Wednesday.