Monday, May 25th 2009 - 17:31 UTC

EU fisheries policy up for review; 80% Europe’s stocks overfished

European Union fisheries ministers are in Brussels to review rules on how much fish can be caught in EU waters. The EU's executive, the European Commission, says more than 80% of Europe's fish stocks are now overfished. The global average is 28%.

Friday, May 15th 2009 - 09:29 UTC

Argentina tightens conservation for polaca, hoki and Patagonian toothfish

Argentina is tightening fisheries conservation in the South Atlantic. The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishery, and Food (SAGP&A) announced it will establish catch limits, intended to last 15 years, for polaca (Micromesistius australis), hoki (Macruronus magellanicus) and Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides).

Tuesday, May 12th 2009 - 04:43 UTC

No peace between pro and anti-whaling countries, anticipates BBC

Moves to make a peace deal between pro and anti-whaling nations have stalled, with no chance of agreement. Countries have been talking for nearly a year in an attempt to hammer out an accord by this year's International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting. But a draft report seen by BBC News admits the process has “fallen short”.

Saturday, May 9th 2009 - 01:34 UTC

FAO proposals to tackle abandoned fishing gear lost at sea

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO and the UN Environment Program, UNEP have made a number or recommendations for tackling the problem of abandoned fishing gear lost at sea and which are severely hurting the marine environment.

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).


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