RESEARCH into valuable Falklands resource, Toothfish, is being undertaken by the Falkland Islands Fisheries Department and funded by successful Falklands' fishing company Consolidated Fisheries Limited
Chile's Chamber of Deputies voted unanimously last week to declare the country's coastline a whale sanctuary. The vote is a major step in protecting whales from hunting in Chilean waters – 200 miles from the coast, along the entire length of the country.
Greenpeace has sailed into a mini-storm of annoyed marine biologists after dropping massive granite boulders into the North Sea in an attempt to disrupt fishing. Last week the ship the Beluga II began dropping the first of 150 granite rocks weighing 2 to 3 tonnes onto the seabed.
More than 1000 juvenile Magellanic penguins have washed-up either dead or dying along the Brazilian coast and as far north as Natal in Rio Grande do Norte, 3000 km north of Sao Paulo. IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org ) (*) deployed a team of penguin rehabilitation experts to assist local animal centers that are handling penguins for the first time.
Spain is short of fisheries but has huge investments in other fisheries world over, Falklands/Malvinas, Chile, New Zealand, Africa, and does most of the fish processing and trading, according to Alfonso Paz-Andrade Rodríguez president of World Fishing Exhibition.
Marine animals known to inhabit the Pacific Ocean may flock to the waters of the Arctic as global warming increases water temperatures, a new study claims.
Fed up with what they claim to be environmentally destructive practices by Chile's 2.2 billion US dollars farmed salmon industry, a group of local fishermen in far southern Chile's Region XI is set to launch an international boycott of Chilean farmed salmon.
Chile's National Fishing Service (SERNAPESCA) has expanded its official list of Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) outbreak sites yet again, adding four Region X fish farms in its latest fortnightly report. ISA is a highly contagious virus that can be lethal to fish but does not affect humans.
A delegation from Russia's Federal Veterinary and Phyto-Sanitary Control Service (Rosselkhoznadzor) this month visited the South Buenos Aires Regional Centre of the National Food Safety and Quality Service (SENASA), and a number of fisheries plants and vessels of Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires.
Argentine fisheries landings in the first half of 2008 totaled 536.075 tons, which is 7% less that the 574.000 tons of the same period last year. Fish and mollusks dropped 6% and crustaceans 26% between 2008 and 2007, according to the latest release from the Fisheries and Aquaculture Deputy Secretariat.