Monday, March 2nd 2009 - 23:00 UTC

Falklands and Prince celebrate success of albatross campaign

At a formal reception at Clarence House in London on Monday February 23rd HRH the Prince of Wales, who has long been concerned about the dramatic decline of the albatross, heard that 18 of the world's 22 species threatened with extinction have a brighter future thanks to the efforts of the Albatross Task Force (ATF).

Monday, February 23rd 2009 - 20:00 UTC

Canadian Coast Guard rescues crew from sunken Spanish trawler

Spanish trawler Monte Galineiro  (Pic: Canadian Coast Guard)

A Canadian Coast Guard vessel rescued on Sunday 22 fishermen from the frigid waters off Newfoundland on Sunday after the Spanish trawler Monte Galineiro caught fire and later sank.

Saturday, February 21st 2009 - 20:00 UTC

St. Helena fishery seeks MSC sustainability label

The St Helena pole and line tuna fisheries for yellow-fin, big-eye, albacore and skipjack tuna have entered full assessment for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certificate of sustainability.

Wednesday, February 18th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

Argentina opens to ideas to improve hake conservation

Argentina's Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Food (SAGP&A) is temporarily exempting the use of the selective fishing device (DEJUPA) for catching hake (Merluccius hubbsi) while other alternatives are proposed.

Monday, February 16th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

Climate change will force fish species towards poles

The world's fish stocks will soon suffer major upheaval due to climate change, scientists have warned. Changing ocean temperatures and currents will force thousands of species to migrate polewards, including cod, herring, plaice and prawns. By 2050, US fishermen may see a 50% reduction in Atlantic cod populations.

Monday, February 16th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

Marine species common to both polar regions discovered

At least 235 marine species are living in both Polar Regions despite being 12,000km apart, a census has found. Scientists were surprised to find the same species of “swimming snails” at both poles, raising questions about how they evolved and became so dispersed.

Monday, February 16th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

Dr. Martin Collins named South Georgia Director of Fisheries

Dr. Martin Collins

The Government of South Georgia announced Monday that Dr Martin Collins has been appointed as the new Senior Executive Officer and Director of Fisheries in succession to Harriet Hall. Dr Collins will take up his appointment in May.

Monday, February 16th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

Argentine fisheries exports totalled 550.000 tons in 2008

Argentina's fisheries exports in 2008 reached 550.000 tons valued 1.172 billion US dollars, which represents an increase both in volume and value (2% and 11% respectively) over the previous year according to the latest statistics released by Senasa, the country's food quality control office.

Thursday, February 12th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

Argentina establishes TAC quotas for Patagonian scallop

Argentina's Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) has fixed the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for whole and commercial-sized Patagonian scallops (Zygochlamys patagonica) in a number of Southern Sector Management Units.

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009 - 20:00 UTC

FAO brokers binding accord to close ports to pirate fishing

Representatives of over 80 countries have made significant progress in negotiating a binding international agreement aimed at closing ports to ships involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.


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