Fisheries

Fisheries
Wednesday, June 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

ISA virus outbreaks keep spreading in Chilean salmon farms

The Salmon Infectious Anemia, ISA, virus keeps spreading in Chile according to the latest release from the country's Sernapesca, (Nacional Fisheries Service) reports the press from Puerto Montt.

Monday, June 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Half of world fish trade sourced by developing countries

Driven by rising consumption worldwide, the international trade in fish products is expanding at a rapid pace, according to an FAO paper presented on Monday at an intergovernmental meeting in Germany.

Monday, June 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Iceland and Norway exporting tons of whale meat to Japan

Fin whale is the most sought after species in Japan's markets

Companies from Iceland and Norway have begun exporting whale-meat to Japan. About 60 tons of meat from fin whales caught in the 2006 Icelandic hunt was reportedly sent with a much smaller amount of minke meat from Norway according to a report from BBC.

Friday, May 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

European fishermen up in arms over fuel prices

Thousands of fishermen in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Belgium are on strike protesting rising fuel prices. Union leaders said on Thursday Portugal's entire coastal fleet stayed in port on Friday, while in Spain, 7,000 fishermen held protests at the agriculture ministry.

Thursday, May 29th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine law targets Falklands' licensed fishing operations

Arguello's  more mellow draft was overturned

The Argentine Senate unanimously approved on Wednesday a bill that severely sanctions fishing companies and their vessels “illegally” operating in the Argentine Sea (South West Atlantic), in other words without Argentine awarded licenses, reports the Buenos Aires press.

Thursday, May 29th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Fish price in UK forecasted to increase 23% next 18 months

The price of fish landed in the United Kingdom could rise by an average of 23% in the next 12 to 18 months because of rising fuel prices, a government agency warns. Seafish says the cost of some types of fish could go up by as much as 50%.

Wednesday, May 28th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

EU reopens market for Uruguayan fish and sea produce

Uruguayan companies can resume fish and sea produce exports to the European Union following on a positive report from the European Commission (EC) coordinated by the local Aquatic Resources Directorate, DINARA.

Tuesday, May 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Over 80% of world fisheries over exploited warns Oceana

Fishing fleet

Over 80% of the world's fisheries are at risk from over-fishing and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) must act urgently to scrap unsustainable subsidies, said the environmental group Oceana.

Monday, May 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina: Fish exports continue to notably decline

Argetnine exported 132.847 tons of fish and shellfish worth 261 million US dollars during the first four months of the year, according to statistics released by the National Food Safety and Quality Service (SENASA). These figures represent a 19.7%drop in volume and a 15.6% drop in value compared to the same four-month period in 2007, when 165.441 tons, worth 309 million US dollars were exported.

Monday, May 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Officials allow for salmon transfers in Chaiten volcano area

The Chilean government is reducing the security area around the Chaiten volcano from 50 to 24 kilometers in order to facilitate the rescue of approximately 600,000 salmon located throughout various farming centres in the area.

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