Wednesday, March 11th 2009 - 07:07 UTC

Brazil adheres to FAO sponsored high-seas fishing agreement

Brazil openly backed the Compliance Agreement of the United Nation’s (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), which aims to promote compliance of international conservation and governance measures by fishing vessels that operate on the high seas, as well as combat poaching activities.

Tuesday, March 10th 2009 - 04:49 UTC

Falklands: Fisheries research vessel chosen

FOLLOWING a successful tender process, Executive Council agreed to recommend to Standing Finance Committee (SFC) that the Falkland Islands registered trawler, Castelo, should be contracted to provide fisheries research facilities to the Government Fisheries Department.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009 - 23:00 UTC

Chilean salmon production forecasted to drop 40% this year

With Chile's farmed salmon production expected to drop between 40 and 50% this year, Chilean producers can only hope that the price of the fish – as it has in recent months – continues to rise.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009 - 23:00 UTC

FAO tells fishing industry to prepare for climate change

Dr. Kevern Cochrane

The world fishing industry and government authorities must plan ahead to deal with the impact of climate change on fisheries worldwide, according to a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO report.

Monday, March 2nd 2009 - 23:00 UTC

Higher prices spur value of Argentine fisheries exports

The volume of Argentine fish and shellfish exports last year rose 3.2%, but in value posted a significant 17.6% increase over 2007, according to official statistics from the Fisheries Under Secretariat.

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.


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