Fisheries

Fisheries
Thursday, March 26th 2009 - 07:46 UTC

Following survey Argentina rotates hake ban areas

The banned hake fishing area around parallel 41 will be modified in the days to come.

Argentina’s Federal Fisheries Council (FFC) has advised opening the 4160 North statistical quadrant of the common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) fishery, while closing the 4764 South quadrant, on the basis of findings from the last commercial hake survey

Tuesday, March 24th 2009 - 13:14 UTC

Vietnam targets Brazil and Chile as seafood markets

Vietnamese businesses are looking to South America for new market opportunities for a range of competitive products, including seafood, trade officials said. Brazil has authorized 60 Vietnamese companies to export fish products to the country the Vietnam Trade Office in Brazil confirmed, reports Vietnam Net.

Thursday, March 19th 2009 - 05:18 UTC

Argentine squid fleet complains about costs, poor catches and unfair competition

Some 50 squid jiggers - half the Argentine fleet - are fishing along Parallel 44, CAPA noted.

Companies dedicated to squid (Illex argentinus) fishing still find themselves in a critical situation mainly due to an increase in fishing costs, warned this week the head of the Argentine Chamber of Jigger Fishing Vessels Shipowners (CAPA), Fernando Georgiadis.

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.

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