Tuesday, August 18th 2009 - 00:40 UTC

Falklands Patrol Vessel Ready For Action

FALKLANDS Fishery Patrol Vessel Protegat is ready for action since a refit that not only brings the vessel up to UK Maritime Coastguard standards but enhances her fishery protection and research capabilities.On August 16, Protegat returned from Montevideo, Uruguay following a two month re-fit.

Wednesday, August 12th 2009 - 19:40 UTC

Back to the sea for Falklands fisheries research

The new Fisheries Research vessel FV Castelo

AFTER eighteen months without a research vessel, the Fisheries Department (FIFD) will be back on the water in October 2009 with a survey in the western parts of the FICZ. The survey will examine the distribution and abundance of hoki and Patagonian hake returning to their feeding grounds after spawning in Argentinean and Chilean waters.

Wednesday, August 12th 2009 - 11:55 UTC

Falklands’ readies new grenadier commercial fishery

Fisheries Director John Barton wishes to set a TAC of 3.300 tons.

Enough studies have taken place to include a new grenadier (Macrourus spp.) fishery in the Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) system under the commercial category, said Falkland Islands Director of Fisheries John Barton.

Wednesday, August 5th 2009 - 00:43 UTC

Spider crab season kicks off in Punta Arenas; target 2.300 tons

The season was slow in beginning because of the terrible weather

The first boatloads of Magellan spider crabs (king crab) arrived in Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile, late last week, marking the commencement of the 2009 spider crab season and the end of the National Fishing Service’s six month ban on hunting the prized crustaceans.

Saturday, August 1st 2009 - 02:41 UTC

Fresh report says world’s depleted fisheries can be saved

“Like a crime scene investigating for over-fishing”

There is fresh hope that the world's depleted fisheries can be saved from collapse, says a team of researchers. They said that efforts introduced to halt over-fishing in five of the 10 large marine ecosystems they examined were showing signs of success.

Friday, July 31st 2009 - 04:19 UTC

Chilean industrial production and sales fall at moderate pace

The ravaged salmon industry cut three percentage points from industrial output.

Chilean industrial output and sales fell less than expected in June, suggesting that the country’s economy could be climbing out of its deepest recession in a decade, according to the latest release from the Statistics Institute, INE.

Thursday, July 30th 2009 - 06:14 UTC

Argentine experiences steep slide in fish landings in first half of 2009

Hake and squid remain as Argentine fisheries main catches.

A total of 393.209,7 tons of seafood was landed in Argentine high seas ports between January first and 27th. July 2009, which represents 36.1% less than the 614.850 tons of the fist half of 2008.

Wednesday, July 29th 2009 - 12:35 UTC

Canadian researchers suspect fish virus came to Chile from Norway in 1996

The ISA virus has been a nightmare for once flourishing salmon industry

A group of Canadian researchers suspect that Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA), a highly contagious fish virus that has pummelled Chile’s farmed salmon industry the past two years, was introduced in Chile as far back as the mid1990s.

Wednesday, July 29th 2009 - 12:26 UTC

Russia to experiment fishing guided by the Space Station

Fishing, another task for Russian cosmonauts

Russian cosmonauts working at the International Space Station will help the country’s fishing fleet to detect fish schools and other resources in oceans according to the Russian Space Flights Control Centre (SFCC).

Tuesday, July 28th 2009 - 14:50 UTC

European Union tightens fisheries conservation policies

Harm Koster admits he has an unpleasant but crucial job to accomplish

The European Union is committed to combat all predatory practices in the European Community seas and globally to ensure the conservation of many species on the verge of extinction. For this purpose the EC has the Community Fisheries Control Agency, CFCA, based in Vigo, Spain.


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