Monday, August 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Growing resistance in Chile to salmon industry impacts

Fed up with what they claim to be environmentally destructive practices by Chile's 2.2 billion US dollars farmed salmon industry, a group of local fishermen in far southern Chile's Region XI is set to launch an international boycott of Chilean farmed salmon.

Friday, August 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chile expands list of infectious salmon anemia outbreaks

Once booming  Salmon industry faces crucial chalenge

Chile's National Fishing Service (SERNAPESCA) has expanded its official list of Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) outbreak sites yet again, adding four Region X fish farms in its latest fortnightly report. ISA is a highly contagious virus that can be lethal to fish but does not affect humans.

Wednesday, July 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Russian officials inspect Mar del Plata fish plants

Russian inspectors visiting a fish processing plant<br>Photo Senasa

A delegation from Russia's Federal Veterinary and Phyto-Sanitary Control Service (Rosselkhoznadzor) this month visited the South Buenos Aires Regional Centre of the National Food Safety and Quality Service (SENASA), and a number of fisheries plants and vessels of Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires.

Wednesday, July 23rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine fisheries landings down 7% in first half of 2008

Argentine fisheries landings in the first half of 2008 totaled 536.075 tons, which is 7% less that the 574.000 tons of the same period last year. Fish and mollusks dropped 6% and crustaceans 26% between 2008 and 2007, according to the latest release from the Fisheries and Aquaculture Deputy Secretariat.

Friday, July 18th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Hundreds of penguin chicks swept ashore in Rio do Janeiro

Hundreds of baby penguins swept from the icy shores of Antarctica and the South Atlantic are washing up dead on Rio de Janeiro tropical beaches, rescuers and penguin experts said on Friday.

Tuesday, July 15th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina re-implants export benefits to help fishing industry

Gerardo Nieto

Argentina re-established benefits to fisheries exports to the tune of 20 million US dollars annually according to reports in the Buenos Aires press. Benefits range from 1% to 10% depending on the added value to the exported product.

Monday, July 14th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Falkland: Illex stocks hit the top for third year in a row

Locations of illex catches

AS the saying goes, you can sometimes have too much of a good thing. High catches of illex taken in the Southwest Atlantic in the last two years flooded the world market and caused a significant drop in squid prices. Together with rocketing fuel costs many fishing companies have struggled to make their fishing profitable.

Thursday, July 10th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Climate change will have “major impact” on fishing industry

Climate change is already impacting the world's oceans and will have serious consequences for the hundreds of millions of people who depend on fishing for their livelihoods, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Tuesday, July 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands “Dumbarton Castle” plaque donated to the Burgh

The donation of an eight-foot name plaque from Fisheries Patrol HMS Dumbarton Castle to the Burgh has been described as a “great honor”, according to the Dumbarton Reporter in an article written by Andrew Gibson.

Tuesday, July 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Magallanes: dispute over the origin of salmon disease

Although it is now certain that at least one salmon farm in southern Chile's Magallanes (Region XII) has tested positive for Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA), what is not yet clear is how the debilitating disease made it to Chile's southernmost region.


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