Saturday, March 13th 2010 - 00:09 UTC

Brussels approves Uruguayan fish industry sanitary standards

EU has determined that Uruguay meets 'adequate standards' for its seafood. (FIS)

The European Commission (EC) has ruled that the controls carried out by Uruguayan sanitary authorities guarantee the “adequate standards” demanded by Community norms for imported seafood products.

Tuesday, March 9th 2010 - 22:33 UTC

Russian company sets up sturgeon farm in Argentina to produce caviar

Uruguay is a pioneer in the industry having bred sturgeon in captivity for almost five years

The Russian company Sturgeon & Caviar is set to begin in coming weeks the production of caviar in the Argentine northern province of La Rioja according to local government sources.

Tuesday, March 9th 2010 - 07:39 UTC

Brazil implements sardine conservation awareness program

Sardine is a staple food in Brazilian coastal states

Sardine has long been a staple food for many Brazilian families and 100.000 tons were unloaded in Brazilian ports during 2009, mostly in the states of Rio do Janeiro, Santa Catarina and Sao Paulo. However there are growing risks of over-fishing and an awareness plan has been implemented.

Monday, March 8th 2010 - 19:05 UTC

Coordinated restrictions for hake fishing in Patagonia’s San Jorge Gulf

Over-fishing in Argentina again threatens common hake in the South Atlantic

Argentine Fisheries Director Norberto Yauhar suspended the initiative to limit common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) fishing in waters of San Jorge gulf following a meeting with fisheries officials from Patagonian provinces.

Monday, February 22nd 2010 - 23:56 UTC

NZ joins Australia in pressing Japan to end annual whale hunt in Antarctica

Japan would be allowed to kill minke whales in the north Pacific Ocean.

New Zealand said Monday it may join Australia in seeking international legal action against Japan over its annual whale hunt in the Antarctic if negotiations fail to produce a diplomatic solution.

Tuesday, February 16th 2010 - 21:35 UTC

Argentine hake catches down 60% in first 42 days of 2010

Late season start but also less juveniles among possible causes

Argentine ports received 9,246.4 tons of common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) between January 1 and February 12 this year which is 60% less than the 23,200 tons for the same period a year ago.

Saturday, February 13th 2010 - 07:42 UTC

Argentina: Oil Co. report refutes drop in hake stocks

The findings of studies undertaken by Pan American Energy in the San Jorge Gulf fail to reveal problems with hake biomass.

An investigation carried out by the oil company Pan American Energy (PAE), at the behest of the Santa Cruz Fisheries Subsecretariat, contends that the capture of common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) has spiked in the San Jorge Gulf fishing-ground. The results of the study contradict claims by the yellow fleet fishers of Caleta Paula, who complain of a smaller abundance of the resource.

Saturday, February 6th 2010 - 11:49 UTC

Whaler, activist ship collide again off Antarctica

Anti-whaling activists have described how Japanese whaling ships circled their protest vessel “like sharks” before ramming it off Antarctica.

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010 - 12:06 UTC

Brazil props fisheries patrolling and management with 27 vessels

Altemir Gregolin is optimistic about Brazil’s fisheries potential

Brazil’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministry is planning to invest the equivalent of 17 million US dollars in optimising fisheries patrolling during 2010.

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010 - 09:32 UTC

British fishing industry furious with BBC documentary

The program was described as “wilfully irresponsible and unscientific”

The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organizations (NFFO) are supporting an official complaint by industry body Seafish over a BBC program that portrayed the fishing industry in a damaging and “inaccurate” manner. The groups are demanding an apology from the BBC.


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