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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.