Friday, April 17th 2009 - 07:25 UTC

French fishermen suspend blockade of English Channel ports

French fishermen suspended their blockade at three English Channel ports Thursday, allowing ferry traffic and freight to move through after two days of disruption, union leaders said.

Thursday, April 16th 2009 - 12:00 UTC

Fishing quotas dispute forces cancelling of Dover/Calais ferries

British lorries stuck near Ashford as a consequence to the French blockade

Ferry operator P&O has cancelled all Dover to Calais crossings due to a blockade by French fishing boats. The blockade at the port of Calais is also causing motorway disruption in Kent, police have said.

Wednesday, April 15th 2009 - 05:14 UTC

French fishermen block Channel ports to protests EU quotas

French fishing boats have mounted a blockade of three Channel ports, interrupting ferry and freight traffic in a dispute over fishing quotas. At Calais, Boulogne and Dunkirk fishing fleets are preventing ships entering or leaving the harbour.

Tuesday, April 14th 2009 - 13:33 UTC

Japanese whaling fleet limps back home with lower catch

Japan’s Fisheries Agency said on Monday ships from the country’s whaling fleet returned to port from the Antarctic Ocean with a lower catch than planned after being harassed by anti-whaling campaigners. The agency also indicated that several ships report some damage from clashes with the conservationists.

Thursday, April 9th 2009 - 21:20 UTC

EC to announce new strategy to revive fish farming industry

Borg, fish farms could solve the problem of fewer fish in the oceans

The European Commission is expected to unveil this week a new strategy to revive the fish farming industry. At a time when stocks of some species of fish in the world's oceans are dangerously low, the authorities in Brussels are concerned that Europe's aquaculture sector has stagnated.

Wednesday, April 8th 2009 - 01:14 UTC

Illex squid ‘no show’ for Falklands zones

Director of Fisheries John Barton fears 2009 could be a very poor season

The Illex fishery has been a “no show” for Falkland Islands zones so far this year, confirmed Director of Fisheries John Barton.

Wednesday, April 8th 2009 - 00:43 UTC

“Piggy-backed” HMS Endurance expected Wednesday in Portsmouth

The 6.000 tons. Ice Patrol looks like a toy boat on the Target

HMS Endurance, the Royal Navy's badly damaged Ice patrol ship, is due to arrive in the Solent, Portsmouth, aboard a heavy lift ship tomorrow Wednesday after an 8,000-mile piggy-back voyage from the Falkland Islands.

Tuesday, April 7th 2009 - 05:17 UTC

Argentina closes Southern squid fishery: 16 year record low catches

The authorised fishing zone for Illex argentinus.

Argentina’s Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) unanimously voted to close the squid (Illex argentinus) fishery south of parallel 46°, as a precautionary protection measure for the southern Patagonian stock. Adopted last week, the move was spurred by the latest scientific data presented on how the major fishery was evolving and its dangerously low catches.

Monday, April 6th 2009 - 21:10 UTC

Project for the development of aquaculture in the Falklands

Scientis Dan Fowler, Aquaculture Project Manager

Falkland Islands aquaculture project and research on species with potential to help develop a local industry was underlined in a piece released in the portal. Development of the aquaculture and marine farming project are part of a major review of the Falklands fisheries policy, adds the article.

Thursday, April 2nd 2009 - 09:02 UTC

FAO report says over-fishing putting sea cucumbers at risk

Sea cucumber stocks are under intense fishing pressure throughout the world according to a new FAO report. Most high value commercial species have been depleted in the African and Indian ocean regions.


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