Two years of negotiations have resulted in the adoption of new international guidelines to limit the impact of fishing on fragile deep sea fish species and habitats, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, announced on Wednesday.
Rising fuel prices, tax and wage increases, and market instability in terms of the future has stoked great concern and uncertaintly among those involved in the national fishing sector.
Uruguay and South Korea have agreed on a fisheries pact that will facilitate greater cooperation in the development of marine resources, announced the South Korean Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Argentine fisheries exports reached 318.372 tons and 657.5 million US dollars respectively during the first seven months of 2008 which represents a slight 6% increase in dollars over the same period a year ago, according to the latest figures released by the country's food safety office, Senasa,
Fisheries in Argentina has become a non profitable business according to several industry chambers mostly based in Mar del Plata where 50% of the country's fleet is docked and a significant percentage of total catches are landed.
RESEARCH into valuable Falklands resource, Toothfish, is being undertaken by the Falkland Islands Fisheries Department and funded by successful Falklands' fishing company Consolidated Fisheries Limited
Chile's Chamber of Deputies voted unanimously last week to declare the country's coastline a whale sanctuary. The vote is a major step in protecting whales from hunting in Chilean waters – 200 miles from the coast, along the entire length of the country.
Greenpeace has sailed into a mini-storm of annoyed marine biologists after dropping massive granite boulders into the North Sea in an attempt to disrupt fishing. Last week the ship the Beluga II began dropping the first of 150 granite rocks weighing 2 to 3 tonnes onto the seabed.
More than 1000 juvenile Magellanic penguins have washed-up either dead or dying along the Brazilian coast and as far north as Natal in Rio Grande do Norte, 3000 km north of Sao Paulo. IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org ) (*) deployed a team of penguin rehabilitation experts to assist local animal centers that are handling penguins for the first time.
Spain is short of fisheries but has huge investments in other fisheries world over, Falklands/Malvinas, Chile, New Zealand, Africa, and does most of the fish processing and trading, according to Alfonso Paz-Andrade Rodríguez president of World Fishing Exhibition.