The Chilean Senate Committee on Fisheries approved the project that modifies the Fisheries Law and severe establishes penalties for illegal catches in the Antarctic convergence area. The next step is a vote on the floor that seems secured given the committee’s outcome.
A 19-year investigation by two Chilean researchers confirms that Chilean abalone, known locally as “locos,” have been a staple in the diet for people living near the coasts in this part of the world for at least the past 10,400 years.
The European Union blocked a shipment of squid from Uruguay’s main fishing processing group Fripur S.A. and sent Uruguayan authorities what is known as “rapid sanitary alert” explaining the motive for such a decision.
By Susan Moran - They’re called the krillers around Palmer Station, because they’re always on the hunt for Antarctic krill: tiny, shrimp-like crustaceans that form the foundation of the Antarctic food web.
After more than two and half years of pressure by Greenpeace and the famous “Tokyo Two” trials, officials with the Japanese Fishing Agency publicly admitted Thursday that they received whale meat as gifts from private companies contracted by the government to slaughter whales, reports Greenpeace USA blog.
“The Falklands are under economic and ‘environmental’ attack by Argentina” and this is having a direct impact on the South Atlantic fisheries sustainability of high seas marine resources, claimed the Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association, FIFCA.
Four countries, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands and United States have jointly expressed concern over confrontations between Japanese whaling ships and anti-whaling activists in Antarctic waters and called for responsible behavior by the two sides.
The search for 17 people missing after a Korean long-liner sank in Antarctic waters the Southern Ocean early Monday has been scaled down as it becomes increasingly unlikely further survivors will be found.
Seven Spanish fishing companies from Vigo that make up the Association of Fishing Communities and Joint Ventures (Acemix) plan to invest an estimated 120 million Euros in new ships to renew their fleet operating in third countries among which Namibia, Argentina, Senegal and the Falkland Islands.
The European Commission Agriculture and Fisheries Council meets Monday in Brussels to begin the discussion process of the Common Agriculture Policy proposals recently set out. In the fisheries chapter the Council is expected to reach a political agreement on two regulations fixing the fishing opportunities for 2011 regarding certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks applicable