Chile’s King Crab season has officially kicked off for this year. The southern king crab is a delicacy in Chile, as 90% of each year’s catch is shipped to markets in Europe, North America and Asia. In Santiago, fresh king crab starts at about 25 US dollars per pound.
Argentine Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) established the total allowable catch (TAC) for toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) of 3,250 tonnes for the current year.
The mating habits of deep-sea squid have been revealed for the first time, after the discovery of a male squid with a huge elongated and erect penis, according to an article from the BBC credited to Matt Walker, Editor, Earth News.
Failure to agree a common way forward at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual meeting is unfortunate, says Japan's minister attending. In an interview with BBC News, Ms Yasue Funayama said Japan had had to sweat and bleed to bring agreement closer.
Attempts to agree a compromise between whaling nations and their opponents at the International Whaling Commission's (IWC) annual meeting in Morocco have failed. After two days of private discussions, delegates reported they had been unable to reach agreement on major issues.
Campaigners have unveiled a petition signed by more than a million people calling for maintenance of the global moratorium on commercial whaling. It was presented to Australian minister Peter Garrett outside the International Whaling Commission meeting in Morocco.
Salmon farms in Chile are a worse threat to the environment than originally thought following on unexpected results from a German scientific research team studying communications among whales in the southern Pacific along Chilean Patagonia.
French oyster-growers are facing ruin because of a viral epidemic that for a third year in a row has been wiping out millions of baby shellfish. From the Mediterranean coast to the bay of Arcachon on the Atlantic and now Brittany, farmers have been watching in dismay in recent weeks as the virus once again moved northwards, keeping pace with the rising sea temperature.
Argentina’s head of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Under Secretariat Norberto Yauhar openly denied the alleged collapse of hake (Merluccius hubbsi) fishery in the South Atlantic and claims of absence of control measures and management to ensure its sustainability.
Over the last 20 years abundance of common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) has declined 80% in the Southwest Atlantic as a result of over-fishing, claims Argentina’s Fundación Vida Silvestre, Wild Life Foundation, (FVSA).