Thursday, November 26th 2009 - 13:12 UTC

Sturgeon and caviar could replace “king salmon” in Chile’s aquaculture

“King salmon” which for many years helped prop the Chilean economy could be coming to an end. Last November 15, following fifteen years of failed tests, finally white sturgeons were procreated in captivity for the first time in Chile.

Thursday, November 26th 2009 - 05:33 UTC

FAO approves treaty to close ports to ships involved in illegal, unreported fishing

The treaty comes into force once ratified by 25 countries; so far eleven have signed including Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and the US.

A new treaty that aims to close fishing ports to ships involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing has been approved by FAO governing Conference. Once it enters into force, it will be the first ever legally binding international treaty focused specifically on this problem.

Tuesday, November 24th 2009 - 03:50 UTC

Quotas for Atlantic blue fin tuna cut by one third to 13.500 tons

Conservation groups warn about (extended) under-reporting and illegal fishing

The body responsible for managing Atlantic blue fin tuna has decided not to suspend the fishery in response to concerns over dwindling stocks. The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (Iccat) instead decided to lower the annual catch quota by about one third.

Saturday, November 21st 2009 - 01:53 UTC

Argentina reports a slight drop in hake landings

Mar del Plata as usual was the busiest port with 152.751 tons landed

A slight drop in hake landings between January and November compared to the same period a year ago has been registered in Argentina according to official statistics released this week.

Thursday, November 19th 2009 - 04:49 UTC

Argentina regulates individual catch quota fisheries law effective 2010

The new system should give all sides involved including the tax man “greater predictability”.

Argentina announced this week the regulation of the Fisheries Law that allows for 15 years individual transferable catch quotas (ITQs) of common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) which is to become effective in 2010. The new system is also applicable to other three species: hoki (Macruronus magellanicus), Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) and southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis).

Wednesday, November 11th 2009 - 10:29 UTC

Fighting to get Atlantic albatrosses off the hook

Black-browed albatross portrait

As scientists gather in Recife, Brazil, to agree on quotas for the Atlantic and Mediterranean stocks of tuna and swordfish in the latest round of fisheries talks, the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) and BirdLife International are reminding delegates that at least 37 species of seabirds are at risk from these fisheries.

Monday, November 9th 2009 - 08:06 UTC

Want to buy fish rich in Omega 3? Try your nearest Austrian chemist

The Austrian pilot programme has been expanded to 15 chemist shops starting Monday

Austrian chemists will commence selling fish in order to raise awareness of the health benefits of a diet rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. As of this Monday, the clients of 15 shops of the Central European country will be able to buy fish along with the typical medications.

Thursday, November 5th 2009 - 08:21 UTC

Squid landings in Argentine ports down 74% to 65.983 tons

Overall the ten months of this year were negative for Argentine fishing industry

Fisheries landings in Argentine ports during the first ten months of the year were down 31% to 576,623.7 tons (from 832.655 tons) mainly because of the significant decline in squid catches.

Saturday, October 31st 2009 - 00:12 UTC

Falklands Fisheries research vessel surveys hake, hoki and grenadier

Former trawler Castelo was refurbished for scientific research

Falkland Islands Fisheries Research vessel Castelo returns to FIPASS on Monday after two weeks at sea carrying out surveys in the southwest of the Falkland Islands Interim Conservation Zone (FICZ).

Friday, October 30th 2009 - 00:39 UTC

Strong calls for banning Atlantic bluefin tuna trade

Most Atlantic bluefin tuna are caught in the Mediterranean Sea, but most of the meat is consumed in Asia

Banning trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna is justified by the extent of their decline, an analysis by scientists advising fisheries regulators suggests. The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas' (ICCAT) advisers said stocks are probably less than 15% of their original size.


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