Tuesday, February 3rd 2015 - 06:59 UTC

Toothfish poachers in Australian waters try to ram Sea Shepherd's “Sam Simon”

When sighted the 'Yongding' sailed directly towards the 'Sam Simon' and only missed a collision by 10 meters

Two illegal fishing boats that evaded the New Zealand navy are now in Australian waters, but it's unclear whether local authorities will intervene. Conservation group Sea Shepherd on Monday said one of their ships patrolling the area, the Sam Simon, intercepted the Yongding and the Kunlun at 11.30am AEDT with prohibited fishing gear on its deck.

Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 06:27 UTC

Interpol issues Purple Notices on three vessels illegally fishing in Southern Ocean

Between 6/13 January, a RNNZ Naval Patrol spotted the Yongding, the Kunlun and the Songhua, hauling gill nets laden with toothfish in a CCAMLR area

At the request of New Zealand, INTERPOL Purple Notices have been issued to seek information on the individuals and networks behind three vessels fishing illegally in the Southern Ocean.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015 - 15:47 UTC

Toothfish poachers caught red-handed in Antarctica waters slip away

“It's the start of a lengthy process to try to stamp out such insidious activity,” said Murray McCully, New Zealand's foreign minister.

Staying hidden behind sea ice and large waves, sailors aboard a navy patrol boat from New Zealand sneaked up on three suspected poaching ships, then took photos and video of the fishermen hauling in prized fish in banned nets from the ocean near Antarctica. Seemingly caught red-handed, the crews of the rusting vessels just kept on fishing.

Wednesday, January 14th 2015 - 07:19 UTC

New Zealand navy detects three toothfish poachers red-handed in the Ross Sea

“Yongding”, “Kunlun” and “Songhua” are flagged in Equatorial Guinea and could be linked to the Spanish-based syndicate, Vidal Armadores S.A.

The New Zealand navy has discovered a third boat fishing illegally. The Foreign Ministry informed that the HMNZS Wellington caught another vessel, “Yongding”, to the west of the Ross Sea, in Antarctic waters.

Wednesday, January 14th 2015 - 07:09 UTC

HMS Protector involved in CCAMLR inspection in Antarctic waters

A boarding team from the Ice Patrol heads for the pelagic factory fishing vessel, which was found to be “clean and a professionally run vessel with a friendly crew”

The Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship has carried out her first inspection of a fishing vessel in Antarctic Waters. HMS Protector met the fishing vessel while on patrol in Antarctic waters and made arrangements to carry out the inspection.

Wednesday, January 14th 2015 - 06:27 UTC

Following Falklands' incident Argentine company buys local operations of Japan's Nissui

The acquisition of Pesantar includes fishing vessel Echizen Maru, quota of Patagonian toothfish and an 800 metric tons processing capacity plant

Newsan, an Argentine firm involved in electronics but also in seafood supply, has reportedly acquired Argentine operations of Japan’s second largest seafood company, Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui). The operation follows an incident involving alleged fishing of the Japanese company in the South Atlantic both in Argentina and Falklands' waters.

Friday, January 9th 2015 - 07:07 UTC

Sea Shepherd breaks record for world's longest sea chase of a poaching vessel

Nigerian flagged poacher 'Thunder' has covered the entire Banzare Bank with gillnets exceeding 100 kilometers in length (Pic The Telegraph)

On Thursday, the Sea Shepherd ship, Bob Barker, marked the 22nd day of its pursuit of the Interpol-listed poaching vessel, Thunder. In doing so, the conservation ship has broken the record for the world's longest sea chase of a poaching vessel.

Thursday, January 8th 2015 - 05:50 UTC

Alleged Falklands' links sufficient motive to suspend fishing license of Tierra del Fuego company

The vessel involved in the conflict “Unidos del Sur” apparently has a fishing licence from the Falklands government awarded last year

Argentina's Tierra del Fuego provincial government decided on Wednesday to preventatively suspend Pesantar's fishing license following claims that the company is associated with another group operating in the South Atlantic but with a Falklands' government license.

Tuesday, January 6th 2015 - 06:45 UTC

Falklands' waters chosen to experiment Taiwanese high-tech jigger

Ms Lee said the jigger was modeled after a fishing vessel developed to successfully catch Pacific saury

An energy-efficient squid fishing-vessel sponsored by Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) is heading to the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, north of the Falkland Islands, on its maiden voyage, to begin a six-month testing phase and examine the efficacy of its arrays of light emitting diodes (LED) for catching squid.

Tuesday, January 6th 2015 - 06:30 UTC

Falklands' dispute: claims Japanese company fished in Argentine and Islands waters

Benegas who filed the complaint met with Malvinas Affairs Department chief Daniel Filmus

The Argentine ministries of Foreign Affairs, and Agriculture and Fisheries are considering the consequences of a complaint filed in recent days by a top official from a local company (Empresa Pesquera de la Patagonia y Antártica S.A., Pesantar) warning that the vessel “Union Sur” had fished in Falkland Islands last November.


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