Wednesday, November 5th 2014 - 03:34 UTC

Scottish minister explores fisheries and trade opportunities in Chile

Minister Paul Wheelhouse with Under-Secretary of Energy, Jimena Jara.

Scottish Minister for Environment and Climate Change Paul Wheelhouse visited Puerto Montt and Santiago to strengthen links with Chile on fisheries and climate change. Chile and Scotland have two of the largest global aquaculture industries.

Tuesday, November 4th 2014 - 05:05 UTC

Falklands have a per capita GDP “ten times higher than Argentina”

According to the Yearbook in the last five years the Islands' GDP has expanded 11% per year until 2012 and an even higher percentage can be expected for 2013

Argentina's financial daily, El Cronista Comercial has published two articles on the Falkland Islands based on data from the 2014 Statistical Yearbook stating that the Islands enjoy a GDP per capita several times higher than Argentina and that the economy has been expanding at 11% annually since 2008.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 21:56 UTC

AOA calls on CCAMLR to agree on marine protection of the Ross Sea and East Antarctica

A joint US-NZ proposal to designate a Ross Sea marine protected area (MPA) of 1.32 million km2 (with 1.25 million km2 as “no take”) is under consideration

As representatives of the 25 Members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meet this week in Hobart, where they will decide the fate of two key protection proposals in the Ross Sea and East Antarctica, the Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) (*) called on the member countries to honor their conservation commitments and finally agree to lasting and significant Southern Ocean protection.

Sunday, October 19th 2014 - 07:59 UTC

Chile exports 154m dollars of mussels in eight months; Galicia still out of the market

Production and export of mussels in Chile increased slightly but income in dollars  climbed 5.9%

In the first eight months of the year, Jan-August, Chile exported 52,077 tons of mussels (Mytilus chilensis), a rise of 1.8%, compared to the same period a year ago. However in dollars the result was 154.3 million dollars, up 5.9% compared to the 145.7 million dollars of the eight months of 2013, reports InfoTrade. Meanwhile northeast Spain mussel farms continue ravaged by the red toxin algae.

Wednesday, October 8th 2014 - 20:50 UTC

FAO forecasts shrimp world production could double by 2030

The announcement was made during the World Shrimp Congress held this week in Vigo, Galicia

World shrimp production, which currently stands at between 7 and 8 million tons could reach 11 to 18 million tons in 2030, according to projections by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO.

Tuesday, October 7th 2014 - 22:19 UTC

Despite record shrimp season, Argentine seafood landings drop 7.3%

Shrimp landing reached 80.362.9, which is 27.6% higher compared to the same 2013 period: 62,937.2 tons.

Seafood landings in Argentine sea ports between January first and 30 September totaled 584,835.1 tons of seafood resources, 7.3% less that the same period a year ago, 630,393 tons.

Friday, October 3rd 2014 - 23:34 UTC

Squid, hake and shrimp make up most of Argentine fisheries exports

In the first eight months of the year squid (Illex argentinus) exports totaled 80,671 tons

Argentina exported 277.348 tons of seafood between January and August 2014, which represents a minimum rise of 0.01% compared to the 277.314 tons of the same period in 2013.

Tuesday, September 30th 2014 - 22:05 UTC

Cephalopods left out of EU negotiations with Mauritania; Spain objects

“Mauritania has made it clear its intention to reserve these cephalopod fisheries for national fleets,” Damanaki said.

The Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Union (EU), Maria Damanaki, reiterated she will not negotiate the inclusion of a cephalopod fishing quota of the new fisheries agreement with Mauritania, as the scientific reports say there is overexploitation of the resource.

Tuesday, September 30th 2014 - 01:15 UTC

Brazil suspends Vietnam pangasius import licenses because of sanitary reasons

Catfish farmed in Vietnam has often raised questions about conditions under which it is produced but has displaced other produce because of its lower price

The temporary ban imposed by the Brazilian government on Vietnamese pangasius (Pangasius spp.) imports because of sanitary reasons and lack of phyto-sanitary controls, represents a great opportunity to increase Argentine hake (Merluccius hubbsi) shipments to the leading Mercosur partner.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014 - 03:25 UTC

“The total elimination of fishery discards is very complicated”, says ICES

“Where the really big problem lies is in the mixed fisheries and in the mixed demersal ones” said ICES president Connowly

According to the president of the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES/CIEM), Paul Connowly, the total elimination of fishery discards pursued by the Community authorities “is very complicated.”


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