Thursday, August 27th 2015 - 01:50 UTC

Montevideo to build a 1.000 meter-pier and storage facilities for fishing industry

The project will add 1,000 meters of piers and calls for filling 2.5 hectares, paving, installing a wastewater system, connecting utilities and fuel pumps

Spanish engineering and renewable energy company Abengoa announced it has won a contract to build a new fishing terminal in the port of Montevideo, Uruguay, a contract worth 81 million Euros ($93 million). The terminal will be constructed in Capurro, a district in Montevideo helping to expand the port's capacity, Abengoa said.

Wednesday, August 26th 2015 - 06:21 UTC

INIDEP to build a research branch in Santa Cruz province

The ceremony included Santa Cruz governor Daniel Peralta, members of his ministerial cabinet and Raul Reta in representation of INIDEP.

Argentina's Fisheries Research and Development Institute, INIDEP will set up a branch in Caleta Oliva, Santa Cruz province, which is to be financed with matching funds from the Inter American Development bank and the Argentine government.

Wednesday, August 19th 2015 - 07:46 UTC

Extra funds for decommissioning Galician vessels and reduce fishing effort

Galicia said the extra funds are to address a greater number of applications, and  intended to adapt fishing fleet capacity to the availability of marine resources

Funds for decommissioning fishing vessels during 2015 have increased by 12.9 million Euros to 23.2m Euros, according to what was reported by the Xunta of Galicia (north-west Spain) Ministry of Rural and Marine Affairs.

Wednesday, August 19th 2015 - 06:30 UTC

Scotland, Canada, Chile and Norway committed to a sustainable aquaculture industry

Scotland’s aquaculture is worth over GBP 1.75 billion and supports 8,000 jobs across the supply chain, said minister McLeod

Scotland, Canada, Chile and Norway will work together to promote and grow the aquaculture industry sustainably. The four countries are the world's main exporters of farmed salmon.

Tuesday, August 18th 2015 - 08:38 UTC

Uruguay's largest fish processing plant suspends activities: 960 workers redundant

Fripur has been under financial problems since 2013 and received a decisive blow when Nigeria cut imports of (full) croaker, one of the mainstays.

Uruguay's largest fish processing company Fripur, generating half of the exports in the country's sector, will lay off 960 workers and suspend its activity from Aug. 19, after falling into administration, it was reported in Montevideo.

Tuesday, August 11th 2015 - 15:46 UTC

Falkland Islands reply to Milko Schvartzman comments on fisheries

There is only a small fleet (18) of Falkland flagged fishing vessels. These all operate to high standards as British vessels.

The comments by Milko Schvartzman on the Falkland’s fishery in FIS on 2 June 2015, are incorrect and uninformed in many areas. We reject the inference that the Falkland Islands Government promotes a fisheries industry based on modern-day slavery and on piracy. The Falkland Islands have a long history of responsible environmental stewardship, and we pride ourselves on protecting and safeguarding our unique environment and the natural resources therein.

Monday, August 10th 2015 - 07:12 UTC

Argentine seafood landings drop 7.1% in first half of 2015; squid, 24.1%

Landings of common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) totaled 116.873 tons, figure which shows a decrease of 3% over that last year (120,451.7 tons).

Argentine seafood landings fell by 7.1% in the first half of this year compared to the same period of 2014, according to the latest statistics from the country's Under Secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture. Squid catches were down 24.1%.

Saturday, August 8th 2015 - 09:44 UTC

FAO pressing countries to ratify agreement on illegal, unreported, unregulated fishing

FAO brokered in 2009 the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing.

A growing number of countries are ratifying an international agreement to combat illegal fishing, fueling interest in how best to implement the instrument. Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is estimated to strip between $10 billion and $23 billion from the global economy, and their impacts undermine the way fish stocks are managed to make it a double concern around the world.

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 12:19 UTC

Southern hake August ban awareness campaign launched in Chile

The campaign 'Let’s stop catching hake' is an administrative measure that extends throughout August to protect the resource during reproduction period. (Pic Aqua)

The southern hake (Merluccius australis) ban awareness campaign has been officially launched in the southern Chilean city of Puerto Montt, with the aim of halting the resource catches, sale and consumption in the south of the country, extending from regions Los Lagos to Magallanes.

Thursday, August 6th 2015 - 05:31 UTC

Researchers identify characteristics of fish most vulnerable to trawlers

Dr. Killen said that “Selective harvest of animals by humans probably represents one of the strongest drivers of evolutionary change for wild animals.”

Using laboratory-based experiments, researchers have identified the common characteristics of fish most vulnerable to being caught by trawlers. They found fish that were less able to produce fast burst-type swimming to evade capture were more likely to end up in trawlers' nets.


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