Thursday, November 21st 2013 - 18:34 UTC

Falklands’ aquaculture advances with development of brown trout pilot farm

Simon at the pilot farm facility in Fitz Roy

One of the Falklands leading Seafood Companies, Fortuna, has invested in a pilot brown trout farm facility in the Falkland Islands. The project is lead by Simon Hardcastle, a Falkland Islander with experience of fish farming both in Scotland and in earlier projects in the Islands.

Wednesday, November 20th 2013 - 20:38 UTC

Galicia companies involved in sales of undeclared fish catches: tax evasion close to 14 million Euros

The fraudulent operation involves at least 200 fishing vessels operating from Galicia

The first four ship owners summoned by the Court of Marin, Galicia, northwest Spain admitted to having incurred in fraudulent tax practices in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The Pontevedra Criminal Crimes prosecutor accused the fishing vessel owners of fraud totaling 13.7 million Euros, from the sale of undeclared fish catches from the cooperative San Miguel de Marin

Monday, November 11th 2013 - 19:49 UTC

GEF and FAO approve project to improve sustainability of tuna fisheries worldwide

Highly migratory tuna account for about 20% of the value of all marine capture fisheries

Global Environment Facility (GEF) CEO Naoko Ishii approved a project coordinated by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to improve the health and sustainability of tuna fisheries worldwide by reducing illegal catch and supporting related marine ecosystems and species.

Thursday, November 7th 2013 - 22:53 UTC

Pescanova needs 185 million Euros to get back to business, say auditors

The Galician company has a brand name in the world but financial difficulties have spoilt her reputation

The Galician multinational firm Pescanova needs an estimated 185 million Euros in working capital to be run in a year, according to estimates made by the consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Tuesday, November 5th 2013 - 06:49 UTC

Spanish flagged trawler catches fire on reaching the port of Montevideo

“Costa do Cabo” before she caught fire

A Spanish flagged trawler returning from fishing in the Falkland Islands caught fire early Monday morning as it was docking in the port of Montevideo. The cause of the fire which was rapidly controlled by Uruguayan fire brigades is still unknown according to the navy spokesperson Gaston Juansolo.

Sunday, November 3rd 2013 - 12:07 UTC

Russia, Ukraine, China block plans in CCAMLR to create Antarctica marine reserves

Dr Fleming says Australia will keep trying to convince CCAMLR to protect the area.

Russia, Ukraine and China are being blamed for a failure of plans to protect almost 3 million square kilometers of ocean in Antarctica. After two weeks of discussions behind closed doors, the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has failed to come to an agreement on new marine reserves.

Tuesday, October 29th 2013 - 00:13 UTC

NASA solves the mystery of a “city of lights” in the South Atlantic night: jiggers

Over the course of nine nights, jiggers shift positions while hugging the borders of  EEZs of Argentina and the Falkland Islands. (Map by NASA Earth Observatory)

When in December 2012, the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center and the NASA Earth Observatory released a new map of the Earth as it appears at night they “found something fishy off the coast of Argentina” but now the mystery has been solved. About 300 to 500 kilometers offshore, a city of light appeared in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean. There are no human settlements there, nor fires or gas wells. But there are an awful lot of fishing boats.

Monday, October 28th 2013 - 05:30 UTC

Argentina's nine month squid exports reach 91.277 tons, up 43.7% over 2012

The boost in squid exports was also accompanied by increases in hake and shrimp shipments

Argentina exported 329,751 tons of seafood in the nine months of 2013 to September, a figure which shows an increase of 14.9% compared to the same period in 2012, when 286.899 tons were shipped abroad.

Friday, October 25th 2013 - 05:59 UTC

All South Georgia licensed vessels must comply with the Torremolinos Protocol

This SG season all (six) toothfish longliners were inspected either before the season started or during mid-season off-load

As part of an initiative to ensure all licensed fishing vessels are of a good standard, the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, GSGSSI, are undertaking inspections of all vessels to check their compliance with the Torremolinos Protocol on Fishing Vessel Safety, reports the latest edition of the South Georgia Newsletter.

Friday, October 25th 2013 - 02:21 UTC

European Parliament gets tough on fishing industry and conservation

The vote was on a 6.5 billion Euro budget to finance the Common Fisheries Policy for seven years beginning in 2014.

The European Parliament voted Wednesday to reject most new subsidies for the saltwater fishing industry and provide financial support for new ecologically friendly measures meant to prevent overfishing. But in a nod to commercial fishing fleets, the lawmakers did maintain some handouts to the industry.


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