Friday, September 18th 2015 - 14:27 UTC

Falklands' Fortuna Ltd. sponsors research on southern blue whiting

Wallace from Fortuna Ltd said research would help for the future management and understanding of the dynamics of southern blue whiting in the region.

Falkland Islands fishing company Fortuna Ltd has become a sponsor and research partner in a PhD student ship on southern blue whiting. The Falkland Islands Government fisheries Department (FIFD) and the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI) are also collaborators in this research project.

Thursday, September 17th 2015 - 09:19 UTC

Fisheries worldwide on the brink of collapse, because of over fishing says WWF

Marco Lambertini, director general of WWF International said mismanagement was pushing “the ocean to the brink of collapse”.

The amount of fish in the oceans has halved since 1970, in a plunge to the “brink of collapse” caused by over-fishing and other threats, the WWF conservation group said on Wednesday.Populations of some commercial fish stocks, such as a group including tuna, mackerel and bonito, had fallen by almost 75%, according to a study by WWF and the Zoological Society of London, ZSL.

Friday, September 4th 2015 - 12:15 UTC

Toothfish Day celebration in South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

On September 4 (today), Toothfish Day is celebrated to follow the end of the toothfish season at South Georgia.

Every country has its bank holidays. Some are widespread such as Christmas Day and Good Friday, others are unique such as Peat Cutting Monday in the Falklands
and Melon Day in Turkmenistan.

Monday, August 31st 2015 - 12:04 UTC

Norway is testing the world's first electric fishing vessel

The vessel model Selfa El-max 1099, which is to be named Karoline, is in line with Øra's compromise to decrease CO2 emissions and modernize the fleet

Norwegian boat builder Selfa Arctic AS is now supplying the world's first electric fishing vessel. In effect Norwegian fishing company Øra AS has order the world’s first electric fishing vessel, which has been under construction since last autumn.

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.


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