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Montevideo, June 18th 2018 - 08:02 UTC

Fisheries

  • Monday, December 11th 2017 - 16:02 UTC

    UK fishermen urge call for a short Brexit transition period: nine month is enough

    SFF' Bertie Armstrong said a transition period should not be an excuse to extend by two years the period during which we are shackled to the inequitable CFP

    Fishermen's leaders have urged ministers to rule out a long Brexit transition as officials meet in Brussels for fish quota talks. The Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF) said only a nine-month transition period was needed for UK fleets to leave the Common Fisheries Policy.

  • Monday, December 11th 2017 - 01:48 UTC

    Fishing subsidies to be on the WTO summit table in Buenos Aires

    Around 60% of the world’s assessed fish stocks are fully exploited and 30% are already overexploited, according to the 2016 SOFIA report, published by FAO

    Meeting for the first time in Latin America, the World Trade Organization’s 11th Ministerial Conference will take place in Buenos Aires from 10-13 December. Central to this year’s talks will be an international deal to curb harmful fishing subsidies. These are government payments or tax breaks that contribute to overcapacity, overfishing and illegal fishing (IUU) globally.

  • Friday, December 8th 2017 - 08:15 UTC

    Falklands Code of Practice covers much of ILO Work in Fishing Convention

    John Barton pointed out that the FIG Code of Practice which came into force in 2015, already contained provisions relating to the working conditions of fishermen.

    A convention which has been described as opening up a new era for millions of fishermen worldwide will have some impact on fishermen working in the Falkland Islands' waters. Director of Natural Resources John Barton said that he thought some of the articles of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Work in Fishing Convention 2007 would be enshrined into Falklands licensing conditions make them more robust.

  • Friday, December 8th 2017 - 06:31 UTC

    Falklands promotes fish in China from Fortuna's new processing plant in Stanley

    Large-scale processing at sea limited companies to “producing basic products for small markets”, James Wallace was quoted by Undercurrent News

    Products from the Falkland Islands Fish Company, the trading name of Fortuna Ltd’s new Stanley fish processing plant, were featured recently in China and attracted favorable attention from trade media.

  • Tuesday, December 5th 2017 - 08:48 UTC

    South Georgia launches four-year toothfish licensing round

    The deadline for applications is 10 December, according to the latest SGSSI Newsletter.

    The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands has launched the next toothfish licensing round. The documentation offered provides information for anyone applying for a license to fish for toothfish in the South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands Maritime Zone for the years 2018 – 2021. The deadline for applications is 10 December, according to the latest SGSSI Newsletter.

  • Saturday, December 2nd 2017 - 08:56 UTC

    World's biggest marine reserve in Antarctica's Ross Sea comes into effect

    The MPA in the Ross Sea curbs damaging activities such as fishing, and protects wildlife including Adelie and emperor penguins in the high seas off Antarctica.

    The world's biggest marine reserve in Antarctica officially comes into effect on Friday, in what has been hailed as a “watershed” moment in conservation. The marine protected area in the Ross Sea curbs damaging activities such as fishing, to protect wildlife including Adelie and emperor penguins in the high seas off Antarctica.

  • Monday, November 27th 2017 - 09:09 UTC

    Mexico creates the largest marine protected area in North America

    The islands have been a biosphere reserve for over 20 years, and the new status greatly expands and protects the region from fishing, mining and other industries.

    Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, signed a decree creating a massive marine reserve, spanning 57,000 square miles around the four Revillagigedo Islands—a volcanic archipelago 240 miles southwest of the Baja Peninsula. The reserve is the largest marine protected area yet created in North America.

  • Friday, November 24th 2017 - 08:02 UTC

    Falklands receives port of Vigo experts to address port potential and development

    Port Authority Director Beatriz Colunga and Development Chief Ana Ulloa said the visit was set up via FIG Representative in London Sukey Cameron OBE (Pic PN)

    A delegation of two technicians from the Spanish Port of Vigo are visiting the Falkland Islands with the aim of offering their informed opinions on potential port development. The Falklands has a close business relationships with the port as a result of long term joint business ventures with Spanish fishing companies, and the new Falklands longliner CFL Hunter was built there.

  • Thursday, November 23rd 2017 - 07:29 UTC

    ASC and MSC release joint seaweed standard; US$ 5.6bn global business

    Chris Ninnes, ASC CEO: seaweed is an increasingly important commodity globally and a standard to promote best practices, helps to limit the ecological impact

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) announced the launch of the ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard. The joint standard marks a first for the two certification programmes, bringing together expertise in sustainable fishing and responsible aquaculture.

  • Tuesday, November 21st 2017 - 09:27 UTC

    Wales and Galicia sign bilateral accord to minimize Brexit impact for fishing sector

    President of the Xunta Alberto Núñez Feijóo met with Prime Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones. (Photo: Xunta de Galicia)

    Galicia and Wales intend to sign their own bilateral agreement to try to minimize the impact that Brexit will have and avoid damage to the fishing sector. The announcement was made by Galician president Alberto Núñez Feijoo, after having obtained a positive response to his invitation to the Welsh prime minister, Carwyn Jones.