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Montevideo, February 19th 2018 - 08:12 UTC


  • Monday, July 31st 2017 - 19:05 UTC

    Falklands' fishing fleet has a female officer, Manuela Mendez

    Manuela is the 2nd Mate of the trawler New Polar catching Loligo, and has a wide-ranging role, contributing to many aspects of running the ship

    Manuela Mendez from the port of Corme, in Galicia, north-west Spain, is believed to be the first female officer in the Falklands' fishing fleet. The Second Mate arrived in Stanley harbor this week. After five years training in merchant shipping and a year on board another fishing vessel, Ms. Mendez joined the crew of Falkland’s trawler, New Polar, last year and is making her second trip to Falklands’ waters.

  • Monday, June 19th 2017 - 10:07 UTC

    At least three killed as Argentine fishing boat sinks off Chubut

    The Mar del Plata-based “Repunte” had taken to sea from Puerto Madryn on June 13.

    Argentine Coast Guard found Sunday the dead body of two of the nine crew members missing after Saturday's sinking of a fishing vessel off the coast of Argentina's southern province of Chubut, it was reported, while one more sailor whose body is yet to be retrieved is also feared dead and seven more are still missing.

  • Wednesday, June 7th 2017 - 08:58 UTC

    FAO meets in Oslo to discuss agreement on ports and IUU fishing

    Designed to prevent fishing vessels from landing IUU catches, PSMA is part of a global effort to safeguard global marine natural resources, Graziano da Silva said.

    The Agreement on Port State Measures (PSMA) to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing, an international treaty aimed at stopping rogue fishing practices, gives the world “all the instruments necessary to achieve our goal,” FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said.

  • Tuesday, June 6th 2017 - 08:05 UTC

    UN opens conference on the health of the world's oceans and seas

    “Improving the health of our oceans is a test for multilateralism, and we cannot afford to fail,” said Guterres during his first major UN conference

    Opening a “game-changing” international conference on the health of the world’s oceans and seas, top United Nations officials urged on Monday coordinated global action to protect the planet. Speaking in the UN General Assembly Hall, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres cautioned Governments that unless they overcome short-term territorial and resource interests, the state of the oceans will continue to deteriorate.

  • Friday, June 2nd 2017 - 06:56 UTC

    Value-added South Georgia Toothfish promoted at the world's largest food service trade show

    The show in Chicago is an essential destination for over 45,000 buyers representing the USA’s burgeoning food service sector.

    Falkland Islands local company Georgia Seafoods Ltd joined food and beverage companies from 110 countries and all 50 states to exhibit at the National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show held in Chicago last weekend. The show is an essential destination for over 45,000 buyers representing the USA’s burgeoning food service sector.

  • Wednesday, May 31st 2017 - 06:16 UTC

    Falklands Annual Address: a confident community's proud report planning for the future

    Falkland Islands' Acting Governor Alex Mitham (Pic PN)

    Falklands' Acting Governor Alex Mitham looks back on the past year of activity for the Falkland Islands Government. The ceremony took place on Tuesday morning at the Court and Assembly Chambers during the Budget meeting of the Legislative Assembly

  • Friday, May 12th 2017 - 07:31 UTC

    Falklands calamari squid first season has been “good”, Illex so far “pretty mediocre”

    Illex catches since 1987. Last year was abysmal at 2000 tons but 2017 has only reached 62,000 tons with only a quarter of the season left to go.

    Falklands calamari squid catches in the Falkland Islands have been good this season reports Director of Natural Resources John Barton, and this is particularly good news bearing in mind Illex catches have been “pretty mediocre,” so far.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2017 - 08:23 UTC

    Falklands fisheries: Galicia fleet analyzes impact of Brexit

    The Galicia fleet was the first to approach the Falklands and offer a fair deal

    The future of Galician fishing after “Brexit” could generate “very harmful” measures in the field of fish imports from a fisheries that is as wealthy and important for the Galician fleet as that of the Falkland Islands.

  • Wednesday, May 10th 2017 - 05:39 UTC

    Galicia will receive Euro 100 million to promote the seafood canning industry

    Nunez Feijoo said that the sector will receive an endorsement of EUR 100 million, with funds provided by the European Union, Madrid and the Galician government

    The president of the Government of the Spanish region of Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijoo, announced a strategic plan for the canning industry that will consolidate the sector in the gourmet markets and maintain Galicia as world leader in the field.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 22:05 UTC

    A third of fish catches in worlds' oceans is unreported, claims Canadian report

    Zeller pointed out that the team was able to uncover the unreported fishing activity by restructuring the official data provided by the UN with external data

    A scientific research from the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s “The Sea Around Us Project”, indicates that nearly a third of fish caught in the world's oceans goes unreported. The scientists carrying out the analysis found that while as much as 120 million tons were fished from the oceans in 2015, the United Nations’ official capture reports revealed that in 81.2 million tons were harvested from the ocean, CBC reported.