Fisheries

Fisheries
Thursday, April 17th 2014 - 07:49 UTC

New Zealand gets tough on working conditions for crews on board foreign chartered fishing vessels

Legislation follows serious allegations of mistreatment of crew on foreign chartered vessels operating in New Zealand waters

A fisheries amendment bill that has passed its second reading in Parliament sets that fishing companies can use foreign charter vessels only if they are flying the New Zealand flag and obey New Zealand laws. The legislation came from a ministerial inquiry led by minister Paul Swain, following serious allegations of mistreatment of crew on foreign chartered vessels.

Monday, March 31st 2014 - 16:29 UTC

Japan abides International Court of Justice ruling to halt whaling program

Presiding Judge Peter Tomka said the court had decided, by 12 votes to four, that Japan should withdraw all permits and licenses for whaling in the Antarctic

The UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that Japan must temporarily halt its whaling program in the Antarctic. It agreed with Australia, which brought the case in May 2010, that the program was not for scientific research as claimed by Tokyo.

Monday, March 31st 2014 - 12:01 UTC

Falklands reports record catches of Loligo and Illex squid

Last Sunday the 16 vessels total catch was 1.102 tons

Falkland Islands is reporting record catches of Illex and Loligo squid this season. News first arrived last Sunday when it was announced that local jiggers had caught the highest daily catch and highest catch rate of Loligo squid since at least 2000.

Friday, March 28th 2014 - 19:36 UTC

EU sanitary delegation to inspect Argentina's fishing industry whole cycle

The use of additives and other products are expected to be closely monitored by the EU sanitary delegation

Delegates from the European Union (EU) are to visit Argentina between September and December later this year to inspect the facilities that comprise the whole fishing production circuit: docks, boats, processing plants authorized to export to EU and offices of the National Service of Agri-food health and quality, (Senasa).

Thursday, March 27th 2014 - 08:19 UTC

Peruvians encouraged by the squid potential in the area recovered from Chile

According to Imarpe up to 200.000 tons. of squid could be caught in the area

The 50,000 square kilometers of maritime space Peru gained from the favorable ruling by the International Court of Justice in The Hague, on the border dispute with Chile, have a potential fishing activity that includes 200,000 tons of Peruvian squid, according to the country's Sea Institute, (Imarpe).

Monday, March 17th 2014 - 20:09 UTC

Squid landing in Argentina in 2.5 months, lower than 2013, but still 'acceptable'

Squid landings were concentrated in Puerto Deseado

According to the latest stats from the Argentine Fisheries Under-Secretariat Office, between January first and 13 March, 2014, a total of 31,760.6 tons of squid (Illex argentinus) was landed in Argentine ports. Out of that volume, 213.3 tons correspond to January; 26,391.9 tons to February and in the first two weeks of March, 5,155.3 tons.

Saturday, March 15th 2014 - 07:55 UTC

Argentina will be present with a pavilion at the Boston Seafood Expo

The three-day expo attracts over 19.000 buyers and suppliers from a hundred countries

Argentina will be present at the Boston Seafood Expo North America, which is considered the most important of the United States and is scheduled for March 16/18, announced the Argentine Foreign ministry indicating it was part of the government's campaign to increase and diversify foreign trade and exports.

Friday, March 7th 2014 - 04:48 UTC

MSC Certification for Falkland Islands Toothfish reflects high management standards

The fishery entered assessment in August 2012

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification has been granted to the Falklands Islands Toothfish longline fishery, announced on Thursday Consolidated Fisheries Ltd. (CFL). The fishery is the first in the Falkland Islands to be certified and reflects the high standards of fisheries management and environmental measures practised within the Islands on the Patagonian toothfish fishery.

Friday, February 28th 2014 - 04:49 UTC

Falkland Islands considering signing the UN Convention on Biological Diversity

Environmental Officer Nick Rendell: “we need to be sure we can meet the targets set”

Although the Falkland Islands has not yet signed up to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) it is being actively considered, stated Environmental Officer Nick Rendell, responding to an article that criticized the fact that only four UK Overseas Territories have joined the treaty, reports the latest edition from the Penguin News.

Friday, February 28th 2014 - 03:14 UTC

Pescanova's survival to be decided in a month; Friday first deadline

Demetrio Carceller from Damm, could be the savior of the insolvent company

One of Spain's leading fishing companies Pescanova (under administration) faces a decisive deadline for its future, while banks finalize the negotiation of a creditors’ agreement based on debt cuts and investment in the firm, according to Europa Press based on sources familiar with the situation of the company.

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