The volume of Argentine fish and shellfish exports last year rose 3.2%, but in value posted a significant 17.6% increase over 2007, according to official statistics from the Fisheries Under Secretariat.
At a formal reception at Clarence House in London on Monday February 23rd HRH the Prince of Wales, who has long been concerned about the dramatic decline of the albatross, heard that 18 of the world's 22 species threatened with extinction have a brighter future thanks to the efforts of the Albatross Task Force (ATF).
A Canadian Coast Guard vessel rescued on Sunday 22 fishermen from the frigid waters off Newfoundland on Sunday after the Spanish trawler Monte Galineiro caught fire and later sank.
The St Helena pole and line tuna fisheries for yellow-fin, big-eye, albacore and skipjack tuna have entered full assessment for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certificate of sustainability.
Argentina's Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Food (SAGP&A) is temporarily exempting the use of the selective fishing device (DEJUPA) for catching hake (Merluccius hubbsi) while other alternatives are proposed.
The world's fish stocks will soon suffer major upheaval due to climate change, scientists have warned. Changing ocean temperatures and currents will force thousands of species to migrate polewards, including cod, herring, plaice and prawns. By 2050, US fishermen may see a 50% reduction in Atlantic cod populations.
At least 235 marine species are living in both Polar Regions despite being 12,000km apart, a census has found. Scientists were surprised to find the same species of swimming snails at both poles, raising questions about how they evolved and became so dispersed.
The Government of South Georgia announced Monday that Dr Martin Collins has been appointed as the new Senior Executive Officer and Director of Fisheries in succession to Harriet Hall. Dr Collins will take up his appointment in May.
Argentina's fisheries exports in 2008 reached 550.000 tons valued 1.172 billion US dollars, which represents an increase both in volume and value (2% and 11% respectively) over the previous year according to the latest statistics released by Senasa, the country's food quality control office.
Argentina's Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) has fixed the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for whole and commercial-sized Patagonian scallops (Zygochlamys patagonica) in a number of Southern Sector Management Units.