The European Commission is expected to unveil this week a new strategy to revive the fish farming industry. At a time when stocks of some species of fish in the world's oceans are dangerously low, the authorities in Brussels are concerned that Europe's aquaculture sector has stagnated.
The Illex fishery has been a “no show” for Falkland Islands zones so far this year, confirmed Director of Fisheries John Barton.
HMS Endurance, the Royal Navy's badly damaged Ice patrol ship, is due to arrive in the Solent, Portsmouth, aboard a heavy lift ship tomorrow Wednesday after an 8,000-mile piggy-back voyage from the Falkland Islands.
Argentina’s Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) unanimously voted to close the squid (Illex argentinus) fishery south of parallel 46°, as a precautionary protection measure for the southern Patagonian stock. Adopted last week, the move was spurred by the latest scientific data presented on how the major fishery was evolving and its dangerously low catches.
Falkland Islands aquaculture project and research on species with potential to help develop a local industry was underlined in a piece released in the Fishupdate.com portal. Development of the aquaculture and marine farming project are part of a major review of the Falklands fisheries policy, adds the article.
Sea cucumber stocks are under intense fishing pressure throughout the world according to a new FAO report. Most high value commercial species have been depleted in the African and Indian ocean regions.
Illex squid catches and landings in Argentine ports are considerably less than last season claims the Argentine industry, which is corroborated by official statistics from the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishery, and Food (SAGP&A).
Argentina’s Federal Fisheries Council (FFC) has advised opening the 4160 North statistical quadrant of the common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) fishery, while closing the 4764 South quadrant, on the basis of findings from the last commercial hake survey
Vietnamese businesses are looking to South America for new market opportunities for a range of competitive products, including seafood, trade officials said. Brazil has authorized 60 Vietnamese companies to export fish products to the country the Vietnam Trade Office in Brazil confirmed, reports Vietnam Net.
Companies dedicated to squid (Illex argentinus) fishing still find themselves in a critical situation mainly due to an increase in fishing costs, warned this week the head of the Argentine Chamber of Jigger Fishing Vessels Shipowners (CAPA), Fernando Georgiadis.