Fisheries

Fisheries
Thursday, November 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Argentine fisheries exports drop in volume and value

Shrimp led exports in terms of value, with USD 271 million.

Argentine fish and shellfish exports during the first ten months of 2007 dropped 14% in volume and 15% in value compared to the same period a year ago, according to statistics from the National Food Safety and Quality Service (SENASA).

Thursday, November 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Chile implements an early red tide alert system

Up-to-date information is essential for decisions regarding red tide

Chile is implementing an early alert system to detect Red Tide (mr-SAT) that should be operational beginning January 2008 was announced Wednesday by the country's National Fisheries Service (SERNAPESCA).

Tuesday, November 27th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Argentine jigger fleet complains about soaring costs

The abundance of squid and falling prices threaten the Argentine industry

The decline in squid prices along with a rise in operation costs has made Argentine jigger vessels shipowners anxious about their situation, according to the new head of the Argentine Chamber of Jigger Fishing Vessels Shipowners (CAPA), Fernando Georgiadis.

Monday, November 26th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Falklands fisheries: ban looms on high seas bottom trawling

THE proposal for a ban on high seas bottom trawling has caused some concern among members of the fishing industry at the Falkland Islands.

Wednesday, November 21st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Amazon basin strayed minke whale was found dead

Experts said the animal would be stressed and disorientated

A minke whale that had strayed deep into the Amazon rainforest has been found dead. The 5.5 meters whale was believed to have become lost in the Amazon's many tributaries after leaving the Atlantic more than 1.600 kilometers away.

Tuesday, November 20th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

FAO: Aquaculture only way to meet future fish demand

The farming of fish under controlled conditions is the only way to meet future global demand, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization FAO said on Monday estimating that rising population numbers mean that by 2030 an additional 37 million tons of fish will be needed to maintain current levels of consumption.

Tuesday, November 20th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

US joins world criticism of Japan's whale hunt season

United Stated has added its voice to international criticism of Japan's largest-ever whaling expedition. The UK, Australia and New Zealand have already urged Japan to call off this year's hunt, which will target humpback whales for the first time in decades.

Sunday, November 18th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Japan begins whale hunt with Greenpeace on its heels

The <i>Nisshin Maru</i>, a Japanese whaling factory ship hauling in a minke whale

A Japanese whaling fleet has begun a five-month expedition that environmentalists say will hunt humpback whales for the first time in decades.

Saturday, November 17th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Unusual: whale found deep in Brazil's Amazon rain forest

Residents of Brazil's Amazon basin try to help a minke whale

An 18-foot minke whale ran aground on a sandbar in the Amazon jungle some 1,000 miles from the ocean, Brazilian media reported Friday.

Thursday, November 15th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Australians fear for only known white humpback whale

Australians fear that the world's only known white humpback whale could be slaughtered as Japan's whaling fleet prepares to embark on its annual hunt in the Southern Ocean, reports the Sydney press.

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