Tuesday, November 13th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Mar del Plata fish landings drop 4.5% in ten months

Fishery landing comparisons registered during the first 10 months 2006 and 2007.

Fish and shell fish landings at Mar del Plata, Argentina's main South Atlantic fishing port totalled 368.859, tons in the first ten months of the year, which represents a 4.5% drop compared to the same period a year ago.

Monday, November 5th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Non-Falklands ship listings to change

Councillor Andrea Clausen said that requests from Falkland companies which do not own quota will be considered on their merits.

The criteria for listing non-Falklands flagged vessels will be revamped as a result of the European Union, Executive Committee (ExCo) recently filed application requesting a definition of economic ties between vessels and companies for transparency.

Thursday, November 1st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Scathing report on Chile's booming salmon industry

Claims of labour abuse and environment shortcomings threaten the industry

The environmental NGO Ecoceanos this week released a scathing report on Chile's 2.2 billion US dollars farmed salmon industry, the world's second largest after Norway.

Wednesday, October 31st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Falklands' fishing companies associate to 'work together'

CEO Drew Irvine and Councillor A. Clausen (Photo PN)

Fifteen fishing companies on Tuesday night became members of the Falkland Islands Fishing Company Association (FIFCA) at their inaugural Annual General Meeting.

Wednesday, October 31st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Falklands Protection Vessel HMS Clyde Open Day Saturday 10

HMS Clyde

The Royal Navy's first Offshore Patrol Vessel and Falkland Islands Protection Vessel HMS Clyde will hold an Open Day at Stanley's FIPASS on Saturday 10 November 2007 between 13:00 – 16:00 hrs, announced Gilbert House.

Monday, October 29th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Scientific Spanish vessel researching in South Atlantic

Oceanographic vessel “Miguel Oliver”

A state of the art Spanish fisheries research vessel currently in Punta Arenas is scheduled to collect sea bed and water samples in the South Atlantic, off the Falkland Islands before heading for Montevideo.

Friday, October 26th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Chilean coastal fishermen protest depletion of hake

Chilean fishermen used public debates in the coastal town of Valparaiso Wednesday as a forum to criticize Chile's fishing policies. The debates, titled “Who sells you fish,” focused on the current depletion of the hake population along Chile's coasts.

Thursday, October 25th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

EU reiterates commitment with conservation of oceans and seas

EC President José Durao Barroso hopes the proposed measures be approved this quarter

The president of the European Commission (EC), Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, has emphasised that the fight against environmental deterioration of the oceans and seas is an urgent matter and that Brussels will impose new measures in the case that the current policies are insufficient or inefficient.

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Seminar on climate change challenges for Chilean fisheries

The 'invasion' of cuttlefish off the Chilean coast is linked to changes in the temperature of ocean water

The abundance of cuttlefish along the Chilean coast and the constant threat to hake and other commercial marine species are some of the possible consequences of global climate change mentioned in a recent scientific gathering held Santiago.

Monday, October 22nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Whale sanctuary call in advance of 2008 IWC Congress

Representatives from 15 Latin American non-governmental organizations specializing in cetacean research called last week upon Chile's parliament to protect whales against commercial and scientific hunting by creating a Whale Sanctuary in Chilean waters.


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