Wednesday, September 24th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

FAO urges industrial fishing strategies to protect seabirds

Seabirds flocking at a longliner

Following the success of strategies to protect seabirds from longline fishing activities, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has urged regions using other industrial fishing techniques, such as trawl nets and gillnets, to implement safeguards in areas where seabirds are at greatest risk.

Wednesday, September 17th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

EU fisheries policy failed to protect stocks; new review

The European Commission has announced a full review of the EU Common Fisheries Policy, saying the current regime fails to protect fish stocks. EC says that fishermen who obey the fishing rules are being penalized by the irresponsible behavior of others who flout them.

Monday, September 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine fisheries management at risk by INIDEP's strike

Argentina's Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) called on the National Institute of Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP) to implement a mechanism that ensures a steady update of scientific information on fisheries particularly common hake (Merluccius hubbsi).

Monday, September 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

NGO highlight Chilean salmon industry labor problems

Influential NGOs Oxfam Chile and Fundación Terram began the second phase of their “Not Afraid To Go Against The Current” campaign, an effort originally launched in January to highlight questionable labor and environmental practices within Chile's farmed salmon and trout industry.

Friday, September 5th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Retail fish prices soar by nearly 23% in United Kingdom

Fish and meat were the food categories that exhibited the fastest increase in price

United Kingdom prices have risen by 8.3%t since the beginning of the year amid fears that Britain is facing the worst economic conditions in decades, a report said Friday.

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

FAO guidelines to ease impact of deep sea areas fishing

Two years of negotiations have resulted in the adoption of new international guidelines to limit the impact of fishing on fragile deep sea fish species and habitats, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, announced on Wednesday.

Monday, September 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina: Sector profits squeezed by rising costs

Fuel costs eat up half of the harvest returns of the Mar del Plata coastal fleet.

Rising fuel prices, tax and wage increases, and market instability in terms of the future has stoked great concern and uncertaintly among those involved in the national fishing sector.

Monday, September 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Uruguay South Korea sign wide ranging fisheries agreement

Pte Vazquez and Pte Lee Myung-bak during the meeting

Uruguay and South Korea have agreed on a fisheries pact that will facilitate greater cooperation in the development of marine resources, announced the South Korean Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Wednesday, August 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine fisheries exports unchanged in 12 months

Argentine fisheries exports reached 318.372 tons and 657.5 million US dollars respectively during the first seven months of 2008 which represents a slight 6% increase in dollars over the same period a year ago, according to the latest figures released by the country's food safety office, Senasa,

Wednesday, August 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Mar del Plata claims fisheries industry “no longer profitable”

Fisheries in Argentina has become a non profitable business according to several industry chambers mostly based in Mar del Plata where 50% of the country's fleet is docked and a significant percentage of total catches are landed.


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