Falkland Islands coastal vessel, Tamar, survived unscathed a beaching on Bold Rocks at Keppel Island on North West Falklands on Saturday morning.
A St Helena registered longliner stranded in the Ross Sea in Antarctica for two weeks is expected to leave the area sometime on Monday.
Pulled by a high seas tug the Chilean flagged fishing vessel, stranded close to Antarctic waters for several days, finally arrived late Saturday to the city of Punta Arenas, from where she regularly operates.
The disabled St. Helena flagged longliner Argos Georgia adrift in the Ross Sea off Antarctica's northern coast for fifteen days restarted its engine early Monday and may resume fishing, a crew member said.
The National Fisheries Council established global catch quotas for 2008 at a meeting held at the offices of the Subsecretariat of Fisheries (SUBPESCA) in Valparaiso in mid-December.
The Argentine Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food (SAGP&A) authorised a TAC of 270,000 tonnes of hake (Merluccius hubbsi) for this year -- a 20.5 per cent or 70,000 tonne cut compared to the quota fixed for 2007, which amounted to 340,000 tonnes.
A high-seas tug left Punta Arenas on Thursday to the rescue of the Chilean flagged fishing vessel Antarctic Bay which has gone adrift after the engine broke down, according to naval authorities in the extreme south of Chile.
Uruguayan authorities this week arrested, and forfeited the cargo of a longliner which docked in Montevideo and allegedly did not have the necessary documentation to prove it was flagged in the Pacific island of Vanuatu.
Marine Harvest ASA, the world's largest salmon company announced this week that they are seriously considering moving part of their salmon farming interests following a serious outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anemia, ISA.
Japan announced Friday it was dropping plans to start hunting humpback whales for the first time in four decades after protests led by Australia seeking to spare the popular mammals. It is the first time that Japan has backed down over one of its whaling expeditions, which have been a longstanding strain in its relations with its Western allies.