Friday, November 21st 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Japan, Australia meet to talk about whaling campaign

Japan and Australia say they will pursue diplomatic channels to resolve their long running dispute over whaling. Foreign Minister Stephen Smith met his Japanese counterpart, Hirofumi Nakasone in Peru, in anticipation of this weekend's APEC leaders meeting.

Wednesday, November 19th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Unknown extinct yellow-eyed penguin identified in NZ

Waitaha penguin <br>Pic_NZ Science Media Centre

The discovery of a previously unknown and now extinct New Zealand penguin could be just one of many breakthroughs as scientists probe the secrets of ancient DNA. A study led by Otago University researchers set out to look at changes in the yellow-eyed penguin population after humans settled in New Zealand.

Tuesday, November 18th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Salmon disease outbreak reappears in Magallanes region

Six months after authorities confirmed an initial, presumably isolated case of Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) in Magallanes (Region XII) the deadly fish disease is back: appearing recently on two farms in Chile's southernmost zone.

Tuesday, November 18th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Japan sets off whaling season; ignores Australia

Japan's whaling fleet mother ship, Nisshin Maru, has slipped out of port on the way to a full-scale Antarctic hunt, despite repeated attempts by the Australian Government to curtail the killing.

Monday, November 17th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Argentine unions in conflict block all fisheries exports

Argentine fisheries exports are stranded in the port of Buenos Aires because an ongoing conflict with fisheries unions in Mar del Plata. Over a hundred containers, valued in 8 million US dollars are paralyzed since dock workers decided a solidarity action with their fellow fisheries union.

Thursday, November 13th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Spain-Argentine research cruise in South Atlantic

 Spanish vessel  <i>Miguel Oliver</i>

Spanish and Argentine scientists have begun a joint research cruise in the South-western Atlantic on board the Spanish government fisheries support vessel “Miguel Oliver” which is scheduled to extend until December 20

Sunday, November 9th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Hard-line Kirchner political official takes over Fisheries

Norberto Yahuar

Argentina's Fisheries Under Secretary Geardo Nieto resigned after five years in the post and this week he will be replaced by Norberto Yahuar another close associate of former president Nestor Kirchner, according to Buenos Aires press reports.

Friday, October 31st 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Academic accord to promote coastal fisheries in P. Arenas

Universidad del Mar (University of the Sea), a private institution from Punta Arenas inaugurated this week its new facilities plus the signing of an academic cooperation agreement with Chile's Fisheries Department to promote the industry in Magallanes, particularly small scale undertakings.

Friday, October 31st 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Falklands' police seize £ 1 million worth of cocaine in trawler

Fishing vessel, 'Venturer'

The Royal Falkland Islands Police confirmed that they had made a seizure of cocaine worth over one million pounds from a fishing vessel co-owned by Spanish and local company.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Argentina estimates off mile 210 squid catches in 253.000 tons

Squid catches of jiggers and trawlers operating next to the Argentine Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) limit totalled some 253,000 tonnes of squid (Illex argentinus) between February and June, according to the latest estimate released by the National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP).


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