Friday, May 23rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Extinction threat for 21 shark and 11 ray species

The first study to determine the global status of 21 species of oceanic pelagic sharks and rays reveals that 11 of them are threatened with extinction, says IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) on International Biodiversity Day.

Wednesday, May 21st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

French aid package to fishermen striking over fuel prices

The French government has offered the fishing industry 110 million Euros after days of protests by fishermen over rising fuel costs. The president of the national fishing committee has called on crews to return to work.

Tuesday, May 20th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands reduce toothfish catch for conservation reasons

Andrea Clausen explains the new toothfish quota and fees

THE Falkland Islands Government has reduced the Toothfish total allowable catch (TAC) for conservation reasons and have reduced fees accordingly despite the consequential loss in revenue

Tuesday, May 20th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine justice investigates collapse of hake fishery

An Argentine federal judge summoned hake fisheries management organizations following a claim from the Mar del Plata Fisheries Chamber, Capemar, which considers government resolutions “unconstitutional” and a contributing factor for the fishery's current critical state.

Monday, May 19th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands' loligo squid stocks show healthy status

Loligo catches even suprised the scientists<br>Photo FIS

Another successful Loligo squid season has made history in the Falkland Islands with the total production of almost 25,000 tons of high quality squid. This was despite discouraging prospects previous to the season.

Saturday, May 17th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Labor strife leaves 60 Uruguayan fishing vessels idle

Most of the Uruguayan fishing fleet has been docked since last April 29 because of labor disputes leaving an estimated 3.000 workers from processing plants and other branches of the industry out of work according to the vessel owners.

Tuesday, May 13th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Officials optimistic following EC inspection mission

Uruguay last week successfully passed inspections undertaken by the Food and Veterinary Office Follow-up Mission of the European Commission's (EC) DG SANCO agency, governmental sources announced.

Monday, May 12th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Blasting audit report on Argentina's Fisheries Secretariat

Argentina's National Auditing Office accused the country's Fisheries Secretariat of lack of controls and transparency which have driven the hubssi and Illex squid resources to “the limit” because of over fishing.

Saturday, May 10th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Falkland Islands: Protegat on fishery patrol soon

AN end is in sight to the certification and compliance issues the new fishery patrol vessel Protegat is facing, the Director of Fisheries has said.

Wednesday, May 7th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina fisheries exports drop 15% during first quarter

Argentina's fisheries exports in the first quarter totaled 85.320 tons, equivalent to 177 million US dollars which represents a drop of 15%, volume and money; 15.422 tons and 31.7 million US dollars less, according to the latest official release.


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