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
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.
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.
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.
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).
Under the heading of Fishy business; Patagonia's troubled waters, The Economist gives a realistic insight into the Argentine fishing industry and the Wild West mentality that prevails in the so-called Argentine Sea, which threatens the economic and conservation stability and future of this activity.
Chile's government confirmed this week that Infectious Salmon Disease (ISA) virus is present in the Magallanes Region (Region XII), more precisely at a salmon farm from Nova Austral in the Puerto Natales area, north of Punta Arenas.
CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship team has discovered hundreds of new marine species and dozens of undersea mountains, in a project to monitor the Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network off southern Tasmania.
Conservationists working with Google Inc. have unveiled a tool that lets people view protected marine areas with the click of a mouse, a bid to harness the Internet's top search engine to raise awareness of endangered ocean habitats.
The world's fishing fleets are losing billions of dollars each year through depleted stocks and poor management, according to a UN report. The World Bank and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) calculate the losses at 50 billion US dollars per year.