Total fish and shellfish landings through September in Chile totalled 3.6 million tons –9.8% less than the 3.9 million tons accumulated in the same period of 2008, the Fisheries Under-Secretariat (SUBPESCA) revealed.
The European Commission (EC) adopted a regulation establishing the implementing rules to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. This norm had been approved in 2008 by the European Union (EU) ministers.
FAO is implementing a trust fund project to improve fisheries and aquaculture management in the Asian Kyrgyz Republic which aims to increase the capacity of the fisheries sector to generate food, employment and income for the rural population in an environmentally sustainable manner.
The South Georgia toothfish fishery has been recertified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery following its five-yearly Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) re-assessment, reports the September edition of the South Georgia Newsletter.
Argentina’s Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) announced 2009 total allowable catch (CMP) for hoki (Macruronus magellanicus), Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) and southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis), reflecting an effort to better conserve and manage these resources.
A chain email is circulating among citizens of Argentina that seriously questions the stance of the national government regarding fisheries ordinance and the treatment of seafood resources.
Argentina’s Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) will have the final responsibility in the approval of all new projects regarding the transfer of vessels and fishing quotas that are remitted to the Sub-Secretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture.
Chile has warned that if the current talks with the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Organization, RFO (*), prove “unsatisfactory”, the ‘tabula rasa’ resource of Decree 123 will be applied, effectively outlawing provisioning of foreign vessels at all Chilean ports.
The company behind Iceland's fin whaling industry is planning a huge export of whale meat to Japan. This summer, Hvalur hf caught 125 fins - a huge expansion on previous years.
The second edition of Argentina’s Excopesca 2009 was opened this week at the Mar del Plata Exposition Centre. The international fishing and aquaculture industry event set to run through Saturday has attracted some 100 exhibitors representing the entire fishing industry chain of value: catch, processing, cold storage and logistics plus other sectors linked to the industry.