Thursday, January 17th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Whalers hand militant conservationists to Australian officials

Crew of the Japanese whaling vessel  spray water at activists

Japanese whalers are praising the Australian government for its help to resolve a stand-off with militant conservationists in Antarctic waters. The whalers handed over the Australian and British protesters to Australian officials overnight

Wednesday, January 16th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Salmon disease and risky krill fishery, investors' nightmare

Krill fishing vessel operating in the Antartica.<br> (Photo: Aker BioMarine)

The Norwegian born shipping and salmon farming magnate, now living in Cyprus, Kjell Inge Røkke, not only has recorded heavy losses on his large share in the world's largest salmon farming company, Marine Harvest ASA.

Wednesday, January 16th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Aussie forfeited rogue longliner Viarsa broken up in India

Australian officials ready to board the Uruguayan flag longliner

Famed, controversial fishing vessel Viarsa was dismantled in a Mumbai, India ship breaking yard last December, Australian authorities confirmed this week. The Uruguayan-flagged, 65-metre longliner had played a singular role as the subject of the longest pursuit in Australian maritime history.

Wednesday, January 16th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Invasive Pacific salmon threatens S. Atlantic marine life

Chinook salmon have escaped from fish farms in neighboring Chile, researchers say

While in North America there are growing concerns about the possible extinction of chinook salmon in Puget Sound and the Columbia River, significant numbers of chinook from the Pacific Ocean have moved around the tip of South America and are invading streams in Argentina, where they don't belong.

Tuesday, January 15th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Infectious anemia extends among Chilean salmon farms

Marine Harvest, the world's leading farmed fish producer, continues to be hit hard by the so-called “biological situation” in Chile. On Monday, shares in Marine Harvest fell by some 4.6% after the Norwegian-owned company issued a press statement admitting it did not reach its production forecasts in Chile

Saturday, January 12th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

South Korean breaks knocks out whale meat racket ring

Fishermen cut blocks of meat from a 10m-long bottlenose whale

Police have broken an illegal whale poaching racket, confiscating more than 50 tons of Minke meat in the largest seizure of its kind in South Korea, an official in Seoul said Saturday.

Saturday, January 12th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Japanese whalers warn Greenpeace pursuer activists

Japanese whalers have warned Greenpeace activists pursuing their fleet in the Southern Ocean against illegal and dangerous interference to the hunt. Greenpeace protest ship Esperanza has located the fleet of six ships conducting so-called scientific whaling and is pursuing the main vessel Nisshin Maru.

Tuesday, January 8th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Australia to begin sea-air surveillance of Japanese whalers

Australia will begin sea- and air-based surveillance of Japan's whaling fleet this week foreign affairs minister Stephen Smith announced this week. Australia's center-left Labor government anticipated it would step up action to block Japan from its annual whale hunt, including sending a surveillance plane and a customs ship to gather evidence for a possible international legal challenge.

Monday, January 7th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Bluefin tuna sells for 202 US dollars a kilo in Tokyo market

Fish traders take part in the first tuna auction of the year at Tokyo

A Hong Kong sushi restaurant owner paid a record 55.700 US dollars for a massive blue-fin tuna in the first auction of the year at the world's largest fish market in Tokyo, an official and media reports said.

Monday, January 7th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Falklands' vessel survives beaching on North West Island

<i>MV Tamar</i> stranded on a beach was rescued by MOD

Falkland Islands coastal vessel, Tamar, survived unscathed a beaching on Bold Rocks at Keppel Island on North West Falklands on Saturday morning.


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