Two Argentine vessels illegally fishing in Uruguayan waters were arrested over the weekend by a fisheries patrol from the Navy. The vessels had 90 tons of yellow croaker in their holds.
With only two weeks left, Argentina is facing the worst squid season in years forcing jiggers to abandon the fisheries given the poor catches.
FALKLANDS Fishery Patrol Vessel Protegat is ready for action since a refit that not only brings the vessel up to UK Maritime Coastguard standards but enhances her fishery protection and research capabilities.On August 16, Protegat returned from Montevideo, Uruguay following a two month re-fit.
AFTER eighteen months without a research vessel, the Fisheries Department (FIFD) will be back on the water in October 2009 with a survey in the western parts of the FICZ. The survey will examine the distribution and abundance of hoki and Patagonian hake returning to their feeding grounds after spawning in Argentinean and Chilean waters.
Enough studies have taken place to include a new grenadier (Macrourus spp.) fishery in the Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) system under the commercial category, said Falkland Islands Director of Fisheries John Barton.
The first boatloads of Magellan spider crabs (king crab) arrived in Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile, late last week, marking the commencement of the 2009 spider crab season and the end of the National Fishing Service’s six month ban on hunting the prized crustaceans.
There is fresh hope that the world's depleted fisheries can be saved from collapse, says a team of researchers. They said that efforts introduced to halt over-fishing in five of the 10 large marine ecosystems they examined were showing signs of success.
Chilean industrial output and sales fell less than expected in June, suggesting that the country’s economy could be climbing out of its deepest recession in a decade, according to the latest release from the Statistics Institute, INE.
A total of 393.209,7 tons of seafood was landed in Argentine high seas ports between January first and 27th. July 2009, which represents 36.1% less than the 614.850 tons of the fist half of 2008.
A group of Canadian researchers suspect that Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA), a highly contagious fish virus that has pummelled Chile’s farmed salmon industry the past two years, was introduced in Chile as far back as the mid1990s.