Thursday, January 3rd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Argentina: 2008 hake quota cut 20% to 270.000 tons

The Argentine fleet is allowed to catch 270,000 tonnes of hake in 2008 (Photo: FIS)

The Argentine Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food (SAGP&A) authorised a TAC of 270,000 tonnes of hake (Merluccius hubbsi) for this year -- a 20.5 per cent or 70,000 tonne cut compared to the quota fixed for 2007, which amounted to 340,000 tonnes.

Thursday, January 3rd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Tug to the rescue of Chilean fishing vessel adrift in Pacific Ocean

Fishing vessel <i>Antartic Bay</i><br>Photo: Chilean Navy

A high-seas tug left Punta Arenas on Thursday to the rescue of the Chilean flagged fishing vessel Antarctic Bay which has gone adrift after the engine broke down, according to naval authorities in the extreme south of Chile.

Sunday, December 23rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Suspicious longliner, tuna loaded under arrest in Montevideo

“Nuevo Atun” while docked in Vigo to undergo safety inspections

Uruguayan authorities this week arrested, and forfeited the cargo of a longliner which docked in Montevideo and allegedly did not have the necessary documentation to prove it was flagged in the Pacific island of Vanuatu.

Saturday, December 22nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Highly contagious disease spreads in Chilean salmon farms

Marine Harvest ASA, the world's largest salmon company announced this week that they are seriously considering moving part of their salmon farming interests following a serious outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anemia, ISA.

Friday, December 21st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Japan drops humpbacks from this season's whale killing

A Humpback whale

Japan announced Friday it was dropping plans to start hunting humpback whales for the first time in four decades after protests led by Australia seeking to spare the popular mammals. It is the first time that Japan has backed down over one of its whaling expeditions, which have been a longstanding strain in its relations with its Western allies.

Thursday, December 20th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Whales believed to have evolved from a deer-like animal

A group of researchers says that the closest known evolutionary cousin of whales, dolphins and porpoises is not the hippopotamus, as conventional wisdom has it, but an extinct deer-like animal roughly the size of a raccoon.

Thursday, December 20th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Chile among the world's main mussel producers

With exports valued at 70 million US dollars a year, Chile is now the world's fourth largest producer of mussels. The country currently has 63 seed beds, 1,132 growing centres and 40 processing plants, 90 percent of which are in the south of the country.

Wednesday, December 19th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Australia to monitor by air and sea Japanese whalers

Australia urged Japanese whalers and environmental activists heading for a showdown in the Southern Ocean to act with restraint, warning deaths could occur if anything went wrong.

Wednesday, December 19th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

EU debates fisheries 2008 TAC, quotas (cuts and bans)

The European Union (EU) Council of Fisheries Ministers began negotiations this week that would determine fisheries TAC and quotas for next year.

Wednesday, December 19th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

North Sea cod quota 11% hike leaves most EU satisfied

European Union fisheries ministers decided Wednesday in Brussels to allow fishermen to catch more threatened fish like cod in 2008 against the recommendations of scientists and environmentalists.


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