Chilean fishermen used public debates in the coastal town of Valparaiso Wednesday as a forum to criticize Chile's fishing policies. The debates, titled Who sells you fish, focused on the current depletion of the hake population along Chile's coasts.
The president of the European Commission (EC), Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, has emphasised that the fight against environmental deterioration of the oceans and seas is an urgent matter and that Brussels will impose new measures in the case that the current policies are insufficient or inefficient.
The abundance of cuttlefish along the Chilean coast and the constant threat to hake and other commercial marine species are some of the possible consequences of global climate change mentioned in a recent scientific gathering held Santiago.
Representatives from 15 Latin American non-governmental organizations specializing in cetacean research called last week upon Chile's parliament to protect whales against commercial and scientific hunting by creating a Whale Sanctuary in Chilean waters.
Stocks of North Sea cod have slightly increased but quotas should remain in place for 2008, the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) said Friday. The independent scientific body monitors fish stocks in the North Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea issued its latest projections of cod and other fish species on Friday.
Krill Seaproducts from ÃÃ¢€Â¦lesund, Norway is converting the 132-metre Vlieborg container vessel to a trawler in order to target krill. The steel work is done at Western Shipyard in Lithuania and refurbishing will be completed at the shipyard Fiskerstrand Verft in ÃÃ¢€Â¦lesund. The name of the vessel has been changed to ThorshÃÃ‚Â¸vdi.
Australia has taken its battle against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic to the Internet, with a new YouTube campaign unveiled on Tuesday that targets Japanese children.
Argentine striking fishermen clashed on Thursday with the police following a rampage against fish processing plants in Mar del Plata. Protestors were trying to convince fellow workers of Argentina's main fishing industry city to join the stoppage.
Hake catches in Argentina are forecasted to be below 300.000 tons since season landings up to the first week of October totaled 210.000 tons. If confirmed this would be the lowest catch since 2003, when landings reached 334.000 tons.
Xunta de Galicia authorities disclosed that the four Galician owned companies located in southern Argentina that were attacked by fishery workers in the midst of violent riots, have not yet recovered labour-wise or economically.