The first study to determine the global status of 21 species of oceanic pelagic sharks and rays reveals that 11 of them are threatened with extinction, says IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) on International Biodiversity Day.
The French government has offered the fishing industry 110 million Euros after days of protests by fishermen over rising fuel costs. The president of the national fishing committee has called on crews to return to work.
THE Falkland Islands Government has reduced the Toothfish total allowable catch (TAC) for conservation reasons and have reduced fees accordingly despite the consequential loss in revenue
An Argentine federal judge summoned hake fisheries management organizations following a claim from the Mar del Plata Fisheries Chamber, Capemar, which considers government resolutions unconstitutional and a contributing factor for the fishery's current critical state.
Another successful Loligo squid season has made history in the Falkland Islands with the total production of almost 25,000 tons of high quality squid. This was despite discouraging prospects previous to the season.
Most of the Uruguayan fishing fleet has been docked since last April 29 because of labor disputes leaving an estimated 3.000 workers from processing plants and other branches of the industry out of work according to the vessel owners.
Uruguay last week successfully passed inspections undertaken by the Food and Veterinary Office Follow-up Mission of the European Commission's (EC) DG SANCO agency, governmental sources announced.
Argentina's National Auditing Office accused the country's Fisheries Secretariat of lack of controls and transparency which have driven the hubssi and Illex squid resources to the limit because of over fishing.
AN end is in sight to the certification and compliance issues the new fishery patrol vessel Protegat is facing, the Director of Fisheries has said.
Argentina's fisheries exports in the first quarter totaled 85.320 tons, equivalent to 177 million US dollars which represents a drop of 15%, volume and money; 15.422 tons and 31.7 million US dollars less, according to the latest official release.