Japan and Australia say they will pursue diplomatic channels to resolve their long running dispute over whaling. Foreign Minister Stephen Smith met his Japanese counterpart, Hirofumi Nakasone in Peru, in anticipation of this weekend's APEC leaders meeting.
The discovery of a previously unknown and now extinct New Zealand penguin could be just one of many breakthroughs as scientists probe the secrets of ancient DNA. A study led by Otago University researchers set out to look at changes in the yellow-eyed penguin population after humans settled in New Zealand.
Six months after authorities confirmed an initial, presumably isolated case of Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) in Magallanes (Region XII) the deadly fish disease is back: appearing recently on two farms in Chile's southernmost zone.
Japan's whaling fleet mother ship, Nisshin Maru, has slipped out of port on the way to a full-scale Antarctic hunt, despite repeated attempts by the Australian Government to curtail the killing.
Argentine fisheries exports are stranded in the port of Buenos Aires because an ongoing conflict with fisheries unions in Mar del Plata. Over a hundred containers, valued in 8 million US dollars are paralyzed since dock workers decided a solidarity action with their fellow fisheries union.
Spanish and Argentine scientists have begun a joint research cruise in the South-western Atlantic on board the Spanish government fisheries support vessel Miguel Oliver which is scheduled to extend until December 20
Argentina's Fisheries Under Secretary Geardo Nieto resigned after five years in the post and this week he will be replaced by Norberto Yahuar another close associate of former president Nestor Kirchner, according to Buenos Aires press reports.
Universidad del Mar (University of the Sea), a private institution from Punta Arenas inaugurated this week its new facilities plus the signing of an academic cooperation agreement with Chile's Fisheries Department to promote the industry in Magallanes, particularly small scale undertakings.
The Royal Falkland Islands Police confirmed that they had made a seizure of cocaine worth over one million pounds from a fishing vessel co-owned by Spanish and local company.
Squid catches of jiggers and trawlers operating next to the Argentine Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) limit totalled some 253,000 tonnes of squid (Illex argentinus) between February and June, according to the latest estimate released by the National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP).