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.
The research vessel, the Miguel Oliver, owned by the Spanish Government, completed a fisheries resources study of Patagonian platform international waters on 15 April.
The Falkland Island registered trawler Sil has been chartered by Government of South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands for a research fishing cruise.
Falkland Islands fire fighters fought a blaze on board a Korean fishing vessel on Sunday night.
A European Union sanitary mission is scheduled to begin this week the auditing of Uruguay's fishing industry, --processing plants and vessels--, announced Monday Daniel Montiel, head of the country's Aquatic Resources Department, DINARA.