Fisheries

Fisheries
Wednesday, March 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Australia considering new anti illegal fishing legislation

Fisheries Minister Tony Burke reaffirmed the Government's commitment to fight illegal fishing. (Photo: Stock File/Customs)

New legislation granting the Canberra government more power to crack down on illegal fishing was introduced to the Australian parliament last week by Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Tony Burke.

Wednesday, March 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chilean Senators ask for tougher measures against salmon virus

Chilean Senators are calling on authorities to take tougher measures toward preventing the ongoing spread of Infectious Salmon Anemia, ISA, a highly contagious fish virus that has caused major problems for Chile's 2.2.billion US dollars farmed industry.

Tuesday, March 25th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Incredible scientific finds in Ross Sea cruise survey

<i>RV Tangaroa</i>, working in the Ross Sea.

Scientists who conducted the most comprehensive survey to date of Antarctic waters close to New Zealand were surprised by the size of some specimens found, including jellyfish with 12-foot tentacles and 2-foot-wide starfish, and fields of ”sea lilies

Thursday, March 20th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Herbivorous fish can help save the Great Barrier Reef corals

A healthy fish population could be the key to ensuring coral reefs survive the impacts of climate change, pollution, over fishing and other threats. Australian scientists found that some fish act as “lawnmowers”, keeping coral free of kelp and unwanted algae.

Monday, March 17th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

US vessel to survey Argentine waters

US ice breaker vessel the <i>Nathaniel Palmer</i>. <br>(Photo: US Government)

The Federal Fisheries Council (CFP) unanimously decided to authorise the US-flagged Nathaniel Palmer for “[the undertaking of] marine scientific research activities in maritime areas subject to sovereign or national jurisdiction.”

Thursday, March 13th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

A dolphin saves two stranded whales in New Zealand beach

Moko is well known locally for playing with swimmers in the bay

A dolphin has come to the rescue of two whales which had become stranded on a beach in New Zealand. Conservation officer Malcolm Smith told the BBC that he and a group of other people had tried in vain for an hour and a half to get the whales to sea.

Monday, March 10th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chilean salmon industry faces new challenge

An association of 16 fishermen groups from Chilean Patagonia is calling on President Michelle Bachelet to freeze expansion of Chile's lucrative but environmentally-suspect farmed salmon industry.

Sunday, March 9th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands “flurry of interest” in illex licences similar 2006

FORTY illex licenses have been taken up so far and there has been a recent “flurry of interest”, the Falkland Islands Director of Fisheries has reported.

Tuesday, March 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

First Week of the Blue Whale on Chiloé Island

Starting this week Chile's Center for Cetacean Conservation is sponsoring the first celebration of the Week of the Blue Whale in Ancud, on island of Chiloé. The event is part of an international program in which over 400 coastal communities around the world mark the seasonal visits of various whale species.

Tuesday, March 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Low prices, soaring costs, discourage Argentine jiggers

Argentina's squid season has had a poor start threatened by a weak demand and low prices, reports the newspaper El Chubut, from Puerto Madryn in the Patagonian province of Chubut.

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