Fisheries

Fisheries
Friday, October 26th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Chilean coastal fishermen protest depletion of hake

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.

Thursday, October 25th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

EU reiterates commitment with conservation of oceans and seas

EC President José Durao Barroso hopes the proposed measures be approved this quarter

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.

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Seminar on climate change challenges for Chilean fisheries

The 'invasion' of cuttlefish off the Chilean coast is linked to changes in the temperature of ocean water

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.

Monday, October 22nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Whale sanctuary call in advance of 2008 IWC Congress

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.

Friday, October 19th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Scientists recommend 22.000 tons for North Sea cod quota

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.

Thursday, October 11th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Norwegian company converting 132-meter trawler to catch krill

A drawing of the krill trawler <i>Thorshovdi</i>

Krill Seaproducts from Ãâ€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 Ãâ€Â¦lesund. The name of the vessel has been changed to Thorshøvdi.

Thursday, October 11th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Australia Targets Japanese Youth With YouTube

An environmental activist holds a banner at a protest denouncing Japan's whaling in front of the Japanese embassy

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.

Thursday, October 11th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Striking fishermen clash with riot police in Mar del Plata

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.

Thursday, October 11th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine hake catches estimated below 300.000 tons

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.

Wednesday, October 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Riots caused Spanish fishing companies EUR 100 million losses

Vice-Pte. Daniel Scioli and Xunta Pte. Emilio Perez  meet over recent events

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.

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