Sunday, April 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

N Zealand scientists begin working on rare colossal squid

Technicians in New Zealand are set to begin defrosting a rare colossal squid. Having removed the creature from the freezer on Sunday, the team realized it would defrost too early for a planned examination by scientists on Wednesday, reports BBC.

They now aim to begin operations at 1500 (0300 GMT) in Wellington.

Thursday, April 24th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Battered Chilean salmon industry targets Magallanes

Chile's Magallanes XII Region in the extreme south of the country looks to play an increasingly active role in Chile's 2.2 billion US dollars salmon industry as overcrowding and disease problems in Region X have producers looking south for greener pastures.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Illex season to begin in Argentina/Uruguay common fishing zone

The Joint Technical Commission for the Argentine-Uruguay Maritime Front (CTMFM) agreed to open the squid (Illex argentinus) fishery in the bilateral Common Fishing Zone. The resolution was published in Argentina's Official Bulletin of 22 April, and is set to come into force once it is published in Uruguay's Official Bulletin

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Patagonian toothfish farming project takes off in Chile

La Araucana Education Corporation and four private Chilean companies are undertaking a Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) farming project which is to be officially launched this week involving more than 2.2 million US dollars.

Friday, April 18th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chilean farmed salmon sector in dire need of restructuring

Guaranteeing a sustainable salmon industry in Chile requires reorganizing the industry and allowing for the relocation of concessions to larger management areas, said the president of AquaChile company, Victor Hugo Puchi.

Friday, April 18th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

US FDA team in Chile to inspect salmon industry

A team of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials arrived Friday in Chile where over the next several days they will conduct on-site inspections of the country's once-booming salmon industry.

Wednesday, April 16th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

ISA virus forces closure of salmon processor in Chile

One of southern Chile's most renowned salmon processing plants, Chinquihue belonging to Norwegian company Marine Harvest and located in Puerto Montt was unexpectedly closed down April 12 leaving 600 workers redundant. The original idea was to close the plant in late June.

Tuesday, April 15th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Monitoring of all Falklands licenced vessels from July

All vessels operating under a Falkland Islands fishing licence will be required to use a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) as from July, reports Penguin News.

Thursday, April 10th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chile considering whale sanctuary along its coastline

“Wait until June,” say Enviro Minister Ana Lya Uriarte (left) and CCC head Bárbara Galletti. <br>Photo by Benjamin Witte

Chile appears ever closer to declaring its entire Pacific coastline &ndash; one of the longest in the world &ndash; a whale “sanctuary.” According to government officials, President Michelle Bachelet is likely to endorse the proposal as early as June, when Chile hosts this year's annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission.

Wednesday, April 9th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands fishing licences “based on what market stands”

Barton “said the system has worked well for 20 years”

Falkland Islands fishing licence fees are high because “ has always been in everyone's interest to maximise revenue; what is raised is based on what the market can stand,” Government Director of Fisheries John Barton told Mercopress Wednesday, in response to local grumbling at the possibility of another increase in loligo licence fees.


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