Directors at Marine Harvest in Chile, the largest salmon producer in the world, will begin to lay off nearly 1,200 workers in June to compensate for financial losses incurred as a result of an infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) viral outbreaks that took place is some of its production sites.
The world's leading salmon producing company Marine Harvest described the emergency program to be implemented in Chile's farms, --sacking 25% of personnel--, as painful, but the only one that ensures the survival of the company.
Only 18 squid jiggers are fishing for squid (Illex argentinus) in Argentine waters south of parallel 44Ã‚Âº, since the season officially opened last February first. The rest of the fleet remains docked, revealed satellite-based information released by the Argentine Deputy Secretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture (SSP&A).
Norwegian production of salmon is highly intensive and with massive use of technology together with a quick response logistics web makes it the leading country in the industry world wide.
The European Union temporarily suspended export certificates for three Uruguayan fish processing plants and questioned the country's Fisheries Department regulations' compliance system, confirmed sources from Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.
The British government will make new cuts in the number of Royal Navy patrols that protect British waters from illegal fishing, a move that conservationists warn could cause illegal fishing to skyrocket.
FALKLANDS Conservation were able to put their Marine Mammal Rescue skills into practice when a young Peale's Dolphin became stranded in an area still considered 'suspect' since the 1982 War.
Spain is interested in further promoting its fishing fleet in the South Atlantic using Montevideo as an operational port for the area, said Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food (MAPA), Elena Espinosa during her visit to Uruguay.
Populations of tiger, bull, dusky and other sea sharks have plummeted by more than 95% since the 1970s, according to an expert from the World Conservation Union. But ongoing efforts to identify shark hotspots across the oceans could help improve their chances of survival in future.
Fifty-three countries and the European Community have begun discussions in Rome on how to better protect fragile deep sea fish species and habitats from irresponsible fishing practices.