Monday, January 7th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Falklands' vessel survives beaching on North West Island

<i>MV Tamar</i> stranded on a beach was rescued by MOD

Falkland Islands coastal vessel, Tamar, survived unscathed a beaching on Bold Rocks at Keppel Island on North West Falklands on Saturday morning.

Sunday, January 6th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

St Helena longliner adrift in Antarctica rescued by USAF

A US Air Force plan drops engine parts to a trawler trapped in the ice in the Ross Sea.

A St Helena registered longliner stranded in the Ross Sea in Antarctica for two weeks is expected to leave the area sometime on Monday.

Sunday, January 6th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Rescued Chilean factory vessel arrives in Punta Areas

Tug <i>El Calafate</i> <br>Photo: Chilean Navy

Pulled by a high seas tug the Chilean flagged fishing vessel, stranded close to Antarctic waters for several days, finally arrived late Saturday to the city of Punta Arenas, from where she regularly operates.

Sunday, January 6th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

“Argos Georgia” restarts engine and ready to begin fishing

After successfully airdropping critical engine parts USF C-17 return home

The disabled St. Helena flagged longliner “Argos Georgia” adrift in the Ross Sea off Antarctica's northern coast for fifteen days restarted its engine early Monday and may resume fishing, a crew member said.

Friday, January 4th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Chile Fisheries Council sets catch quotas for 2008

The National Fisheries Council established global catch quotas for 2008 at a meeting held at the offices of the Subsecretariat of Fisheries (SUBPESCA) in Valparaiso in mid-December.

Thursday, January 3rd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Argentina: 2008 hake quota cut 20% to 270.000 tons

The Argentine fleet is allowed to catch 270,000 tonnes of hake in 2008 (Photo: FIS)

The Argentine Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food (SAGP&A) authorised a TAC of 270,000 tonnes of hake (Merluccius hubbsi) for this year -- a 20.5 per cent or 70,000 tonne cut compared to the quota fixed for 2007, which amounted to 340,000 tonnes.

Thursday, January 3rd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Tug to the rescue of Chilean fishing vessel adrift in Pacific Ocean

Fishing vessel <i>Antartic Bay</i><br>Photo: Chilean Navy

A high-seas tug left Punta Arenas on Thursday to the rescue of the Chilean flagged fishing vessel Antarctic Bay which has gone adrift after the engine broke down, according to naval authorities in the extreme south of Chile.

Sunday, December 23rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Suspicious longliner, tuna loaded under arrest in Montevideo

“Nuevo Atun” while docked in Vigo to undergo safety inspections

Uruguayan authorities this week arrested, and forfeited the cargo of a longliner which docked in Montevideo and allegedly did not have the necessary documentation to prove it was flagged in the Pacific island of Vanuatu.

Saturday, December 22nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Highly contagious disease spreads in Chilean salmon farms

Marine Harvest ASA, the world's largest salmon company announced this week that they are seriously considering moving part of their salmon farming interests following a serious outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anemia, ISA.

Friday, December 21st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Japan drops humpbacks from this season's whale killing

A Humpback whale

Japan announced Friday it was dropping plans to start hunting humpback whales for the first time in four decades after protests led by Australia seeking to spare the popular mammals. It is the first time that Japan has backed down over one of its whaling expeditions, which have been a longstanding strain in its relations with its Western allies.


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