Tuesday, March 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chilean salmon crisis forces sacking of Fisheries head

Ongoing problems affecting Chile's once booming salmon industry have prompted a shake up in the National Fishing Service (SERNAPESCA), the Chilean government body responsible for overseeing all fishing activity in the country.

Tuesday, February 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Krill live deep in Antarctic waters, study discovers

Deep-diving, remotely operated vehicle known as the Isis RoV used to film krill (Photo FIS)

Scientists have discovered Antarctic krill living and feeding at crushing depths of 3,000 metres in waters around the Antarctic Peninsula, a study says.

Tuesday, February 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Japan whaling fleet high tech bug-tracked by protestors

Anti-whaling activists said on Monday they had chased the flagship of Japan's whaling fleet Yushin Maru 2 out of waters near Antarctica after tracking it with high-tech bugs planted by two protesters who boarded the vessel last month.

Saturday, February 23rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Marine Harvest lay-offs deepen salmon farming sector crisis

Cuts in production and staff numbers announced by Marine Harvest executives further aggravate the ongoing salmon industry crisis. (Photo: FIS)

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.

Friday, February 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Drastic cuts and layoffs in Chile's salmon industry

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.

Friday, February 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Poor beginning for Argentine squid season: 18 jiggers

Only 18 squid jiggers are fishing for squid (Illex argentinus) in Argentine waters south of parallel 44º, 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).

Friday, February 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

One Norwegian equals 20 Chileans in salmon industry

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.

Friday, February 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

EU temporary bans access to Uruguayan fish produce

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.

Wednesday, February 20th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Additional cuts to British fishing patrols announced

The <i>HMS Severn</i>, one of the vessels of the Fishery Protection Squadron.(RN)

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.

Wednesday, February 20th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Successful dolphin rescue in Falklands 'suspect area'

Sarah Clements (R) with a Conservation team at Surf Bay

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.


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