Thursday, March 13th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

A dolphin saves two stranded whales in New Zealand beach

Moko is well known locally for playing with swimmers in the bay

A dolphin has come to the rescue of two whales which had become stranded on a beach in New Zealand. Conservation officer Malcolm Smith told the BBC that he and a group of other people had tried in vain for an hour and a half to get the whales to sea.

Monday, March 10th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chilean salmon industry faces new challenge

An association of 16 fishermen groups from Chilean Patagonia is calling on President Michelle Bachelet to freeze expansion of Chile's lucrative but environmentally-suspect farmed salmon industry.

Sunday, March 9th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands “flurry of interest” in illex licences similar 2006

FORTY illex licenses have been taken up so far and there has been a recent “flurry of interest”, the Falkland Islands Director of Fisheries has reported.

Tuesday, March 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

First Week of the Blue Whale on Chiloé Island

Starting this week Chile's Center for Cetacean Conservation is sponsoring the first celebration of the Week of the Blue Whale in Ancud, on island of Chiloé. The event is part of an international program in which over 400 coastal communities around the world mark the seasonal visits of various whale species.

Tuesday, March 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Low prices, soaring costs, discourage Argentine jiggers

Argentina's squid season has had a poor start threatened by a weak demand and low prices, reports the newspaper El Chubut, from Puerto Madryn in the Patagonian province of Chubut.

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.


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