Fisheries

Fisheries
Wednesday, November 21st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Amazon basin strayed minke whale was found dead

Experts said the animal would be stressed and disorientated

A minke whale that had strayed deep into the Amazon rainforest has been found dead. The 5.5 meters whale was believed to have become lost in the Amazon's many tributaries after leaving the Atlantic more than 1.600 kilometers away.

Tuesday, November 20th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

FAO: Aquaculture only way to meet future fish demand

The farming of fish under controlled conditions is the only way to meet future global demand, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization FAO said on Monday estimating that rising population numbers mean that by 2030 an additional 37 million tons of fish will be needed to maintain current levels of consumption.

Tuesday, November 20th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

US joins world criticism of Japan's whale hunt season

United Stated has added its voice to international criticism of Japan's largest-ever whaling expedition. The UK, Australia and New Zealand have already urged Japan to call off this year's hunt, which will target humpback whales for the first time in decades.

Sunday, November 18th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Japan begins whale hunt with Greenpeace on its heels

The <i>Nisshin Maru</i>, a Japanese whaling factory ship hauling in a minke whale

A Japanese whaling fleet has begun a five-month expedition that environmentalists say will hunt humpback whales for the first time in decades.

Saturday, November 17th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Unusual: whale found deep in Brazil's Amazon rain forest

Residents of Brazil's Amazon basin try to help a minke whale

An 18-foot minke whale ran aground on a sandbar in the Amazon jungle some 1,000 miles from the ocean, Brazilian media reported Friday.

Thursday, November 15th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Australians fear for only known white humpback whale

Australians fear that the world's only known white humpback whale could be slaughtered as Japan's whaling fleet prepares to embark on its annual hunt in the Southern Ocean, reports the Sydney press.

Tuesday, November 13th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Mar del Plata fish landings drop 4.5% in ten months

Fishery landing comparisons registered during the first 10 months 2006 and 2007.

Fish and shell fish landings at Mar del Plata, Argentina's main South Atlantic fishing port totalled 368.859, tons in the first ten months of the year, which represents a 4.5% drop compared to the same period a year ago.

Monday, November 5th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Non-Falklands ship listings to change

Councillor Andrea Clausen said that requests from Falkland companies which do not own quota will be considered on their merits.

The criteria for listing non-Falklands flagged vessels will be revamped as a result of the European Union, Executive Committee (ExCo) recently filed application requesting a definition of economic ties between vessels and companies for transparency.

Thursday, November 1st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Scathing report on Chile's booming salmon industry

Claims of labour abuse and environment shortcomings threaten the industry

The environmental NGO Ecoceanos this week released a scathing report on Chile's 2.2 billion US dollars farmed salmon industry, the world's second largest after Norway.

Wednesday, October 31st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Falklands' fishing companies associate to 'work together'

CEO Drew Irvine and Councillor A. Clausen (Photo PN)

Fifteen fishing companies on Tuesday night became members of the Falkland Islands Fishing Company Association (FIFCA) at their inaugural Annual General Meeting.

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