Wednesday, May 7th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina fisheries exports drop 15% during first quarter

Argentina's fisheries exports in the first quarter totaled 85.320 tons, equivalent to 177 million US dollars which represents a drop of 15%, volume and money; 15.422 tons and 31.7 million US dollars less, according to the latest official release.

Tuesday, May 6th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

South Atlantic: Spanish vessel completes fisheries study

Research vessel, the Miguel Oliver. <br>(Photo: INIDEP)

The research vessel, the Miguel Oliver, owned by the Spanish Government, completed a fisheries resources study of Patagonian platform international waters on 15 April.

Tuesday, May 6th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands trawler in South Georgia icefish survey

Trawler <i>Sil</i> chartered by GSGSSI<br>Photo: Anjali Pande

The Falkland Island registered trawler “Sil” has been chartered by Government of South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands for a research fishing cruise.

Monday, May 5th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Korean fishing vessel fire in Falklands waters

Falkland Islands fire fighters fought a blaze on board a Korean fishing vessel on Sunday night.

Monday, May 5th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

EC delegation checks Uruguay's fisheries plants and vessels

A European Union sanitary mission is scheduled to begin this week the auditing of Uruguay's fishing industry, --processing plants and vessels--, announced Monday Daniel Montiel, head of the country's Aquatic Resources Department, DINARA.

Sunday, April 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

N Zealand scientists begin working on rare colossal squid

Technicians in New Zealand are set to begin defrosting a rare colossal squid. Having removed the creature from the freezer on Sunday, the team realized it would defrost too early for a planned examination by scientists on Wednesday, reports BBC.

They now aim to begin operations at 1500 (0300 GMT) in Wellington.

Thursday, April 24th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Battered Chilean salmon industry targets Magallanes

Chile's Magallanes XII Region in the extreme south of the country looks to play an increasingly active role in Chile's 2.2 billion US dollars salmon industry as overcrowding and disease problems in Region X have producers looking south for greener pastures.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Illex season to begin in Argentina/Uruguay common fishing zone

The Joint Technical Commission for the Argentine-Uruguay Maritime Front (CTMFM) agreed to open the squid (Illex argentinus) fishery in the bilateral Common Fishing Zone. The resolution was published in Argentina's Official Bulletin of 22 April, and is set to come into force once it is published in Uruguay's Official Bulletin

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Patagonian toothfish farming project takes off in Chile

La Araucana Education Corporation and four private Chilean companies are undertaking a Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) farming project which is to be officially launched this week involving more than 2.2 million US dollars.

Friday, April 18th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chilean farmed salmon sector in dire need of restructuring

Guaranteeing a sustainable salmon industry in Chile requires reorganizing the industry and allowing for the relocation of concessions to larger management areas, said the president of AquaChile company, Victor Hugo Puchi.


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