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.
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.
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
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.
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.
A team of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials arrived Friday in Chile where over the next several days they will conduct on-site inspections of the country's once-booming salmon industry.
One of southern Chile's most renowned salmon processing plants, Chinquihue belonging to Norwegian company Marine Harvest and located in Puerto Montt was unexpectedly closed down April 12 leaving 600 workers redundant. The original idea was to close the plant in late June.
All vessels operating under a Falkland Islands fishing licence will be required to use a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) as from July, reports Penguin News.
Chile appears ever closer to declaring its entire Pacific coastline – one of the longest in the world – a whale sanctuary. According to government officials, President Michelle Bachelet is likely to endorse the proposal as early as June, when Chile hosts this year's annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission.
Falkland Islands fishing licence fees are high because ...it has always been in everyone's interest to maximise revenue; what is raised is based on what the market can stand, Government Director of Fisheries John Barton told Mercopress Wednesday, in response to local grumbling at the possibility of another increase in loligo licence fees.