Japan’s new centre-left government has urged Australia to help prevent violent attacks by activists on Japanese whalers as it stood by the country's traditional support for whaling, an official says.
Companies that participated in the sixth edition of the World Fishing Exhibition (WFE) that was held in Vigo between 16 and 19 September, closed contracts worth around EUR 500 million. According to the fishing fair organisation, this number could be higher when the complete balance of all the exhibitors is tallied.
Spanish Minister of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs (MARM), Elena Espinosa reiterated her government’s commitment to ensure the sustainability of marine resources and deemed it “crucial” to forge “rules of the game” that ensure “a sustainable management” in the international arena.
SOUTH Georgia has been marked as the third highest scoring fishery in the world in terms of good management.
FALKLANDS delegates at an important fisheries conference in Spain were infuriated this morning by an Argentine protest against their participation. The First World Summit on Fishing Sustainability is taking place in Baiona, Pontevedra.
The squid (Illex argentinus) season in Argentine waters closed with one of the worst records in recent history. Official statistics reveal that 61,249.4 tons were landed between January 1 and September 4, equivalent to 24.3% of the 251,892.7 tons landed between January and September 11 of 2008.
91 FAO Members have agreed on an international agreement to implement “port state measures” to combat illegal fishing.
Argentina’s lack of action with regard to over fishing in its own waters and on the high seas was described as “environmentally irresponsible” at the fisheries sector of a public presentation on the Falklands Environmental Development Strategy (EDS) last week.
Two Argentine vessels illegally fishing in Uruguayan waters were arrested over the weekend by a fisheries patrol from the Navy. The vessels had 90 tons of yellow croaker in their holds.
With only two weeks left, Argentina is facing the worst squid season in years forcing jiggers to abandon the fisheries given the poor catches.