Tuesday, October 9th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

S. Georgia annual fisheries science cruise moved to winter

FPV “Dorada” along FIPASS

In a change from the norm, the annual South Georgia government Fisheries Science Cruise was conducted in winter this year instead of the summer.

Wednesday, October 3rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Chile: Giant predatory Humboldt squid threatens hake

Jumbo-sized Humboldt squid

An invasion of predatory Humboldt squid into northern Pacific waters is decimating hake catches in the Pacific Ocean, including along Chile's coast. This is the conclusion of an extensive study carried out over 19 years by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

South Georgia Fisheries Science Meeting

The “Argos Helena” in South Georgia

The annual Fisheries Science Meeting of the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) was held recently in the Falkland Islands

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

South Atlantic trawler on fire; all crew members rescued

“Olagarta” remain on board the “Playa de Galicia”

Twenty four of the twenty seven crew members of a Spanish trawler that caught fire early Sunday morning in the South Atlantic will be arriving in Montevideo, Uruguay in the coming hours after having been rescued by another Spanish vessel.

Wednesday, September 26th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Market trends demand “environmentally friendly” fish

Seafood industry discusses its future in Dublin

The 400 billion US dollars seafood industry has no choice but to adapt to intensifying demand from retailers and consumers for “environmentally friendly” fish, FAO said this week in Ireland.

Tuesday, September 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina and Brazil propose maintaining WTO fishing subsidies

The proposal includes new norms that allow subsidising vessel construction

The governments of Argentina and Brazil on Monday presented a joint proposal to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that would allow subsidies to developing countries for construction, purchase or repair of fishing vessels, and support for fuel supply and other fishery activities related to the livelihood of fishers and their families.

Monday, September 24th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

AIS systems on all Falklands' fishing vessels

The industry believes the FIG should pay for the AIS units

THE installation of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) is likely to be made mandatory for ships operating in Falklands' waters.

Wednesday, September 19th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Dumbarton Castle opens her doors for the last time

HMS <i>Dumbarton Castle</i> alongside the FIC East jetty

THE Falklands' patrol vessel, HMS Dumbarton Castle is nearing the end of her time in the Islands.

After completing her final patrol of South Georgia, she berthed alongside the Falkland Islands Company East jetty over the weekend and opened up for visitors to have a look around.

Wednesday, September 19th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Golden kingclip fishing prohibited until end of year

The ban on kingclip will run from 17 Sept to 31 Dec 2007

Argentina - The nation's Subsecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture (SSP&A) has prohibited golden kingclip (Genypterus blacodes) fishing from 17 September to 31 December, 2007.

Wednesday, September 19th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Changes to Falkland Islands tax regime

Cllr Dr. Clausen said they were studying some modifications in the tax law

In her summary of the September 13th meeting of the Falkland Islands Executive Council, given today on the Falkland Islands Radio Service, Councillor Dr.Andrea Clausen said that some possible changes to the Falkland Islands tax regime had been discussed in the light of the Fisheries Legislation introduced in 2005.


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