Fisheries

Fisheries
Friday, October 19th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

Scientists recommend 22.000 tons for North Sea cod quota

Stocks of North Sea cod have slightly increased but quotas should remain in place for 2008, the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) said Friday. The independent scientific body monitors fish stocks in the North Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea issued its latest projections of cod and other fish species on Friday.

Thursday, October 11th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Norwegian company converting 132-meter trawler to catch krill

A drawing of the krill trawler <i>Thorshovdi</i>

Krill Seaproducts from Ãâ€Â¦lesund, Norway is converting the 132-metre Vlieborg container vessel to a trawler in order to target krill. The steel work is done at Western Shipyard in Lithuania and refurbishing will be completed at the shipyard Fiskerstrand Verft in Ãâ€Â¦lesund. The name of the vessel has been changed to Thorshøvdi.

Thursday, October 11th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Australia Targets Japanese Youth With YouTube

An environmental activist holds a banner at a protest denouncing Japan's whaling in front of the Japanese embassy

Australia has taken its battle against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic to the Internet, with a new YouTube campaign unveiled on Tuesday that targets Japanese children.

Thursday, October 11th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Striking fishermen clash with riot police in Mar del Plata

Argentine striking fishermen clashed on Thursday with the police following a rampage against fish processing plants in Mar del Plata. Protestors were trying to convince fellow workers of Argentina's main fishing industry city to join the stoppage.

Thursday, October 11th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine hake catches estimated below 300.000 tons

Hake catches in Argentina are forecasted to be below 300.000 tons since season landings up to the first week of October totaled 210.000 tons. If confirmed this would be the lowest catch since 2003, when landings reached 334.000 tons.

Wednesday, October 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Riots caused Spanish fishing companies EUR 100 million losses

Vice-Pte. Daniel Scioli and Xunta Pte. Emilio Perez  meet over recent events

Xunta de Galicia authorities disclosed that the four Galician owned companies located in southern Argentina that were attacked by fishery workers in the midst of violent riots, have not yet recovered labour-wise or economically.

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.

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