Tuesday, November 18th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Salmon disease outbreak reappears in Magallanes region

Six months after authorities confirmed an initial, presumably isolated case of Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) in Magallanes (Region XII) the deadly fish disease is back: appearing recently on two farms in Chile's southernmost zone.

Tuesday, November 18th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Japan sets off whaling season; ignores Australia

Japan's whaling fleet mother ship, Nisshin Maru, has slipped out of port on the way to a full-scale Antarctic hunt, despite repeated attempts by the Australian Government to curtail the killing.

Monday, November 17th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Argentine unions in conflict block all fisheries exports

Argentine fisheries exports are stranded in the port of Buenos Aires because an ongoing conflict with fisheries unions in Mar del Plata. Over a hundred containers, valued in 8 million US dollars are paralyzed since dock workers decided a solidarity action with their fellow fisheries union.

Thursday, November 13th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Spain-Argentine research cruise in South Atlantic

 Spanish vessel  <i>Miguel Oliver</i>

Spanish and Argentine scientists have begun a joint research cruise in the South-western Atlantic on board the Spanish government fisheries support vessel “Miguel Oliver” which is scheduled to extend until December 20

Sunday, November 9th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Hard-line Kirchner political official takes over Fisheries

Norberto Yahuar

Argentina's Fisheries Under Secretary Geardo Nieto resigned after five years in the post and this week he will be replaced by Norberto Yahuar another close associate of former president Nestor Kirchner, according to Buenos Aires press reports.

Friday, October 31st 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Academic accord to promote coastal fisheries in P. Arenas

Universidad del Mar (University of the Sea), a private institution from Punta Arenas inaugurated this week its new facilities plus the signing of an academic cooperation agreement with Chile's Fisheries Department to promote the industry in Magallanes, particularly small scale undertakings.

Friday, October 31st 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Falklands' police seize £ 1 million worth of cocaine in trawler

Fishing vessel, 'Venturer'

The Royal Falkland Islands Police confirmed that they had made a seizure of cocaine worth over one million pounds from a fishing vessel co-owned by Spanish and local company.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Argentina estimates off mile 210 squid catches in 253.000 tons

Squid catches of jiggers and trawlers operating next to the Argentine Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) limit totalled some 253,000 tonnes of squid (Illex argentinus) between February and June, according to the latest estimate released by the National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP).

Monday, October 20th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Wild West spirit in Patagonia waters, says The Economist

Overfishing and  high costs are floundering Argentine fishing industry

Under the heading of “Fishy business; Patagonia's troubled waters”, The Economist gives a realistic insight into the Argentine fishing industry and the Wild West mentality that prevails in the so-called Argentine Sea, which threatens the economic and conservation stability and future of this activity.

Friday, October 17th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

Farmed salmon disease outbreak in Magallanes

Chile's government confirmed this week that Infectious Salmon Disease (ISA) virus is present in the Magallanes Region (Region XII), more precisely at a salmon farm from Nova Austral in the Puerto Natales area, north of Punta Arenas.


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