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.
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.
CSIRO's Wealth from Oceans Flagship team has discovered hundreds of new marine species and dozens of undersea mountains, in a project to monitor the Commonwealth Marine Reserve Network off southern Tasmania.
Conservationists working with Google Inc. have unveiled a tool that lets people view protected marine areas with the click of a mouse, a bid to harness the Internet's top search engine to raise awareness of endangered ocean habitats.
The world's fishing fleets are losing billions of dollars each year through depleted stocks and poor management, according to a UN report. The World Bank and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) calculate the losses at 50 billion US dollars per year.
Argentina has expanded and declared permanent the ban on common hake (Merluccius hubbsi,) fishing in the following quadrants of the South Atlantic: the northern half of 4160, 4260, 4261 and 4262.
The representatives of a group of Humber seafood firms met with their counterpart from one of the globe's largest retailers, France's Carrefour, in a joint bid to establish trade ties with Brazil.
An Argentine non government environmental organization has warned of an imminent fishery collapse because of the unsustainable current rate of hake (Merluccius hubbsi) catches in the South Atlantic.
Following the success of strategies to protect seabirds from longline fishing activities, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has urged regions using other industrial fishing techniques, such as trawl nets and gillnets, to implement safeguards in areas where seabirds are at greatest risk.
The European Commission has announced a full review of the EU Common Fisheries Policy, saying the current regime fails to protect fish stocks. EC says that fishermen who obey the fishing rules are being penalized by the irresponsible behavior of others who flout them.