Wednesday, September 3rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

FAO guidelines to ease impact of deep sea areas fishing

Two years of negotiations have resulted in the adoption of new international guidelines to limit the impact of fishing on fragile deep sea fish species and habitats, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, announced on Wednesday.

Monday, September 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina: Sector profits squeezed by rising costs

Fuel costs eat up half of the harvest returns of the Mar del Plata coastal fleet.

Rising fuel prices, tax and wage increases, and market instability in terms of the future has stoked great concern and uncertaintly among those involved in the national fishing sector.

Monday, September 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Uruguay South Korea sign wide ranging fisheries agreement

Pte Vazquez and Pte Lee Myung-bak during the meeting

Uruguay and South Korea have agreed on a fisheries pact that will facilitate greater cooperation in the development of marine resources, announced the South Korean Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Wednesday, August 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine fisheries exports unchanged in 12 months

Argentine fisheries exports reached 318.372 tons and 657.5 million US dollars respectively during the first seven months of 2008 which represents a slight 6% increase in dollars over the same period a year ago, according to the latest figures released by the country's food safety office, Senasa,

Wednesday, August 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Mar del Plata claims fisheries industry “no longer profitable”

Fisheries in Argentina has become a non profitable business according to several industry chambers mostly based in Mar del Plata where 50% of the country's fleet is docked and a significant percentage of total catches are landed.

Tuesday, August 19th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands' cutting edge research into toothfish resource

Scientist Judith Brown and Sarah Hearne, Fisheries Observer

RESEARCH into valuable Falklands resource, Toothfish, is being undertaken by the Falkland Islands Fisheries Department and funded by successful Falklands' fishing company Consolidated Fisheries Limited

Monday, August 18th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Unanimous vote for Chile's coastline whale sanctuary

Chile's Chamber of Deputies voted unanimously last week to declare the country's coastline a whale sanctuary. The vote is a major step in protecting whales from hunting in Chilean waters – 200 miles from the coast, along the entire length of the country.

Monday, August 18th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Greenpeace dumps boulders in North Sea to prevent trawling

Granite rocks are dropped by the Beluga II in the North Sea

Greenpeace has sailed into a mini-storm of annoyed marine biologists after dropping massive granite boulders into the North Sea in an attempt to disrupt fishing. Last week the ship the Beluga II began dropping the first of 150 granite rocks weighing 2 to 3 tonnes onto the seabed.

Wednesday, August 13th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

More Magellanic penguins washed up to Brazil beaches

A boy holds up a penguin at in Salvador, northeastern Brazil

More than 1000 juvenile Magellanic penguins have washed-up either dead or dying along the Brazilian coast and as far north as Natal in Rio Grande do Norte, 3000 km north of Sao Paulo. IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - ) (*) deployed a team of penguin rehabilitation experts to assist local animal centers that are handling penguins for the first time.

Tuesday, August 12th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Galicia, a partner in most of the world's major fisheries

”Trawler can catch 80 tons in 15, so we need to regulate the size and maturity of species? said  Paz-Andrade

Spain is short of fisheries but has huge investments in other fisheries world over, Falklands/Malvinas, Chile, New Zealand, Africa, and does most of the fish processing and trading, according to Alfonso Paz-Andrade Rodríguez president of World Fishing Exhibition.


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