The first boatloads of Magellan spider crabs (king crab) arrived in Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile, late last week, marking the commencement of the 2009 spider crab season and the end of the National Fishing Service’s six month ban on hunting the prized crustaceans.
There is fresh hope that the world's depleted fisheries can be saved from collapse, says a team of researchers. They said that efforts introduced to halt over-fishing in five of the 10 large marine ecosystems they examined were showing signs of success.
Chilean industrial output and sales fell less than expected in June, suggesting that the country’s economy could be climbing out of its deepest recession in a decade, according to the latest release from the Statistics Institute, INE.
A total of 393.209,7 tons of seafood was landed in Argentine high seas ports between January first and 27th. July 2009, which represents 36.1% less than the 614.850 tons of the fist half of 2008.
A group of Canadian researchers suspect that Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA), a highly contagious fish virus that has pummelled Chile’s farmed salmon industry the past two years, was introduced in Chile as far back as the mid1990s.
Russian cosmonauts working at the International Space Station will help the country’s fishing fleet to detect fish schools and other resources in oceans according to the Russian Space Flights Control Centre (SFCC).
The European Union is committed to combat all predatory practices in the European Community seas and globally to ensure the conservation of many species on the verge of extinction. For this purpose the EC has the Community Fisheries Control Agency, CFCA, based in Vigo, Spain.
A rare whale was discovered wedged on to the bow of a cruise ship when it docked in a Canadian port Saturday morning. The 21 metres fin whale, a threatened species in Canada, was found when the Sapphire Princess docked at the Port of Vancouver, the cruise company said.
Fisheries and tourism turned 2008 into a successful year for the South Georgia Government according to the address from HE the Commissioner Alan Huckle read out at the South Georgia Association (SGA) AGM. But 2009 could have surprises, he also anticipated.
Thousands of jumbo Humboldt flying squid — aggressive 5-foot-long with razor-sharp beaks and toothy tentacles — have invaded the shallow waters off San Diego in southern California, scaring scuba divers and washing up dead on tourist-packed beaches.