Taking advantage of the abundance of squid, in spite of poor international prices, Argentina has decided to implement stricter controls on companies involved in the squid fisheries.
Australian zoologists say it remains a mystery how a 200-kilogram giant squid came to be washed up on Tasmania's west coast. The squid was found by a member of the public on a beach near Strahan early this week.
Patagonian province Chubut passed a new General maritime fishing bill to regulate fishing activities which also contemplates long term fishing licences subject to development projects by the beneficiaries.
Low production costs, free trade agreements and a growing health food craze are giving Chilean salmon companies an edge over their Norwegian competitors.
Among a total of thirty-two papers for consideration by the Executive Council (ExCo) of the Falkland Islands Government this month were a number relating to the Islands' fishing industry, according to a release today.
Several countries called for adopting a precautionary approach to the fragile marine environment as one week of talks on how best to manage and protect the world?s marine genetic resources opened at the United Nations.
Most of the Uruguayan fishing fleet is idle because of a two months labor dispute and has hit particularly hard the export of Atlantic croaker which is a shared resource with Argentina.
During the first five months of 2007, Argentina exported 214,373 tonnes of fish and shellfish worth 411.3 million US dollars which represents a 20% drop in export volume compared to the same period of 2006, according to statistics from the National Service of Health and Agro-Foods, Senasa.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization called for better policies to conserve fish genetic resources and enhance global food security, warning of the adverse environmental and social impacts of failing to do so.
The current Illex squid season for Argentina has been one of the best in the last five years but exports have not been as dynamic: in the first quarter of this year overseas sales were a modest 37.300 tons, (36 million US dollars) according to Chubut province press reports.