UK Fisheries minister Richard Benyon has been swimming with sharks to highlight his desire to tighten the European ban on “finning”. Mr Benyon took the plunge into a tank of sharks at Sealife London Aquarium to launch a Shark Trust initiative calling for support to close loopholes in the EU ban on slicing off shark fins and discarding the bodies at sea.
A delegation from the Argentine Patagonian province of Chubut fishing industry is on a business round of Brazil and the first city to visit was Florianópolis. The group led by Chubut governor Martin Buzzi is also scheduled to visit Sao Paulo and Brasilia.
France will hire professional fishermen to kill some 20 sharks off the Indian Ocean island of Reunion this week in an effort to understand the reasons for a series of attacks in the surfing hotspot.
Two Venezuelan fishing vessels were caught illegally operating n French Guiana waters by a French Navy patrol and will be destroyed as is normal procedure in the territory, according to Cayenne media.
Sea Shepherd leader Paul Watson has skipped bail and fled from Germany, with his supporters claiming they fear he would have been extradited to Japan over Antarctic whaling protests.
Fortuna, one of the Falkland Islands leading producer and exporter of premium quality frozen seafood launched this week its new seafood marketing website to expand the company’s marketing network.
South Korea has decided to scrap its fiercely criticised plan to resume scientific whaling, apparently because of international pressure, a report said Tuesday.
Argentina’s National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development, Inidep, announced the development of software that can process, validate and/or automatically calibrate satellite night images of jiggers operating for squid at the 201 mile.
Olympic Seafood AS has announced that its vessel ‘Juvel’ has recently completed its most successful Antarctic krill season ever, with record efficiency and a catch of the utmost quality.
The Falkland Islands government will be setting a Grenadier licensed fishery on a test basis to assess the potential and evolution of the species. The decision was announced by the Falklands’ Executive Council after its latest monthly meeting and following the presentation of a paper with the proposition.