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Montevideo, April 25th 2018 - 07:00 UTC

Tag: Fisheries

  • Tuesday, March 13th 2018 - 09:03 UTC

    Canadian company develops all-natural calamari oil from squid

    FeelGood Omega-3 product, is an all-natural calamari oil sourced from Japanese flying squid, jumbo flying squid and South Atlantic short-fin squid

    Canadian company Dr. Dobias Natural Healing has acquired Friend of the Sea Certification for its FeelGood Omega-3 product, an all-natural calamari oil sourced from Japanese flying squid, jumbo flying squid and South Atlantic short-fin squid, fished in South East Pacific Ocean (FAO Area 87).

  • Saturday, February 24th 2018 - 09:01 UTC

    China, Spain, Taiwan, Japan and S Korea account for 85% global fishing efforts, says Science magazine

    Scientists at Global Fishing Watch, that use satellite data to track fishing activity, examined some 22bn ship-location data points for 70,000 industrial fishing vessels

    More than half of the world’s oceans are being commercially fished, spanning an area four times what is used for global agriculture, according to a new study published in the journal Science. The study is the first in-depth look at the global footprint of the industrial fishing industry.

  • Thursday, January 25th 2018 - 09:30 UTC

    Commercial fishing by-catch exposure controversy in New Zealand

    The fisheries don't deny there is by-catch and endangered animals do fall victim, but what should happen to the footage from these cameras has generated a debate

    New Zealand's fishing industry has found itself at odds with conservationists over whether or not the public should be allowed to see the realities of commercial fishing. In the waters around New Zealand - as many countries - animals including sea birds, dolphins, penguins and sea lions are routinely ending up in commercial fishing nets along with the intended catch.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2018 - 09:21 UTC

    Brazil looking to overcome the self imposed ban of fish produce to the EU

    Eumar Novacki said that suspending exports was the best way to avoid the EU unilateral decision, which would further delay the return of Brazilian fish produce

    “Suspending the export of Brazilian fish to the European Union was a hard decision and still not well understood,” the interim fisheries minister Eumar Novacki said at a meeting with businessmen from the sector, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA).

  • Wednesday, January 17th 2018 - 09:12 UTC

    European Parliament bans electric pulse fishing; rejection from Dutch fishermen

    Pulse fishing involves dragging electrically-charged lines just above the seafloor that shock marine life up from low-lying positions into trawling nets.

    The European Parliament called on Tuesday for a ban on electric pulse fishing in the European Union, defying Brussels which wants the experimental practice in the North Sea done on a larger scale. The parliament, the EU's only directly elected body, will now try to strike a compromise with the European Commission, the bloc's executive, and the European Council, which groups the 28 member states.

  • Friday, January 5th 2018 - 10:00 UTC

    Controversy in Brazil for self imposed ban on sea food exports to Europe

    Peixe BR regrets “the lack of attention” to national aquaculture by government and demands measures to impede imperiling the conquest of new business partners.

    The Brazilian aquaculture association Peixe BR criticized the temporary suspension of fish and shellfish exports to the European Union (EU) self-imposed by the Brazilian government. The entity which represents more than half of the Brazilian production of farmed fish argued that “without doubt, this is bad news, but it can't be said that it is unexpected or that it has been a surprise for the Brazilian authorities”.

  • Friday, January 5th 2018 - 09:44 UTC

    Galicia medium sized fish processing plants benefit with 8.3m Euros

    Contributions are intended to support investments made by SMEs that will significantly help to save energy or reduce the impact on the environment.

    A total of 50 small and medium-sized companies in Galicia were beneficiaries of the 2017 call for investments aid that result in improvements in the processing of fishery, shellfish and aquaculture products. This was announced by the Minister of Marine Affairs, Rosa Quintana, at the Pobra do Caramiñal, during a visit to the refrigeration logistics company Alimentos Cruz del Sur (Alicrusa), one of the beneficiaries.

  • Friday, January 5th 2018 - 09:39 UTC

    Scottish seafood processing industry threatened by Brexit: most workers from EEA

    Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, said that the study shows the Scottish seafood processing sector dependency on EEA workers

    A study into employment patterns of non-UK workers showed that 58% of Scottish seafood processing business employees come from other countries of the European Economic Area (EEA).

  • Thursday, December 28th 2017 - 09:24 UTC

    Brazil suspends fish exports to the EU over inspection discrepancies

    “The suspension will come into effect next Wednesday, Jan 3, at the same time as an action plan to respond to questions raised by the EU is implemented”

    Brazil said it was suspending fish exports to the European Union in response to concerns raised by Brussels' veterinary inspectors. The move was aimed at preventing the EU itself from ordering a suspension, said Luis Rangel, the secretary of state in charge of fisheries.

  • Monday, June 19th 2017 - 10:07 UTC

    At least three killed as Argentine fishing boat sinks off Chubut

    The Mar del Plata-based “Repunte” had taken to sea from Puerto Madryn on June 13.

    Argentine Coast Guard found Sunday the dead body of two of the nine crew members missing after Saturday's sinking of a fishing vessel off the coast of Argentina's southern province of Chubut, it was reported, while one more sailor whose body is yet to be retrieved is also feared dead and seven more are still missing.