The Spanish captain of the Falkland Islands flagged John Cheek retained in Comodoro Rivadavia insists they never fished in Argentine waters and Spanish fishing industry sources consider the whole incident a lawless action, almost abduction.
The British government understands that the Falkland Islands' flagged fishing vessel arrested last Monday by the Argentine Coast Guard was fishing in international waters said on Wednesday a spokesman for the British embassy in Buenos Aires.
Peruvian police killed the military leader of the Shining Path guerrilla group in an operation over the weekend, reported officials. Victor Aponte Sinalagua, or Comrade Clay, was killed in the hamlet of Alto Pacae, in Tingo Maria, some 558 kilometers northeast of Lima.
The Federal Fishery Council (CFP) authorised the submission of applications to register in the Special Register of Fishing Projects for the Argentine Shortfin Squid (Illex argentinus) Exploitation through the Location of Bare-boat Chartered Foreign Vessels in the National Jurisdictional Waters”.
Six new cases of foot-and-mouth disease were confirmed in the southern state of Parana, Brazil's Agriculture Ministry said yesterday.
An unidentified illness has killed penguins in the Port Stephens area of West Falkland.
One-third of New Zealand's offshore waters are going to be declared off-limits to bottom-trawlers. The announcement was made in Wellington at the end of a fisheries conference attended by delegates from 20 nations.
Equipped with computerised tags stuck to their heads, elephant seals in South Georgia have been collecting remarkable new information on conditions in the Southern Ocean.
Chilean salmon and trout exports totalled 1.7 billion US dollars in 2005, up 20% over 2004, reports the Chilean Salmon Industry Association (SalmonChile). Export volume was 383.700 net tons, representing an 8% jump over the previous year.
Ecuador's state-run oil company Petroecuador suspended on Tuesday crude exports following violent protests that forced the closing of the country's main pipeline, said Petroecuador executive Eduardo Naranjo.