The decline in squid prices along with a rise in operation costs has made Argentine jigger vessels shipowners anxious about their situation, according to the new head of the Argentine Chamber of Jigger Fishing Vessels Shipowners (CAPA), Fernando Georgiadis.
Argentina is assessing the environmental impact of the wrecked Liberian flagged Canadian cruiser Explorer and will closely monitor events as well as demand stricter conditions for cruise operators in Antarctic waters.
Argentina's elected President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner confirmed that foreign policy is going to be one of the pillars of her administration and rejected the idea that closeness to Brazil means taking distance from Venezuela.
Passengers and crew members are being rescued from a sinking cruise liner off South Shetland Islands coast, 25 miles from King George Island.
Argentina's recent general elections marked the lowest voters' turnout since 1922 according to one of the country's leading political analysts Rosendo Fraga. Turnout last October was 71.8%, compared to the 78.2% of the previous election in 2003.
The recent announcement of cabinet members of the incoming administration of Argentine elected president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner confirms what had been expected: not only the same advisors but also the policies of her husband, at least initially, according to the latest edition from The Economist.
Argentina next month begins strict environmental monitoring of the Botnia-Orion pulp mill built next to the River Uruguay and which is at the heart of a serious legal and diplomatic dispute between Argentina and neighboring Uruguay.
Argentina's Antarctic 2007/08 season had a modest launching on this occasion with two vintage patrol vessels replacing icebreaker Almirante Irizar which suffered a major fire accident last April and is still undergoing repairs.
Stating that it had been a most fructiferous and successful meeting, but not revealing much else to the press, Argentine elected president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner completed Monday her first overseas visit in Brazil, a strategic ally and partner for Argentina.
Chile and Argentina in the coming days will advance on a common strategy to counteract Britain's offshore claims in Antarctica it was confirmed by Argentine Foreign Affairs sources in Buenos Aires, reported the local Sunday press.