Representatives from 15 Latin American non-governmental organizations specializing in cetacean research called last week upon Chile's parliament to protect whales against commercial and scientific hunting by creating a Whale Sanctuary in Chilean waters.
Stocks of North Sea cod have slightly increased but quotas should remain in place for 2008, the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) said Friday. The independent scientific body monitors fish stocks in the North Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea issued its latest projections of cod and other fish species on Friday.
Krill Seaproducts from ÃÃ¢€Â¦lesund, Norway is converting the 132-metre Vlieborg container vessel to a trawler in order to target krill. The steel work is done at Western Shipyard in Lithuania and refurbishing will be completed at the shipyard Fiskerstrand Verft in ÃÃ¢€Â¦lesund. The name of the vessel has been changed to ThorshÃÃ‚Â¸vdi.
Australia has taken its battle against Japanese whaling in the Antarctic to the Internet, with a new YouTube campaign unveiled on Tuesday that targets Japanese children.
Argentine striking fishermen clashed on Thursday with the police following a rampage against fish processing plants in Mar del Plata. Protestors were trying to convince fellow workers of Argentina's main fishing industry city to join the stoppage.
Hake catches in Argentina are forecasted to be below 300.000 tons since season landings up to the first week of October totaled 210.000 tons. If confirmed this would be the lowest catch since 2003, when landings reached 334.000 tons.
Xunta de Galicia authorities disclosed that the four Galician owned companies located in southern Argentina that were attacked by fishery workers in the midst of violent riots, have not yet recovered labour-wise or economically.
In a change from the norm, the annual South Georgia government Fisheries Science Cruise was conducted in winter this year instead of the summer.
An invasion of predatory Humboldt squid into northern Pacific waters is decimating hake catches in the Pacific Ocean, including along Chile's coast. This is the conclusion of an extensive study carried out over 19 years by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).
The annual Fisheries Science Meeting of the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) was held recently in the Falkland Islands