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Montevideo, April 18th 2019 - 10:56 UTC


  • Saturday, May 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Countries agree to end deep-sea bottom trawling

    More than 20 countries have agreed to work together to end a method of deep-sea fishing which they say causes huge damage to the environment.

  • Thursday, May 3rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Record skate for Falklands Fishery

    A rough-skinned skate (dipturus trachyderma) measuring 2.5 metres in length and described as the biggest recorded in Falklands waters, was displayed to the public recently.

  • Wednesday, May 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    “Squid market is collapsing” claims Mar del Plata industry

    The market for squid is collapsing because of over supply and free fall prices, according to one of Argentina's main squid operators, Guillermo De los Santos, reports the Mar del Plata press.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Norway seeking trawlers to licence for Antarctic krill

    Fishing vessel Saga Sea

    Norway will be issuing permits for krill trawling in the Antarctica to four vessels by end of May. One of the vessels that has presented an application, the Saga Sea, is operated by Aker Biomarine Antarctic AS, and is already fishing with a temporary permit. It is expected that this vessel will receive a new and more permanent authorisation, but with regards to 10 other applications submitted it is not as certain which will receive the permits. It is even more uncertain whether there are any vessels available for chartering, or for satisfying the need for cold storage and processing facilities.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Aysen earthquake tremors confront SalmonChile and environmentalists

    The President of the Chilean Salmon Industry Association A.G. (SalmonChile), Cesar Barros

    The President of the Chilean Salmon Industry Association A.G. (SalmonChile), Cesar Barros, rejected comments from several sectors including environmentalists, regarding alleged responsibilities of the industry in the missing persons as a result of the earthquake in Aysen, Saturday April 21st.

  • Wednesday, April 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile: Govt orders fish farms to evacuate quake region

    Pte. Michelle Bachelet visited the area

    One way or another the salmon farms currently operating in the Aysén Fjord (Region XI) must be relocated, President Michelle Bachelet told reporters on Tuesday, three days after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the area, killing at least 10 people — several of them salmon farm workers.

  • Sunday, April 22nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina distributes 2007 toothfish quotas totaling 2.500 tons

    Argentina's Under Secretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture announced toothfish quotas for the 2007 season of 1.750 tons, according to Resolution 132/2007, according to La Prensa de Santa Cruz.

  • Saturday, April 21st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Faeroe Islands' trawler on fire off south Chile

    Trawler BF Hercules under fire

    One crew member dead and eight disappeared is the primary balance of a fire which broke out Friday night in the Faeroe Islands flagged factory vessel BF Hercules, operating 280 nautical miles south east of Ancud, (next to Puerto Montt) reported Saturday morning a release from the Chilean Navy.

  • Friday, April 20th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Decisive stage of South Pacific Regional Fisheries Organisation

    The Reñaca meeting — April 30th to May 5th - seeks to establish a Regional Fishing Organization

    Representatives from 22 countries will meet in Chile's coastal town of Reñaca, Region V, at the end of this month to discuss creation of a regulatory body to monitor fishing in the South Pacific. The fishing industry – represented by Sonapesca — is expected to agree with ecologists on the need to limit currently unrestricted fishing of scad (horse mackerel) in the Pacific's open waters.

  • Wednesday, April 18th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina considering new bans for declining hake fishery

    The decrease in common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) landings in the port of Mar del Plata, Argentina, is generating unease and concern among the owners of various processing plants because of the lack of sufficient fish.