Ahead of the world's major meeting on wildlife trade WWF released its list of top ten species needing urgent global action to reduce threats from trade.
Chile's salmon and trout exports jumped 19% in the first quarter of 2007, compared to the same period a year ago totaling 713 million US dollars according to the latest release from the Chilean Salmon Industry, SalmonChile.
Acting Chief of Police in the Falkland Islands, Inspector Len McGill, told Mercopress on Tuesday, that he had no reason to believe that two crewmen who had jumped from a Taiwanese jigger in Berkeley Sound had suffered mistreatment or physical abuse.
A Ghana flagged jigger with Chinese crew was captured Sunday afternoon by the Argentine Coast Guard allegedly fishing inside the Argentine economic exclusive zone 370 kilometers south east of the city of Necochea.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ÃÂ¢€” several of them salmon farm workers.