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  • Tuesday, February 20th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Twelve Taiwanese crew members abandon ship in Falklands

    The Royal Falkland Islands Police is investigating the case of twelve crew members who abandoned a Taiwanese flagged fishing vessel anchored in Stanley Harbour.

  • Thursday, February 15th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Four dead, 25 intoxicated in jigger accident in Montevideo

    A crew member takes de-intoxication shower

    Four crew members killed and 25 intoxicated including rescue workers was the final toll of an ammoniac escape/explosion on board a Korean jigger moored at the port of Montevideo.

  • Thursday, February 15th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Slow beginning for Argentine squid season

    Argentine short fin squid (Illex argentinus) catches within the Argentine EEZ since the start of the season on February 1 are rather erratic and not very encouraging. Until last week only eight jiggers were operating in the area reports Pesca & Puertos website.

  • Thursday, February 15th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Buenos Aires province licenses 50 fishing vessels

    A total 50 vessels, less than 28 meters long, for the first time have been licensed to catch off the bay of Samborombón, an area the province of Buenos Aires government claims to be under its jurisdiction based on the Uruguay/Argentina River Plate maritime agreement.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine efforts won't rain on Falklands fisheries celebration

    “We seem to have gone backwards” said John Barton

    Falkland Islands Legislative Council member Dr. Andrea Clausen does not believe that new amendments to Argentine Fisheries Legislation, which will make it illegal for vessels to be licensed in both the Argentine and Falklands/Malvinas zones should be “too detrimental to the private sector in the Islands.”

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina: Hake landings the lowest in the last four years

    Of the 15,780 tonnes of hake landed in January 2007, only 113 tonnes were caught north of parallel 41º S

    From 1 to 31 January, 15,780.7 tonnes of common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) were landed, and is the lowest number registered since 2003, according to the Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food Secretariat (SAGPyA) statistics. Last year, during the same month, landings of this species totalled 21,281.3 tonnes, while the average output registered in January during the last four years was about 23,000 tonnes.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Nisshin Maru Japanese whaling ship catches fire

    <i>Robert Hunt</i> approaching <i>Nisshin Maru</i>

    Japanese whaling ship has caught fire near Antarctica, leaving one crew member missing and raising fears of environmental damage.

  • Tuesday, February 13th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Deep sea giant squid flash blinding light to attack prey

    The squid in action: 1. The squid swims towards the bait; 2. It spreads its arms wide; 3. It swims around the bait, twisting its body; 4. It grabs the bait with its eight arms.

    Enormous deep-sea squid emit blinding flashes of light as they attack their prey, research shows. Taningia danae's spectacular light show was revealed in video footage taken in deep waters off Chichijima Island in the North Pacific and reported by BBC.

  • Friday, February 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile: Fishing boats detained in Peruvian waters

    Fishing vessels at Ilo port

    Two Chilean fishing boats were detained near the Los Palos beach in the Peruvian province of Tacna after they were caught fishing in Peruvian waters. The boats returned to Santiago on Thursday morning. The case, still under investigation, forms another chapter in the ongoing of the tug-of-war between Chile and Peru over their maritime borders.

  • Wednesday, February 7th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Squid: good season kick off in Argentina

    The squid jigger fleet s initial catches lend a positive outlook for the 2007 season.

    Since the commencement of the squid harvest (Illex argentinus), this past 1 February, high performances of the resource have been registered in the area located south to the parallel 44° South.