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Montevideo, June 25th 2019 - 18:44 UTC


  • Saturday, February 24th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Falklands Councillor voices human rights concerns

    As has been already reported in Penguin News, the Falkland Islands' (Malvinas) weekly newspaper, two crewmen are missing, presumed dead, after jumping into Stanley Harbour in an attempt to escape from a Taiwanese fishing boat, the Jih Da Gan. Eight companions were rescued by emergency services and have been helping local police with their enquiries.

  • Friday, February 23rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Toothfish season hampered by ice

    Fifteen longliners fishing on the 3,000-tonne CCAMLR toothfish quota have all now left the fishery areas around Antarctica. Many vessels have experienced a season of difficult fishing conditions due to excessive ice.

  • Thursday, February 22nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    The world's largest colossus squid fished in Antarctica

     The creature, known as a colossal squid and is thought to be the largest squid ever found anywhere in the world

    An adult specimen of the world's largest known squid was hauled to the surface by a New Zealand longliner fishing for toothfish in Antarctic waters. The creature, known as a colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) and with eyes the size of a car tire weighed an estimated 450 kilograms.

  • Wednesday, February 21st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chilean salmon and trout exports reach 2.2 billion in 2006

    Chilean salmon and trout exports in 2006 totaled 2.207 billion US dollars, up 28% over 2005 according to the Salmon Industry Association, (SalmonChile). United States was the main market for Chilean salmon and trout overtaking Japan.

  • 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.