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Montevideo, December 9th 2023 - 11:05 UTC


  • 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.

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

    Falklands: little environmental threat from stricken fishing vessel

    Fears of major environmental damage, prompted by the news that a Taiwanese fishing vessel the HWA JAAN 161 had grounded off one of the Falkland Islands' prime natural visitor attractions, have somewhat abated today in the light of the latest reports.

  • Monday, April 16th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    “Almirante Irizar” waiting to be towed to Puerto Belgrano

    Strong gales and huge waves impede the start of the towing operation

    Argentine icebreaker “Almirante Irizar” which caught fire last Tuesday in the South Atlantic remained on Monday anchored 140 miles off Puerto Madryn waiting for an improvement in weather conditions so she can be towed to Puerto Belgrano.

  • Monday, April 16th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Impact assessment needed for high seas area

    Recovering an otter trawl aboard

    The Falkland Islands Fisheries Department has been preparing its case for the continued allowance of controlled trawling on the high seas.