Argentina will not be participating next October in this year's Conxemar 2021, one of the world's largest fisheries fairs that takes place in Vigo, Galicia. The information was made public in a brief release from the Argentine Federal Fisheries Council, CFP.
The Argentine Senate unanimously approved the bill which reviews and establishes new values for fines and sanctions for illegal fishing activities in the country's EEZ.
Yesterday the Executive Council (ExCo) approved the referral of the Fisheries (Conservations and Management) (Amendment) Bill 2021 to the Legislative Assembly next month.
Argentina's Prosecution office considered that the Tierra del Fuego province bill establishing limits, and rulings for the breeding and production of salmon species in provincial jurisdictional waters do not exceed limits of the reasonable and besides were approved by the Legislative in the full exercise of its environmental competence, which privilege the conservation of natural resources above considerations of other nature.
The Argentine Patagonia province of Chubut has imposed strict limits to the landings of shrimp caught in its waters, with the purpose of protecting the resource, limiting discards and damaged crustaceans which result in lower prices because of poor quality.
The Argentine congress is restless and is concerned since the Falkland Islands started to build its new deep water port, fearing, besides the usual cacophony of claims, that the Islands could replace Ushuaia as the main access to Antarctica.
The fleet of trawlers from Vigo. Spain operating in the Falkland Islands waters are most enthusiastic about the current second squid season and believe Loligo landings already totaling 72,200 tons according to records from Falklands' Natural Resources Department could anticipate, if catch rates continue, a record similar to that of the best year back in 1995, with 98,409 tons.
The Falkland Islands Government has received a batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines, supplied by the UK government. These 960 doses arrived on 12 August and are being rolled out as part of the ongoing vaccination programme which began in February.
The bill creating the Protected Marine Area, Blue Hole, in the South Atlantic and currently under consideration in the Argentine congress has received strong criticism from the Argentine fishing sector, united under the umbrella of Intercamaras.
Argentine fisheries exports in the first half of the year totaled 236,000 tons valued at US$ 855 million according to the latest report from the CaPeCa, the Argentine Chamber of fishing vessels with freezing capacity. Spain and China figure as the main clients but there is a considerable price difference in some catch produce compared to a year ago.