A strong reaction from the Argentine squid industry following news published in Buenos Aires media indicated some Patagonian port were considering, and could be prepared to service the Chinese jigger fleet operating in mile 201 of the Argentine EEZ.
United States imposed sanctions on Chinese companies, including Nasdaq-listed Pingtan Marine Enterprises, Ltd., over what Washington says are human rights abuses linked to Beijing's illegal fishing.
Argentine fisheries exports during the first ten months of the year reached 408.233 tons and US$ 1,568bn with a drop both on average in volume and income of 9,5% compared to the same period a year ago, according to the stats made public by CAPECA, the Argentine //fishing vessel owners organization.
A petition asking for new standards to protect the welfare of fish signed by more than 150,000 people, was handed on Monday to the European Commission. It comes ahead of a full revision of animal welfare legislation announced by the Commission in May 2020 as part of the EU farm and Fork strategy and Compassion in World Farming wants to ensure that farmed fish welfare standards are included.
The Chilean Navy said it is keeping track of the international fishing fleet (mostly jiggers), transiting through the Magellan Strait from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean which started in November.
Solicitor, Falkland Islands former Attorney General and SAERI Chair Peter Judge MBE, together with David Lyall have been reappointed to the Board of the Marine Management Organization. MMO has a wide range of responsibilities, which include implementing plan-led marine management, licensing marine works, and managing UK fishing fleet capacity and UK fisheries quotas.
The Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) announced on 15 November that the fisheries sector will also receive support due to the high fuel costs. Fishermen's organizations call it a first step because the compensation is far too low.
Shipbuilders Nodosa from Marin in Galicia, Spain has formalized the construction of a new freezer trawler, for Orion Fishing Company Ltd., an association of Pereira SA from Vigo with the Falkland Islands Argos Group Ltd. The new trawler is scheduled to be delivered in 2024.
Fishermen of Mar del Plata's deep-sea Monday launched a 48-hour strike in demand of wage increases of up to 100% to cope with Argentina's inflation and after negotiations with the Business Chambers Caabpa and Caipa yielded no results.
The Falkland Islands Department of Natural Resource has announced that the reception of application forms for the Illex packs for the 2023 season must be completed by 16th November 2022.