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Montevideo, April 24th 2019 - 02:44 UTC


  • Monday, January 21st 2019 - 08:54 UTC

    Galicia commissions new report on Brexit and a possible fishing agreement with UK

    The Minister of Fisheries of Galicia, Rosa Quintana informed members of the Galician Fisheries Council at the plenary held in Santiago de Compostela.

    The Government of Galicia will commission the University Institute of European Studies “Salvador de Madariaga”, from the University of A Coruña, a new report on the current status of the Brexit agreement and the possibilities to reach a fishing agreement with the United Kingdom.

  • Monday, January 21st 2019 - 08:45 UTC

    UK parliamentary committee urges MSC to review sustainable fishing standards

    The House of Commons' Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) issued recommendations following its Sustainable Seas inquiry

    A UK parliamentary committee has called on the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to address concerns about the organization's standard for sustainable fishing in the world's oceans. The House of Commons' Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) issued recommendations following its Sustainable Seas inquiry, whose findings were published last November.

  • Monday, January 21st 2019 - 08:19 UTC

    Vessels leaving Vigo for the Falklands' Loligo season; Argentina reports good catches of Illex

    An estimated forty jiggers are currently operating in the Argentine EEZ area, and another 20 are expected to join them in coming days

    While the Spanish fleet of fishing vessels, many of them partners of Falkland Islands companies have started leaving Vigo for the South Atlantic to begin the Loligo season on 24 February, Argentine licensed jiggers operating south of parallel 44 have been catching some 25 tons per day per vessel of Illex, according to the first reports from

  • Friday, January 18th 2019 - 09:16 UTC

    Spanish fishing industry faces dramatic consequences with a no-deal Brexit

    Minister Planas had revealed that in the case of a hard-Brexit, all Spanish fishing vessels will have to immediately abandon United Kingdom waters immediately.

    Spain's Agriculture, Fisheries and Food minister Luis Planas admitted the fishing industry could suffer “dramatic consequences” with a no-deal Brexit, one of several options after this week's parliament events in London. Minister Planas had revealed that in the case of a hard-Brexit, all Spanish fishing vessels will have to immediately abandon United Kingdom waters immediately.

  • Monday, January 14th 2019 - 09:22 UTC

    Argentina undertakes third scientific evaluation survey of Southern king crab

    The task in undertaken simultaneously with five vessels, Dukat, Talisman, Atlantic Express, Tango I and Tango II, with two INIDEP observers on each of them

    Argentina's National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development, INIDEP, has started a scientific survey aimed at assessing the Southern king crab (Lithodes santolla) in its central Patagonian distribution area. This is the third consecutive year in which the survey is carried out and includes the San Jorge Gulf and platform waters, between 43° 30 'and 48° South latitude, in jurisdictions of the Nation, and Chubut and Santa Cruz provinces.

  • Monday, January 14th 2019 - 09:20 UTC

    Peru establishes an annual Patagonian toothfish TAC of 161 tons

    Once the established catch limit has been reached, the Ministry of Production, will close the Patagonian toothfish fishery; otherwise, it concludes 31 December 2019

    The Peruvian Ministry of Production has established the maximum allowable catch of the Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) resource for the current year at 161 tones. According to ministerial Resolution 007/2019, the quota may be modified if the Institute of the Sea Peru has proven evidence of greater availability of the resource, for which purpose it shall remit the recommendation with the corresponding measures to the Production ministry.

  • Monday, January 14th 2019 - 06:28 UTC

    EU fishing discards' ban policy became effective this month: challenge for industry

    Regulators began to phase in the discard ban, formally known as the Landing Obligation, in 2015

    On 1 January, the wasteful practice of throwing fish discards overboard became illegal in waters of the European Union. Scientists believe the policy will lead to more efficient fisheries and eventually boost stocks.

  • Friday, January 11th 2019 - 08:48 UTC

    China's “insatiable appetite” for seafood is straining South America's resources

    Juan Carlos Sueiro, Oceana director for Peru told Dialogo that Peru and Argentina saw ”the largest congregation of these (Chinese) vessels in the world.”

    China's “insatiable appetite” for seafood is straining the limited abilities of South American countries to enforce their maritime boundaries, according to an article in Dialogo, a website run by US Southern Command. Countries on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts have been affected, and most of the illicit fishing activity in those areas is done by Chinese vessels.

  • Thursday, January 3rd 2019 - 08:39 UTC

    Bluefin tuna back in UK waters: long term ocean current warming

    Bluefin tuna are one of the largest and fastest fish on the planet - they can weigh up to 900kg and can travel at speeds of up to 70 kilometers per hour.

    Growing numbers of bluefin tuna are being seen in the waters around the UK because of the warming impact of a long-term ocean current say researchers. These large, speedy fish are a globally endangered species and almost disappeared from the UK around 40 years ago.

  • Thursday, January 3rd 2019 - 07:49 UTC

    Falklands' fleet will have a new trawler freezer by the end of 2020

    The new vessel will replicate much of “Monteferro”, but with improvements in haul and freezer capacities and a more potent engine

    Galicia's Rampesca and the Falkland Islands RBC have ordered a new 63.7 meters long and 1.500 gross tonnage freezer trawler from Nodosa Shipyard, according to shipbuilding sources in Vigo. The new vessel is expected to replace the “Castelao”, and construction will begin this January. It will replicate much of the recently delivered “Monteferro”.