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Montevideo, March 23rd 2019 - 08:47 UTC


  • Saturday, October 6th 2018 - 09:00 UTC

    Tokyo's traditional Tsukiji fish market closes down this Saturday

    A new US$ 5 billion facility at Toyosu will open Oct. 11, over the objections of many working in Tsukiji who contend the new site is contaminated and unsafe

    After years of delays Tokyo’s 83-year-old Tsukiji fish market is closing on Saturday to move to a more modern facility on reclaimed industrial land in Tokyo Bay. The new, US$ 5 billion facility at Toyosu will open Oct. 11, over the objections of many working in Tsukiji who contend the new site is contaminated, inconvenient and unsafe.

  • Thursday, September 27th 2018 - 06:12 UTC

    Falklands considers preliminary studies into developing salmon farming

    MLA Teslyn Barkman, said ExCo has agreed that “we need to gather this in-depth information before any further discussions can take place”

    The Executive Council of the Falkland Islands discussed a proposal to consider salmon farming in the Falklands. The proposal sought authorisation for Government officers to negotiate a Letter of Intent with the Danish company, Pisco ApS, to evaluate whether conditions in the Islands would be adequate to support the development of salmon fish farming.

  • Tuesday, September 18th 2018 - 08:30 UTC

    Scallop war over: French and UK fishermen reach an agreement

    The French had hoped to end a loophole that exempts British boats smaller than 15 meters long, giving them first dibs at the main scallop sources off the French coast

    French and British fishermen agreed Monday to end their battle over access to scallop-rich waters in the English Channel, three weeks after the long-simmering conflict flared into a high-seas confrontation. The new deal is hoped to bring to a close the years-long “Scallop Wars” over fishing the prized mollusks in the fertile waters off the Baie de Seine area of Normandy in northwest France.

  • Monday, September 17th 2018 - 07:39 UTC

    UK multiuse satellite launched from India, will monitor suspicious shipping activity

    The first all-British radar satellite, called NovaSAR, has launched to orbit on an Indian rocket from Satish Dhawan spaceport

    The first all-British radar satellite has launched to orbit on an Indian rocket from Satish Dhawan spaceport. Called NovaSAR, it has the ability to take pictures of the surface of the Earth in every kind of weather, day or night. The spacecraft will assume a number of roles but its designers specifically want to see if it can help monitor suspicious shipping activity.

  • Monday, September 10th 2018 - 08:44 UTC

    Chile and Japan working on an early system to anticipate outbreaks of red tide

    In 2016 Chile experienced red tide toxic outbreaks which caused an estimated loss of USD 800 million mainly to the salmon industry in the south of the country

    The Chilean University of La Frontera with support and financing from Japan's International Cooperation Agency (JICA), will attempt to develop an unprecedented early warning system that makes it possible to monitor, predict and detect the outbreaks of red tide in southern Chile. JICA is contributing with almost US$ 4.5 million.

  • Thursday, August 30th 2018 - 07:24 UTC

    Falklands approves application to register a new build trawler

    Argos Cies is 75 metres long, has 1,998 gross tonnage and will carry up to 50 crew members. She will be delivered by Nodosa shipyard at a cost of €21 million

    The Falkland Islands Executive Council on Wednesday granted the application by Jupiter Fishing Company to register a new build fishing trawler. The agreed name of the new vessel is Argos Cies, which reflects the 50:50 partnership in Jupiter between Argos Group Ltd of Stanley, Falkland Islands and Armadora Pereira SA of Vigo, Spain.

  • Wednesday, August 29th 2018 - 08:56 UTC

    French/British scallop war in the English Channel

    French counterparts, restricted to fishing for scallops between October 1 and May 15, have accused the British of depleting stocks

    Stone-throwing, insults and dangerous manoeuvres on the high seas: French and British fishermen clashed in the English Channel over a hoard of scallops on Tuesday, the latest flare-up in a years-long war over the prized shellfish.

  • Wednesday, August 22nd 2018 - 08:30 UTC

    Patagonian toothfish sampling project in Argentina/Uruguay Common Fishing Zone

    A special pistol imported from Australia will be used to mark specimens of Patagonian toothfish, and thus follow their migratory movements

    A genetic exploration and sampling project of the Patagonian toothfish in the Argentine-Uruguayan Common Fishing Zone (ZCPAU).has been launched. The project, developed by the company Argenova with its longliner Argenova XIV is being done with the participation of scientists from Argentina's National Institue of Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP) and with the Estremar company.

  • Tuesday, August 14th 2018 - 22:57 UTC

    Breakthrough for cleaner fish and the Scottish salmon industry

    The breakthrough should help Scotland’s salmon farmers who seek to control sea lice through non-medicinal, environmentally friendly approaches.

    A milestone has been reached in the production of cleaner fish in Scotland, particularly for the salmon industry, with two leading farmers completing the lifecycle of raising wrasse in a controlled environment. In a collaboration between Marine Harvest, Scottish Sea Farms and the Institute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling, wild caught ballan wrasse (Labrus bergylta) have been bred for more than six years in a facility in Machrihanish.

  • Monday, August 13th 2018 - 19:15 UTC

    High seas fisheries not as important as believed, says joint scientific report

    The study paired a global database of marine catches developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia with a seafood trade database from FAO

    According to a recent study undertaken by a team of fisheries and social scientists from Dalhousie University, New York University, and National Geographic, fishing fleets operating outside of national waters contribute less than 3% to the world's seafood supply.