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Montevideo, September 29th 2020 - 13:06 UTC

Fisheries

  • Tuesday, March 31st 2020 - 12:24 UTC

    Argentine jigger fleet begins operating north of parallel 44o. as of April first

    Catches to the south of parallel 44o have been rather low in recent weeks, far from the 24 tons per day, per vessel, recorded at the beginning of the season. (Pic FIS)

    Argentine jiggers will begin operating north of parallel 44o on April first, following on a decision from the Fisheries Under Secretariat chief, Carlos Liberman. The Fisheries Federal Council is impeded of meeting because of the coronavirus pandemic rules imposed in Argentina. Anyhow the decision was taken based on a report from the Inidep research institute.

  • Saturday, March 14th 2020 - 09:46 UTC

    Argentina to strengthen fisheries patrolling in the South Atlantic

    ARA Bouchard is a French refurbished Gowind Class Ocean Patrol Vessel, that includes a helicopter and was recently incorporated to the Argentine navy

    Argentina is going to strengthen control over its EEZ, to protect resources, and quite soon the recently acquired “ARA Bouchard” will be setting sail for its first patrolling, according to Argentine fisheries and navy officials.

  • Tuesday, March 3rd 2020 - 08:59 UTC

    UK/Argentina discuss trade and business opportunities, but also Malvinas

    This was the first time a Foreign Office official from Boris Johnson's cabinet meets with members of the government of president Alberto Fernández

    UK Deputy Foreign Secretary for Europe and the Americas Wendy Morton held on Monday several meetings in Buenos Aires with officials from the new Argentine government looking to strengthen bilateral ties as well as boosting trade and investment.

  • Sunday, March 1st 2020 - 13:35 UTC

    Falklands Illex season has assembled some 105 licensed jiggers

    Jiggers at Stanley harbor waiting for their licenses (Pic M.P.Evans)

    The Falkland Islands are expecting some 105 jiggers to take the Illex licenses, which is a “normal” number for the season while preliminary results anticipate an abundant catch. “The usual” 105 jiggers plus one trawler has accepted the Illex license offers, confirmed earlier in the week Director of Natural Resources Dr Andrea Clausen.

  • Saturday, February 29th 2020 - 07:40 UTC

    Falklands' government and fishing companies agree accord to underpin future of the industry

    The Chairman of FIFCA Stuart Wallace, and the Falkland Islands Government Chief Executive, Barry Rowland, sign the Falkland Islands Fishery Accord

    The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) and the Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association (FIFCA) have agreed an Accord to underpin the future of the industry. The Accord acknowledges that the Falkland Islands has a strong commitment to quality, sustainability and the environment.

  • Friday, February 14th 2020 - 07:23 UTC

    Falkland Islands announces partner to develop new port

     FIG Chief Executive Barry Rowland said a new port is an indispensable asset to support the economy and enable ongoing future economic growth in the Falklands

    The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) announced on Thursday it has selected a development partner to design and build a new port in Stanley Harbour. After an extensive global procurement process, FIG is pleased to announce that it has agreed to BAM Nuttall Ltd as its development partner, subject to successful conclusion of contract. The aim is for the contract to be agreed and signed by the end of March 2020.

  • Tuesday, February 11th 2020 - 07:26 UTC

    Scottish salmon farmers face “huge unnecessary burdens” under Brexit

    SSPO chief executive Julie Hesketh-Laird said planned changes would require salmon farmers to have an export health certificate for every consignment

    Salmon farmers face “huge unnecessary burdens” and a loss of market share under UK government plans for Brexit. The chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) said firms were being told to prepare for trade barriers with the EU. The industry is also warning that added red tape could see £9m on costs and delays to the departure of fresh fish.

  • Friday, February 7th 2020 - 09:45 UTC

    UK expanding fisheries protection to police territorial waters in a no-Brexit trade-deal scenario

    The Royal Navy's current UK Fishery Protection Squadron (FPS) fleet is currently made up of just three River-class offshore patrol vessels and a helicopter (Pic RN)

    The British government is hiring additional ships for the Royal Navy amid growing Brexit tensions - with reports as many as 24 extra boats could be drafted into service. The Times reports that “Ministers are getting ready to triple the number of boats in Britain’s fisheries protection squadron to police territorial waters in the event of a no-trade-deal Brexit”.

  • Friday, February 7th 2020 - 09:39 UTC

    Fishing subsidies battle at WTO speared by the US

    “In a way, it won’t be the WTO that saves the fish, it’ll be the fish that save the WTO,” Shea told an event hosted by the Asia Society think tank in Washington

    The United States said on Thursday it was pushing hard for the World Trade Organization to reach agreement on cutting fishing subsidies in coming months and viewed those talks as a test of whether the global body can still achieve multilateral deals.

  • Saturday, February 1st 2020 - 08:45 UTC

    How we recruited albatrosses to patrol the high seas for illegal fishers

    An albatross colony in the Falkland Islands

    By Samantha Patrick (*) – Wandering albatrosses have long been considered exceptional creatures. They can fly 8.5 million kilometers during their lifetimes – the equivalent of flying to the Moon and back more than ten times. Their three-and-a-half-meter wing span is the same length as a small car and they can weigh as much as 24 puffins. Their body shape means they can effortlessly glide over the ocean waves, flying in some of the strongest winds on Earth. Now research led by the Centre d'études biologiques de Chizé in France has found that these seabirds may have promising careers in the fight against overfishing.