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Montevideo, March 22nd 2019 - 20:53 UTC

Tag: Fisheries

  • Friday, March 22nd 2019 - 10:00 UTC

    Argentina plans stricter coordination to tackle illegal fishing in the South Atlantic

    According to official data some 400 fishing vessels currently operate legally in the South Atlantic which represents some US$ 2bn annually in overseas sales

    Argentina is getting tough on illegal unregulated fishing in the South Atlantic and is planning a joint effort by the Fisheries Under Secretariat, the Armed Forces and security forces. It is estimated according to government sources that Argentina loses some US$ 2.5 billion annually to illegal fishing which so far it has been unable to control. The report was published by Infobae.

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  • Wednesday, February 27th 2019 - 09:20 UTC

    Falklands' Fortuna Ltd. implements jigger crew safety awareness courses

    Jigger crew members with Fortuna Ltd. representatives <br />

    One of the Falkland Islands leading fishing companies, Fortuna Limited has launched a shore-based safety training course for the crew of illex jiggers set to operate in the Islands in the illex squid season. Some 900 crew-members are expected to undergo the course, which is being held every day over a two week period.

  • Wednesday, February 20th 2019 - 09:56 UTC

    Salmon farms in Scotland raided in connection to EU-wide probe into alleged illegal cartels

    The Scottish sites visited have Norwegian links including Marine Harvest, rebranded as Mowi, in Rosyth, Scottish Sea Farms in Stirling and Grieg Seafood

    Raids have been carried out at several salmon farming sites in Scotland in connection with an EU-wide probe into alleged illegal cartels. Officials visited offices in Shetland, Stirling and Fife amid concerns they may have violated anti-trust rules. The European Commission (EC) has said the investigation is at a preliminary stage.

  • Thursday, January 24th 2019 - 08:59 UTC

    EU fishermen compensations if UK blocks access to fishing waters in a “no deal Brexit”

    The EU executive tabled an amendment on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, which provides financial support to coastal communities and fishermen

    European Union fishermen will be eligible for compensation if the UK blocks access to its fishing waters in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, the European Commission confirmed on Wednesday. The EU executive tabled an amendment to its rules on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, which provides financial support to coastal communities and fishermen, enabling them to be compensated if the UK prevents them from fishing its waters.

  • Tuesday, January 22nd 2019 - 09:04 UTC

    Australian firm will use revolutionary blockchain platform to track its toothfish

    Austral Fisheries CEO David Carter was excited about the possibilities that OpenSC offers for responsible operators.

    WWF-Australia and BCG Digital Ventures launched a revolutionary new digital platform that uses blockchain and other technologies to track food and products, and that will help people and business to avoid illegal, environmentally-damaging or unethical products.

  • Monday, January 21st 2019 - 09:27 UTC

    Banning trawling for cuttlefish catching triggers the “large squid war” in Chile

    Minister Valente did not discard lifting the ban on trawling, but, in addition to the hand line or jigging gear, will present the purse seine as a fishing gear for cuttlefish

    Chile is in the midst of what has become to be known as the “cuttlefish or large squid war”, between industry and artisanal fishermen and the government's intention of protection and conservation of the species. The Chilean Congress recently passed a bill regulating the catch of the giant squid and specifically banning trawling, with perpetrators facing fines of some US$ 38.000.

  • Monday, January 21st 2019 - 09:24 UTC

    Spain and EU working to minimize a no-deal Brexit impact on fisheries

    Minister Planas revealed that the Spanish government has been preparing its Contingency Plan for months, in case UK leaves the EU without an agreement

    Spain's minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, said he was confident that if no agreement is reached regarding Brexit, both the European Union (EU) and Spain will be prepared. During an informative breakfast, minister Planas stressed that the government of Spain is working to ensure citizens and is prepared to minimize the impact of “Brexit” on the agri-food and fisheries sector.

  • 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 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.

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