Worldwide per capita fish consumption has reached a new record of 20.5 kilograms per year and is poised to increase further in the decade ahead, underscoring its critical role in global food and nutrition security.
The first report of squid catches from the Argentine season, south of parallel 44, indicate that daily averages were below those of similar seasons in 2018 and 2019. The INIDEP report, ”Argentine Squid, Season 2020, Report to 27 January (four weeks)” shows that the 58-jigger fleet caught some 10.649 tons, with average catches during weeks 2 and 4, of 17 and 27 tons per day, below the 32 to 40 tons per day in 2018 and 2019.
At the 15 November informal meeting of the Negotiating Group on Rules, heads of WTO member delegations discussed the status of the fisheries subsidies negotiations. Members noted difficulties in concluding negotiations by the end of the year and committed to intensifying their discussions to curb harmful fisheries subsidies.
North Korean state media published detailed reports on Tuesday of a visit by leader Kim Jong Un to two fisheries, underscoring his drive to build economic independence as negotiations with the United States to lift punishing sanctions soured.
The fate of big-eye tuna, over-fished and in decline, could be decided this week when fishing nations meet to set quotas after failing last year to agree on safeguard measures for the valuable food resource. Scientists warn that unless the catch is reduced, stocks of Thunnus obesus - prized for sashimi in Japan and canned worldwide - could collapse within years.
A major review of the Falkland Island fisheries establishes a strong foundation, building on what has already been achieved. Executive Council (ExCo) has adopted a number of recommendations from a review carried out in 2018 by New Zealand consultants Terra Moana, of the Falkland Islands’ Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) system.
Various investments in ocean sustainability will raise the amount of fish to feed the poor, helping drive progress towards the eradication of hunger which is the lynchpin for achieving the other Sustainable Development Goals, FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu said in a speech.
Argentina's Federal Fishing Council ratified the anticipated start of the 2020 squid season following a request from the fishing organizations and the technical support from Inidep, Argentina's fisheries research and development institute, located in Mar del Plata.
No Galician fishing vessel operating in the Falkland Islands will have access to European funds specially earmarked for those temporarily inactive, whether they fly the red ensign of the Spanish flag.
The Argentine Fisheries Research and Development Institute, INIDEP, based in Mar del Plata has re-launched a historic scientific magazine, now re-baptized Marine and Fisheries Sciences with the purpose of circulating the work and papers from the institute.