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Montevideo, May 23rd 2022 - 13:30 UTC

Tag: fishing

  • Tuesday, April 28th 2020 - 15:35 UTC

    New research shows sustainable fishing and conservation can coexist

    A key landmark for seabirds and seals was a two-month extension to the closure of krill fisheries throughout the entire MPA

    By surfbirds (*) – Our oceans are in trouble. Globally, poor fishing practices are directly damaging to marine wildlife, and overfishing can deplete food resources for animals such as seabirds and seals. However, research by BirdLife's Marine Program, in association with scientists from the British Antarctic Survey, (BAS) and the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK), shows that under current climate conditions, sustainable fisheries can exist alongside conservation measures for seabirds and seals in a well-managed Marine Protected Area.

  • Friday, April 24th 2020 - 08:40 UTC

    Falklands' fishing companies must deal with higher costs and falling prices for produce

    Bates said FIFCA was talking to its members “and all are working hard to manage the new situation we find ourselves in” (Pic  Arvid Olai Mjønes - Fishing vessels along FIPASS)<br />

    The Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association, FIFCA, Secretary James Bates said the sector faced difficulties and increased costs in the logistical and operational areas of the fishing businesses.

  • Thursday, June 13th 2019 - 09:06 UTC

    FAO's Director hails advances in IUU fishing and calls for a Port Measures Agreement

    The Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) is meant to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing

    FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva hailed the more than 100 countries that are committed to combating unsustainable and illegal fishing, calling the rapid international adoption of the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing a “fantastic achievement”.

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, January 2nd 2019 - 08:30 UTC

    UK fishing industry questions new impractical EU rules on quotas and discards

    Under previous rules, crews often discarded, into the sea, fish that took them over their quota for that species

    New European Union rules on fishing quotas could have a “grave” impact on the UK's fishing industry, a House of Lords committee has said - just a day before the new policy is introduced. Under previous rules, crews often discarded, into the sea, fish that took them over their quota for that species. But under the new policy, fishers must bring the full haul back to shore. This change is to stop fish being wasted.

  • Monday, September 10th 2018 - 08:57 UTC

    Cocaine in wool bales exported to Europe, discovered in the port of Montevideo

    The volume discovered according to the Navy report amounts to 417 kilos of high quality cocaine hydrochloride in 368 “bricks”

    Uruguayan navy, coast guard and customs have uncovered a major operation to smuggle cocaine “bricks” hidden in wool bales, in a container, from the port of Montevideo to Antwerp, Belgium. The volume discovered according to the Navy report amounts to 417 kilos of high quality cocaine hydrochloride and is considered one of the largest recent successes in the fight against the narcotics gangs.

  • Saturday, May 12th 2018 - 08:48 UTC

    New technology and initiatives to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

    Much of the world’s fish stocks are overfished or fully exploited, the UN has said, as fish consumption rose above 20 kilograms per person in 2016 for the first time.

    Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and overfishing deplete fish stocks and cause billions of dollars in losses a year, experts say. But new technologies offer opportunities to combat IUU, particularly for countries with limited means to patrol their waters or enforce legislation, said the London-based think-tank the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). The report was published by Reuters.

  • Thursday, January 25th 2018 - 09:30 UTC

    Commercial fishing by-catch exposure controversy in New Zealand

    The fisheries don't deny there is by-catch and endangered animals do fall victim, but what should happen to the footage from these cameras has generated a debate

    New Zealand's fishing industry has found itself at odds with conservationists over whether or not the public should be allowed to see the realities of commercial fishing. In the waters around New Zealand - as many countries - animals including sea birds, dolphins, penguins and sea lions are routinely ending up in commercial fishing nets along with the intended catch.

  • Thursday, May 6th 2010 - 00:20 UTC

    Greenpeace Condemns Spain's Fishing “Armada” for Plundering World Oceans

    Vigo port. (Pictura AFP)

    Spain's fishing fleet, Europe's largest, is using massive European Union (EU) subsidies to “plunder” the oceans of the world, environmental group Greenpeace charged this week.

  • Tuesday, May 4th 2010 - 04:15 UTC

    Seafood Prices May Rocket Due to Louisiana Oil Slick; Ten Day Fishing Ban In

    Louisiana’s sea food industry supplies one third of US oyster production

    United States officials have announced a ban on fishing for at least ten days in waters off Louisiana spanning to parts of the Florida panhandle as the oil slick from a leak spreads across the Gulf of Mexico. Rough weather conditions are complicating crews’ efforts to contain the oil slick.