Toothfish Day is a public holiday celebrated in the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. It is annually on 4th September, but if that falls on a weekend it may be observed on a weekday.
The recent visit to the Falkland Islands by HRAS, (Human Rights at Sea), to conduct an independent review of fishing licensing, related enforcement, and improvements for onboard crew safety and welfare, saw three leading companies opened their doors to scrutiny. This included access to one of the licensed squid fishing vessels and its crew at sea.
British flagged fishing vessels are illegally operating in South Georgia waters, with illegitimate licenses awarded by the United Kingdom, and outside of the multilateral agreement which rules operations in those fisheries, according to a formal complaint from the Argentine foreign ministry made public.
Argentina fisheries overseas sales during the first quarter of the year reached 56.843 tons, which represent a 34,9% volume increase compared to a year ago, but the value, US$ 162,5 million only climbed 7,7%, since the average price of the different species dropped 20%, according to the Under Secretary Fisheries department.
By Sorrel Robertson, CFL
FALKLAND ISLANDS – Consolidated Fisheries Limited (CFL) is leading a landmark research project into the impact of longline fishing on benthic habitats in their goal to ensure the continued sustainability of their fishing practices in Falklands waters.
Following its five-yearly Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) assessment, the South Georgia Patagonian toothfish longline fishery has, for the third time, been certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery, according to the newsletter from the government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
A New Zealand fishing boat has set off on what is quite possibly the longest and most expensive ride. It's gone to pick up 15 New Zealanders who've been fishing for toothfish halfway around the world off South Georgia.
Argentina announced on Wednesday the start of a joint scientific cruise in Falkland Islands' waters to assess Southern blue whiting reproductive biomass, in the framework of the South West Atlantic Fisheries Commission Scientific Sub-Committee activities.
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.
The South Georgia and South Sandwich toothfish fishery is one of the highest-scoring Marine Stewardship Council certified fisheries, underpinned by scientific research, ecosystem-based precautionary management, and careful monitoring and enforcement.