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- 1: Commissioner makes the Marine Protected Areas Announcement - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 21.04.2013
- South Georgia Commissioner, Nigel Haywood, has announced a new Fisheries Regime for the South Atlantic Islands of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
- 2: Independent review by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program says Put Tooth-fish on Your Table - Falklands (Fisheries) - 13.04.2013
- A number of tooth-fish fisheries are now rated as either ‘Best Choice’ or ‘Good alternative’, up from its previous ratings of ‘Avoid’ by an Independent review of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program.
- 3: South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Add New Spatial and Temporal Closed Areas to Marine Protected Area - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 21.01.2013
- Scientific advice and a stakeholder consultation have resulted in the Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) announcing the addition of extra spatial and temporal protection to the existing South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Marine Protected Area (SGSSI MPA).
- 4: QUARK LOSES FISHERY LICENCE REVIEW - Falklands (Fisheries) - 19.01.2013
- The four principle grounds for supporting the contention by Quark Fishing Limited that the decision by the Director of Fisheries for the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Government not to grant a fishing licence for the South Georgia Fishery to the Company for the 2012 season had been unlawful has been rejected in a judgment by Lord Chief Justice Christopher Gardner QC delivered this morning.
- 5: GEORGIA SEAFOOD LTD ATTENDS CHINA SEAFOOD SHOW 2012 - Falklands (Fisheries) - 22.11.2012
- Georgia Seafoods, a Falkland’s fishing company, joined Scottish and English seafood producers to exhibit as part of the UK pavilion at the China Fisheries & Seafood Exposition held in Dalian, China last week.
- 6: ST HELENA FISHING INDUSTRY MOVING FORWARD - St Helena (Fisheries) - 20.10.2012
- On Monday evening Chris Bagnall, visiting Business Advisor met with the Fishermen’s Association. This gave Chris a good opportunity to familiarise himself with the work of the Association and to learn about any concerns that they might have.
- 7: FISHING VESSELS HARASSED BY ARGENTINE FRIGATE - Falklands (Fisheries) - 08.09.2012
- The Fisheries Department reports that an Argentine warship has harassed the fishing fleet from within its own economic zone.
- 8: TREVOR THOMAS STANDS DOWN AS CHAIRMAN OF THE ST HELENA FISHERMAN’S ASSOCIATION - St Helena (Fisheries) - 31.08.2012
- Many will by the time know that I have stood down from the chair for the Fisherman’s Association and also that the Executive Committee is now comprised of an entirely new composite.
- 9: COOLER SEA TEMPERATURES SEEN AS A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR IN THIS YEAR’S ST HELENA FISHERIES DECLINE - Falklands (Fisheries) - 25.08.2012
- May I share some thoughts on the current situation regarding our local Fishing Industry? Last year the local fishing industry experienced the most productive period for some time, which even resulted in the reintroduction of the dreaded imposition of catch quotas due to lack of storage space at the cold store in Rupert’s.
- 10: Falklands Tooth-fish enters MSC assessment Aug 21, 2012 - Falklands (Fisheries) - 25.08.2012
- Consolidated Fisheries Ltd announced on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 that the Falkland Islands long-line Patagonian Tooth-fish (Dissostichus eleginoides) fishery entered full assessment for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.
- 11: Falklands: Fortuna Limited Launches New Website - Falklands (Fisheries) - 28.07.2012
- Fortuna Limited has launched a new website aimed at seafood marketing. The new website will expand the company’s marketing network and emphasize the improvements to product quality and logistics.
- 12: FIRS THROWS THE SPOTLIGHT ON FIFCA - Falklands (Fisheries) - 12.05.2012
- Members of the Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association recently appeared at the Vigo Seafood Show held in Belgium.
- 13: HMS Montrose visits Tristan. - Tristan (Fisheries) - 06.03.2012
- On the afternoon of the 1st March the HMS Montrose called at Tristan on her way to the Falkland Islands. The weather was overcast and there was a swell running through the harbour and at the anchorage.
Photo (c) James Glass - HMS Montrose at anchor at Tristan da Cunha
- 14: SEVEN VIETNAMESE CREW SAFE AFTER JUMPING SHIP IN THE FALKLANDS - Falklands (Fisheries) - 12.02.2012
- At approximately 0242 hrs on Sunday, 12 February 2012 seven Vietnamese crewmen off the Taiwanese Jigger, Sing Jung Yu No 8, anchored in Stanley harbour were reported missing to Authorities in the Falkland Islands.
- 15: FIFCA Predicts a Hard-Working Year Ahead - Falklands (Fisheries) - 10.12.2011
- The Falkland Islands’ Fishing Companies Association has recently held an annual general meeting at which Cheryl Roberts has been elected chairman for 2011/2012.
- 16: Inshore South Georgia What's Down There? - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 10.12.2011
- The Shallow Marine Survey Group (SMSG) has published the most comprehensive record of species richness from the shallow sublittoral zone of the north coast of South Georgia.
- 17: Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association Has New Offices - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 18.11.2011
- The office of the Association is now at: Room 11, Stanley Services, By-Pass Road, Stanley. The postal address is PO Box 664.
- 18: Tristan da Cunha – Fishing and Shipping News - Tristan (Fisheries) - 18.09.2011
- The MV Edinburgh departed Cape Town at the end of August on her first fishing trip of the lobster season.
Photo (c) James Glass (Tristan Times)
- 19: Decline of Blue Whiting Stocks in the South West Atlantic - Falklands (Fisheries) - 27.08.2011
- Over the past few years stocks of Southern Blue Whiting have declined in the South West Atlantic. Most notably stocks have nose-dived since the Argentines pulled out of the South Atlantic Fisheries Commission (SAFC) in 2007, yet continued to catch in excess of the Total Allowable Catch Limit (TAC) recommended by the Commission. Mark Spruce asked John Barton (JB) about this.
- 20: SG Sets Good Example to Damaging Long-line Fisheries - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 30.07.2011
- More than 333,000 seabirds a year are still being killed as a result of global long-line fishing according to a study by the RSPB and Bird Life International.
- 21: Sustainable seafood on the Waterfront: Shoreline Café and Tristan da Cunha rock lobster fishery secure MSC certification - Tristan (Fisheries) - 20.07.2011
- Cape Town’s Two Oceans Aquarium today hosted a special celebration as its Shoreline Café, destination for thousands of hungry visitors each year, became the first restaurant in Africa to be certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody standard for seafood traceability.
Photo (c) Tristan Times
- 22: FISHING VESSEL HARASSED BY UNKNOWN ARGENTINES - Falklands (Fisheries) - 14.05.2011
- A Report for FIRS by Samantha Addison 11/05/11
- 23: SOUTH AFRICAN NAVY RESCUE INJURED CREWMEN FROM TRISTAN - Tristan (Fisheries) - 07.05.2011
- Thanks to the sterling efforts of the South African Navy, injured crewmen off the Chinese fishing vessel, Lai Ching, have been transported to Cape Town for further medical treatment and repatriation. The SAS Isandlwana, which left Simonstown at 2100 on Tuesday night arrived off Tristan at first light on Saturday 7 May.
Photos (c) Tristan Government
- 24: St Helena - Update from the Fisheries Section - St Helena (Fisheries) - 09.04.2011
- Leaving the Island today was Dr Nikki Chapman from the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).
- 25: Illex Season Begins in the Falklands - Falklands (Fisheries) - 19.02.2011
- The annual migration of jiggers from Korea, Japan, Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China began in earnest over the weekend of 12 – 13 February 2011 with most coming on Monday, 14 February and Tuesday, 15 February 2011.
- 26: Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association Re-Elects Stuart Wallace Chairman - Falklands (Fisheries) - 19.12.2010
- Stuart Wallace has been re-elected as Chairman of the Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association at the annual general meeting held on Wednesday, 15 December 2010. Vice Chairman is Tom Blake, with Lewis Clifton, Mike Summers and Drew Irvine as Committee members.
- 27: RAF Search and Rescue Team Rescues Fisherman off the Falklands - Falklands (Fisheries) - 30.09.2010
- At approximately 1123hrs on Saturday, 25 september 2010 FINN Observed an RAF Sea King land at the football pitch.
- 28: St Helena - Training for Official Fish Inspectors - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 05.09.2010
- In May/June this year, Andre Herne and Kevin Youde from the Environmental Health Section of the Public Health and Social Services Department travelled to Cape Town to participate in a 17-day training course to develop their skills as Fish Inspectors for the fishery sector Competent Authority on St Helena.
- 29: Tristan's Latest Fishing News - Tristan (Fisheries) - 28.07.2010
- After waiting for several days for suitable fishing weather, the dong rang on Monday the 26th for the first day of the fishing season,
- 30: St Helena’s Annual Fishing Competition 2010 - St Helena (Fisheries) - 25.07.2010
- In surprisingly mild weather conditions, the annual 2010 Fishing Competition, organized in conjunction with The Fisherman's Association and Argos Atlantic Cold Stores took place at the wharf on Saturday 10th July.
- 31: Lobster Total Allowable Catches (TAC’s) for the 2010/11 season approved - Tristan (Fisheries) - 22.07.2010
- The following Total Allowable Catches (TAC’s) for the 2010/2011 season, as recommended by the Fisheries Department and approved by the Island Council at their meeting last week, are as follows;
- 32: PORTSMOUTH BASED DESTROYER ASSISTS IN AIR/SEA RESCUE IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC - Falklands (Fisheries) - 17.03.2010
- HMS York, a Portsmouth-based Type 42 Destroyer, was one of 3 units involved in a rescue mission 300 miles south east of the Falkland Islands earlier today.
- 33: St Helena - Surgeries for 2020 Fishery - St Helena (Fisheries) - 01.12.2009
- Dick Beales is currently on the island for three weeks assisting the Government of St Helena with an analysis of the current status of the fishing industry and the preparation of a strategic vision for the fisheries sector to the year 2020.
- 34: Tristan Fishing News 11.11.09 - Tristan (Fisheries) - 11.11.2009
- The 2009/10 fishing season has not started very well due to excessivebad weather.
- 35: FIRS Goes One to One with John Barton - Falklands (Fisheries) - 04.10.2009
- Stascey Bragger asks the important questions about the state of Falklands' fisheries.
- 36: South Georgia toothfish recertified with flying colours - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 18.09.2009
- Following its five-yearly Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) re-assessment, the South Georgia toothfish fishery has been re-certified as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. Originally certified in 2004, the fishery received an average score of 93 % in its reassessment, making it the third highest scoring of the 52 current MSC certified fisheries.
- 37: The First World Summit on Fishing Sustainability Used for Childish Protest - Falklands (Fisheries) - 16.09.2009
- According to Cllr Mike Summers, who spoke to the media at 1600hrs LMT on Wednesday, 16 September 2009, Cllr Richard Cockwell and Chief Fisheries Scientist Sasha Arkhipkin, who are attending the First World Summit on Fishing Sustainability is taking place in Baiona, Pontevedra in Spain, have been blocked from participating on day two of the event.
- 38: South Georgia Fishing and Shipping News - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 12.09.2009
- Ten long-liners were fishing for tooth-fish at the beginning of the month. The tooth-fish season closed at midnight on August 31st.
- 39: 93 Countries say "NO" to IUU Fishing - Falklands (Fisheries) - 02.09.2009
- The UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) announced today that 93 countries have agreed to the final text of a United Nations-brokered treaty aimed at combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
- 40: Injured Fisherman Rescued at Sea by Military Aircraft - Falklands (Fisheries) - 16.08.2009
- A fisherman who sustained a head injury whilst at sea today was airlifted to safety by a military search and rescue team.
- 41: New Fish Factory Opened on Tristan - Tristan (Fisheries) - 20.07.2009
- The Opening of Tristan’s new Fishing Factory seventeen months after being destroyed by fire.
Photo (c) James Glass (Tristan Times) New Factory: Charl Project Manger of Apple Group: Left to Right - Charl Moolman (Project Manager) Eric Mackenzie and Alice Glass
- 42: In Sung 22 sinks on route to Montevideo - All (Fisheries) - 03.07.2009
- On Monday June 29th GSGSSI received notification that the fishing vessel In Sung 22 had sunk on Saturday June 27th at position 50° 57.4’ S, 37° 42.7’ W. The location was approximately 180 miles north of South Georgia over deep-water (> 4000 m).
- 43: No Injuries in Insung 22 Fire - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 18.06.2009
- A long-line vessel, Insung 22, licensed to fish in South Georgia waters has sustained a fire on Tuesday, 16 June 2009 at lunchtime and the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) was notified at approximately 1400hrs LMT.
- 44: St Helena - Fish Landings on the increase - St Helena (Fisheries) - 18.06.2009
- Fish landing weights appear to be on the increase. For the period 3rd to 10th June Argos received 13.2 tonnes of fish in total.
- 45: Fire on the fishing vessel In Sung 22 in South Georgia waters - Update - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 18.06.2009
- Director of Fisheries for South Georgia, Martin Collins, updates us on what is happening with the insung 22 that caught fire on June 16th.
- 46: Report on UKOT Workshop in London by Senior Fisheries Officer - St Helena (Fisheries) - 16.05.2009
- By kind invitation of the Overseas Territories Directorate of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Gerald Benjamin, Senior Fisheries Officer within the Agricultural and Natural Resources Department attended a 2-day workshop in London to explore ways of enhancing assistance to Overseas Territories in realising their fisheries potential and obligations under the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).
- 47: Illex Season Late This Year - Falklands (Fisheries) - 04.04.2009
- There has been a late start to the current Illex season. Concern is also mounting at the prospects for licence revenue for the season. Director of Fisheries, John Barton (JB) reported on the latest on the Illex fishery.
- 48: HMS Clyde Patrols South Georgia - Br.Ant.Territory (Fisheries) - 30.03.2009
- HMS CLYDE returned to East Cove Military Port today after completing her third patrol of South Georgia. The ship spent five days patrolling the island and renewing links with the government officials and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists who live there.
Photo (C) Media Ops MPC
- 49: New Captain for HMS Clyde - Falklands (Fisheries) - 21.02.2009
- On 11 February 2009, Lt Cdr Ian Clarke assumed command of HMS CLYDE from Lt Cdr Graham Lovatt at the ships base port of East Cove, Falkland Islands.
- 50: New Co-managers for the Lighthouse Seamen’s Centre - Falklands (Fisheries) - 01.11.2008
- The trustees of the Stanley Seamen’s Mission are pleased to announce that Maurice and Debra Lake have been appointed to succeed Howard and Betty Turner as Co-managers of the Lighthouse Seamen’s Centre at FIPASS.
- 51: Ocean 8 – Oil Recovery: - Falklands (Fisheries) - 01.11.2008
- The dive team on the M/V Tasnui have recovered some 28 tonnes of fuel from the Ocean 8. Operations have now ceased as all main tanks have been checked and either had fuel removed or found not to contain fuel.
- 52: Work Continues on Ocean 8 - Falklands (Fisheries) - 26.10.2008
- Korean divers from the M/V Tasnui are working to plug up the remaining oil leaks on Ocean 8 as well as pumping fuel from tanks on the sunken vessel.
- 53: Insurance Company Takes Responsibility for Ocean 8 Incident - Falklands (Fisheries) - 19.08.2008
- Since the sinking of the Ocean 8, the Falkland Islands Government has been encouraging the vessel's owners and their insurance company to take responsibility for their vessel and produce a plan to deal with the oil on board.
- 54: Falklands Fisheries Fleet Protest High Government Driven Costs - Falklands (Fisheries) - 09.07.2008
- The Loligo Fishery is not happy with high Government driven costs that have plagued it recently.
- 55: Falklands Ocean 8 Update - Falklands (Fisheries) - 20.06.2008
- Cllr Birmingham and the Director of fisheries have updated the media on the state of play regarding the sunken Korean Fishing Vessel.
- 56: Ocean 8 Sinks in Berkley Sound - Falklands (Fisheries) - 20.05.2008
- Korean Fishing Vessel Ocean 8 has sunk in Berkley Sound on Monday, 19 May 2008 at approximately 1000hrs LMT.
- 57: Falklands - Update 3 on the Ocean 8 Fire - Falklands (Fisheries) - 14.05.2008
- FISHOPS has issued a navigation warning for all vessels to keep at least 1,000 metres from the Ocean 8, located at 51.33.854S and 057.54.27W
- 58: Are the Falklands Getting all the Micromanagement Paid For? - Falklands (Fisheries) - 07.05.2008
- For the past six months or so people in the Falklands have been hit with the prospect of paying more of their take-home pay to the Government in one way or another.
- 59: Ship Afire in Falklands - Falklands (Fisheries) - 07.05.2008
- 36 crewmembers off a Korean fishing vessel were rescued last night in Berkley Sound after a fire broke out onboard.
- 60: Falklands: Update on the Ocean 8 Fire - Falklands (Fisheries) - 07.05.2008
- The Fire and rescue service planned to board the vessel on Wednesday once it was considered to be safe.
- 61: Extension of VMS to all licensed vessels Discussed at Fisheries Committee Meeting - Falklands (Fisheries) - 17.04.2008
- Dr. John Barton, the Director of Fisheries has stated that AIS is due to be implemented on 1 July 2008 for all licensed vessels. He has proposed to make VMS also mandatory from 1 July 2008.
- 62: Industry says increase in Loligo Fees Unwelcome - Falklands (Fisheries) - 10.04.2008
- Concern has been expressed by industry representatives of the Fisheries Committee about an increase in fees for the winter Loligo fishery.
- 63: Future of Lighthouse Seamen's Mission Discussed at Informal Meeting - Falklands (Fisheries) - 10.03.2008
- Seventy eight hours a week is too much for one person but Betty and Howard Turner put in 156 hours between them.
- 64: Two Jumping Ship Claim Assault - Falklands (Fisheries) - 04.03.2008
- Two Vietnamese crew from a Taiwanese Jigger have survived a swim in Stanley Harbour and claim assault on the high seas.
- 65: Falklands: Illex Season Heats Up - Falklands (Fisheries) - 03.03.2008
- Fishing vessels are coming to Stanley to pick up their licences.
- 66: Up-date on Factory Fire - Friday 15th - Tristan (Fisheries) - 15.02.2008
- Things are getting back to some normality after the Fish Factory was destroyed in the early hours of the morning on the 13th February.
Photos (c) James Glass A view of the fire as it finished off the factory and the removal of tainted lobster-tail from the collapsed freezer.
- 67: Tristan da Cunha Factory Fire on 13th February 2008 - Tristan (Fisheries) - 13.02.2008
- Local Shock and Dismay at Calamity of Factory Loss Initial report from Administrator David Morley sent at 13.37 on Wednesday 13th February.
Photos (c) David Morley Views of the fire damage
- 68: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Press Release - Tristan (Fisheries) - 13.02.2008
- We can confirm that early on Wednesday 13 February there was a fire at the fish-processing factory on Tristan da Cunha.
Photo (c) David Morley A view of the fire damage
- 69: Fisheries Protection Dorada Statement 07Feb08 - Falklands (Fisheries) - 11.02.2008
- Dorada Marine Limited committed to the sale of the M.V. Dorada earlier this week. The decision to commit the vessel for sale, a decision which was not at all taken lightly, had the fullest regard of many months of discussion and negotiation with the Falkland Islands Government. It is expected that the M.V. Dorada will depart the Falklands during mid February.
- 70: Update on F/V/ FERRAMELES Crew - Falklands (Fisheries) - 05.02.2008
- Crew are being looked after at the Seamen's Mission.
- 71: Protection of St Helena’s Fishing Industry - St Helena (Fisheries) - 04.02.2008
- A letter by Mrs Julie Thomas to St Helena Herald published in the 11th January 2008 edition asks “What are we doing to assist our fishing industry?”
- 72: St Helena Fisheries Statistics (01/02/08) - St Helena (Fisheries) - 04.02.2008
- A brief review of what St. Helenians are catching in their EEZ
- 73: 32 Safe as FERRAMELES Sinks in FICZ - Falklands (Fisheries) - 03.02.2008
- Crew are being cared for at the Seamen's Mission.
- 74: SOUTH GEORGIA ICEFISH FISHERY SEEKS MSC CERTIFICATION - Br.Ant.Territory (Fisheries) - 25.01.2008
- A South Georgia fishery has become the 50th fishery currently undergoing public full assessment under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)  standard for sustainable and well-managed fisheries.
- 75: St Helena Fishing News - St Helena (Fisheries) - 25.01.2008
- Argos Atlantic Cold Stores Ltd closed its doors for the 2007 Christmas festive season. No fish was received during this time and some of the local fishing vessels were lifted for maintenance.
- 76: Viarsa's Just End - Falklands (Fisheries) - 17.01.2008
- F/V VIARSA, chased actoss the Southern and South Atlantic Oceans for 21 days has been dismantled in a Mumbai ship-wrecking yard.
Photos (c) AFMA - Viarsa being dismantled and Australian Customs - Viarsa in an unfriendly Southern Ocean
- 77: YEAR 1 FOR FALKLAND ISLANDS FISHING AGENCIES ASSOCIATION - Falklands (Fisheries) - 01.11.2007
- The first annual general meeting for the Falkland Islands Fishing Agencies Association was held at 1700hrs on Tuesday, 30 October 2007 at the Malvina House Hotel. Later, at around 2000hrs, a celebratory buffet was hosted by the Association. During the AGM officers were elected, with Mr. Drew Irvine being elected Chairman. He spoke to people attending the buffet.
- 78: South Georgia - Fishing and Shipping News - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 10.10.2007
- The last of the krill trawlers finished fishing at the beginning of the month, leaving just one icefish trawler fishing in the South Georgia Maritime Zone (SGMZ).
- 79: Offshore Fishing Vessel for St Helena - St Helena (Fisheries) - 25.08.2007
- It would appear that the project for an offshore fishing vessel for St Helena, although considered essential development, otherwise the project would not have been developed in the first place and got to the stage that it has, finds difficulty attracting funding from DFID.
- 80: Falklands Fisheries Committee Meeting Report (31/07/07) - Falklands (Fisheries) - 08.08.2007
- Find out what happened during this important committee meeting.
- 81: Falklands Fisheries Committee's Brief Report - Falklands (Fisheries) - 09.06.2007
- After a brief discussion about Loligo Fees and a stock assessment report, Director of Fisheries Dr. John Barton gave an update on thefishery.
- 82: Amonia Explosion Leaves 10 in Hospital - Falklands (Fisheries) - 11.04.2007
- An explosion caused by leaking amonia has left 10 Crew from a Taiwanese Jigger in hospital.
- 83: TwoFishermen Missing Presumed Dead - Falklands (Fisheries) - 20.02.2007
- The Royal Falkland Islands Police are still conducting an investigation into what happened abord the Taiwanese Jigger, Jih Da Gan that caused ten fishermen to jump ship.
Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN) Another view of the rescue effort just before the Sea King helicopter from 78 Squadron at MPA had to leave.
- 84: Fishermen Jump Ship in Stanley Harbour - Falklands (Fisheries) - 19.02.2007
- Reported Indonesian fishermen off a Taiwanese Jigger have jumped into Stanley harbour presumably to escape harsh living and/or working conditions aboard.
Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN) The seaKing helicopter from 78 Squadron MPA just prior to leaving due to low light conditions.
- 85: Chief Executive Sets the Record Straight About the Holdberg - Falklands (Fisheries) - 04.12.2006
- Chris Simpkins has told Councillor Summers why the Holdberg was fishing at Port Purvis.
- 86: 31 Rescued as Fishing Vessel Sinks in the Falklands - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 07.11.2006
- Media Ops at HQBFSAI reported on Monday morning that Search and Rescue Teams from 78 Squadron were tasked on Sunday to rescue 31 crew members and a fisheries observer from the scalloping vessel, Holdberg, after the FPV Dorada relayed a call for help from the stricken vessel.
- 87: Argentina and Falklands in Fisheries Talks - Falklands (Fisheries) - 05.09.2006
- The South Atlantic Fisheries Commission will be the topic of discussion.
- 88: Fisheries Committee Meeting Report (21/07/06) - Falklands (Fisheries) - 25.07.2006
- Find out what happened during this vital committee meeting.
- 89: Injured Seaman Returns Home from Tristran - Tristan (Fisheries) - 22.06.2006
- Nicolay, who was injured while aboars M/V Pirgos on the 25th of May has recovered enough to be transported to Cape Town enroute to Bulgaria.
Photo (c) James Glass (Tristan Times) Nicolay being carried to Edinburgh's sick bay.
- 90: Fisheries Committee Meeting Report (09/06/06) - Falklands (Fisheries) - 12.06.2006
- Find out what happened during this important meeting.
- 91: Prospects Good for Illex and Loligo in the FICZ - Falklands (Fisheries) - 10.05.2006
- Statistics are way up from this time last year.
- 92: Falklands Fisheries Industry Celebrates 20 Years in Operation - Falklands (Fisheries) - 07.05.2006
- It's been almost 20 years since the Falklands Fisheries Regime has begun.
- 93: Fisheries Committee Report for April 2006 - Falklands (Fisheries) - 10.04.2006
- Find out what happened during this vital committee meeting.
- 94: F/V JOHN CHEEK Released from Argentine Custody - Falklands (Fisheries) - 08.04.2006
- The F/V JOHN CHEEK sailed from Commodoro Rivadavia, Argentina at 2100hrs on Friday.
- 95: Fisheries Committee Meeting for March - Falklands (Fisheries) - 26.03.2006
- Outstanding Illex catches mean that there will be a good season this year.
- 96: FAO Set The Record Straight on Fisheries Management - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 02.03.2006
- The International community puts a high priority on fisheries management.
- 97: Councillors Shown MPA Defences - Falklands (Fisheries) - 01.03.2006
- Here we go again! And, again! And, again etc. etc.
- 98: Falklands Fishing Boat Detained by the Argentines - Falklands (Fisheries) - 22.02.2006
- The BBC's Graham Bound inquires about the JOHN CHEEK's legal position in Argentina.
- 99: Argentines Step Up Fisheries 'Surveillance' - Falklands (Fisheries) - 20.02.2006
- The JOHN CHEEK has been boarded and ordered to an Argentine port.
- 100: Falklands Illex Season Begins Despite Poor High Seas Catches - Falklands (Fisheries) - 17.02.2006
- Now it's crunch time. We have three weeks to find out if this year's Illex Stock is viable.
- 101: Illex Season Opens in Argentine Waters - Falklands (Fisheries) - 18.01.2006
- Now that the research is finished, the TAC figures are set.
- 102: Wave Dancer to Return to Tristan - Tristan (Fisheries) - 16.01.2006
- Thanks to the Falkland Islands Company, the Wave Dancer has been renovated at VT Halmatic Shipyard in Portsmouth.
Photo (c) VT Halmatic Shipyard - Wave Dancer at a top speed of 29.5 kts in the Solent
- 103: South Georgia Government Increases Toothfish TAC for 2006 Season - Br.Ant.Territory (Fisheries) - 04.01.2006
- CCAMLR has allowed the South Georgia Government to increase its toothfish Total Allowable Catch by 15%.
- 104: Argentine Conservation Measure Causes Concern in the Falklands - Falklands (Fisheries) - 13.12.2005
- We clearly need to come down on the side of Illex Squid.
- 105: Should Observers be Put Aboard Krill Vessels? - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 25.11.2005
- Why does food that fish eat have to be caught and processed for them?
- 106: Falklands and So. Georgia Set a Benchmark for Fisheries Management - Falklands (Fisheries) - 23.11.2005
- Dee Palmew Quizzes Dr. David Agnew about fisheries around South Georgia and the Falklands.
- 107: Australian Jury Acquitts Viarsa I of Poaching Charge - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 07.11.2005
- A major blow to the Fisheries Protection effort off Australia has been dealt by a Perth District Court jury
- 108: Dame Ellen Heads for South Georgia - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 21.10.2005
- Dame Ellen MacArthur is headed for South Georgia to research Albatross.
Photo (c) Ned Kelly Albatross on Bird Island
- 109: Tristan's Women Settle Strike - Tristan (Fisheries) - 01.10.2005
- Tristan's part-time factory workers will earn 12.94% more than they did this time last month.
- 110: Tristan: Women Reject Latest Pay Offer - Tristan (Fisheries) - 27.09.2005
- Tristan's women have been on strike since 12 September and will not go back until they get the cost-effective pay deal they want.
- 111: Quark and Freiremar Case Adjourned for a Week - Falklands (Fisheries) - 09.09.2005
- The Quark Fishing Limited and Freiremar SA cases have reached the sentencing stage and fines were levied against both companies in Court this afternoon.
- 112: Esperanza Court Case Costs Dong Yang Fishing Company £65,000.00 - Falklands (Fisheries) - 06.09.2005
- The Esperanza Court Case was opened and concluded on Monday, 05 September 2005
- 113: Poaching Vessel to be Scuttled - Br.Ant.Territory (Fisheries) - 30.08.2005
- The long-liner, ElQui, that was convicted of illegal fishing in South Georgia waters, will be scuttled as soon as possible, according to H.E. the Governor Mr. Howard Pearce.
- 114: Korean Vessel Helps with Enquiries - Falklands (Fisheries) - 29.08.2005
- Earlier today the M/V Sigma, the Falkland Islands Fisheries Patrol Vessel, escorted the Korean Trawler, Esperanza into Stanley to help with enquiries.
- 115: 1986 Ban Loses Support at IWC - Falklands (Fisheries) - 20.06.2005
- Several websites report about the next meeting of the International Whaling commission due to begin on Monday in Ulsan, South Korea.
- 116: Tristan Catch Good Despite Seismic Activity - Tristan (Fisheries) - 07.06.2005
- Despite the frequent seismic activity in the waters around Tristan, Fisheries officials say that there has been a good catch this year.
Photo (c) David Cothran
- 117: Argentine Coast Guard Seizes Korean Poacher - Falklands (Fisheries) - 22.05.2005
- The Washington Post reports that last week the Argentine Coastguard after a two-hour chase in 40kt head winds, seized a Korean jigger off Comodoro Rivadavia.
Photo (c) Argentine Coast Guard - An Argentine patrol boat approaches a Korean Jigger.
- 118: Falklands: Illex Season Closes on Wednesday - Falklands (Fisheries) - 12.04.2005
- Concern over poor Squid catches have lead to the Illex season being closed early in Falkland waters for the second year running. The BBC World Service's Nick Gulhane tells us more.
- 119: Falklands Patrol Vessel Rescues French Yacht - Falklands (Fisheries) - 13.03.2005
- The FPV SIGMA” has been involved in a rescue of the French Yacht KIFOUINE on 11 and 12 March 2005. At 2209 on 11 March, Fisheries Operations, located at FIPASS, received information from the Falkland Islands Company (FIC) that the yacht from La Rochelle, France, had called via VHF radio from the Sea Lion Island area for assistance.
- 120: In the Net with Richard Cockwell - Falklands (Fisheries) - 11.03.2005
- There has been a joint research cruise on the Illex and at the moment, although it’s not looking very promising, it is better than last year. But it is very difficult at this stage to see exactly what the situation is going to be but it certainly doesn’t look as though it’s going to be a very good season.
- 121: The Lobster Fishery at Tristan and Tristan's quota of 158mt - Tristan (Fisheries) - 10.01.2005
- Despite having evidence of landings of lobster (Jasus tristani) only found at Tristan and the Vema Seamount, plus lots of Octopus, the UK Government seems slow to act on our concerns.
Photos (c) James Glass (Tristan Times)
- 122: SAFC Press Release - Falklands (Fisheries) - 14.12.2004
- The South Atlantic Fisheries Commission met last week in Buenos Aires.
- 123: Australia Warns Poachers: Oceanic Viking Is On Your Tail - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 19.11.2004
- Customs as well as that country’s Fisheries Department have sent a stern warning to potential poachers, who steal thousands of tonnes of marine resources from the economic zone, that they have an armed patrol vessel ready and waiting to patrol Australia’s waters.
Photo(c) Australian Customs
- 124: Poaching Vessels: CCAMLR Clamps Down - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 17.11.2004
- You all remember that epic chase last year when an Australian fisheries patrol pursued Toothfish poachers across the Southern Ocean and cornered them with the help of vessels from the Falklands and South Africa – a vivid example of the determination amongst CCAMLR Members to tackle illegal fishing – one of the main issues on the agenda at their recent meeting in Hobart. The BBC World Service "Calling the Falklands" has the details.
- 125: Antarctic Krill: Are They Really in Decline? - Br.Ant.Territory (Fisheries) - 16.11.2004
- Besides there being ethical problems with the targeting of animals so low on the food chain, there seems to be confusion about the biomass of Krill.
- 126: In the Net With Carleton, Wallace and Sawle - Falklands (Fisheries) - 13.11.2004
- Sian Ferguson of FIBS asks probing questions about the Mussel industry in the Falkland Islands.
- 127: Caught in the Net with Dick Sawle - Falklands (Fisheries) - 10.10.2004
- Corina Goss interviews Dick Sawle of Polar Limited.
- 128: New Polar: A Fishig Ship for the Falklands - Falklands (Fisheries) - 03.10.2004
- Just over a year ago, when H. E. the Governor Mr. Howard Pearce was in Vigo in Spain, he toured the shipyards where New Polar was being built.
Photo (c) J. Brock (FINN) - H. E. the Governor Mr. Pearce with Mr. Dick Sawle at the reception.
- 129: New Data on Throw-Away Fish - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 16.09.2004
- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has released new data that shows that better fishing practices are responsible for a decrease in the number of fish that have been thrown back into the sea. This equates to a decrease of about 12 million tonnes from FAO’s previous estimate.
- 130: Pardelhas - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 09.09.2004
- Two vessels owned by the Pardelhas Fishing Company may be seized and auctioned off after a court ruling that the Company owes $165,000.00 to Maritime agent, Ultramar.
Photo (c) Undetermined - Pardelhas aground off Isabel Island
- 131: Community School Prize-Giving Report - Falklands (Fisheries) - 11.08.2004
- Community School Headmaster, Mr. Alan Purvis, welcomed students, teachers, parents and friends to the annual prize-giving ceremony, which marks the end of the school year.
Photos (c) J. Brock (FINN)
- 132: South Georgia Government Gets Tough on Toothfish Irregularities - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 09.07.2004
- The Government of South Georgia, responsible for one of the world’s best-managed fisheries, is getting tough on licensed long-liners that are taking away more Toothfish than they are allocated. The policy of vessels reporting to either King Edward Point in South Georgia or to Stanley in the Falkland Islands is being strictly enforced.
Photos (c) J. Brock (SARTMA-SG) A view of King Edward Point
- 133: Armed Patrol Trials Launched From Hobart - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 02.07.2004
- Joint media release - Senator Chris Ellison, Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Ian Macdonald, Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Dr Sharman Stone MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the EnvironmentArmed patrols to boost protection of Australia’s Southern Ocean waters will start next month with “shake-down” sea trials departing from Hobart.
Photo (c) Australian Customs Service
- 134: Countries Debate Strategies for Combating IUU Fishing - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 01.07.2004
- Some improvement in capacity management, illegal fishing a growing problem, and high-seas operations not adequately controlled. George Kourous tells us more.
- 135: Genetic Profiling: It's Time to Invent the Gadget - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 06.06.2004
- The idea that genetic profiling, or molecular markers as well as parasitic profiling could be used in an attempt to apprehend poachers is not new.
- 136: Maya V Crew Arrest Conditions Lightened - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 21.02.2004
- Bail surety to ensure crew alleged to be involved in pirate toothfishing
aboard the Maya V did not flee the country, was lessened yesterday by an
Photo (c) Michael Weavers Story (c) Peter Collins
- 137: Fishers Challenge Australian Sovereignty: Commonwealth - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 12.02.2004
- Incursions by fishermen into the Australian Fishing Zone was seen as a
challenge to Australian sovereignty, the Perth Magistrates Court was told
today. (12/02/04) Peter Collins tells us more.
Photo (c) COLTO
- 138: Ascension Islanders Take Action Against Poachers - Ascension (Fisheries) - 05.02.2004
- People living on Ascension Island have taken decisive action against the three poaching vessels that have been illegally fishing in the Island’s waters.
Photo (c) Ascension Conservation
- 139: Major Poaching Incident at Ascension Island - Ascension (Fisheries) - 02.02.2004
- Three vessels have been sighted off the coast of Ascension Island that were engaged in illegal long-lining for tuna. Two of the radio call-signs have been identified and therefore the country responsible for the theft.
- 140: Toothfish Pirates: There's Gold in Them There Thieves - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 30.01.2004
- Ever think of making legal money from illegal fishing? This idea, that needs discussion, could stop poaching cold.
- 141: Australian Navy Catches Suspected Poacher - All (Fisheries) - 24.01.2004
- A Royal Australian Navy warship has successfully apprehended a vessel suspected of fishing illegally in isolated Australian territorial waters.
Photo and Story (c) Commonwealth of Australia.
- 142: CAUGHT IN THE NET WITH JOHN BARTON - Falklands (Fisheries) - 09.01.2004
- To bring in the new year, we have got the Director of Fisheries, John Barton, in to talk about his recent visit to Buenos Aires and the South Atlantic Fisheries Commission Meeting.
- 143: OST Minister Explains About Fisheries Protection - Ascension (Fisheries) - 14.12.2003
- Bill Rammell, the Head of the British Overseas Territories Department, has been talking about fisheries protection in the South Atlantic
Photo (c) J. Brock (SARTMA)
- 144: A Brand New Task Force to Fight Illegal Fishing - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 13.12.2003
- Now, there’s a real glimmer of hope on the horizon. Five Maritime Countries, Australia, Britain, Chile, Namibia and New Zealand have got together to launch a top-level task force to tackle illegal fishing.
- 145: New Government Plans to Deter Toothfish Terrorists - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 12.12.2003
- Legal toothfish companies in Australia have welcomed Australian and French government initiatives announced this week in the ongoing battle against criminal syndicates targeting and stealing the valuable species in the Australian and French zones.
- 146: Caught in the Net With Howard Pearce - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 25.10.2003
- We have already heard on "Caught in the Net" from Hamish Wyley, who was one of the delegates to this year’s World Fishing Exhibition in Vigo. And, this week, we are joined by another of the group, H. E. the Governor, Howard Pearce (HP).
- 147: Viarsa1: 5 Crew Charged and Bailed - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 12.10.2003
- Australian press reports that five crew members from VIARSA1, which are accused of poaching Patagonian Toothfish, were granted bail after they appeared before a magistrate in Perth, Australia on Friday.
- 148: Caught in the Net with Hamish Wyley - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 12.10.2003
- Seafish have interests in every sector of the fishery from Illex to Toothfish and Hamish attended the World Fishing Exhibition in Vigo and then he joined the Falklands Delegation to Korea and Japan.
- 149: Viarsa1 Arrives in Fremantle to Face the Music - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 04.10.2003
- Viarsa1, the Uruguayan fishing ship that was chased for 21 days across the Southern Ocean by patrol vessels from three nations, has finally arrived in Fremantle, Australia, where the ship and crew face a complete investigation into alleged poaching in Australian waters around Heard Island.
Photo (c) Australian Customs
- 150: COLTO Offer Advice and Info to Uruguay - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 02.10.2003
- The Coalition of Legal Toothfish Operators are giving info and advice to the Uruguayan Government.
- 151: Successful Legal Toothfish Marketing: Consumers Need to Get Involved - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 22.09.2003
- Seabird-friendly toothfish could be marketed in the way that Dolphin-friendly Tuna is.
- 152: So. Supporter and Viarsa Steam Back to Australia - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 12.09.2003
- Now that both ships have been re-provisiones, they are steaming back to Australia.
- 153: In the Net with Clark and McFarlaine - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 12.09.2003
- Two Fisheries Officials who were involved with the Falklands end of the Viarsa chase, tell of their experiences.
- 154: Longlining Causes Albatross Deaths & Leads to Extinction - Br.Ant.Territory (Fisheries) - 05.09.2003
- New research shows longline fishing is pushing six species of Albatross to extinction.
Photo (c) Birdlife International
- 155: High Praise for Governments in Toothfish Wars - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 28.08.2003
- It's over and now time for thank-yous to Governments who took part in the Viarsa Chase.
- 156: VIARSA1: Caught in the Net - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 27.08.2003
- An international effort is paying off and the VIARSA1 saga will be over sooner rather than later.
- 157: Australia Has Prima Facie Case Against VIARSA1 - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 27.08.2003
- The Uruguayan Ambassador to Australia has met with Ministers to hear that Australia will continue the pursuit of VIARSA1 and bring her to an appropriate port.
- 158: Viarsa1 Boarded and Escorted to South Africa - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 27.08.2003
- Earlier today fisheries protection officers boarded Viarsa1 and the vessel is now being escorted to Cape Town.
- 159: Viarsa1 Disobeys Orders to Follow Southern Supporter - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 26.08.2003
- Viarsa1 heads towards Montevideo despite orders to stop and follow.
- 160: VIARSA1 Admits Identity - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 25.08.2003
- It's official! VIARSA1 has repainted her name, hull number and port of registry on appropriate parts of her hull.
- 161: Record for High Seas Pursuit Attained - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 25.08.2003
- SOUTHERN SUPPORTER has set an Australian record for high seas pursuit.
- 162: Dangerous Seas Hamper Viarsa1 Chase - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 24.08.2003
- SA Agulhas is headed towards the poacher and the chaser.
Photo (c) Australian Customs - Viarsa1 in icy seas
- 163: Viarsa Cornered At Bouvetoya (Bouvet) Islands - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 23.08.2003
- The Southern Supporter has caught up with Viarsa at 55S and 5E.
- 164: Foul Weather Delays Viarsa Pursuit - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 20.08.2003
- SA AGULHAS has been delayed from pursuing the Uruguayan poaching ship, VIARSA.
- 165: VIARSA 1: Falklands Could Join the Chase - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 20.08.2003
- Viarsa 1 is not having an easy time in loose pack ice and strong headwinds.
- 166: More On Viarsa Pursuit - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 19.08.2003
- CANBERRA - A South African ship will try to intercept a Uruguayan pirate fishing boat that has been chased doggedly through massive Southern Ocean seas for almost two weeks by an Australian patrol vessel.
- 167: COLTO: Toothfish Pirates Falsify Satellite Records - Br.Ant.Territory (Fisheries) - 16.08.2003
- Was the Uruguayan Government tricked? COLTO alleges Toothfish Pirates falsify satellite vessel monitoring positioning data.
- 168: Iceland to Resume Scientific Whaling - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 09.08.2003
- Falkland Islander, Graham Bound, interviews Iceland's fisheries minister.
Photo(c) Graham Bound This pack of whalemeal from South Georgia is empty. Hopefully, packs like this will stay that way.
- 169: New Chairman for Fisheries Corporation - St Helena (Fisheries) - 04.08.2003
- A new Chairman has been appointed for the St. Helena Fisheries Corporation Management Board.
- 170: Korean and Spanish Trawlers Collide in Heavy Fog - Falklands (Fisheries) - 01.08.2003
- A collision between Korean and Spanish Trawlers has happened in heavy fog.
- 171: In the Net with Barton and Middleton - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 19.07.2003
- Argentina catches many times the amount of Illex that we do. It's not who catches the squid that matters but how much is being taken.
- 172: Fisheries Commission Joint Statement - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 09.07.2003
- The South Atlantic Fisheries Commission has been meeting in London. Following is their joint statement:
- 173: Emotional Good-Bye to Beached Pilot Whales - Falklands (Fisheries) - 27.06.2003
- 42 Lliving Pilot Whales had to be put down on Tuesday.
- 174: Toothfish Pirates Caught Red Handed - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 27.06.2003
- Photo (c) CALTO Red Handed!
- 175: Toothfish Drama in the Southern Ocean - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 25.06.2003
- Calls have been coming in all over the world about Toothfish Piracy.
- 176: Lives Risked to Prevent Toothfish Poaching - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 20.06.2003
- There is a $100,000.00 reward out for someone who brings toothfish pirates to justice.
- 177: Albatross Being Taken for Meat - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 15.05.2003
- Sartma warns that South Atlantic Albatross are being eaten by humans.
- 178: Caught in the Net with Barton and Harte - Falklands (Fisheries) - 12.05.2003
- FIBS interviews two experts about the proposed fishing rights legislation.
- 179: $100,000.00 to Report Toothfish Piracy - S.Atlantic (Fisheries) - 06.05.2003
- Fishing companies are getting tough amongst themselves in order to wipe out Toothfush Piracy.
- 180: South Georgia Toothfish Season Opens - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 03.05.2003
- Despite the bad weather, the much sought after Toothfish licences have been taken up and people have gone long-lining for the resource.
- 181: Tristan Da Cunha: A Valuable Fishery in Development - Tristan (Fisheries) - 29.04.2003
- Tristan da Cunha's fishery is rich in unique species. James Glass, the Island's Fisheries Director explains more.
Photo: (c) J. Brock (SARTMA) Dive Specialist, David Cothran, explains the use of the Remote Observation Vehicle (ROV)
- 182: SGSSI Toothfish Licences Allocated - S.Georgia (Fisheries) - 24.04.2003
- The Island's Toothfish licences have been allocated for next season.
- 183: Fishing Rights Discussed At Public Meeting - Falklands (Fisheries) - 26.02.2003
- The emotive issue of Fishing Rights was discussed at Tuesday's public meeting
- 184: In the Net With Hart and Barton - Falklands (Fisheries) - 16.02.2003
- Could FIPASS become the next "Charles Cooper?"
- 185: Ninety Whale Deaths Reported at Elephant Beach - Falklands (Fisheries) - 07.01.2003
- Approximately 90 Pilot Whales have been discovered on Elephant Beach and there is no hope for those that survived.
- 186: If You Want an EEZ, - Ascension (Fisheries) - 25.12.2002
- Don't push the surrey with the fringe on top - get a horse to pull it.