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More than 600 people said #NoToSalmonFarming in the Beagle Channel 1040 780 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

More than 600 people said #NoToSalmonFarming in the Beagle Channel

Nearly 600 people lit their voices for a #BeagleChannelFreeFromSalmonFarming. The premiere in Ushuaia of the documentary “Yaganes”, produced by National Geographic through its marine conservation initiative Pristine Seas, was the perfect excuse to remind the value of a unique ecosystem through spectacular images, as a prelude to its protection against the threat of salmon farming on both banks of the Beagle Channel.

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Forum Declaration: The Beagle Channel free from Salmon Farming 1000 974 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Forum Declaration: The Beagle Channel free from Salmon Farming

In the context of current plans to expand the salmon industry in the Beagle Channel -an area located at the southern end of the Patagonian Sea-, the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea expressed its categorical rejection to the installation of salmon farms in these waters which are shared by Chile and Argentina. The main concern is related tothe catastrophic and irreversible damages that such an industry would cause in one of the most valuable areas of the Patagonian marine ecosystem. The Forum calls on both governments to provide all the necessary legal and administrative measures to avoid installing salmon farms in these marine waters and to act jointly for the conservation of this area.

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NGOs united for the creation and management of Marine Protected Areas in Chile 1025 668 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

NGOs united for the creation and management of Marine Protected Areas in Chile

Chilean civil society organizations coordinated their efforts and experience during the Workshop “Developing guidelines for the creation and management of Marine Protected Areas in Chile”.

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More than 40 experts analyze the challenges for effective Marine Protected Areas in Argentina 960 720 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

More than 40 experts analyze the challenges for effective Marine Protected Areas in Argentina

Which are the potential threats associated with human activities at sea Which are the main institutional strengthening challenges for the management of marine protected areas located over seas? To start delineating some answers to these and other questions, the “Technical Workshop on the Implementation of National Marine Protected Areas in the Argentine Sea, Challenges for the implementation of effective MPAs” was held.

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Environmental organizations warn about salmon farming risks in Tierra del Fuego 1000 974 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Environmental organizations warn about salmon farming risks in Tierra del Fuego

A report issued by the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of influence warns of the serious impacts that salmon and trout farming would have on the Argentine coast if the initiatives being considered by the national government and the province of Tierra del Fuego are approved.

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The second year of the regional school for managers of Marine Protected Areas begins 500 487 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

The second year of the regional school for managers of Marine Protected Areas begins

For the second consecutive year, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay coordinate efforts to strengthen the capacities of those responsible for Marine Protected Areas in order to contribute to their effective management. Regional focus, focus on competencies and inter-institutional articulation are some of the keys to this initiative, unprecedented in the region.

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Bi-oceanic Park announced in Argentina and Chile 1000 754 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Bi-oceanic Park announced in Argentina and Chile

The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence accompanies and celebrates the recent declarations of the governments of Argentina and…

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New MPA are declared and Chile reaches 42% of marine protected surface 1247 831 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

New MPA are declared and Chile reaches 42% of marine protected surface

On February 27th, the chilean president, Michelle Bachelet, signed the decrees to create 5 new Marine Protected Areas that will contribute to cover 42% of…

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Marine expedición to Argentina´s Isla de los Estados and Tierra del Fuego 1002 668 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Marine expedición to Argentina´s Isla de los Estados and Tierra del Fuego

A marine expedition to Isla de los Estados and Tierra del Fuego was developed by NatGeo Pristine Seas in collaboration with the argentinean Environment and…

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Concludes successfully the first course for Managers of MPA of the Southern Cone 1280 853 The Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea

Concludes successfully the first course for Managers of MPA of the Southern Cone

Sixteen representatives from 11 government institutions count on more and better tools to manage Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. This was…

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