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IN BRIEF - Limfjord rope-grown blue shell mussel fishery propels Denmark to 100 per cent MSC certified mussel exports
Friday, April 27, 2012
The Vilsund Blue Limfjord rope-grown mussel fishery today secured certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard for sustainable and well-managed fisheries. The Limfjord fishery’s achievements means 100 per cent of Danish mussel exports are now eligible to carry the internationally recognized, blue MSC ecolabel.
The first Danish mussel fishery to enter the MSC program’s full assessment did so in April 2008. Since then, five Danish mussel fisheries have undergone the same rigorous and transparent process and have all succeeded in proving their activities to be sustainable and well-managed.
Minna Epps, Regional Manager for the Baltic Sea region says: “The dedication towards sustainable fishing practices demonstrated by the Danish mussel industry is truly an inspiration and a model to follow for others. We congratulate them warmly and hope their engagement will create a wave of support through customers who will choose their products”.
Friend of the Sea is proud to announce that leading Australian direct to consumer brand Australian NaturalCare has launched Calamari Oil 1000 with the Friend of the Sea seal of approval. Australian NaturalCare Calamari Oil 1000 contains Calamarine® concentrated squid oil produced by Pharma Marine.
Pharma Marine is the only producer of concentrated squid oil to have obtained Friend of the Sea certification. The raw material to make concentrated Calamarine oil comes from the by-products from food production of squid. There is full traceability throughout the supply chain from the fisheries to the state-of-the-art Pharma Marine manufacturing facility through to the consumer product supplied by Australian NaturalCare.
More than 100 Burmese migrant workers at the Lee Heng Seafood company in Songkhla, southern Thailand, planned to return to work on Wednesday the 23rd of April 2014 after staging a two-day strike to demand that their employer compensate them for unpaid overtime work.
Along with about a dozen Cambodian workers, 142 Burmese migrant laborers stopped working this week, claiming that they had been forced to work overtime without pay for months.
Cooke Aquaculture has made an agreement with Gray Aquaculture to begin processing fish at the plant in Hermitage. Nell Halse of Cooke Aquaculture says they have entered into a long-term lease to operate the plant and process farmed salmon from both Cooke and Gray Aquaculture. She says it's a positive thing for the industry and for the south coast.
Halse says they are hoping to begin processing in Hermitage in June with the recruitment process for the starting workforce of 20 to 30 people beginning in the area soon.
With lobster fishermen concerned about the upcoming season, Souris-Elmira MLA Colin LaVie is asking what the provincial government is doing to help.
During Tuesday 22nd of April 2014’s question period, LaVie said Fisheries Minister Ron MacKinley’s department had a lot of money set aside for marketing, but he wondered what was being done to help improve prices.
“What progress have you made in marketing?” LaVie asked.
Illegal catches of lingcod, a bottom-dwelling whitefish sometimes marketed as a substitute for pricey halibut, have netted a small fishing company a USD 12,000 fine and three years’ probation, state officials said Tuesday 22 of April 2014.
Fishermen’s Finest LLC, based in Kirkland, Wash., agreed to pay the fine, with an additional USD 2,500 suspended, to settle a state charge concerning harvest of 56,000 pounds of lingcod by one of the company’s vessels in 2010 and 2011. The company pleaded guilty to a charge of harvesting lingcod with prohibited trawl gear and received its sentence on Monday 21st of April 2014 of at a hearing in state court in Cordova, Alaska State Troopers said in a statement.
The KUTERRA farm, the first land-based commercial Atlantic salmon farm in North America, marks Earth Day by bringing to market Canada's first Atlantic salmon raised on land.
KUTERRA LP, owned by the 'Namgis First Nation, was founded to offer a sustainable alternative to conventionally farmed salmon.
"The effects of conventional farming on the marine environment are very real to us," says 'Namgis Chief Bill Cranmer. "This enterprise shows the way forward for the industry. It also fits with our economic plans and with our history as a fishing and trading people."
Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated. ("Clearwater" or the "Company") (TSX: CLR) invites you to participate in a live conference call on Friday May 2, 2014 at 3:00PM AST (2:00PM EST) with senior management during which they will review the Company's first quarter 2014 financial results.
Tuesday 22nd of April 2014's court appearance is the latest step in a dispute over set nets dating back to Nov. 6 2013, when AFCA proposed a ballot initiative calling for a ban of set-net fishing in non-subsistence areas of Alaska like Cook Inlet. Areas that would be affected by the ban include fishing spots around Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Valdez and Ketchikan.
"We think there are other methods and other styles of commercial fishing that would be more appropriate to help sustain a long-term resource for the state," said Clark Penney, AFCA's executive director. "So, really, the purpose of the initiative is to ask for a short-term adjustment for a long-term sustainability for a statewide resource."
Shrimp prices have steadily spiked over the past decade, forcing some area restaurant owners to drive up their platter prices.
The price for headless Gulf of Mexico shrimp off the boat is averaging about MXN 7.50 a pound and restaurants usually pay about MXN 2 more, said Andrea Hance, executive director of the Texas Shrimp Association based in Brownsville.
Greenpeace makes strong claims at bluefin tuna auction Taiwan
Amid Greenpeace’s protests for better protection measures to be implemented for the bluefin tuna, the sale of the first landing of the species took place in the framework of the first Pingtung Bluefin Tuna Cultural Festival.