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IN BRIEF - Boosting the Philippine fisheries sector

PHILIPPINES
Friday, November 23, 2012

More government attention is being given the country’s fisheries sector. The aim is to replenish fish populations in key marine biodiversity areas nationwide.

On 17 October, 2012, the Department of Agriculture (DA), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the five-year (2012-2017) Ecosystems Improved for Sustainable Fisheries (Ecofish) project as part of the 2012 celebration of Fish Conservation Month. The target is a 10 per cent increase in fish biomass and in the number of jobs for rural folk.

Source: Manila Bulletin

 


IN BRIEF - Seafood NZ applauds MPI operation in Hawke's Bay

NEW ZEALAND
Friday, September 04, 2015

 

Seafood New Zealand applauds the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) for its work in what must have been a difficult and complex investigation into black market fishing and trading in Hawke’s Bay, says Chief Executive Tim Pankhurst.

 

He was commenting on MPI’s Operation River that has involved:

- Executing search warrants on 22 dwellings

- Inspecting commercial fishing premises in Hastings and Napier

- Interviewing 31 people

- Seizing one commercial fishing vessel, three recreational fishing vessels, one tractor, 11 vehicles that were connected with black market catch and sales

- Uncovering illegal trading of 1.8 tonnes of paua (shell on) and 600 crayfish

Source: Voxy

 


IN BRIEF - SFF comment on landing figures for 2014

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, September 04, 2015

Commenting on the statistics published today (3 September 2015) by Scotland’s Chief Statistician that the overall quayside value of sea fish and shellfish landed by Scottish vessels in 2014 increased by 18 per cent in real terms from 2013 and the volume by 31 per cent, Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, said:

“These statistics highlight the importance of fishing to the Scottish economy and its crucial role in supporting fragile coastal communities.
“Whilst the figures at first glance appear to reflect a buoyant industry, they should be treated with a degree of caution because most of the increase in value and volume can be attributed to mackerel, which saw a large increase in quota last year due to the abundance of the stock.

“However, the underlying good news is that the majority of fish stocks of interest to our fishermen – such as North Sea haddock and cod – are either in good health or are heading in the right direction.

“But major challenges remain. Of particular significance is the fact that the quota allocation for whitefish was almost fully taken up in 2014. This means that when the landing obligation, or discard ban as it is known, starts to be phased-in from 1 January 2016, as things stand there is currently very little room for manoeuvre for the fleet. These landing figures therefore underline that if the discard ban is to work, there is the real need for there to be sensible compensatory quota increases to account for the fact that all fish caught will have to be landed.

Press Release: SSF


IN BRIEF - Landlocked Punjab gets fish research hub at Bathinda

INDIA
Friday, September 04, 2015

 

CHANDIGARH - India's second freshwater aquaculture research centre will come up in landlocked Punjab's Bathinda district. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal last week asked Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh to sanction a INR 21 crore regional research centre in his home bastion.

 

This will be the ninth fish research centre to be developed by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in India and is aimed at expanding fish farming in the pond areas that have both brackish and fresh water.

This would be the fourth such centrally-funded institution that has either come up or has been approved in Bathinda in the past one year. An All India Institute of Medical Sciences has already been approved here while the foundation-laying ceremony for the Central University is likely on September 7 2015.

Source: Times of India

 


IN BRIEF - Landlocked Punjab gets fish research hub at Bathinda

INDIA
Friday, September 04, 2015

 

CHANDIGARH - India's second freshwater aquaculture research centre will come up in landlocked Punjab's Bathinda district. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal last week asked Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh to sanction a INR 21 crore regional research centre in his home bastion.

 

This will be the ninth fish research centre to be developed by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in India and is aimed at expanding fish farming in the pond areas that have both brackish and fresh water.

This would be the fourth such centrally-funded institution that has either come up or has been approved in Bathinda in the past one year. An All India Institute of Medical Sciences has already been approved here while the foundation-laying ceremony for the Central University is likely on September 7 2015.

Source: Times of India

 


IN BRIEF - On day-long strike, Panaji market sees fish inflation

INDIA
Friday, September 04, 2015

 

PANAJI - The prime city's fish market which is usually packed with over a hundred boisterous fisherwomen selling the day's fresh catch and has countless locals squirming through the aisles, was expected to be desolate on Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 as most fish vendors wouldn't turn up in the market due to the nationwide strike opposing the Union government's Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2015.

 

However, while their peers preferred to stay off the streets on Wednesday morning, a handful of fish vendors in the local market made most of strike by selling overpriced fish, much to the distaste of locals.

Fish which were being sold until yesterday for 200-250 per/kg were going at 400-500 per/kg.

"This was their one chance to overrate their otherwise humbly priced fish and sell it to helpless consumers," said Connie Mascarenhas, a housewife from Nuvem.

Source: Times of India

 


IN BRIEF - Taiwan to share aquaculture and solar energy expertise

OMAN
Friday, September 04, 2015

 

MUSCAT - Taiwan will be offering its expertise in the field of aquaculture to Oman as the country is diversifying its economy, said an official.

 

“Oman’s government has invited Taiwanese fishery experts to share their knowledge on aquaculture sector and help breed grouper fish,” said Kenneth K. M. Liao, representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Oman.

Fisheries and agriculture are important sectors for the Sultanate, especially now that the country is seeking to develop its non-oil sectors, Liao told ‘Times of Oman’.

Source: Times of Oman

 


IN BRIEF - Russia needs to develop Vladivostok fish hub to boost economy - minister

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Friday, September 04, 2015

 

Russia needs to create its own Asia-Pacific hub to store, process and trade seafood and fish, Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said on Thursday 3rd of September 2015, the latest plan to protect domestic producers.

 

Relations between Russia and the West are at their lowest since the Cold War after sanctions were imposed on Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis. Russia retaliated by banning most Western food imports and turning instead to Asia, where President Vladimir Putin is visiting Beijing on Thursday to attend a military parade.

"Fish are our hard-currency export, our grain, oil and gas, our national heritage," Tkachev told the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, the first event of its kind in Russia's Far East.

Putin has made localisation across the Russian economy a priority. Inflation rose to 15.6 percent in July, year-on-year, on the sanctions, the food ban and a weak rouble.

Source: Reuters

 


IN BRIEF - Aquaponics Workshop hailed a success

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, September 04, 2015

 

An Aquaponics Design Workshop run by Aquaponic Solutions and MacAlister Elliott & Partners Ltd in conjunction with the British Aquaponics Association has been hailed a success by participants.

The workshop, presented at Bicton EaRTH in Devon, was attended by 12 participants who received advanced training into the engineering of a commercial aquaponics system, along with aquaponics business training and product marketing.

Dr Wilson Lennard, a recognised global expert in commercial aquaponics technology and business development, presented the 16 hour, two-day workshop. The course was designed to provide the participants with all the hydraulic engineering, component choice and design tools to enable them to design and construct their own commercial aquaponic systems.

“The course was designed to provide the most up to date aquaponic engineering and design knowledge for commercial aquaponic systems using the latest recirculating aquaculture and hydroponic plant production principles,” said Dr Lennard.

“This is about using the best knowledge available to successfully keep fish and plants in optimised growing conditions.”
He added: “The course also provided directed business information that could be applied to real world commercial aquaponic production in a small, retail pricing structure, niche market context.”

Press Release: Aquaponic Solutions and MacAlister Elliott & Partners Ltd 

 


IN BRIEF - Aqua farmers warned as massive algae bloom threatens fish and marine life

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Friday, September 04, 2015

 

The algae has already been blamed for de-oxygenating waters off Goleen in West Cork, leading to the destruction of cockles, razor clams and lug worms.

 

Scientists in the phytoplankton section at the Marine Institute in Galway have been closely monitoring the development and progress of the bloom. Similar blooms caused extensive sea fish kills in 2005 and 2012.

Satellite imagery shows the presence of the bloom, extending 40km-50km offshore south of Valentia Island and all along the south coast in pockets as far east as Dungarvan in Co Waterford.

Source: Irish Examiner

 


IN BRIEF - Nutreco renames animal nutrition research and commits to doubling R&D investment

NETHERLANDS
Thursday, September 03, 2015

 

Amersfoort – Nutreco announces that its global animal nutrition research centres will be renamed to Trouw Nutrition R&D. This change is part of the strengthening of its global animal nutrition activities under one brand. Trouw Nutrition R&D encompasses five research centres operating in the Netherlands, Spain and Canada. Nutreco will also double its investment in R&D and innovation over the next years.

With production facilities in 25 countries and sales in over 90 countries, Trouw Nutrition is Nutreco’s global animal nutrition brand. The renaming of its R&D centres is part of Nutreco’s objective to accelerate innovation in closer contact with customers and will help in bringing technology faster to the market.

“Our R&D strategy remains unchanged and our innovative strength is focused on three areas: Life Start, Health & Welfare and Feed Efficiency,” says Leo den Hartog, Director Trouw Nutrition R&D. “We believe that technological advancements in animal nutrition must play a central role in improving the environmental footprint of the food industry as a whole and in feeding a growing world population.”

Press Release: Nutreco

 


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