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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 - Iran to export 28K ton fishery products to Russia

IRAN
Monday, July 06, 2015

TEHRAN – An official at Iran Fisheries Organization says the country will export some 28,000 tons of various kinds of fishery products to Russia in late August 2015.

Isa Golshahi, Iran Fisheries Organization’s director general for quality improvement, processing and development of fisheries market, told Mehr News correspondent on Sunday 5th of July 2015 that under contracts signed between the two countries, Iran will start exporting fishery products to Russia in late August.

 

“Under existing contracts between the two countries, about 28,000 tons of fishery products, including shrimp, trout, other varieties of fish, and canned products will be exported to Russia,” he said.

Source: Mehr News

 


IN BRIEF - Ministry to take legal action against poachers

INDONESIA
Monday, July 06, 2015

 

The government has stepped up its campaign against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, as the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry is expected to take legal action against perpetrators of poaching-related activities.

 

Mas Achmad Santosa, the head of the IUU fishing prevention task force, said any state losses caused by illegal fishing, as well as any additional negative implications on the fishing community, were being calculated by economist Faisal Basri, who recently joined the team at the request of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti.

“From these calculations, we can not rule out the possibility that the Indonesian government, represented by the ministry through the Attorney General’s Office [AGO], will sue any liable parties [found guilty of] causing state losses,” Mas Achmad told The Jakarta Post on Friday 3rd of July 2015.

Souce: The Jakarta Post

 


IN BRIEF - Change in effect for king salmon regs

UNITED STATES
Monday, July 06, 2015

 

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is revising king salmon sport fishing regulations in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat. The changes came into effect July 1 2015 and will be effective through May 2, 2016.

 

Now, for Alaskan residents, the bag and possession limit is two king salmon 28 inches or greater in length. From Oct. 1 2015 through March 31, 2016, all sport anglers may use two rods when fishing for king salmon.

For nonresidents, the bag and possession limit is one king salmon 28 inches or greater in length, and the annual limit is three king salmon of that size.

Source: Juneau Empire


IN BRIEF - Huon Aquaculture's new processing plant a timely jobs boost for Tasmania's north west

AUSTRALIA
Monday, July 06, 2015

 

A AUD 12 million upgrade to a salmon business near Devonport has given Tasmania's north west a much-needed boost in job numbers.

 

Huon Aquaculture's new modern processing facility at Parramatta Creek has created 70 new jobs in an area that has been hit hard by employment downturn.

The company received AUD 3.5 million from the forest peace deal fund as well as AUD 1.5 million from the Tasmanian Government.

Twenty years ago Huon Aquaculture was a one-man operation, now it employs nearly 600 workers.

Source: ABC

 


IN BRIEF - Seafood industry expects EU to pull 'yellow card'

EUROPEAN UNION
Monday, July 06, 2015

 

Thai exporters and processors of seafood and fishmeal say they are confident that tougher fishing rules will improve the European Union's estimation of this country's efficiency in fishery management, while the export sector should not be affected by a short-term docking of fishing boats for inspection.

 

Nuntawan Sakuntanaga, director-general of the International Trade Promotion Department, came to that conclusion after a meeting with the Thai Frozen Foods Association, the Thai Tuna Industry Association, the Thai Fishmeal Producers Association, and Charoen Pokphand Foods.

"With stringently [enforced] concrete measures to combat problems related to illegal fishing, the business sector has fully supported the government's actions to stop illegal fishing and foresees a brighter outlook for the fishery industry in the future," she said.

Source: The Nation

 


IN BRIEF - Failure to adopt recovery plan threatens survival of Pacific bluefin tuna

ECUADOR
Monday, July 06, 2015

 

Guayaquil – Inability to agree on a recovery plan for Pacific bluefin tuna at a meeting of the fisheries commission for the eastern Pacific Ocean presents a major risk to the seriously depleted species. The commission was also unable to reduce fishing capacity that currently exceeds the optimal scientifically recommended level by at least 50 per cent.

 

“It is extremely disappointing that the negotiations have produced so little in the way of protecting Pacific bluefin tuna stocks,” said Pablo Guerrero, WWF’s Eastern Pacific Ocean Tuna Coordinator. “A rigorous recovery plan with strict measures, especially to protect juveniles, could have offered a chance for this fishery to recover. The failure to reach a decision means Pacific bluefin remain in danger of further depletion.”

According to scientists, the breeding stock of Pacific bluefin tuna are at only 4 per cent of original levels. This is the lowest level ever seen for any of the bluefin species. Ninety per cent of the current catch are juveniles that have yet to breed.

Source: WWF
 

 


IN BRIEF - EU 'must rebuild fish stocks'

EUROPEAN UNION
Monday, July 06, 2015

 

Europe is consuming more fish than its waters can provide, leaving it reliant on other parts of the world to supply almost half its seafood, a study has found.

If the European Union was to rely only on its own seas to meet demand this year, the bloc would run out of fish today – six days earlier than it would have done last year, due to a reduction in domestic catches of 475,000 tons.

Despite the potentially productive seas around Europe, 49 per cent of the fish consumed in the EU came from non-EU waters, up from 48 per cent in 2014, the study from the New Economics Foundation said.

Source: Times of Malta

 


IN BRIEF - Antarctica Advisors LLC acts as Advisor to East Coast Seafood and Garbo Lobster in their new partnership with Seafood Investment Group

UNITED STATES
Monday, July 06, 2015

 

MIAMI - The Seafood Team of Antarctica Advisors LLC, a leading Food Industry-focused investment banking firm, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to East Coast Seafood and Garbo Lobster, two of the largest lobster suppliers in North America, in the formation of a new partnership with Seafood Investment Group (SIG), a long-term equity capital provider. SIG's investment will further accelerate growth at the companies' value-added processing joint-venture, Maine Fair Trade Lobster.

 

Antarctica's experienced transaction advisory team provides corporate clients in the Food Industry with a wide range of investment banking services. Antarctica maintains a unique Seafood Sector-specialized M&A practice, with a recognized track record of successful deal execution.

"The new partnership is intended to expand the current relationship between East Coast Seafood and Garbo Lobster to enhance current operations and create meaningful employment in rural communities throughout North America," said Michael Tourkistas, CEO & President of East Coast Seafood.

Source: PR Newswire

 


IN BRIEF - Guyanese charged over USD 12M cocaine shrimp find

UNITED STATES
Monday, July 06, 2015

 

Guyanese Heeralall Sukdeo, who was held last week by US authorities after he went to uplift a shipment of shrimp in which cocaine valued USD 12 million was discovered, on Tuesday the 30th of June 2015 appeared before Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy on the charge of knowingly and intentionally conspiring to import a substance containing cocaine.

Source: Stabroek News

 


IN BRIEF - Avanti Feeds approves expansion of shrimp processing facility

INDIA
Monday, July 06, 2015

The Board of Directors of Avanti Feeds Ltd at its Board Meeting held on July 04, 2015 have approved the purchase of total equity shares of Avanti Frozen Foods Private Limited, comprising of 5000 equity shares of INR 10 each fully paid up from Sri A Indra Kumar and 5000 equity shares of INR 10 each fully paid from Sri C Ramachandra Rao at par. Consequent on purchase of shares, Avanti Frozen Foods Private Limited will be a wholly owned subsidiary of the company.

 

The Board accorded approval to transfer the existing shrimp processing facilities of the company at Ravulapalem, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh to Avanti Frozen Foods Private Limited to facilitate bringing the shrimp processing facilities under one roof. The details of the scheme of transfer is being worked out.

The Board also approved implementation of a new Shrimp Processing facility in East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, by Avanti Frozen Foods Private Limited, a subsidiary of Avanti Feeds Limited.

Source: Equity Bulls

 


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