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IN BRIEF - Chinese fishing technology extirpates Binh Dinh’s tunas
Friday, November 23, 2012
The Binh Dinh province has 2300 vehicles for offshore fishing, including 1500 ones for tuna fishing with which local fishermen have caught 9041 tons of fish so far this year.
Binh Dinh’s tuna had been favored by clients thanks to its high and stable quality-until the day a lot of ship owners stopped fishing with the traditional technology and begin fishing with imported high voltage lamp systems.
Van Cong Viet, a fisherman in Hai Cang ward of Quy Nhon City, the owner of two fishing boats, said that the tunas caught with the new technology have been refused by merchants. Reasoning the low quality, the merchants only pay 85,000 dong per kilo. Meanwhile, local fishermen previously sold at 137,000 dong.
Durham, N.H. – Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have launched an integrated aquaculture farming research project that aims to provide a model for integrating land-based aquaculture systems with hydroponic plant production systems that can be used locally to increase food production.
NH Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Todd Guerdat, assistant professor of agricultural engineering, is leading the project at the Kingman Research Farm, an experiment station facility in Madbury.
“Over half of the world’s seafood is produced from aquaculture. Eighty percent of the seafood we eat here in the United States is imported resulting in nearly an annual $11 billion trade deficit for seafood alone. We need to take control of our food production systems by developing a sustainable U.S.-based aquaculture industry,” Guerdat says.
The Natural Resources Institute of Finland ("Luke") says that a species of fish called the nelma may be a contender for a replacement to salmon imported from Norway.
The nelma is a silver-coloured and migratory predatory fish that is well suited to being farmed. In nature nelmas or sheefish can grow to 1.5 metres in length and more than 20 kg, though the median weight for the creature is around 9 kilos.
The first nelma spawn was brought through quarantine from Russia to the Laukaa fishery some six years ago.
"The nelma is great," says Petri Heinimaa from Luke. "It's big, tasty and resilient to diseases. It's mostly found in Siberia, northern Alaska and Canada," says Petri Heinimaa from Luke.
LONDON - The global fish and seafood market has grown steadily in recent years, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8% between 2011 and 2015, according to data from research company MarketLine.
MarketLine's latest report shows that market values have increased in all regions. Global growth, however, is primarily driven by Asia-Pacific and South America, as the swelling middle classes begin to buy more expensive products through the organized retail channel. Despite this, the US is still the single largest market, and it is important for the global market that sales there continue to grow.
MarketLine analyst, Nicholas Wyatt, explains: "The US is the largest market by value for fish and seafood, accounting for 13.9% of global revenues. Value increases, while lower than in many other countries, have been driven by increased health awareness, as US public health bodies recommend eating two pieces of fish a week. Such advice is not unique to the US, and improved health consciousness is set to help the market globally in the mid to long term."
Activists took to the aisles of an Eastbourne Sainsbury’s in a protest against unsustainable tuna on September 24 (Saturday) 2016.
Greenpeace protesters cleared the shelves of John West tuna at the Arndale Centre store in an effort to put pressure on the supermarket to drop the brand. They left signs stating that the tuna was out of stock and had ‘Gone West’ as part of a national event targeting more than 70 of the supermarket’s stores.
Will McCallum, Head of Oceans at Greenpeace said, “Sainsbury’s presents itself as a supermarket that takes ethics and sustainability seriously. “So we’re sending Sainsbury’s a message that it’s ludicrous that they source sustainable fish for their own brand tuna while continuing to stock dirty John West tuna on the next shelf.
The site will have separate departments for the growth phase through to mature broodstock. It has been designed to ease logistics and reduce the burden on staff with minimal labour-intensive equipment and processes. The plant has good access to seawater and freshwater.
Stig Joar Krogli is employed as a project manager and looks forward to activity getting underway on the construction site. Artec Aqua is the appointed contractor for the build, which is expected to take two years - with the first roe available for sale by the close of 2018.
American Samoa's largest private employer, StarKist Samoa, will shut down operations during the week starting October 10th 2016 because of a lack of fish.
This was the second time in the past year StarKist Samoa had temporarily shut down due to fish supply issues.
StarKist spokesperson Michelle Faist said fewer deliveries of fish were now being made to American Samoa as a result of the closure of the high seas, US EEZs, and other traditional fishing grounds to the US fishing fleets.
Ålesund - HAVFISK's Board of Directors has evaluated the mandatory offer launched by Lerøy Seafood Group to the shareholders in HAVFISK. The offer price is NOK 36.50 per share. The Board`s consideration is that the offer is fair and hence recommends HAVFISKs shareholders to accept the mandatory offer.
On 2 June 2016, Lerøy Seafood Group entered into an agreement with the largest shareholder of HAVFISK, Aker Capital AS, to purchase 53,501,793 shares in HAVFISK, as well as an agreement to purchase an additional 1,026,632 shares in HAVFISK from Fausken Invest AS. Completion of the said purchases was conditional upon approvals by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and relevant competition authorities being obtained. In a stock exchange notice dated 26 August 2016 it was announced that all conditions were fulfilled, and completion of the purchases took place on 31 August 2016. Lerøy has purchased an additional 2,507,410 HAVFISK shares in the market. As a result of the said transactions, Lerøy holds in aggregate 57 035 835 shares in HAVFISK, which corresponds to 67.38% of the shares and voting rights in HAVFISK.
First 'marine monument' created in the Atlantic United States
The United States Government has created the Atlantic Ocean's first marine national monument, saying that the new protected area was a needed response to risky climate changes, ocean dead zones and unsustainable fishing practices.
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