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.
The rising development of aquaculture, especially in Asia Pacific, is also anticipated to drive the global fish oil market at a 5.05% CAGR from 2012 to 2018. The value of the market is poised to rise from USD 1.1 bn in 2011 to USD 1.7 bn by 2018. However, the static production of fish oil as against the surging demand for the same is likely to hamper the growth of the fish oil market. The rise in fish oil prices is also a major deterrent.
The report studies the global fish oil market based on species, application, and geography.
Marine fish, tilapias, salmon and trout, carps, and others such as mackerels, eels, and herrings are the major species studied in the fish oil market report. Being rich in DHA, salmon and trout are the most widely consumed species of fish, emerging as the leading species segment in the overall market.
UK fishing tackle retailer Fishing Republic plc expects annual results will be in line with market forecasts with a 40% increase in revenue.
The AIM-listed group said today in a trading update for the year to 31 December 2016 that the jump in revenue was driven by the addition of new stores, organic growth across existing stores and a sharp rise in own website sales.
The group reported own website sales in 2016 surged 132% and accounted for 40% of total online sales. However, total online sales fell due to lower third party sales, albeit an improvement in overall gross margins.
The company is currently transitioning away from third party platforms to its own website sales, where margins are higher. Fishing Republic said it is “making good progress” with the online sales strategy.
The Aquaponos team beamed proudly as they stood beside an orange bucket with a tube sprouting leaves hanging above it. Closer examination revealed that, within the bucket, swam a small number of fish.
"So aquaponics itself is kind of like a happy marriage between fish farming and hydroponics," Veronica Head, Aquaponos' team lead, said. "So in fish farming you have fish and they generate a lot of waste, and normally that's just a pollutant because they don't do anything with that waste, and then in hydroponics you grow plants through water, not soil."
Head said that by siphoning the fish waste through a tube past a bank of plants, the nutrients from the waste are filtered out for use by the plants, and the fresh water is then returned to the tank for use by the fish. It's an idea that originated in ancient times but has found new life with Aquaponos.
An expert in the area of Aquaculture, Mrs. Mojisola Funmilayo Siyanbola has urged the Federal Government to provide effective and efficient proactive security measures to protect aquatic resources in order to tackle the problem of inadequate supply of fish in the country.
Siyanbola while decrying the shortage of fish supply maintained that the problem of insecurity is a major problem facing aquatic resources especially the marine resources.
The Senior Lecturer at the Department of Biology, The Polytechnic Ibadan while delivering the 11th Inaugural lecture of the institution titled ‘Nigeria’s fish supply deficit: Bridging the gap through sustainable aquaculture’ on Wednesday informed that there is a need to transform aquaculture from subsistence to commercial level due to the inadequate supply of fish especially in the country.
Aquaculture is the fastest-growing segment in the feed industry. According to the 2017 Alltech Global Feed Survey, the aquaculture industry experienced a 12 percent increase in feed production in 2016 to 39.9 million metric tons. Asia maintained its volume and accounts for approximately three-quarters of global production per Alltech’s 2016 Aquaculture Survey.
For many who are closely watching the aquaculture sector, this growth comes as no surprise. However, it presents a new set of challenges.
“‘The Fish to 2030: Prospects for Fisheries and Aquaculture’ report produced by the World Bank states that the projected growth in fed aquaculture over the 2000–2030 period, equivalent to an annual average growth rate of 3.9 percent per year, is much faster than the projected growth in fish oil use in aquaculture, which has an average annual growth rate of 1.7 percent,” said Dr. Keith Filer, project manager for aquaculture research at Alltech. “This is why Alltech is committed to providing a sustainable alternative to fish oil with our algae.”
Fish health, sea lice, OHS and compliance are topics covered by the quarterly reporting. Cermaq is currently the world’s only seafood company to have embarked upon – not only annual but also – quarterly sustainability reporting.
“Our customers show a growing attention and interest in the transparency about the products and our production. Providing fresh data in the form of quarterly reporting is proving customers the best basis for building partnerships” says Geir Molvik, CEO of Cermaq.
The quarterly report confirms the picture of Cermaq’s dedication to preventive fish health and to strengthening OHS within the industry.The absentee rate is down in all regions and we continue to see positive developments in our health and safety work. The 12-months survival rate for Atlantic salmon varies between the regions from 91-95 %. The use of sea lice treatment was down in all regions, and preventive measures to manage sea lice counts show positive results. In Norway there was one escape incident with 400 escaped fish this quarter, which resulted in a total of 426 fish escaped in our operations in 2016, of which 425 fish in Norway.
The Fisheries Agency will introduce penalties for violating the restrictions set to be imposed on catches of Pacific bluefin tuna in 2018, sources said Friday.
In response to international calls for stronger management of tuna stocks, the agency aims to improve the effectiveness of its tuna fishing controls by setting out penalties including fines and imprisonment, according to the sources.
In April, Japan will revise an ordinance to add bluefin to the species in the total allowable catch system, which sets limits on annual catches based on scientific evaluations of marine resources.
There was one common point as local residents on opposing sides of a shrimp trawling issue reacted to news that additional restrictions for North Carolina shrimpers will likely be on the way.
“It’s going to be a long road,” said Allen Jernigan of Sneads Ferry, a full-time waterman who runs fishing charters and also does some commercial fishing.
The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission voted 5-3, with one member abstaining, on Thursday to approve a petition for rule-making from the N.C. Wildlife Federation, setting in motion a lengthy process of reviewing the rules proposed in the petition before a final decision is made.
Jernigan said the petition isn’t perfect, but he does not believe it is going to close down inshore trawling and there will still be shrimping in the state. The biggest impact will be on trawling in the ocean and Pamlico Sound.
Ten years after Ireland banned driftnetting for salmon at sea, the controversial measure has proved to be a failure.
The Atlantic wild salmon is in a “serious position” and various conservation measures “don’t seem to have worked”, Inland Fisheries Ireland chief executive Dr Ciaran Byrne has said.
Speaking at the annual Salmon Watch Ireland conference in Galway, Dr Byrne said marine survival of the species had fallen from 20 per cent of fish returning to rivers in 1980 to five per cent today, before any exploitation.