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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.
The label, which indicates a product meets the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards of sustainability, will initially be added to 280 products. This will rise to 400 within a year, across 16 markets, including the UK, Germany, Franceand Italy. Igo claimed it would eventually use label on more products than any other food manufacturer in Europe.
Seafood export turnover in 2014 is likely increase by USD 1.3 billion from last year’s result, to reach USD 8 billion.
Seafood exports have been strong and stable from the beginning of the year, especially for shrimp, ,said Mr. Nguyen Hoai Nam, Deputy General Secretary of VASEP at a conference held last week in Can Tho.
"It is totally possible that export turnover reaches US$ 8 billion this year", Mr Nguyen Hoai Nam - Deputy General of VASEP said on the sidelines of the conference entitled "Trends in consumption of fishery products in the largest export market; fisheries in the future and social responsibility” organized by SGS in Can Tho city.
On December 2014, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham announced a closure of the fall shrimp season in most state inside waters and in a portion of state outside waters effective Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 at official sunset.
Specifically, those waters that will close to shrimping include:
-All state inside waters from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the Louisiana/Texas state line except for the following waters located east of the Mississippi River:
-Lake Pontchartrain, Chef Menteur and Rigolets Passes, Lake Borgne, Mississippi Sound, Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO), and the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds as described by the double-rig line in R.S. 56:495.1(A)2
-The portion of state outside waters extending a distance of 3 nautical miles seaward of the inside/outside shrimp line from the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island as delineated by the Channel red buoy line westward to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal at -92 degrees 18 minutes 33 seconds west longitude
DAGUPAN CITY—The country’s shrimp industry is beginning to bounce back, although it is still way behind leading shrimp producers in Asia, aquaculture experts and scientists here said.
Leobert de la Peña, a crustacean pathologist of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, said the local shrimp industry’s biggest problem is still the white spot syndrome virus (WSSV), which can wipe out a pond’s shrimp population in seven to 10 days.
De la Peña was here on Sunday to witness the graduation of the first batch of shrimp experts from the Shrimps.Ph, a shrimp farming school at the National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center here (NIFTDC).
As Vietnam - Korea Free Trade Agreement is adopted, along with textiles and footwear, seafood exports from Vietnam to Korea have promising strong growth.
Even though the bilateral agreement has not been signed, exports to South Korea already show positive signals. When the FTA takes effect, seafood industry will have tax reduction and therefore accelerates exports to Korea.
SAPMER HOLDING board of directors, which met December 16th, 2014, appointed Mr. Jacques de Chateauvieux as Chairman and CEO and Mr. Adrien de Chomereau as Deputy CEO of the company.
Mr. Christian Lefevre and M Henri de Chateauvieux have been appointed as Director. SAPMER S.A. board of directors, which met December 17th, 2014, appointed Mr. Adrien de Chomereau as CEO of the company, in replacement of Mr. Yannick Lauri.
The Board of Directors decided the appointment of Mr. Yannick Lauri as Chairman of SAPMER S.A., in replacement of M. Jacques de Chateauvieux.
SAPMER GROUP: Corporate governance changes at SAPMER
Coho salmon eggs were destroyed at two Wisconsin hatcheries this month after testing revealed donor fish had an invasive virus, the Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday 16th of December 2014.
Viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) was detected in ovarian fluid taken from female cohos this fall on the Root River in Racine.
The positive test results were obtained after eggs were transferred to the Kettle Moraine Springs Hatchery Annex in Sheboygan County and the Les Voigt Hatchery in Bayfield County.
Seafood connoisseurs witnessed the harvesting of white leg/Pacific white shrimp and then savoured its delectable taste at the celebration of the first harvesting of shrimp at the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) at Hilltop Lane, Chaguaramas, on Monday 15 of December 2014.
After six months, marketable-size shrimp were obtained, with the exquisite taste of their open-sea counterparts. The IMA-produced shrimp are expected to fetch TTD 40 per pound.