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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.

Source: Vietnam Net


IN BRIEF - Scottish Processors Gain from Boston Show Learning Journey

Thursday, April 02, 2015


Ten companies from the Scottish seafood industry joined a trip to Seafood Expo North America in Boston in March 2015, as part of a learning journey organised by Seafood Scotland.


The visit served as an introduction to the North American market for companies wanting to explore its potential.
During a busy four days, the representatives were given the opportunity to meet with an importer/distributor and to visit wholesalers, retailers and foodservice outlets.

They also enjoyed a networking dinner at Taranta Restaurant with a Q&A session on supply hosted by Chef Owner Jose Duarte, learned about market requirements from Polly Legendre and Alisha Lumea of Polished Brands, and spent time at SENA walking the floor, developing their own contacts, and making use of expertise provided on the Scottish Development International/Seafood Scotland stand.

Many delegates also joined a trip to the City of Gloucester, America’s oldest seaport, hosted by Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, where they met local seafood companies and visited Gorton’s Seafood Innovation and Technology Centre.


IN BRIEF - Four-Star BAP Group Is First For India

Thursday, April 02, 2015


Penver Products Ltd., in conjunction with National Fish & Seafood, is India's first group to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status for shrimp or any species, the Global Aquaculture Alliance has announced.


Four-star BAP status denotes that the processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills from which a group sources are BAP certified. It's the highest such achievement in the BAP program.

There are now a total of 21 four-star BAP groups, 18 producing shrimp and three producing salmon.

GAA: Four-Star BAP Group Is First For India


IN BRIEF - P.E.I. lobster fishermen approve marketing board

Thursday, April 02, 2015


In a historic vote, P.E.I. fishermen have overwhelmingly approved the establishment a lobster marketing commodity board — the first one ever in the oft chaotic fishery.


Marketing boards have always served the P.E.I. dairy industry well, and even the former tobacco industry, but this is the first time a commodity board has entered the local fishery and fishermen have opted to go beyond being primary resource collectors only.

“Based on the proposed marketing plan circulated to registered lobster fishers, 76 per cent of fishers voting indicated support for the formation of a lobster commodity board,” said Ian McIsaac, the lobster plebiscite returning officer for the P.E.I. Natural Products Marketing Council.

Source: The Guardian


IN BRIEF - Seafood retailers struggle to source barramundi ahead of Easter rush

Thursday, April 02, 2015


Queensland seafood retailers are gearing up for one of their busiest weekends of the year, despite struggling to secure supplies of a highly popular Easter fish species.


Poor wet season rainfalls have reduced barramundi stocks, with natural food sources and habitat continuing to shrink after three consecutive dry years across the north.

Despite the disappointing season, Townsville seafood retailer Gordon Allen said fish quality is still good, and he's been as busy as ever in the lead-up to the Easter long weekend.

Source: ABC


IN BRIEF - Senegal to Target Illegal Fishing That Costs 2% of Economy

Thursday, April 02, 2015


Senegal will submit a new code that includes higher fines for illegal fishing by June  2015.

The government will be able to impose penalties that are larger than the record XOF 1.2 million levied on a Russian boat 2014, Minister of Fisheries Oumar Gueye said in an interview on March 25 2015. The current guidelines were passed in 1998. Gueye declined to provide a specific amount for the proposed fines.

“Illegal fishing attacks our resources,” Gueye said in his office of Dakar, Senegal’s capital. “Illegal fishing will be severely sanctionned in an unprecented way.”

Source: Bloomberg


IN BRIEF - California seafood company to cease production of adulterated fish

Thursday, April 02, 2015


At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a judge has ordered L.A. Star Seafood Company Inc., located in Los Angeles, and its owners, Sima and Sam Goldring, to halt operations until they demonstrate to the FDA that they can process food in compliance with food safety laws and regulations.

In 2012, at the FDA’s request, the company recalled some of its products due to potential contamination. In 2013, the FDA inspected the L.A. Star facility, and sent the company a warning letter detailing steps the company must take to comply with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and Current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements. In 2014, another inspection of the L.A. Star facility documented the company and its owners’ continued failure to comply with the law.


“The FDA takes legal action to protect the public’s health when it is necessary,” said Melinda K. Plaisier, the FDA’s associate commissioner for regulatory affairs. “This consent decree represents an agreement between the FDA and L.A. Star to ensure that if and when they reopen for business, they will be producing food that meets food safety requirements.”

Source: FDA


IN BRIEF - Blue Crabs Migrate North as Ocean Warms

Thursday, April 02, 2015


In the last few years, researchers have noticed the appearance of an unusual southern species in New England waters, the delectable blue crab.


Populations of the crabs are typically found between the Gulf of Mexico and Cape Cod in Massachusetts, but in 2012, shellfish wardens and wildlife managers started noting sightings of the crustaceans miles north of the cape.

From 2012 to 2014, there were reports of individual blue crabs showing up in parts of the Gulf of Maine from Duxbury Bay and Marblehead, Mass., to New Hampshire and even as far north as Nova Scotia. While it's not unheard of for the crabs to venture so far north, there aren't any established populations in the colder waters.

Source: Scientific American


IN BRIEF - Hurlock fish farm goes on auction block

Thursday, April 02, 2015


HURLOCK — Waterland Fisheries, an indoor aquaculture facility in Hurlock, will be sold at auction on Wednesday, April 15 2015. The auction will be held online by Tranzon Fox, a national auction company.

At its peak, Waterland produced more than one million pounds of live tilapia and barramundi annually and was the largest seafood producer in Maryland. Waterland ceased operation in July 2014 and the principal owner is retiring from the business, according to a Tranzon Fox news release.

The operation is set on 10.6 acres, zoned Industrial and is improved with a 31,000-square-foot production plant. The operation also has four deep-water wells on site with permits to extract more than 50 million gallons of water annually.

Source: The Star Democrat


IN BRIEF - 2015 halibut seasons provide more fishing options in Columbia River area

Thursday, April 02, 2015

OLYMPIA — Anglers can expect halibut fishing seasons this year to be similar to 2014 for the Puget Sound and coastal waters, with some additional fishing opportunities in the Columbia River area. WDFW has revised the season structure for the Columbia River fishery to encourage anglers to fish for halibut there, said Heather Reed, WDFW coastal policy coordinator. The season for that area will run continuously instead of being divided between an early and late season.


“We continue to look for ways to increase fishing opportunity in the Columbia River area, where the catch has been below the quota in recent years,” Reed said.

Source: The Daily Astorian


IN BRIEF - Nireus Aquaculture announces initiation of merger with Sea Farm Ionian

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Says initiated merger by absorption of Sea Farm Ionian SA, balance sheet reference date set as March 31, 2015;

Says merger is a part of the restructuring of the group;

Says merger to result in the consolidation of fish farming and relevant activities;

Says merger to strengthen economies of scale and to enhance business efficiency.

Source: Reuters


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