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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 - Uganda fishers get tipped on markets

Tuesday, March 03, 2015


KAMPALA - The government has advised fish farmers to take advantage of emerging regional fish markets to increase their earnings.


Addressing fish farmers during their 8th Annual Walimi Fish Farmers Cooperative Society Symposium recently, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Fisheries in the agriculture ministry, Edward Rukunja cited South Sudan and the European Union.

“The market for fish products is available both at the local, regional, and international level. But the challenge is that the fish farmers in the country cannot meet the demand due to inefficient production. In order for fish farmers to benefit from such wider markets, more efforts should be put on increasing fish production in their ponds. Government is ready to support fish farmers with skills that can enhance their fish production” the Commissioner said.

Source: East African Business Week

IN BRIEF - More dead fish, marine life at Pasir Ris beach

Tuesday, March 03, 2015


SINGAPORE - Following the mass fish deaths that affected farmers along the eastern Johor Straits over the weekend, other marine wildlife, including species such as frogfish, horseshoe crab and puffer fish, have washed up on Pasir Ris beach.


The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said the post-mortem results of fish samples collected from the affected farms indicated the fish had died as a result of gill damage caused by plankton, which are micro-organisms found in seawater. They can bloom or multiply quickly in a very short time, draining the seawater of oxygen.

Source: Channel NewsAsia


IN BRIEF - Feds to reopen herring fishery despite objections by First Nations and scientists

Tuesday, March 03, 2015


A federal court struck down a legal attack by coastal B.C. First Nations attempting to overturn the federal Conservative fishing minister's decision to reopen herring fisheries in coastal waters.


The oily fish—that ordinarily provides a springtime feeding frenzy for grizzlies, whales and wolves—has not been fished in three coastal pockets since 2005, due to over-fishing concerns.

Five B.C. First Nations, along with federal scientists, still believe herring stocks on the west coast of Vancouver Island, around Haida Gwaii and on the central coast are in a seriously fragile state. That's why the Aboriginal communities filed an injunction to stop the federal minister, who re-opened the resource to commercial fishing in January.

Source: Vancouver Observer


IN BRIEF - S. Korea's fisheries output up 6.1 pct in 2014: data

Tuesday, March 03, 2015


SEJONG - South Korea's fisheries output advanced 6.1 percent on-year to over 3.32 million tons in 2014, mainly due to greater hauls of warm water fish and a rise in aquaculture production, government data showed Friday.


Statistics Korea said more warm sea fish, such as anchovy, saury and squid, caught in coastal waters and shellfish and oysters raised at sea farms pushed up the annual numbers.

Catch from coastal waters moved up 1.4 percent on-year to 1.06 million tons, with sea farm production surpassing 1.56 million tons, which is a gain of 3.4 percent on-year.

Source: Yonhap News Agency


IN BRIEF - Fisheries group lodges protest against Tepco’s failure to disclose leak of radioactive rainwater

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The central organization representing Japan’s fishery cooperatives lodged a strong protest Friday over Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s failure to disclose the recent leak of radioactive rainwater from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the sea, calling it a betrayal of fishermen and the public.


“It is undeniable that (this failure) will further spread the harmful rumor that has been troubling fishermen nationwide and will largely affect the future of the fishing industry. The anger among local fishermen who have been waiting to resume their business is immeasurable,” the National Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations said in a statement submitted to industry minister Yoichi Miyazawa, who oversees Tepco.

Source: The Japan Times


IN BRIEF - Exporters opt to outsource fish in bid to retain EU market

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Amidst the recent imposition of a ban on fish exports from Sri Lanka to the European Union (EU), Sri Lanka’s fish exporters have now commenced importation of fish from Maldives and India for re-export to the region as a means of retaining long-standing high-end buyers from the region, industry stakeholders said last week. Despite the initiative being a costly affair especially, if prolonged to the long-term, exporters fear that in the alternative, the revenue loss caused by completely losing the EU market of 28 countries to other competitive markets will be far greater and hard to compensate.

“Since the ban is on fishing and not on the process, we have now started importing fish from countries such as Maldives and India in order to process and export them to the European market. We export them directly to the European countries,” President, Seafood Exporters Association, Roshan Fernando said.

Source: Nation


IN BRIEF - Ancient cod bones carry modern warning about mercury, climate change

Tuesday, March 03, 2015


Ancient cod bones unearthed at an Alaska archaeological site carry a very modern warning for a world with a rapidly changing climate -- as sea levels rise, so do levels of mercury in the food chain.


The bones, discovered at a coastal site in Katmai National Park and Preserve, date back to the early and mid-Holocene, a time when a warming climate melted glaciers and expanded the oceans. The rising seas inundating the Bering Land Bridge and other stretches of terrain caused some of the naturally occurring mercury that was locked in dry or frozen land to get free and disperse in the expanded marine waters.

Source: ADN


IN BRIEF - New Facilities to Boost Aquaculture Production

Tuesday, March 03, 2015


WINDHOEK - Real progress in the construction of the Fonteintjie fish farm in southern Namibia, the onset of the Hardap Inland Fisheries Aquaculture Centre production ponds, which are earmarked for completion by end of this year and finalisation of fish production activities at Leonardville in the Omaheke Region are expected to contribute to a huge growth in aquaculture.


In Leonardville the installation of the the lining and coverings of production ponds is scheduled for completion by the middle of this 2015.

According to the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernard Esau, the ministry's ambitious aquaculture master plan, which was endorsed by Cabinet in late 2014, has provided leverage to implement recommendations that will contribute to the development of both fresh and marine fish husbandry, both in Namibia and within the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Source: All Africa


IN BRIEF - Production delays at new American Samoa cannery

Tuesday, March 03, 2015


The chief operating officer, Joe Hamby, for the parent company Tri marine International says the last remaining components are scheduled to arrive on the next vessel due from the mainland.

Canning activity is now due to start at the end of March 2015.

For now staff at the cannery are working to complete the plant and are currently running samples and testing equipment.

Source: Radio NZ


IN BRIEF - Homarus Canadianus loses lobster name game

Tuesday, March 03, 2015


Canadian lobster will have to masquerade as Americans once again if Maritime seafood is going to gain access into one of the most lucrative marketplaces in the world.

And all because of three European countries that say no and a language scarcely used by anyone but the Pope.

The fishing industry is anxious to gain access to the 28 countries of Europe, but the European Union requires that lobster must be identified by its Latin name — namely “Homarus Americanus” or American lobster.

Source: The Guardian



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Mussel oil has helps reduce post-exercise muscle damage
United States An Indiana University study has revealed that there may be a greater connection between mussels and muscles than previously thought.
Easter Pacific coastal countries seek to improve tuna management
Worldwide Representatives of the Eastern Pacific that are members of the IATTC met in Panama with global experts to discuss aspects of managing a sustainable tuna fisheries.
Cargill invests USD 8 million in new fish feed plant
Mexico The Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food and the governor of Puebla have launched Nutripec, a formulated fish feed production plant, installed in Tehuacan by Cargill.
Commissioner seeks to strengthen EU-Morocco fisheries partnership
European Union Last week the European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries visited the third edition of the Salon Halieutis, organised under the high patronage of King Mohamed VI, to underline the importance of the fisheries partnership and cooperation between the EU and Morocco.
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