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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 European Commission welcomes the positive outcome of the informal trilogue on the draft for a Framework Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning. If confirmed by the Council and the European Parliament, the Directive will help Member States cooperate more closely over cross-border sea areas, enabling them to take full account of land-sea interactions when developing their Maritime Spatial Planning.
Speaking at Aquaculture America 2014, Dr Jesse Trushenski, Southern Illinois University, discusses the use of electrosedation as a rested harvest technique for rainbow trout.
Fish can be affected by physical and psychological stressors during harvest and prior to slaughter. Rested harvest (sedation prior to slaughter) can be used to prevent the negative effects that stress can have on meat quality, taste and animal welfare.
Fishing co-ops are warning recreational fishermen are most at risk of ciguatera poisoning. Nine people needed hospital treatment for ciguatera poisoning after eating part of a 25-kilo Spanish Mackerel caught by a recreational angler off Scotts Head, near Macksville.
At least 30 people who handled fresh fish or seafood at Chinese markets in city ended up with gruesome skin injuries. Sure, you can eat fish bought in Chinatown. Just don’t touch it before you cook it.
The city Health Department identified an outbreak of a rare skin infection in people who handle raw or live fish or seafood. At least 30 people who touched the fish purchased at markets in the Chinatown neighborhoods of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens were affected, according to authorities.
New Zealand's NIWA scientists have discovered a rare, deep-sea fish last seen more than 60 years ago. Five of the hadal snail fish were caught in a trap 7,000 metres deep in the Kermadec Trench during the scientists' special research assignment between NIWA and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.
A Sino Foreign Joint Venture Company is to develop a CNY 8,000 prawn and agriculture center in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, China. The farm will be indoor and twice as big as the largest prawn farm known today.
The Sino Foreign Joint Venture (SFJV) agreement specifies that Glory Ocean Development (GODL) is to "procure and secure the services of Capital Award, Inc (CA). as the master consulting and servicing provider and management of the Project and its developed operations, to be in charge of all affairs of the Project using the said technology to develop the Project."