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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.
Pacific Andes Resources Development (PARD), a global frozen fish supplier, announced on Tuesday that it proposes to undertake a fully underwritten rights issue of 3.83 billion new ordinary shares at an issue price of SGD 0.051 for each rights share.
The offer will be on the basis of 4 rights shares for every 5 existing ordinary shares in the capital of the mainboard-listed company.
The subscription price of SGD 0.051 per rights share represents a discount of about 52.8 per cent on the stock's closing price in Singapore of SGD 0.108 on Monday 24TH of November 2014, the last trading day immediately before the announcement.
Alaska is poised for some big fish stories next year based on predictions trickling in from state and federal managers.
For the state’s (and nation’s) largest fishery - Alaska pollock - the Eastern Bering Sea stock has more than doubled its ten year average to top nine million tons, or 20 billion pounds. And the stock is healthy and growing, according to annual surveys.
“It is one of the most stunning fisheries management successes on the planet,” exclaimed global market expert John Sackton when the pollock numbers were released by the (Seattle-based) Alaska Fisheries Science Center. Alaska pollock represents 40% of global whitefish production, he added.
, recently began the permitting process to establish a 30-acre geoduck farm in Dungeness Bay.
Although the world renown shellfish farm includes 11,000 acres of tidelands along the Washington coast and British Columbia, with numerous farms around the Puget Sound, the proposed geoduck farm would be the first shellfish farm operated by the company in Clallam County.
“We have a pretty robust permitting and review process, but would love to start farming as soon as possible,” Diani Taylor, fifth generation farmer for Taylor Shellfish Farms, said.
HB Grandi recently signed a contract with Íslenskir Adalverktakar (IAV). The contract is for a new 1,440 square metre extension for the fish processing plant and a 260 square metre facility for waste handling and storage for fishing gear.
According to CEO Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson, the new building extension will contain a workshop for both the fishing and processing divisions as well as storage space for packaging.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held on November 21st 2014 following the signing of the contract.
SEJONG - South Korea is moving to significantly strengthen its penalties against illegal fishing by its vessels in high seas that include more than doubling its minimum fine for pirate fishing, a government official said Tuesday 25th of November 2014.
Under a revision to the law on deep-sea fishing, already submitted to the National Assembly, the country seeks to increase the minimum fine for illegal fishing to 500 million won (USD 448,350), according to the official from the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.
Business owners from Angola, Spain and Portugal Wednesday in Benguela signed an agreement of intent, which includes the management, and chartering of vessels in the fisheries sector, Angolan state newspaper Jornal de Angola reported.
The agreement was signed by Angolan company Cominder, part of the Consar group, based in the fishing municipality of Baía Farta and Spanish company Malaca Shipping and Portugal’s Overview II.
The chairman of Consar group, Dumilde Rangel, said that the agreement could stimulate fishing activity at a time when Cominder is refurbishing all of its assets and onshore facilities to catch more fish and seafood.
After only a month in the job, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti has unveiled her office’s findings on illegal, unreported and undocumented (IUU) fishing operations along the country’s sea borders.
Susi said the ministry’s use of radar technology was successful in identifying illegal fishing operations by foreign parties in Indonesian waters.
“We know what they’re up to. They think we don’t [know]. Let them know that we see everything at sea, even the size of the ships,” she said on Friday 21st 2014.
By the time the sun rose on a chilly November morning, Matthew Moretti and his two-man crew had steamed into Casco Bay, tying up alongside three square rafts bobbing in calm waters. Clambering onto the planks, they began hauling 35-foot ropes from the deep, each laden with hundreds of pounds of slate-gray mussels.
“Demand is huge for rope-grown mussel,” said Moretti, co-owner of Wild Ocean Aquaculture, which grows and sells the branded Bangs Island Mussels. “It’s way bigger than we have been able to fill.”
The Scottish fishing industry is in peril from the discard ban unless governments act urgently, fishermen’s associations are warning.
Large swathes of the industry face bankruptcy unless member state governments can assert their authority over the European Commission to prevent the discard ban.
Stoking the pressure behind the so-called “landings obligation” are organisations like the Pew Trusts, which ignore the economic carnage that will follow from the ill-conceived conservation measure.
Tuna load confiscated over banned gear issue Brazil
The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources seized the cargo of a tuna fishing vessel docked in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, which had been accused of having used forbidden fishing gear.
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