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IN BRIEF - Chinese fishing technology extirpates Binh Dinh’s tunas

VIET NAM
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 - Lobster fishery predictions suggest lower quality 2014

CANADA
Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nova Scotia's largest lobster fishery is set to open next week, but there's concern the catch could yield soft shelled lobster and scientists blame warm ocean temperatures.

With at least a thousand boats heading out the week of November the 24th 2014, the quality forecast is closely watched.

Every fall, the Fishermen and Scientists Research Society, monitors lobster from at-sea stations throughout the fishing zone in southwestern Nova Scotia.

Source: CBC

 


IN BRIEF - Cod rules could trap lobstermen

UNITED STATES
Saturday, November 22, 2014

 

ELLSWORTH — A proposal to restrict lobster fishing in certain designated spawning areas for cod is on the agenda at the New England Fishery Management Council meeting in Newport, R.I. the week of November the 17th 2014.

 

A groundfish subcommittee voted last week to recommend that, “due to the high bycatch of cod in the lobster fishery and potential disruption of spawning behavior,” Gulf of Maine cod spawning closures “include a restriction on fishing with or using lobster pot gear.”

Source: The Ellsworth American

 


IN BRIEF - Seafish Scottish Premiere of ‘The Business of Processing’ Film

UNITED KINGDOM
Saturday, November 22, 2014

 

Seafish, the UK industry authority on seafood, screened its Scottish premiere of its new film exploring the multi-billion pound seafood processing industry to an invited audience from the industry.

The showing of ‘The Business of Processing’ at The Scotsman Hotel theatre in Edinburgh provided aperfect opportunity for the UK seafood industry to get a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges the processing sector faces in turning the seafood, that is landed and imported into the UK, into products for public consumption in the foodservice sector and at home.

Source: SeaFish

 


IN BRIEF - Aquaculture delivers in tough fishing year

NEW ZEALAND
Saturday, November 22, 2014

 

Sanford, which holds 23% of the country's fishery quota, has had a tough year but eked out a 10% gain in booking a NZD 22.3 million profit.

 

A decline in some fish prices and catch rates compounded to see a revenue decline from NZD 462.6 million to NZD 452.4 million and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation declined from NZD 49.2 million to NZD 46.6 million in its full-year trading to September 2014.

Forsyth Barr broker Andrew Rooney said it was an ''underwhelming'' operating result, because of commodity-price weakness and challenging catch conditions across some key species.

Source: Otago Daily Times

 


IN BRIEF - International Maritime Institute of NZ launched at NMIT

NEW ZEALAND
Saturday, November 22, 2014

 

An increasingly global focus and new world-class facilities are behind a name change for Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)’s maritime school.

 

The original school, based in Nelson, was established in 1976 as the New Zealand School of Fisheries and later became known as the Nelson Maritime School. It was officially re-launched under its new name - the International Maritime Institute of New Zealand (IMINZ) at an industry event at the Nelson campus on 20 November 2014.

NMIT Chief Executive Tony Gray said maritime education and training was a specialist area for NMIT. Seafood was the country’s fifth largest export earner and the Top of the South region had the country’s largest fishing fleet as well as significant tourism and merchant shipping operations.

Source: Voxy

 


IN BRIEF - Aquaculture research proposed for abandoned fish plant

CANADA
Saturday, November 22, 2014

 

An American company is looking to set up an aquaculture research centre in an abandoned fish plant in Souris.

The Centre for Aquaculture Technologies Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Centre for Aquaculture Technologies, which is based in San Diego.

The Canadian operation is made up of former employees of AquaBounty, a genetically-modified salmon producer that also has its base in eastern P.E.I. CATC has its eye on the old fish plant in Souris, which shut down three years ago.

Source: CBC News

 


IN BRIEF - P.E.I. farmer fined for pesticide runoff that killed thousands of fish

CANADA
Saturday, November 22, 2014

 

SUMMERSIDE - A Prince Edward Island farmer has been fined about CAD 72,000 after pesticide runoffs from his land resulted in a large fish kill, Environment Canada says.

Thousands of fish died in July 2011 and again about a year later in Trout River and Barclay Brook in western P.E.I.

Warren Ellis of Mount Royal was sentenced Wednesday 19th of November 2014 in Summerside provincial court after pleading guilty to two violations of the federal Fisheries Act, Environment Canada says in a news release issued the following day.

Source: CTV News

 


IN BRIEF - 'Excellent' 2015 pink salmon harvest predicted

UNITED STATES
Saturday, November 22, 2014

 

A recent news release from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) outlines an estimated 2015 pink salmon harvest of 58 million fish.

 

“An actual harvest of 58 million pink salmon would be well above the recent 10-year average of 41 million pink salmon and a harvest of that magnitude would be in the top ten harvests since 1960,” according to the release.

The release states that the annual forecast was produce in two steps, “1) a forecast of the trend in the harvest, and 2) the forecast trend adjusted using 2014 juvenile pink salmon abundance data provided by the NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Auke Bay Laboratories.”

Source: Petersburg Pilot

 


IN BRIEF - Shetland fishermen want to scrap Faroese mackerel deal

ICELAND
Saturday, November 22, 2014

 

The Shetland Fishermen’s Association (SFA) wants the EU to Norway to cancel the increased mackerel quota it awarded the Faroe Islands in the wake of a trawler from the island nation being detained off the Scottish archipelago for an alleged breach in fishing regulations.

 

The fishing protection vessel Hirta escorted the super trawler Christian l Grotinum to Lerwick on Sunday afternoon, confirmed Marine Scotland, and it is currently docked at Dales Voe.

Source: Ice News

 


IN BRIEF - Over 240 shrimp farms near Surat airport to be removed

INDIA
Saturday, November 22, 2014

 

SURAT - The district administration has started the process to remove more than 240 shrimp farms spread over 700 acres of government land, surrounding the airport here.

 

This is among the many steps that the authorities are taking to ensure that operations at Surat airport are not affected anymore, after the November 6 2014 incident when a buffalo hit a SpiceJet aircraft on the runway. The buffalo had strayed into the airport premises from a breach in the wall. It had put to risk the lives of 170 passengers onboard the Boeing aircraft.

Meanwhile, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has taken up the work to repair the damaged perimeter walls and the weak fencing at the airport. The district administration wants to ensure that the issue of animals straying into the airport premises and also that of bird-hit is resolved.

Source: Times of India

 


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