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.
LONDON - According to their latest report, Technavio analysts expect the global frozen fish and seafood market to exceed USD 60 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period.
According to Vijay Sarathy, a lead research analyst at Technavio for foodresearch, “The demand for seafood continues to increase globally due to the significant population growth in countries such as China, India, and Brazil. Moreover, the development of modern distribution channels along with technological improvements in the processing, packaging, and storage of seafood products also help market growth.”
Technavio’s lead food and beverage market research analysts have identified the following three factors that will drive the global frozen fish and seafood market:
-Growing desire for convenience -Emergence of fish or seafood as a light snack -Growing demand for frozen seafood
The scientists compared the vision of two brands of stickleback – one ocean-faring, the other a freshwater relative.
They looked at each fish's sensitivity to different light wavelengths and found that while the marine sticklebacks were more sensitive to blue and ultraviolet light, the freshwater fish were more sensitive to wavelengths of light common in their murky lake-water environments, such as green and orange.
Investigations into a huge fire at a Grimsby fishmongers have taken place on May the 4th 2016's morning.
As reported, up to 20 firefighters attended the blaze at the smokehouse of Atkinson's Smoked Fish Ltd, off King Edward Street, at 3pm of May the 3rd 2016.
All four members of staff at the site escaped unharmed as the fire ripped through the roof of the building, causing substantial damage and leaving the future of the business in jeopardy.
A spokesperson from Humberside Fire and Rescue confirmed a fire investigations officer had been on the scene last night and continued enquiries this morning to determine where and how the blaze started.
The results of the investigation are likely to be known within the next few days.
Washington, D.C. – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) and the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing a framework for mutual cooperation. The three-year MOU will establish a mechanism for working more closely together on shared activities to promote the sustainability of tuna fisheries, as well ecologically healthy and productive marine ecosystems, in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO).
ISSF and PNA share the view that there is a need to improve the conservation and sustainable use of tuna resources in the WCPO. ISSF and PNA also acknowledge the role that the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) plays in assessing and managing tuna populations in the WCPO. ISSF further recognizes that PNA members are responsible for implementing the decisions adopted by the PNA Ministers and WCPFC within waters under their national jurisdiction.
“The PNA has been committed to the adoption of harvest control rules in the WCPFC, has achieved the first ever Marine Stewardship Council certification of a purse seine tuna fishery, and has put into place strong monitoring, control and surveillance (MCS) measures like 100% observer coverage, VMS and FAD tracking,” said ISSF President Susan Jackson. “We applaud and support these activities by the PNA, and advocate for similar programs across all tuna RFMOs and tuna fisheries. It is a natural next step that ISSF and PNA, who have worked alongside for some time now, have formalized a cooperative relationship,” Jackson continued.
HCM City - After being unable to sell their catches for many days due to the mass fish deaths, fishermen in the central provinces of Hà Tinh and Qu?ng Bình have been thrown a lifeline by businesses coming forward to buy from them.
Saigon Co.op has begun to buy fish caught offshore and certified as safe by authorities at the Gianh River fishing port in Qu?ng Bình.
Võ Hoàng Anh, Saigon Co.op’s marketing director, said Co.opmart bought around 20 tonnes on Sunday 1st of May 2016, mainly round scad and blue fish.
The fish were checked, issued safety and hygiene certificates, and identified as being caught offshore by the provincial Department of Fisheries Resources Exploitation and Protection, the Department of Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance and the Department of Food Safety and Hygiene, he said.
HOUSTON - Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional product company and a leading integrated provider of specialty oils and specialty protein products, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.
First Quarter 2016 Highlights
Revenues: USD 84.8 million, compared to USD71.6 million in the same period in 2015,
Gross profit margin: 29.3%, compared to 20.7% in the same period in 2015
Net income: USD8.4 million, or USD9.1 million on an adjusted basis, compared to USD1.7 million, or USD2.6 million, on an adjusted basis, in the same period in 2015
Earnings per diluted share: USD0.37, or USD0.40 on an adjusted basis, compared to USD0.08, or
MINNEAPOLIS - According to a recent Cargill Animal Nutrition survey, U.S. consumers recognize there are more health benefits associated with eating fish and seafood compared to taking fish oil supplements. Consumers understand that the health benefits of fish, the world's fastest growing protein source, outweigh that of fish oil supplements, despite their popularity.
While one-third (33 percent) of U.S. households take fish oil supplements, more consumers (90 percent) across all generations associate health benefits with fish/seafood over fish oil supplements (82 percent). According to the study, the top three benefits consumers associate with seafood consumption are heart health (60 percent), low fat (49 percent) and brain health (41 percent).
Over the last few years, firms exporting Vietnamese basa and tra fish fillets to the US have faced severe problems due to a sudden increase in anti-dumping duties. At these rates, the Vietnamese exporters will find it increasingly difficult to export to the US market. Dharmendra N. Choudhary, a Washington DC-based international trade attorney with the law firm GDLSK LLP, speaks about the reasons behind the change.
Why has the Department of Commerce insisted on selecting Indonesia as surrogate country for Viet Nam? What are the main causes and objectives? As a surrogate value expert, how do you evaluate the Department of Commerce’s actions in relation to Vietnamese fish exporters?
For a long time, Bangladesh was consistently selected as the surrogate country from a list of six potential surrogate country choices circulated by the Office of Policy of Commerce at the beginning of each proceeding.