IN BRIEF - Fish exports reach 1,112 MTs during first nine months
Friday, November 23, 2012
Sri Lanka exported 1,112 metric tons of fish during the first nine months of this year and earned LKR 20,195 million through fish exports, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said on 22 Nov.
“We have sold 626,013 ornamental fish from January to September and we have reduced importing several varieties of fish products, including canned fish, Maldives fish and dry fish with the aim of encouraging Sri Lankan fishermen, “he said.
Russia has given the go-ahead to dairy and poultry supplies from six Iranian companies, RIA Novosti has reported.
"We gave permission to six Iranian companies for delivery of food products: four dairy producers, and two poultry producers," it quoted Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Inspection Service press secretary Yulia Melano as saying.
She said deliveries can begin only after completion of an “additional set of requirements, which will guarantee complete safety", the news agency reported.
The announcement comes after a senior Russian official said a week ago that the country would begin imports of Iranian dairy, fish and meat products in exchange for grain.
The official said there was a “very high” chance that the ban would be added to the already existing food imports embargo against the EU, which Russia imposed last year in response to western economic sanctions for Moscow’s aggressive foreign policy in Ukraine.
The Rosselhoznadzor team was in the two Baltic states for routine inspections at five Latvian and four Estonian fish canneries, primarily producing sprats.
“The inspectors were rather concerned with what they saw – we cannot deem the production safety control measures, also as regards benzopyrene levels, to be effective,” he noted.
HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam's fisheries industry should better utilise modern production technologies to improve its competitiveness in the global market, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Cao Duc Phat at a conference on Saturday the 23rd of March 2015 .
The minister said that, though the fisheries industry made some remarkable achievements, it has performed less than expected, especially in applying the world's advanced technologies for the sector including the breeding.
He said that research institutions had not made the best use of the state budget to help developing the industry.
Herschel Specter has lived in Shelburne for about 20 years and says many in town have watched with frustration as Cooke Aquaculture has failed to come through on a promise to build a fish processing plant.
The New Brunswick-based company promised five years ago that a processing plant would be built in the area, creating more than 300 jobs. But nothing has happened.
"Unemployment is a characteristic of Nova Scotia and along comes somebody and dangles a huge number of jobs in front of them and of course the government and everyone else jumps on board," Specter told CBC Radio's Mainstreet.
Bluefin tuna traps register record catches Spain
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment considers the development of the bluefin tuna fishery in the almadrabas (trap fisheries) of the Gulf of Cádiz is excellent due to the record catch figures.
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