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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.

Source: Ridma Dissanayake / Daily News


IN BRIEF - Cape Breton fish processor seeks new products from waste

Wednesday, March 04, 2015


A fish processor is spending CAD 3 million and teaming up with researchers at Cape Breton University to turn its waste into new products.


Kennedy Group of Companies, which owns Louisbourg Seafoods Ltd. and several other plants, wants to know if its fish wastewater can be transformed into something marketable.

“All the stuff that we're flushing out of our plant,” says Dannie Hansen, a manager with the company.

“Like the pieces of shell from the shrimp, the shrimp meat, the by-products of the proteins, all these oils, salts, that are flushed out into the harbour.”

Source: CBC


IN BRIEF - New laws are bad for local business, say Fujairah fishermen

Wednesday, March 04, 2015


FUJAIRAH - Fish prices in Fujairah have jumped by a quarter in two years because of strict fishing laws and an influx of foreign supplies, locals say.


“We are not catching the same amount of fish that we used to before the new fishing regulations, and this has affected the local market and us,” said fisherman Khilfan Hasan, 42. “The market is full with Omani fish.

“They don’t have the same regulations that we have, therefore they control the market.”

Mohammed Ali, 31, another fisherman, said: “Market vendors buy fish in bulk at low price and resell at higher prices, so they control the process, which is becoming a serious issue.

Source: The National


IN BRIEF - India, Sri Lanka to revive fishing talks

Wednesday, March 04, 2015


Sri Lanka on Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 accepted India’s request to revive talks between the fishing communities of the two countries, days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first visit to the country.


Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Y K Sinha on Tuesday met Fisheries Minister Joseph Michael Perera and asked for the revival of talks between the representatives of the fishing communities.

“In talks today the Indian High Commissioner requested that talks be started around 12th of this month ahead of Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Colombo”, Mr. Perera said.

Source: The Hindu


IN BRIEF - Govt. cancels fishing licences of eight Chinese companies

Wednesday, March 04, 2015


The Government has cancelled fishing licences given to eight Chinese companies to fish in international waters under the Sri Lankan flag, after they were found to have violated the agreements, Fisheries Minister Joseph Michael Perera said yesterday. ”The main reason was that they have violated the terms and conditions we have agreed upon in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by both parties,” the Minister said.


He said the Chinese companies had failed to provide information to the ministry about the catch and types of fishing methods they were using, thereby violating the agreement. The move came as Sri Lanka was taking steps to convince the European Union that adequate steps were being taken to avoid Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing methods. This is intended to get the ban imposed on fish exports from Sri Lanka to EU markets lifted.

Source: The Sunday Times


IN BRIEF - Hilton Singapore dishes out sustainable seafood at its F&B outlets

Wednesday, March 04, 2015


SINGAPORE - The next time you eat at any of the Hilton Singapore's food and beverages (F&B) outlets, look out for blue and turquoise labels on the menu.


These labels beside selected dishes indicate that the seafood being served is caught and farmed from a sustainable source.

Certification has been given by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) - both of which are global non-profit organisations that certify responsibly caught and farmed seafood.

Source: The Straits Times


IN BREIF - Vietnam's seafood export revenue down 9.4 pct in 2 months

Wednesday, March 04, 2015


HANOI - Vietnam earned USD 907 million from exports of seafood in the first two months of 2015, down 9.4 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on Monday 2nd March 2015.


Vietnam's state-run radio VOV, MARD said on Monday that the United States remained the largest importer of Vietnamese seafood in two-month period, consuming 17.74 percent of Vietnamese exported seafood.

Source: Global Post


IN BRIEF - Tasmanian fish farm expansion poses environmental risk, Greens say

Wednesday, March 04, 2015


Concerns about the deteriorating water quality at Macquarie Harbour on Tasmania's west coast have been raised in state and federal parliament.


Last night (MAR 2 2015) the Tasmanian Greens senator Peter Whish-Wilson tabled a confidential draft report from a body that includes the salmon industry, Tasmanian Government, CSIRO and the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS).

Source: ABC


IN BRIEF - Fish farms partly blamed for environmental risk in Macquarie Harbour

Wednesday, March 04, 2015


Questions about the environmental risks associated with salmon farming have been raised in State and Federal Parliaments.

Source: ABC


IN BRIEF - Million-dollar lobster pound coming to Louisbourg

Wednesday, March 04, 2015


LOUISBOURG — A local seafood company is investing CAD 3 million this year to modernize and expand its operations, conduct applied research and demonstrate its belief that the industry’s future is bright.


One-third of the funding will go into equipping a new lobster pound in the former National Sea Products building that the company recently purchased.

“Our weather is changing so much,” said Dannie Hansen, a senior team leader with Louisbourg Seafoods. “The water is getting warmer and it’s so uncertain, and the demand for high-quality product in our lobsters, and the Nova Scotia high-quality brand, requires the right type of housing for that species.

Source: News Herald


IN BRIEF - Skipper Expo Int. Galway 2015 gets underway later the week of March the 2nd 2015

Tuesday, March 03, 2015


An excellent visitor turnout is expected at Skipper Expo Int. Galway 2015, which gets underway later this week on 6 and 7 March 2015 at the Galway Bay Hotel, Ireland.

Sponsored by BIM, this year’s 11th anniversary Galway event will be boosted by its biggest exhibitor attendance ever with over 110 companies participating. Major attractions will include boat displays, pool demos and the superb exhibitors’ seafood buffet. Exhibitors will cover every area of the fishing industry equipment and services sector.

Sharon Boyle of show organiser Mara Media said: “This is going to be our biggest expo yet and I would like to express our huge thanks to our support sponsors and exhibitors. The huge array of stands means there will be something to interest everyone. It will be a great place to do business and see at first hand the latest innovations and developments. The expo is also forms an excellent backdrop for socialising and networking. We look forward to welcoming you!”

Skipper Expo Int. Galway 2015 will be held on 6 and 7 March 2015 at the Galway Bay Hotel, Galway. Opening times, 10am to 5pm on Friday 6 March, and 10am to 4pm on Saturday 7 March. Entry is free.


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