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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.
BELMOPAN – The Belize-based Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) in collaboration with the Norway government have launched a two-week mission to explore the development of a regional project that would support the region’s fisheries and aquaculture sector by strengthening evidence-based management.
The project is to be funded by Norway.
Senior Scientist at the Norway-based Institute of Marine Research, Dr. Åge Høines, and Dr. Johán Williams, Specialist Director, Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, began meeting this week with the CRFM Executive Director Milton Haughton.
A CRFM statement said that following the talks the team embarked on a two-week dialogue with seven CRFM member states including Belize.
The CRFM said that the engagement between Norway and the CRFM member states will focus of building human resource capacity, institutional capacity, and the accuracy and volume of fisheries data and information, with an emphasis on pursuing the ecosystems approach to fisheries development and management.
From Belize, the team, which includes Haughton will travel to Haiti, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and The Bahamas.
The Director of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Mr Wes Ford today released his latest Determinations, lowering the maximum permissible biomass to 14,000 tonnes of finfish per hectare in Macquarie Harbour for the period from 14 February to 30 April 2017.
Mr Ford said he based the new Determinations on a range of information, including a review of the most recent research findings provided by the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS).
He considered the very low levels of dissolved oxygen (DO) in the deeper waters of Macquarie Harbour, the extent of the presence of Beggiatoa species in the harbour currently, and its increase over the past six months, as well as a decline in benthic fauna in the vicinity of the marine farms.
The Director’s announcement today follows his advice to the three Macquarie Harbour salmon aquaculture companies and the State Government on Monday 16 January regarding the changes and his intention to release a copy of the latest Determinations on the EPA website
In the survey of 28 countries, which included the 20 countries that landed the most fish, a strong correlation was found between the state of the country’s fish stocks and the quality of its fisheries management.
The research by Michael Melnychuck, a research scientist at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington, and three co-authors was published by Washington’s National Academy of Sciences.
Seafood New Zealand Chief Executive, Tim Pankhurst, said the study was pleasing but not surprising.
The healthy state of New Zealand’s fisheries has also been recognised by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), which last month certified the three main orange roughy fisheries on the Chatham Rise and Challenger Plateau. Hoki, hake, southern blue whiting, albacore tuna, and ling have also gained this valuable eco-label – which means 70 percent of New Zealand’s deep water catch has MSC certification.
The United States, Iceland, Norway and Russia were also in the top five healthiest fisheries in the world.
The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Lake Forsyth/Te Roto o Wairewa.
People and animals, particularly dogs, should avoid Lake Forsyth/Te Roto o Wairewa until the health warning has been lifted.
The type of cyanobacteria currently present in high concentrations is Anabaena, which typically forms green globules that float in the water column.
Consumption of fish and shellfish should also be avoided because they can concentrate toxins, he says.
Environment Canterbury monitors the lake weekly during summer and the public will be advised of any changes in water quality that are of public health significance.
Today, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the fall shrimp season will close in a portion of state inside waters effective Friday, January 20, 2017, at official sunset.
Those waters that will close to shrimping include:
Lake Pontchartrain, Chef Menteur and Rigolets Passes, Lake Borgne, Mississippi Sound, Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO), a section of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Orleans parish from the GIWW East Closure Sector Gate westward to the GIWW intersection with the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal.
The following state waters will remain open to shrimping until further notice:
The open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds as bounded by the double-rig line described in R.S. 56:495.1(A)2.
State outside waters not currently closed.
Existing data does not currently support shrimping closures in additional state inside or outside waters. However, the department will continue monitoring shrimp populations in these waters and will close additional waters if necessary.
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Aquaculture Market by Environment and by Fish Type - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022" report to their offering.
The global aquaculture market was valued at $169 billion, and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 5.3% to reach $242 billion by 2022, as per Allied Market Research.
The global food supply security issue due to increase in global population drives the aquaculture market. New technological advancement in the rearing of fish and cultivation of sea plants also lead to market growth. Increase in the global protein demand, and zooplankton being a major source of proteins, drives the market for aquaculture companies.
Comprehensive competitive analysis and profiles of the major market players include:
A new type of adhesive that combines the bonding chemistry of shellfish with a bio-based polymer has been shown to perform as well as commercially available products and can be easily degraded, representing a potential non-toxic alternative.
"Adhesives releasing toxins including carcinogenic formaldehyde are almost everywhere in our homes and offices. The plywood in our walls, the chairs we sit on, and the carpet beneath our feet are all off-gassing reactive chemicals" said Jonathan Wilker, a professor of chemistry and materials engineering at Purdue University. "Most of these glues are also permanent, preventing disassembly and recycling of electronics, furniture and automobiles. In order to develop the next generation of advanced adhesives we have turned to biology for inspiration."
Mussels extend hair-like fibers that attach to surfaces using plaques of adhesive. Proteins in the glue contain the amino acid DOPA, which harbors the chemistry needed to facilitate the "cross-linking" of protein molecules, providing strength and adhesion. Purdue researchers have now combined this bonding chemistry of mussel proteins with a polymer called poly(lactic acid), or PLA, a bio-based polymer that can be derived from corn. The adhesive was created by harnessing the chemistry of compounds called catechols, contained in DOPA.
Thai Union urges the UK to commit to sustainability goals United Kingdom
In order to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Thai Union Group joined more than 80 leading companies that united in a call on the Government of the United Kingdom.
Tanner crab season canceled in Alaska United States
The Alaska Board of Fisheries finally decided not to open commercial tanner crab (Chionoecetes bairdi and C. opilio) fishery in the Bering Sea this season, after the last attempt to allow a limited catch failed.
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