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IN BRIEF - French fund ups stake in Vinh Hoan

VIET NAM
Friday, November 23, 2012

A French investment fund part of Financiere Pinault has upped its stake in the Vietnamese pangasius producer Vinh Hoan to 18.15 per cent.

Red River Holding, which is led by Jean Eric Jacquemin, is a USD 253 million Vietnam-focused investment fund launched by Groupe Artemis, a holding group itself owned by Financiere Pinault.

Source: Under Current News

 


IN BRIEF - Fisheries ecologist Lisa Kerr tracks cod and bluefin tuna

UNITED STATES
Monday, January 23, 2017

Fisheries ecologist Lisa Kerr has been at the Portland-based Gulf of Maine Research Institute for four years, researching fisheries with the aim of improving sustainability management and understanding the ecosystem as a whole, as well as how it might be changing. She is the expert on all things cod and bluefin tuna. We called her up to talk science and in the process learned about her mother’s cool summertime rule, how the Bahamas played a role in her career and what the inner ear bone reveals about fish.

Source: Mary Pols/ centralmaine.com | Read full story here


IN BRIEF - MyFoodBag gives seafood product to vegetarian customers

NEW ZEALAND
Monday, January 23, 2017

Food delivery service MyFoodBag has been forced to apologise to customers this week, after sending a meal containing seafood in their vegetarian box.

In a statement emailed to their customers, MyFoodBag wrote: "the recipe for Wednesday's night's Okonomiyaki with Japanese slaw is served with okonomiyaki sauce that contains fish products - oyster and anchovy".

The company compensated for the error with a $5 credit on the account of their vegetarian customers, and encouraged those with any concerns to call their 'customer love team'.

They also provided an alternate recipe for those who follow "a strict vegetarian diet".

The recipe for the savoury pancake remains on the website under the 'My Veggie Bag' recipe section.

Source: newshub.co.nz


IN BRIEF - Alliance Select taps Malaysian partner for canned tuna production

PHILIPPINES
Friday, January 20, 2017

MANILA - Alliance Select Foods International Inc. said Friday it entered an exclusive partnership with Malaysian company FELCRA Berhad for processed and canned tuna products.
 
The partnership will allow Alliance Select to expand to Malaysia and the Middle East, the company told the stock exchange.

It also includes an exclusive manufacturing agreement of JAKIM-certified processed and canned tuna, it added. The JAKIM certification is the highest form of HALAL certification.
 
Alliance Select Foods shares were up 3.41 percent to P0.91 on Friday.


IN BRIEF - Nutreco expands footprint in Canada and creates new base in US with purchase of Hi-Pro Feeds

CANADA
Friday, January 20, 2017

Amersfoort, The Netherlands/Okotoks  – Nutreco and Hi-Pro Feeds are pleased to announce an agreement whereby Nutreco will acquire Hi-Pro Feeds, an animal nutrition supplier with operations in Western Canada and Southwest USA. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval both in Canada and the USA and is expected to close in the second half of 2017 at the latest.

Hi-Pro Feeds is a full-service animal nutrition supplier, supplying complete and specialty feeds, premixes, concentrates and commodity ingredients mainly in Western Canada and Southwest USA. It operates fifteen mills and is headquartered in Okotoks, Alberta. Birch Hill Equity Partners is the current majority owner. They own Hi-Pro Feeds together with the company’s employees, over 80% of whom have invested in the company.


IN BRIEF - Crawling in crustaceans: Scientists study link between warmer ocean, booming lobster population

CANADA
Friday, January 20, 2017

Federal scientists are exploring connections between a warming Atlantic ocean and record lobster landings off southwestern Nova Scotia and in the Bay of Fundy.

Adam Cook, lead lobster research scientist for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, said those locations have seen the greatest temperature increases too.

He said there's clearly a relationship between temperatures and population but other factors are also involved in the remarkable rise in lobster landings, including a decrease in ground fish predators over the same period.

With a decade-long rise in temperatures, including record highs in 2012 and 2016, researchers at DFO laboratories in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick are now studying the impact of warmer temperatures on egg production, egg quality and moult timing.

Source: Paul Withers / CBC News


IN BRIEF - Bryant Aquaculture Farm Moves Ahead

UNITED STATES
Friday, January 20, 2017

Reminding the residents present who oppose Chris Bryant’s proposed aquaculture farm south of Meadow Island that there would be no final license granted that night, the Board of Selectmen gave preliminary approval for the aquaculture license application to move forward, prompting some in attendance to gasp in displeasure.

The hearing was continued from December 20, and on January 17, many of the same issues arose, including Bryant’s aquaculture farm site being too close to what residents consider heavily navigated waters.
Bryant returned with new visuals to support his lowest tide depths and locations of rocks, which Bryant determined are 180 feet away from the proposed site.
The channel in question, Bryant said, is 90 feet or so wider than the main channel used to enter and exit Marion Harbor. He maintained that his oyster farm would not cause undue stress on the waterways.

Bryant read from regulations and cautioned selectmen that they could not deny a license for “unreasonable reasons.”
As residents took turns speaking and asking selectmen to deny the application, Chairman Jody Dickerson addressed the crowd.
“The license is the last part,” said Dickerson. “It’s a marathon, it’s not a sprint. It’s just preliminary approval to move forward.”
A petition against the oyster farm garnered 72 viable signatures and 25 letters to the Board of Selectmen.

Source: Jean Perry / wanderer.com


IN BRIEF - Norway Royal Salmon ASA: Mandatory notification of trade - extended TRS agreement

NORWAY
Friday, January 20, 2017

Chair of the Board of Directors in Norway Royal Salmon ASA ("NRS"), Helge Gåsø, has today through Gåsø Næringsutvikling AS extended a TRS (Total Return Swap) agreement with exposure to 315,400 shares in NRS to 20 July 2017. In addition, Gåsø Næringsutvikling AS has entered into an agreement with contractual right to acquire 315,400 shares in NRS at NOK 204.84 per share. Following this extension, Gåsø Næringsutvikling AS holds and has contractual rights to 6,948,235 shares in NRS, constituting 15.95 percent of the issued share capital.


IN BRIEF - FDA/EPA Fish Consumption Advice Misses The Mark

UNITED STATES
Friday, January 20, 2017

San Francisco, CA – Newly released FDA/EPA advice to women on eating seafood runs the risk of confusing moms and nutrition professionals alike. With lists, categories and an unclear message that includes suggestions on how often to eat Buffalofish, Weakfish and Sheepshead, the advice has nutrition professionals scratching their heads.

“Clear, concise direction that encourages pregnant women to eat more fish for optimal baby brain and eye development is a science-based message that’s needed. I don’t see that message in this document,” said the National Fisheries Institute’s registered dietitian Rima Kleiner, MS RD.

FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods Dr. Stephen Ostroff recently said, “For years many women have limited or avoided eating fish during pregnancy or feeding fish to their young children.  But emerging science now tells us that limiting or avoiding fish during pregnancy and early childhood can mean missing out on important nutrients that can have a positive impact on growth and development as well as on general health.”

“FDA numbers show that pregnant women eat less than 2 ounces of fish per week as it is. The FDA’s clinical goal, originally, was to increase that number. That message is lost in this advice,” said Kleiner.

Source: NFI | For more information visit AboutSeafood.com


IN BRIEF - FDA Issues New Seafood Advice For Moms-To-Be. Not Everyone Is Thrilled

UNITED STATES
Friday, January 20, 2017

For many pregnant women, understanding what seafood is safe and healthy, and what should be avoided because of mercury concerns comes with a lot of hand-wringing. In part, that’s because the federal government’s advice on the matter, first issued in 2004, has long been criticized as unclear.

That guidance has included advice on how much seafood to eat, and which species pregnant and nursing women should avoid over concerns about mercury contamination.

But critics say the government advisory has done more harm than good, scaring many pregnant and nursing women (and let’s be real — pretty much everyone else) away from eating seafood altogether.

Source: Clare Leschin-Hoar NPR / opb.org | Read full story here


IN BRIEF - Health effects of fish oil: Where do we stand?

UNITED STATES
Friday, January 20, 2017

(CNN)Study after study will say adding fish to your diet is a healthy move.

Fish oil supplements, though, are a more complicated story.

The federal advisory committee that wrote the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 advises adults to eat about 8 ounces of a variety of seafood each and every week.
This guideline is intended to provide you with healthy amounts of two essential omega-3 fatty acids: docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).

These nutrients play important roles in brain function, normal growth and development, metabolism and curbing inflammation, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Our bodies cannot manufacture these fatty acids, so we must consume them.

Fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel and sardines, are rich in both DHA and EPA. (There's a third omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), found in walnuts, canola oil, flaxseeds, chia seeds and pumpkin seeds. Our bodies can convert ALA, in limited quantities, to DHA and EPA.)

Source: By Susan Scutti, CNN | Read full story here


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