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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 - NZDF's southern ocean fisheries patrols off to a flying start

NEW ZEALAND
Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) maritime and aerial surveillance patrols in the Southern Ocean are off to a flying start, with nine licensed fishing vessels boarded and checked for compliance.

"Our patrols covered a lot of ground in the first week of operations. There was no mistaking the message that we want to get across - we are serious about ensuring compliance with fishing regulations in the Southern Ocean," Major General (MAJGEN) Tim Gall, the Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, said.

MAJGEN Gall said the NZDF was "committed to enforcing the Government’s pledge to safeguard the unique and fragile environment of the Southern Ocean".

Source: Voxy


IN BRIEF - Sri Lanka's per capita fish consumption rises due to bountiful harvest

SRI LANKA
Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Colombo: Sri Lanka's per capita fish consumption has risen significantly over the past four years, according to the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development.

A study conducted by the Ministry have revealed that per capita fish consumption in Sri Lanka has increased up to 46.7g in 2016. It was reported to be 41.3g in 2013, 42.9g in 2014 and 43.2g in 2015.

The Ministry attributed the increased per capita fish consumption in Sri Lanka to the bounteous fish harvest and the apparent tendency to consume fish rather than meat.

Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Mahinda Amaraweera said the Omega 3 fatty in fish boosts the immunity against heart diseases and several other non-communicable diseases and according to studies, a large portion of the daily protein requirement can be satisfied by fish consumption.

Source: Colombo Page


IN BRIEF - Sustainability performance Q3 on 10 indicators in three regions

NORWAY
Wednesday, December 07, 2016

We know that our ongoing sustainability performance is of interest to our customers, local communities and to other stakeholders. Hence, we publish this each quarter as soon as the figures are ready, says Wenche Grønbrekk, Cermaq’s Head of Sustainability and Risk.

The 10 indicators published at Cermaq.com each quarter are:

Survival rate of our fish (Atlantic salmon, Coho salmon and trout)
Antibiotic use
Sea lice treatments
Escapes
Sea lice counts
Non-compliances
Absence rate
Lost time injury rate (H1)
Injury frequency rate (H2)
Lost time frequency rate (F-value).

Source: Cermaq


IN BRIEF - Spanish and Moroccan police seize 2,600 kg of cocaine on fishing boat

SPAIN
Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Spanish police seized 2,575 kg of cocaine on a fishing boat in the Mediterranean and along with their Moroccan counterparts arrested 24 people suspected of belonging to a drug smuggling ring, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday 6th of December 2016.

The group operated in Europe, Africa and South America and worked with a large fleet of boats, allowing it to break up cocaine shipments and making them hard to detect, the ministry said.

Their shipment came from South America and had been bound for Spain, it added. The group was made up of Spaniards, Colombians and Moroccans. Police arrested 18 people in Morocco and six in Spain.

Source: Reuters


IN BRIEF - Fishing ban in international Arctic waters remains elusive

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, December 07, 2016

More than a year ago, five Arctic nations signed a declaration pledging to keep their fishing fleets out of the international waters in the Arctic Ocean, an area increasingly ripe for exploitation as summer sea ice diminishes — and perhaps increasingly vulnerable with so little known about its ecology.

Now a group of diplomats is still trying to hammer out a binding agreement to protect waters of the central Arctic Ocean. The effort has expanded to nine nations and the European Union.

A meeting last week in the Faroe Islands, about halfway between Iceland and Norway, failed to produce the deal that some had expected to be in place by now, well before any commercial fishing vessels head north into international Arctic waters. Another session will be held early next year, probably in Iceland.

Source: Alaska Dispatch News


IN BRIEF - Radiation in fish off Fukushima tests below detectable level

JAPAN
Wednesday, December 07, 2016

FUKUSHIMA - Radiation in all seafood caught off Fukushima Prefecture tested below the detectable level in November 2016 for the first time since the 2011 nuclear disaster.

Species including bass, rockfish and stone flounder--sales of which were banned by the central government--were tested between Nov. 11 and Nov. 28, and the prefectural government said they all fell below the detection threshold, meaning radioactive cesium was not detected in any samples.

The main reason is that most fish species have undergone a generation change over the past five years with the contaminated marine life dying out, said officials at the prefectural government’s fisheries experimental station.

Source: Asahi


IN BRIEF - New plan to restrict fishing in Hauraki Gulf unveiled

NEW ZEALAND
Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The plan, which was released to the public tonight, aims to tackle growing problems like depleted seafood stocks, sediment damage and pressures from population growth.

It suggests creating 13 new marine protected areas and extending two existing ones to support fish and seafood stocks.

The governance group that produced the plan also wants to eventually ban certain commercial fishing methods and review the way fish stocks are managed.

Its plan sets limits on sediment and nutrients from farming and suggests areas for expanded sustainable marine farming.

Source: Radio NZ


IN BRIEF - Farmer desperately tries to save native fish from deadly blackwater event in southern Murray-Darling system

AUSTRALIA
Wednesday, December 07, 2016

With widespread flooding occurring along the Murray, Murrumbidgee, Edward and Wakool Rivers, it may be hard to believe there is not enough healthy water in the southern Murray-Darling Basin system for native fish.

But as the water has spread along flood plains and forests, carbon matter has been swept up and is breaking down, causing a blackwater event.

Oxygen levels are dropping, leading to hypoxic events and fish kills.

Source: ABC


IN BRIEF - Fishery officers uncover hundreds of illegally taken paua

NEW ZEALAND
Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Three groups of recreational divers face prosecution after being nabbed with a total of almost 400 illegally caught paua in the Wellington region over the weekend.

The divers were caught as the Ministry for Primary Industries marked the start of its summer patrols.

Ministry for Primary Industries District Compliance Manager, Mike Green, says it was a disappointing start to the programme.

"More than 40 fishery officers and honorary fishery officers conducted both land and vessel patrols targeting recreational fishers in Wellington, Kapiti and Wairarapa over the weekend.

Source: Voxy


IN BRIEF - Feds sued again for allegedly causing infection of Klamath River salmon

INDIA
Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Two federal agencies are the target of a second lawsuit alleging they violated the Endangered Species Act by allowing up to 90 percent of juvenile Klamath River coho salmon to become infected by an intestinal parasite in 2014 and 2015.

“Rather than taking action to improve river conditions to recover endangered coho salmon, NOAA Fisheries attempted to allow higher parasite infection rates,” said Konrad Fisher, director of Klamath Riverkeeper, one of four entities that filed the litigation last week. “The agency is neglecting its duty to recover endangered salmon runs.”

The Yurok Tribe, the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, the Institute for Fisheries Resources and Klamath Riverkeeper filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and National Marine Fisheries Service on Nov. 29. The litigation states the federal agencies’ management of Klamath River dam water releases resulted in 90 percent of juvenile salmon to become infected by an intestinal parasite in 2015. Studies conducted by North Coast tribes found 81 percent of juvenile salmon were also infected in 2014.

Source: Times Standard


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