To stroll along the Pankhali Ferry Ghat riverbank via Chalna Bazar in Khulna's Dacope upazila is to watch fishers busy, dawn to dusk, as they haul fine-mesh triangular nets in the hope of collecting juvenile shrimp. A livelihood for hundreds, the illegal activity continues unabated, threatening the biodiversity and ecological balance of Sundarbans waterways including the Shibsha River.
“Large numbers of juvenile crustaceans and fish fry of various species are destroyed every day,” says environmentalist Anawarul Kadir. “Such fishing activities impede healthy fish reproduction and spoil the ecosystem. While it continues, one can only be anxious about our environmental future.”
The use of fine-mesh current nets is banned in order to protect fish stocks. But such government regulation is routinely ignored.
According to Chandon Shil, a fisheries and marine technology student from Khulna University, current net fishing occurs throughout the protected mangrove forest, where unscrupulous forest department officials turn a blind eye; while some police personnel allow such catch to be sold in public markets.
Commercially produced microalgae could become a sustainable fish feed ingredient, a project from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has shown. In the project concepts have been developed to grow, harvest, dry and store two types of algae that are rich in protein, antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids.
Traditionally fishmeal – which is an important ingredient in fish feed – has been made from industrial fish such as sprat and sand eel that are unfit for human consumption. As a result of the increasing production of fish feed for the growing aquaculture industry it is becoming both environmentally and economically unsustainable to continue this practice.
The hunt for sustainable fishmeal alternatives has among other things focused on microalgae because they contain almost all the nutrients fish need. However, commercial production of microalgae through photosynthesis has until now proved to be too expensive, so new methods are needed in order for microalgae to become a cost-effective fish feed ingredient.
2016’s EU referendum put the national media spotlight on UK fisheries for the first time in decades.
The Leave campaign promised that Brexit would help fishers ‘take back control’ of Britain’s fishing waters and fish stocks. With Theresa May’s finger now on the Article 50 trigger, debate is likely to continue around how European fish stocks are shared and what tariffs are imposed on British fish products in the EU.
But on fisheries, Brexit was sold with false promises. One of the most important issues in fisheries management – how limits on fishing (quotas) are allocated to the fishing fleet – is already up to national governments to decide; the UK government always had the power to change our fisheries for the better.
Two third of the world is covered by water. This means that the largest part of our planet is suitable for fish breeding excluding salty oceans and water bodies that are full of icebergs. Fish is one of the favorite or best dishes for human beings and most of the time physicians advice the public to include or have fish in of one their daily meals as well.
Indeed, fishing has been practiced in Ethiopia for many years now. Since then, averse to modern technique, traditional fishing practices have been going on in Ethiopia . As a result,the total amount of fishes that are caught by traditional fishermen are more or less insignificant in comparison with the fishery potentials of the country.
Therefore, the country has begun to familiarize the country's fishermen with new and modern technologies of fishing in order to curb harmful fishing practices and to boost their productivity and to generate foreign currency to the country.
EU directives have curtailed the livelihood and the future of Maltese and Gozitan traditional fishermen whose catches are disproportionately restricted for tuna, shortly for swordfish and will soon be restricted for lampuki, former Prime Minister Alfred Sant said.
Speaking in the European Parliament, Dr Sant, an MEP, said EU directives applied at national level requiring a cull of fishermen’s fleets had further loaded the dice against traditional fishermen as contrasted to larger scale enterprises.
Data relating to how catches were developing ended up skewed in favour of the larger scale enterprises. "This is unfair,” Dr Sant said when explaining why he voted against a resolution on the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector.
KUALA LUMPUR - Shrimp-farm operator Hannan Corporation Sdn Bhd (HCSB) has denied an allegation by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that it made MYR 55 million after billing two different government agencies for the same project.
In a statement today, the company said the reports (by news portals) had given the impression that HCSB had deliberately misled the government to make double claims on the same project.
It urged PAC to rectify the confusion that has arisen and clear its name.
It hoped an immediate decision on this would be taken to avoid wastage and to ensure the success of this project which had great potential.
The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) should allocate space at fishing ports for display and public auction of fish, the Central Municipal Council (CMC) recommended on .
The biweekly regular session suggested that the MME inspectors should check the freshness of fish before conducting the auction. The council had earlier discussed public complaints of rising prices of fish at the local market and looked for solutions to exercise tighter control on this.
Accordingly, the CMC recommended that the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) should issue a daily bulletin indicating the base price for a kilo of each variety. Auctioneers should not be allowed to impose a starting price for the fish on display and leave the matter to the bidders.
Plymouth Fisheries has introduced a new system, with new people in key positions, which aims to get fish off boats and into market as quickly as possible.
The second largest fresh fish market in England, has promoted two of its most experienced staff to new management positions as part of a reorganisation aimed at improving the way the business operates.
The fisheries complex, which is operated and owned by Sutton Harbour Holdings plc, has appointed Nick Eggar to the role of Fisheries Manager, while former fisherman Joe Ransley has taken up a newly created position of Lock and Wharf Manager.
BOULDER, Colorado (AP) - Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has invested in a Boulder food company that focuses on sustainable aquaculture.
LoveTheWild, according to a Daily Camera report, said the actor was among the backers that helped fund its USD 3 million Series A investment. The Boulder, Colorado company makes cook-it-yourself seafood kits sourced with sustainably raised fish.
DiCaprio will join the company’s advisory board. His financial contribution was not disclosed.
In a statement, DiCaprio praised LoveTheWild’s sustainable fishing practices.
The recent round of investing will help LoveTheWild, which currently offers a mix of wild-caught and farmed fish, to move toward sourcing 100 percent of its fish from aquaculture operations.
Two subsidiaries of Pacific Andes request to be declared bankrupt Hong Kong
As part of its restructuring process, Pacific Andes International Holdings (PAIH) announced that two indirect subsidiaries, Golden Target Pacific Limited and Nouvelle Foods International Limited, have filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
New fishing technology is 'a double-edged sword' Spain
A research study conducted by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona shows that future improvement of fishing technology poses a threat for the global fishery that could be greater than climate change.
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