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IN BRIEF - Loch Duart plans for growth with GBP 4m cash injection

Friday, November 23, 2012

Loch Duart, founded in 1999 and with about 60 employees across its operations in Sutherland, provided fish for the royal wedding last year and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

It also counts a wide range of fine dining restaurants, including Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's in London and the Dornoch Castle Hotel, among its customers.

Now Loch Duart is being backed by the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB) and Capicorn Investment Group and will use the money to upgrade equipment and infrastructure plus invest in business development.

Source: Herald Scotland


IN BRIEF - Cooke Aquaculture cleaning up salmon cage debris from St. Mary's Bay

Saturday, April 25, 2015


FREEPORT – Earl Crocker just wants the mess from disintegrating salmon cages in St. Mary’s Bay cleaned up.


“It’s an awful mess and I don’t know what they can do now,” said the Freeport lobster fisherman. “If we’d want them in there around the fishing gear? If they’d cause further damage?”

While inspectors from the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries were checking to see what debris was floating in St. Mary’s Bay April 22, several fishermen were busy clearing a snarl of six to eight traps entangled on a piece of large tubing from a salmon cage.

Source: Nova News Now



IN BRIEF - Vets condemn EU rules which demand organic fish farms must treat any signs of illness using HOMEOPATHY

Saturday, April 25, 2015


Veterinarians have criticised EU rules on organic farming that demands that fish are treated with homoeopathic remedies.

In line with EU regulations, the first line of treatment for organic fish should be 'substances from plants, animals or minerals in a homeopathic dilution', before

British and Norwegian vets have called the directives 'scientifically illiterate', saying that the use of homeopathy could lead to 'serious animal health and welfare detriment.'



Source: Daily Mail


IN BRIEF - GBP 20m fish park dream unveiled

Saturday, April 25, 2015


This is how Fleetwood’s planned GBP 20 million fish park is likely to look.


The developer behind the scheme, Reform Energy, has unveiled this new artist’s impression for the scheme, which will be powered by a GBP 60 million ‘energy from waste’ plant.

Source: The Gazette


IN BRIEF - Fish imports gap widens

Saturday, April 25, 2015


Domestic fish consumption has soared by about 10 percent within a year to further widen the gap between local fish production and consumption.


Ghana, which in 2013 imported half of its fish requirement, has seen imports increase by 10 percent to 60 percent in 12 months as local fish producers continue struggling to meet demands amidst declining fish stock.

Data available to the B&FT indicate that as of the end of 2014 fish consumption had reached a million metric tonnes, which is more than the 900,000 metric tonnes consumed in 2013.

Source: Ghana web


IN BRIEF - Research shows impact of BMR on brain size in fish

Saturday, April 25, 2015


A commonly used term to describe nutritional needs and energy expenditure in humans – basal metabolic rate – could also be used to give insight into brain size of ocean fish, according to new research by Dr Teresa Iglesias and Dr Dan Warren at Macquarie University.


Research found that fishes living deeper in the ocean have smaller brains than expected given their body size, and the deeper in the ocean you go, the smaller-brained the fishes are.

The basal metabolic rate (BMR) is a measure of energy expenditure, and has been shown here to be a key factor in the decrease in brain size of deeper-ocean fishes.

Source: Phys


IN BRIEF - Indonesia agrees to join fisheries panel

Saturday, April 25, 2015


Indonesia has accepted a Thai proposal to join a working group to plan long-term cooperation and solutions in the fishing industry.


Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on the sidelines of the Asian-African Conference in Jakarta.

Government spokesman Yongyuth Mayalarp said the working group will include Susi Pudjiastuti, Indonesian minister of maritime affairs and fisheries, Gen Prawit Wongsuwon, deputy prime minister and defence minister, and Gen Tanasak Patimapragorn, deputy prime minister and foreign minister.

Source. Bangkok Post


IN BRIEF - Lobster season delayed because of ice conditions

Saturday, April 25, 2015


It was the right call to delay the lobster season because some harbours on the Island's north and south shores are still impassable with ice, says the P.E.I. Fishermen's Association.


Fisheries and Oceans Canada sent out the notice Thursday 23rd of April 2015 afternoon that fishermen won't be setting and pulling traps the following Thursday, as initially planned, because of ice conditions in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Source: CBC


IN BRIEF - Customs nabs notorious illegal fishing boat

Saturday, April 25, 2015


Australian authorities have pounced on a notorious illegal fishing vessel suspected of illegally fishing for toothfish in the southern oceans.


The 67-metre vessel, known as the Perlon, was boarded on Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 by officers from Customs and Border Protection and the Australian Defence Force about 2900 nautical miles west of the Australian mainland, in the region west of the Cocos Islands.

Revelations about the boarding came as Trade Minister Andrew Robb told The Australian the 12-nation trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement presented an opportunity to strengthen regional efforts to tackle illegal fishing and overfishing.

Source: The Australian


IN BRIEF - Thailand eyes fast action to crack down on illegal fishing

Saturday, April 25, 2015


BANGKOK - Thailand said Thursday April 23rd 2015 it is considering fast-tracking a regulation under the tough new security law of its interim constitution, Article 44, to tackle illegal fishing practices.


The country is racing to clean up the fishing industry after the European Union warned that it would impose bans on Thai seafood if no action was taken within six months. Thai officials said the government has been working to fix illegal practices since last October with half of the work completed.

Thailand is the world's third largest exporter of fish, and the industry is worth about USD 8 billion.

Source: Channel News Asia


IN BRIEF - Adrift gear near Cooke Aquaculture site sparks probe

Friday, April 24, 2015


Provincial fisheries inspectors are looking into reports of gear adrift near an aquaculture site off Long Island, Digby County.


The Fisheries and Aquaculture Department was notified Tuesday 22nd of April 2015 that gear and other fish pen debris was seen near the site.

The department said in a news release that the operator, Cooke Aquaculture, was contacted and reported that there were no fish at the site at the time.

Source: The Chronicle Herald


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