IN BRIEF - Record number of salmon return to Russian River
Friday, November 23, 2012
A record number of Chinook and Coho salmon are moving up the Russian River to spawn, an indication of rich ocean conditions necessary for those fish to survive, fisheries biologists said.
It may also be an indication that the millions of dollars being spent on habitat restoration to keep those fish from extinction may also be working.
There have been 6,348 Chinook salmon photographed as of Wednesday 21 Nov. moving through the fish ladders at the Sonoma County Water Agency's dam at Forestville, which is inflated during low river flows to create a pool for the agency's water pumping system.
Kenny Black from the Scottish Association for Marine Science has been visiting the top of the South Island giving Marlborough District Council an international perspective on regulating salmon farming.
Professor Black says salmon farmers here have got it a lot easier than their international counterparts in Scotland and Norway.
There is a steep rise in the export sea food and the income earned from sea food and fish products. There is a great demand for sea weeds, sea cucumbers, sea leeches, prawns, lobsters and oysters. Steps have been taken to increase production of these sea food items as there is a great demand for these varieties in the European countries and Japan.
A new invention with global applications is being tested and marketed in Bonita Springs.
Eric Steimle and his partner Kurt Kramer, owners of Larcos Aquaculture, invented a new way to accurately count the most minuscule shrimp by the millions along with creating clear photos of each tiny creature.
In the wake of Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Simon Coveney's upcoming decision on whether or not to grant the state agency for fishing and aquaculture in Ireland, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, licenses for fish farms in Galway Bay, Slow Food International has reaffirmed its position on intensive fish farms. Slow Food does not consider open net pen fish farms an environmentally sound practice, Piero Sardo, President of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, confirms.
Cooke Aquaculture is partnering with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Dalhousie University and to create the new Cooke Industrial Research Chair in Sustainable Aquaculture.
Faxi RE is now on its way to Reykjavík after three days of searching for herring in Breidafjördur. According to skipper Albert Sveinsson, there was nothing to be seen and they didn’t shoot the gear once.
The Mozambican government intends to renegotiate its fishing agreement with the European Union, particularly with regard to tuna fishing.
Fisheries Minister Vitor Borges told reporters on 28 November of 2013 that a team of Mozambican officials had gone to Brussels to tell the EU fisheries authorities of the Mozambican government's plans to ensure that tuna fishing in Mozambique's Exclusive Economic Zone should be undertaken mostly by Mozambican vessels.
With reference to notification released 3 July 2013, HAVFISK informed that a Letter of Intent was signed regarding the sale of a vessel and quotas. Today, December the 12th of 2013, a new agreement is signed with the same buyer. The new agreement replaces the former Letter of Intent. The new agreement implies an increase in the number of quota units that are sold. The total agreed purchase amount for vessel and quotas are NOK 113.6 million, where the vessel is valued to NOK 1.6 million.