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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.
Two area residents have launched a petition urging the City of North Bay to ban Nipissing commercial fishing and net fishing.
Matty Desroches and Robert Dufresne are spearheading a campaign to garner public support from area residents.
The group is asking the general public to petition the City of North Bay and urge mayor and council to take a stand and ban commercial fishing and net fishing.
The petition states the lake is being over-fished.
“If this is allowed to continue it will mean no fishing in the near future, (be)cause all the fish would be gone. There is no program restocking the lake with fish anymore. Meaning fish are being removed at an alarming rate and not replenished. I strongly feel that this is a huge environmental impact throwing our lake out of balance. This will cause an ecological collapse on the fish ruining it for future generations to come.”
The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has established a scheme on acquaculture aimed at massive production of fingerlings and brood stocks of various species of fish for onward distribution to farmers.
This shows that efforts of the Federal Government targeted towards reduction of fish imports from different countries of the world might have been yielding desired result. This has been made possible through collaborative effort of FUNAAB and West African Agriculture Productivity Programme (WAAPP-Nigeria), an assignment that was carried out as a follow-up to Federal Government Acquaculture Scheme from which farmers get about 500 juveniles and five bags of floating feeds each annually.
Before now, a NGN 47.5 million monetary grant was given to FUNAAB by the West African Agriculture Productivity Programme (WAAPP-Nigeria) in 2013, for improved collaborative activities in the multiplication of cassava, tuber cuttings, maize seed and fingerlings multiplication and brood stock production for Southwest farmers.
A blue salmon was caught on Monday the 21st of July 2014 in the river Elliðaá, in the Reykjavík area, by amateur fisherman Rögnvaldur Geir Sigurðsson. The fish had garnered attention for its unusual color earlier this summer when it was spotted in the river by fishermen and passersby.
“I noticed it right away, that this was that fish. It was azure almost, very beautiful. I have been fishing all my life and never seen this before,” said Rögnvaldur in an interview with RÚV.
The fish weighed about three pounds and the color, intense when it was first caught, faded as the day went on.
“Control of pigmentation appears to be very universal with salmon, with only the occasional one differing from the rest, so perhaps this is a result of some sort of misfiring with the system. It’s somehow connected to the eye, for instance blind salmon are black,” biologist Jóhann Sturlaugsson said.
Reference is made to our release on 31 March 2014 in respect of the EU Commission's review of the Morpol acquisition process.
Marine Harvest has been advised on July the 23rd of 2014 that the Commission has decided to impose a fine on it in the amount of EUR 20 mill as a consequence of an alleged breach of the provisions of the European Merger Control Rules.
Marine Harvest remains of the opinion that it acted in accordance with the requirements of the exception applying to public takeovers in its acquisition of Morpol and thus disagrees with the Commission on the applicability of a fine.
The take-over of Morpol was structured as an acquisition of the initial shareholding followed by an immediate mandatory offer. Marine Harvest made it clear to both the market and Morpol that no control would be taken before the acquisition had been cleared by the EU.
The Company notified the Commission immediately following the acquisition and loyally adhered to the principle of not exercising its shareholders rights in Morpol until the Commission had cleared the transaction. The Company has also, throughout the period of the Commission's review, cooperated fully with the Commission.
Marine Harvest also notes that the size of the fine appears to deviate significantly from similar cases where fines have been applied by the Commission.
Marine Harvest will now carefully consider the options available to it. It appears, however, more likely than not that the decision to fine the company will be referred to the EU courts.
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)
Seaweed and laver are not considered as food by many people across the world.
When it comes to typical side dish on the Korean table, many people would come up with kimchi first. However, things are different in Korea and Japan. There another side dish which is second famous following kimchi. It's seasoned "gim," a type of laver, or dried seaweed.
While eating the staple of steamed rice, for example, Koreans wrap it with dried crispy seaweed. Seasoned with the right amount of salt and sesame oil, they are perfect side dishes satisfying Koreans.
As far as the products gim is concerned, Dongwon F&B is second to none here and extends its presence beyond the country's boundary.
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) plans to implement a project to ease difficulties of tuna sector and boost tuna production and exports. Through the project, Khanh Hoa province will become a major tuna trading center of the country.
The center is expected to comprise fishing port, fish market, auction platform, cold storage serving for tuna trading.
According to the project, by 2020, about VND5,770 billion from the state budget will be invested in upgrading current vessels and building new fishing vessels, establishing a tuna trading center in Khanh Hoa, developing logistic service activities at fishing ports to ensure the product quality and reduce post-harvest loss. Of total investment fund, VND2,700 billion will be spent on upgrading 2,600 current boats, building 1,000 new fishing boats and service boats. In particular, Khanh Hoa will build 260 new vessels and upgrade 365 current vessels.
The reduction in fishermen fatalities in 2013, as revealed in the recent publication of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s annual report, is a welcome development and indicative of the wide reaching work of the industry to reduce accident rates, says Derek Cardno, Safety Officer for the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF).
However, the ultimate aim is for the elimination of all fatalities and an even greater reduction in accidents at sea. According, to the MAIB report, there were four fatalities in 2013 – a historical low. The statistics reveal that 42% of injuries involved the upper limbs and there were nine cases of traumatic amputation.
Derek Cardno said: “We welcome the reduction in fatalities, although one death is still one too many. The reduction does, however, reflect the industry’s serious efforts to make fishing a safer profession and shows that our various initiatives are working.
Genetically improved tilapia delivered to Ivory Coast Brazil
A shipment of genetically improved tilapia was delivered this week to the Government of Ivory Coast by the head of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture from Brazil continuing a relation that started more than four decades ago.
Squid skin protein can boost bioelectronics United States
A team of researchers has discovered that reflectin, a protein in the skin of the common pencil squid (Loliginidae) can conduct positive electrical charges, or protons, making it a promising material for building biologically inspired devices.
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