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IN BRIEF - Record number of salmon return to Russian River

UNITED STATES
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.

Source: Bob Norberg / The Press Democrat

 


IN BRIEF - Trash fishing eating up marine wealth

INDIA
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Destructive and trash fishing by some in the mechanical and traditional fishing sectors threatens to deplete marine wealth off the Kollam waters, say the district unit leaders of the Kerala Fisheries Coordination Council (KFCC).

Huge quantities of edible fish juveniles were being harvested and brought to the Neendakara-Shakthikulangara twin fishing habours and the Azheekkal fishing harbour by the boats every day, leaders of the council said at a press conference here on Monday the 21st of April 2014. Similarly, large quantities of fish that had no market value as human food were also being harvested and brought ashore.

Source: The Hindu


IN BRIEF - Feeling Fyne: Iconic oyster company given royal seal of approval

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Loch Fyne Oysters have good reason to celebrate after receiving the UK's highest accolade for business success.

The company earned a Queen's Award for Enterprise in recognition of its achievements in international trade.

Loch Fyne Oysters was founded in 1978 with two only employees in Argyll, on the Ardkinglas Estate at Cairndow. It now employs over 130 people locally and supplies seafood to major hotel groups, airlines, and restaurants as well as its own retail customers through the Deli, Oyster Bar & Restaurant and Mail order service based at Cairndow.

Source: Herald Scotland


IN BRIEF - ‘SEALECT Tuna' Launches the Latest TVC

THAILAND
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

‘SEALECT Tuna’, Thailand's leading canned tuna brand from Thai Union Frozen Products Public Company Limited (TUF), the world's number one tuna processor and a global leader in seafood, is proud to launch the latest television commercial “SEALECT Secret”. This uncovers how, for the first time in Thailand, ‘SEALECT Tuna’ creates the wonder of deep sea freshness and goodness from the freshest tuna, premium packaged by the world’s seafood expert.

The new ‘SEALECT Tuna’ TVC reveals fresh tuna from deep blue sea packed with nutrition which can be created into a variety of daily dishes anytime. Consumer can enjoy the fresh tuna as is or used as a creative ingredient for a number of exotic new dishes, but all will feature the unique fresh deep sea ‘SEALECT Tuna’ taste guaranteed free of any preservatives.

Source: TUF


IN BRIEF - Land-farmed salmon: Coming (temporarily) to a restaurant or store near you

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Still have farmed salmon crossed off your short list of eco-friendly fish? A local version that’s available for a limited time in the Washington area could temporarily rewrite your rules.

Most farmed salmon are raised in open nets or pens in the ocean, where their waste and potential to introduce parasites, diseases or non-native fish to the wild present serious environmental concerns. The Freshwater Institute, a program of the Arlington-based Conservation Fund, has been trying another way.

Source: Washington Post


IN BRIEF - Former Maine tribal official caught in elver case

CANADA
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New York Department of Environmental Conservation officers have arrested a former Passamaquoddy tribal representative to Maine's Legislature and seven other people on charges of illegally harvesting baby eels from a creek on Long Island's East End.

Frederick J. Moore III, of Perry, and others surrendered April 8 2014. Authorities charged them with lacking a foodfish permit, over the limit possession of American eels, and over the limit possession of undersized eels, all felonies.

DEC officers observed the men illegally harvesting a "large amount" of elvers on March 28, a DEC spokeswoman said. The charges are felonies because the value of the catch was more than CAD 1,500, she said. The DEC also charged the men with conspiracy to commit a crime, a misdemeanor, and using an illegal eel trap, a violation.

Source: Native Times


IN BRIEF - Danish Eel Expedition 2014: First phase successfully completed

DENMARK
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The expedition has at times battled 12-metre Atlantic swells , making it impossible to get equipment in the water. However, expedition leader Peter Munk of DTU Aqua and his research team will return from the Sargasso Sea with unique knowledge about the place where Danish eels are born.

Source: DTU Aqua


IN BRIEF - Chairman of the Board for Ocean Beauty Seafood's Talks Sockeye in Dillingham

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2014's sockeye fishery in Bristol Bay was a major topic of discussion Saturday 19th of April, 2014, during the first “Business of Fish” workshop of the season. The workshop was held in Dillingham and was sponsored by the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation. Robin Samuelsen Junior is the Chairman of the Board. He observed that the price fishermen receive for their sockeye catch has been increasing in recent years.

“Today we are looking at between USD 1.75 and USD 2- a pound for sockeye this season.”

This past season saw the base price for sockeye increase from USD 1- a pound in 2012 up to USD 1.50-a pound. The Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation is heavily invested in the commercial sockeye fishery in Bristol Bay, including owning 50-percent of Ocean Beauty Seafood’s. Samuelsen is the Chairman of the Board for Ocean Beauty, which produces about 165-million pounds of salmon products a year in Alaska.

Source: KDLG


IN BRIEF - Green light for River Murray prawn farm

AUSTRALIA
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

South Australia's Riverland produces a bounty of fresh produce and wine, which it’s built its reputation on. And now seafood could be added to its list of specialty products. Plans to build a AUD 5.5 million prawn and fin fish farm on the River Murray in South Australia have been approved, and construction will start later in 2014. A-Culture Holdings, of Adelaide, will build the aquaculture farm in Waikerie, north-east of Adelaide.

Source: ABC


IN BRIEF - Fire forces crew to abandon South Korean trawler off Sierra Leone coast

SIERRA LEONE
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A fire on board a South Korean trawler fishing off the coast of Sierra Leone forced the crew to abandon ship, fleeing onto boats that came to their rescue, its captain told Reuters on Monday.

The fire on the 70-foot (21-meter) Osito 89 broke out in the engine room at 0400 GMT on Sunday the 20th of April, 2014 about five nautical miles off the town of Kent, south of the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown.

Source: Reuters


IN BRIEF - Bumble Bee Seafoods Moves Corporate Headquarters Back to Downtown San Diego

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bumble Bee Seafoods , North America’s premium seafood company, is moving back to downtown San Diego after 12 years on Granite Ridge Drive in Kearny Mesa. The brand first purchased a canning facility on the San Diego waterfront over 30 years ago, and is getting back to its roots with a move to the historic Showley Bros. Candy Factory in the East Village.

“We are very excited about the move of Bumble Bee’s corporate headquarters back to downtown San Diego,” said Bumble Bee President and CEO, Chris Lischewski. “We pride ourselves on being an active member of the local community where we have so much company history, and this move allows us to do that in even bigger and better ways.”

Source: Business Wire


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