HÀ NOI - Deputy Prime Minister Tr?nh Ðình Dung has asked Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Deverlopment in co-operation with police to investigate a testing agency that reportedly falsified documents to allow 800 substandard aquaculture products to be sold.
The deputy PM on July 21, 2016 ordered that the detailed list of the substandard products as well as measures to recall them from the market had to be submitted to the Prime Minister by the middle of August 2016.
Dung’s order comes in the wake of recent local media reports. Officials of the aquaculture surveying, testing and accreditation centre under the directorate of fisheries allegedly prepared false documents to certify more than 800 aquaculture products such as 140 feeding products and 668 products used to improve aquaculture growth conditions, even though the products did not undergo any tests.
The federal fisheries minister says offshore shrimp fishermen in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick will not be compensated for the reduction in their quota for catches off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Dominic LeBlanc told reporters in Dartmouth on Thursday 21st of July 2016 he stands by his decision to reduce the catch for the offshore fleet by 53 per cent in favour of a bigger share for the inshore fleet in Newfoundland.
The overall available catch has been reduced.
"Frankly, I don't want to pretend that the government is about to compensate these fleets because we believe that this is still a viable fishery for both the offshore fleet and the inshore fleet," he said.
New Wave Foods has opened a seed round aimed at developing seafood that is healthier for humans and the planet. Efficient Capacity kicked off the round and New Crop Capital provided additional funding. New Wave Foods uses plant-based ingredients, such as red algae, to engineer new edible materials that replicate the taste and texture of fish and shellfish while improving their nutritional profiles. Its first product, which has already been served in Google’s cafeterias, will be a sustainable shrimp, the company said.
Shrimp is the nation’s most popular seafood, currently representing more than a quarter of the four billion pounds of fish and shellfish consumed by Americans annually. For each pound of shrimp caught, up to 15 pounds of other animals, including endangered dolphins, turtles, and sharks, die. The market for meat analogs is expected to surpass USD 5 billion by 2020, and investors are increasingly taking notice. In recent years, millions in venture capital has flowed into plant-based alternatives to animal foods from large food processors and investors like Bill Gates and Li Ka-shing, Asia’s richest businessman, the company said.
“The astounding scale of our consumption of sea animals is decimating ocean ecosystems through overfishing, massive death through bycatch, water pollution, carbon emissions, derelict fishing gear, mangrove deforestation, and more,” said New Wave Foods Co-Founder and CEO Dominique Barnes. “Shrimping is also fraught with human rights abuses and slave labor, so we’re pleased to introduce a product that is better for people, the planet, and animals.”
In market announcement on 29 June 2016, Bakkafrost announced that it had entered an agreement with Sp/f Hjallur to acquire 51% of the shares in P/F Faroe Farming, a salmon farming company that operates in the southern part of the Faroe Islands, Suðuroy. The agreement was conditioned on the approval of the Faroese Registry and the Competition Authorities. These authorities have now approved Bakkafrost's acquisition of the remaining outstanding shares of P/F Faroe Farming. Consequently, the acquisition is final and Bakkafrost hereafter owns 100 % of the shares in P/F Faroe Farming.
ABOARD ZHANG JIAN - Photo taken on July 21, 2016 shows the research vessel Zhang Jian carrying "Rainbow Fish," a submersible capable of diving up to 11,000 meters in the sea, at Shenzhen Chiwan Wharf, south China. Chinese research vessel Zhang Jian took a break Thursday in Shenzhen after its exploration in the South China Seaand prepared for exploration in sea waters near Papua New Guinea.
The DNR is out with an updated fish consumption guide. The advisory helps the public know about toxins that gather in the flesh of fish and what it might mean from a health standpoint says Candy Schrank, a DNR toxicologist.
Advice for some inland lakes and impoundments, where mercury is the primary fish contaminant, was also updated. Fish consumption advice varies by location and species of fish and ranges from unrestricted or one serving per week to "do not eat" says Schrank...
"....for northern Wisconsin we're adding some more stringent advice for some fish. The fish consumption advice for some species will change for a number of lakes, like Long Lake in Oneida county...."
Sri Lanka has received a number of proposals from India to try and resolve the fishing row, but Colombo will take a decision only after consulting its fishermen, the Fisheries Minister said here on Thursday 21st of July 2016.
“We have not given consent to any of the proposals although there have been many” Minister of Fisheries Mahinda Amaraweera told reporters.
“No decisions will be taken without consulting our fishermen,” he said.
Qatar Airways launches new freighter services Qatar
Qatar Airways Cargo has launched new freighter services to New York and Halifax, which will handle lobster and other seafood from these two cities to Europe, the Middle East, South and North East Asia via Doha.
Reconstruction plan after earthquake and tsunami reaches 95pc Chile
In less than a year after the 8.4 Richter-scale earthquake and subsequent tsunami hitting the Region of Coquimbo and northern central areas of the country, SUBPESCA released a balance of the major reconstruction advances of "Coquimbo Restarts" program.