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IN BRIEF - Fishing company says commercial fishing needs to be cheaper

Friday, January 18, 2013

A fishing company says the government needs to make commercial fishing cheaper for local companies in order to attract more domestic fleets.

Alatini Fisheries has held meetings with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries this week to discuss ways of attracting more fishing vessels to operate in Tonga’s waters and how to revive the industry.

The Managing Director of Alatini Fisheries, Tricia Emberson, says in the last five years there have only been two local fishing fleets licensed to operate and is recommending the government make some key changes.

“One of the big things is the consumption tax, that it be abolished. Because it’s created a huge problem since its inception. We’d look at government revising some financial incentives to perhaps attract joint venture companies. We’d also look at their charges being made on the domestic fleet be revised because they’re amongst some of the highest compared to other countries around the region.”

Tricia Emberson says has also suggested the government devise a clear, strategic license framework within a year.

Source: Radio New Zealand International

IN BRIEF - Juvenile fishing posing a threat

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Hatching from egg to larvae and growing from fry (post-hatching stage) to fingerling (when fins get extended and scales developed fully) to reach adulthood, it takes time.


Juvenile fishing is posing a challenge to sustainable fisheries. Absence of mechanism for enforcement of restrictions on nets and gears and lack of awareness among traditional fishermen is leading to proliferation of juvenile fishing forcing them to go for deep-sea fishing for their livelihood.

“Various technologies like fish finders, navigational devices and Global Positioning System (GPS) should be used to avoid catching juveniles. We have launched a campaign in 2013 to increase the awareness level by involving the stakeholders to understand the issue and take remedial measures,” Principal Scientist at Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (Chennai) Dr. K. Vijayakumaran told The Hindu on Wednesday.

Source: The Hindu


IN BRIEF - Russia, Latvia to Discuss Safety of Fish Product Imports in August

Thursday, July 30, 2015


MOSCOW- Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) said on Wednesday 29th of July 2015, it was planning to hold technical consultations with Latvian colleagues on fish imports.


Rosselkhoznadzor imposed temporary restrictions on Latvian and Estonian canned and preserved fish imports on June 4 2015 citing high levels of a toxic substance called benzopyrene.

Russia’s agricultural watchdog says the restrictions were prompted by the Baltic nations’ persistent violations of sanitary requirements, discovered during several routine inspections, as well as by the presence of banned harmful additives in imported seafood products.

Source: Sputnik News



IN BRIEF - Action needed on export delays

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Resilience meeting assesses impact on Scottish businesses.


The Deputy First Minister has been updated on the on-going situation at the Channel Tunnel and the impact it is having on Scottish businesses, following a Scottish Government resilience meeting on July the 29th 2015.

Scottish businesses from the fishing and food processing sectors are continuing to raise concerns about the impact of delays and potential delays on their businesses. Today’s meeting follows both the First Minister and Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead pressing concerns with the UK Government and calling for action to prioritise fresh produce being exported to the continent.

Source: Scottish Government


IN BRIEF - Vietnamese shrimp companies to benefit from trade deal with South Korea

Thursday, July 30, 2015


It is forecasted that shrimp exports from Vietnam to South Korea will boast in the light of free trade agreement between the two countries.
South Korea has been a strategic partner of Vietnam, with bilateral trade valued USD 28.9 billion in 2014, and the third biggest globally and the second biggest in Asia after China.


Bilateral trade cooperation between Vietnam and South Korea has experienced significant development over the past 2 decades. By the end of November 2014, the number of Vietnamese enterprises cooperating with South Korea reached 13,100.

Source: Vasep


IN BRIEF - Skipjack and yellowfin tuna by Global Frozen Food Co., Ltd obtain Friend of the Sea certification

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Global Frozen Food, a major Thai company processing and exporting frozen seafood – has achieved Friend of the Sea certification for its skipjack and yellowfin tuna from Friend of the Sea approved sustainable fleets.


The fish originates from stocks which are not considered to be overexploited and caught with selective fishing methods, in compliance with Friend of the Sea certification requirements. An efficient traceability system is in place, so that the sustainable origin of approved products is guaranteed. Specific labels on finished products show fishing gear, catching zone, catching duration time and vessel name.

“Friend of the Sea audit requirements are very strict and we are proud to have successfully passed the audit”, explains Ms. Quek Oon Hwee, CEO of Global Frozen Foods. “We will continue to rely on Friend of the Sea to improve our commitment to respect the marine environment and social accountability policies.”

Source: Friend of the Sea


IN BRIEF - Biologists hope chinook salmon's rebound will continue

Thursday, July 30, 2015


The number of chinook salmon entering the Yukon has met minimum targets for the second year in a row.


In 2015, 57,000 fish have been counted in the Yukon River at Eagle, Alaska, just above the target of 55,000.

Biologists the number is somewhat encouraging, but say the problem of declining chinook has not been solved. This year's number still pales in comparison to average run sizes in the 1990s which measured 150,000 fish.

Source: CBC


IN BRIEF - Fish and chip shops still not forced to tell consumers if their fish are local or imported

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Restaurants and fish and chip shops are still leaving consumers in the dark about the country of origin of their fish.


Seven months after a Senate Inquiry recommended mandatory country of origin labelling, it has not happened.

At restaurants, 70 per cent of the fish is imported, according to the Australian seafood industry's submission.

Barramundi is a good example of confusion.

Source: ABC


IN BRIEF - The Territory government is going to be spending AUD 200,000 on a program to protect threatened fish species

Thursday, July 30, 2015


The Territory Government will spend AUD 200,000 on the program designed to protect threatened fish species.

Source: ABC


IN BRIEF - Young’s Seafood Limited – ‘One Young’s’ Leadership Changes

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Following a review of the Company’s strategy Young’s Seafood Limited is announcing on the 30th of July 2015, changes to the Company’s leadership and governance structures. The changes are designed to ensure that Young’s is as prepared as possible to respond to the challenges of the market, both in the short and the long term.



Young’s Seafood Limited has previously adopted a strategy of One Young’s across its ‘back office’ functions to facilitate transparency, improve efficiency and drive functional excellence. Young’s Chief Executive, Pete Ward, is today outlining plans to progress the Company’s One Young’s philosophy across all of its remaining frozen and chilled activities including Sales and Operations. As part of this restructure Frank Green has been appointed to the role of Sales Director and Steve Lidgett has been appointed to the role of Operations Director of Young’s Seafood Limited with effect from 1st August.


Strategic accountability will also be driven by the appointment of key functional heads of all One Young’s activities, together with the Managing Directors of Young’s standalone business units, to the Company’s Board. Members of the expanded Board will report directly to the Chief Executive, Pete Ward

Press Release: Young's Seafood Limited


IN BRIEF - Sainsbury's becomes UK's second-biggest supermarket

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Sainsbury’s has overtaken Asda to become the UK’s second-biggest supermarket as sales at the Walmart-owned chain continue to fall much faster than any of its major rivals.


Asda’s sales dropped 2.7% in the 12 weeks to 19 July, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel, taking its market share to 16.4%, 0.6 percentage points lower than a year before. It was the worst performer, not only among the “big four” supermarkets, but also behind smaller rivals Iceland and the Co-op.

Sainsbury’s sales also fell – but by just 0.3% so that its market share dipped by only 0.1 percentage points to 16.5%, putting it just above its rival.

Source: The Guardian


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IN BRIEF - Juvenile fishing posing a threat
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IN BRIEF - The Territory government is going to be spending AUD 200,000 on a program to protect threatened fish species
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IN BRIEF - Fish and chip shops still not forced to tell consumers if their fish are local or imported
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IN BRIEF - Skipjack and yellowfin tuna by Global Frozen Food Co., Ltd obtain Friend of the Sea certification
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IN BRIEF - Vietnamese shrimp companies to benefit from trade deal with South Korea

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USD 88,000 granted to respond to harmful algal bloom outbreak
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Worldwide The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership has released its annual sustainability overview of reduction fisheries.
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