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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 - PEIFA wants aquaculture lease moratorium maintained

Thursday, October 02, 2014


CHARLOTTETOWN - Increases in aquaculture leases in and around Malpeque Bay would directly impact and displace local fish harvesters in an area where lobster, herring, crab and eel have been harvested for more than a century, the P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association maintains.


The PEIFA made a presentation to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans two weeks ago, calling for the current moratorium, which prohibits an increase in aquaculture leases in the area, to be continued. On Tuesday the 2nd of October 2014 the association made its position public.

Source: Journal Pioneer


IN BRIEF - Algae kills 280K farmed fish

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The largest salmon farming company in B.C. lost up to 280,000 fish the last week of September 2014 to a type of “harmful algae” associated with warm waters known to kill salmon.


Marine Harvest Canada communications manager Ian Roberts said on Tuesday the deaths represent up to 4% of the company’s annual production, adding there was 30 times more algae than needed to kill the fish present at a Port Hardy area farm earlier this month.

This type of algae, the Heterosigma akashiwo, is known to thrive in summertime weather, but typically subsides between late fall and early spring.

The company owns 30 active farms in B.C. — about half of all the salmon farms in the province, he said.

“Over the course of a couple of days we lost these fish,” Roberts said.

“Heterosigma at a certain time of its lifecycle is toxic to fish and it comes up against the gills and kills the fish through the gills.”

Source: Vancouver 24 Hrs


IN BRIEF - Study shows ‘alarming levels’ of toxics in Columbia River fish

Thursday, October 02, 2014


Columbia Riverkeeper recently announced results from the second phase of the group’s “Is Your Fish Toxic Study,” and Riverkeepr reports that the findings show “alarming levels” of heavy metals, toxic flame retardants, cancer-causing PCBs, and endocrine disrupting chemicals in Columbia River fish.


“Fish advisories are not enough. We need immediate reduction and prevention of toxic pollution entering our river to protect the health of our communities,” said Lorri Epstein, water quality director with Columbia Riverkeeper.

Through interviews with participants, Riverkeeper reported it found that ethnic, immigrant, and low-income populations are eating fish with unsafe levels of toxic pollution. Contributing factors for increased risk were found to include higher fish consumption rates, and fish-preparation styles.

Source: Hood River News


IN BRIEF - SGPDA plans to redevelop wholesale fish market

Thursday, October 02, 2014


Margao - The South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA) is mulling over the redevelopment of the existing wholesale fish market into a modern fish market complex on its own so that the project serves the SGPDA as self-sustaining revenue resource.


Chairman of the SGPDA, Cuncolim MLA Subhash 'Rajan' Naik told TOI that the proposal has already been discussed with the chief minister who has promised to grant funds for the project.

"We are planning to construct a three storey building (G+2 structure) that will house a fish market on the ground floor, while offices and shops will be located on the upper floors. The chief minister has promised funds upto 25 cr for the project," Naik told TOI, adding that the project was still at a conceptual stage. "The chief minister has promised to have a meeting with me and the fisheries minister over the proposed project, soon," he said.

Source: Times of India


IN BRIEF - Masses of dead jellyfish in Alaska waters not unusual, says NOAA scientist

Thursday, October 02, 2014


A jellyfish graveyard that settled on the beach of Clam Gulch last week proved a peculiar sight for some locals and prompted curious phone calls to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.


But there's nothing unusual about the high number of lifeless jellyfish pushed ashore there, a biologist says. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research fisheries biologist Kristen Cieciel says the jellyfish live only about a year and die off in the fall.

Chrysaora melanaster, more commonly known as the northern sea nettle, can grow to 23 inches across and weigh up to 8 pounds. "These sea nettles are the kinds of jellyfish people think of when they picture jellyfish," said Cieciel.

Source: Alaska Dispatch News


IN BRIEF - Trade deal with Ecuador to secure jobs in Europe’s fish processing industry

Thursday, October 02, 2014

In July 2014, the EU and Ecuador concluded negotiations for a trade and development agreement, which was also discussed at August the 1st of 2014's meeting of the College of Commissioners.

The deal will allow Ecuador to benefit from continued access to the EU for its main exports, particularly fish products which will enjoy duty-free and quota-free access to the EU market. This agreement will help us to secure jobs in Europe’s fish processing industry and will also benefit European consumers.

Source: European Commission

IN BRIEF - SeaDragon strengthens leadership team

Thursday, October 02, 2014


SeaDragon strengthens leadership team to transition to Omega 3 production.


New Zealand’s largest refiner and blender of high-quality fish oils SeaDragon today announced it has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of a permanent Chief Financial Officer, a Director of Sales, a Head of Marketing and a Compliance Co-ordinator.

SeaDragon Chief Executive Ross Keeley said: “SeaDragon is growing and we are taking this opportunity to strengthen the bench ahead of commissioning our new fish oil refining facility in Nelson next year. This team equips us to convert into firm orders the strong expressions of interest we have received for our New Zealand sourced Omega-3 rich fish oils.

“At the same time, we expect to shortly ramp up squalene production after securing a more certain raw material supply earlier this year. The enhanced sales and marketing and capabilities that come with the new appointments will ensure we make the most of the significant opportunities we see.

Source: Scoop


IN BRIEF - Objection filed to proposed MSC certification of the SSLLC US North Atlantic swordfish longline fishery

Thursday, October 02, 2014


Day Boat Seafoods, a registered stakeholder, has filed an objection to the outcome of an independent assessment of the Sustainable Swordfish LLC (SSLLC) US North Atlantic swordfish longline fishery.


Intertek Fisheries Certification’s (IFC) assessment determined that the fishery meets the robust criteria required to be certified to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) standard for sustainable fishing. Day Boat Seafoods has challenged this outcome on issues of harmonization of fishery assessments covering the same stock, condition-setting, and peer review and public comment.

The MSC program includes a formal objections procedure to provide an orderly, structured process by which concerns about certification decisions can be lodged, reviewed and resolved, fairly and transparently by an Independent Adjudicator (IA). When an objection is filed, the MSC refers it to an IA who will review the objection and decide whether there is sufficient merit to move forward. To make this decision, which is completely independent of the MSC, the IA will review material submitted by the objector, the fishery and the certifier and may hold a hearing involving these parties.

Source: MSC


IN BRIEF - Fish catch advice

Thursday, October 02, 2014


New scientific assessment of important Scottish stocks.


Some of Scotland’s most valuable fish stocks, Mackerel and Blue Whiting, appear to be at relatively healthy levels, according to the latest scientific advice published on September the 30th of 2014.

However, the new guidance has recommended that catches in 2015 should be reduced in line with internationally agreed management plans to safeguard the long-term future of stocks.

New scientific advice is published each year by the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) – an international network of marine and fisheries scientists – and helps to inform the fisheries negotiations that take place in the autumn each year to determine how much quota our fishermen will receive in 2015.

Source: Scottish Government


IN BRIEF - Many fisheries sector development projects under 2015 budget

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry will launch a number of development projects in the fisheries sector under the 2015 budget proposals.


Heads of both Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry and Finance Ministry recently held several rounds of discussions on providing reliefs and granting finance assistance for the development projects which have already launched by the Fisheries Ministry and for their new projects. These discussions were chaired by Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne and Finance Ministry Secretary Dr. P. B. Jayasundara.

Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara Gunaratne, Secretary Dr. D. M. R. B. Dissanayake, chairmen of ministry affiliated institutions and representatives of the Finance Ministry were also present at the discussions. Finance Ministry Officials are visiting ministries and discuss their future plans and finance requirements before making the 2015 Budget.

Source: Daily News


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