IN BRIEF - Good outcome for Scots fishermen at EU-Norway negotiations
Friday, January 18, 2013
Scottish fishermen have broadly welcomed the outcome of negotiations between the EU and Norway to decide upon catching allocations for shared stocks in 2013.
The bilateral talks concluded this morning, and against a background of recovering stocks and the scientific advice, quota increases were agreed for a number of key stocks including North Sea haddock (15% increase), North Sea whiting (11%), North Sea plaice (15%), North Sea saithe (15%), and North Sea herring (18%). The North Sea cod quota remains unchanged at the 2011 level, with a facility for boats to increase their cod catch further if they participate in catch quota trials. There was also a 15% increase for West of Scotland saithe.
For mackerel, a catch limit was set that followed scientific advice and which will maintain the EU and Norway’s traditional share of the total allowable catch. This is an arrangement that will signal the resolve of the EU and Norway against the background of continuing failure to achieve an international management agreement for the stock with Iceland and the Faroes.
PUTRAJAYA - The proposal paper on installing the tracking system in fishing vessels is completed and will be submitted to the cabinet early next month.
Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this was among the measures taken by the ministry to detect misappropriation of the country's fish output, including the sale of the fish to outside parties.
"Through this tracking system, we will know whether the fishing vessels from Zone B has encroached into Zone A, or they are bringing their fish catch to be sent to Thailand or Vietnam," he told reporters after an Aidilfitri celebration at the ministry, here, Thursday.
Ismail Sabri was earlier asked to comment on a newspaper report yesterday that the amount of fish landed by local fishermen was smaller than that declared, among the reasons being some of the fish being sold to foreign fishermen at sea.
The minister also refuted the assumption that this country would run out of fish supply if this was not stopped, as fish supply, he said, would only be depleted if there was no change in fishing methods.
Haikui Seafood AG : * Says succeeded in raising Q2 2014 revenue by 4.8 per cent to EUR 28.3 million compared to the same period in 2013
Says H1 revenue decreased by 15.7 per cent to EUR 58.5 million. Says full-year 2014 guidance maintained. Says H1 net profit grew by 3.2 per cent to EUR 6.1 million (H1 2013: EUR 5.9 million). Says outlook for the full year 2014 maintained. Says H1 EBIT decreased by 21.9 per cent to EUR 7.6 million (H1 2013: EUR 9.7 million). Says maintaining FY 2014 target of delivering revenue growth of at least 5 to 10 percent measured in rmb terms. Says 9-month revenue in 2014 is expected to be broadly comparable with the same period in 2013. Sees 2014 EBIT margin in the range of 11 and 13 per cent.
An illegal catch of EUR 700 worth of the popular dolphin fish, or lampuki, cost a Gozitan skipper dearly as he was fined EUR 7,800.
Andrew Azzopardi, 58, of Xewkija, pleaded guilty to catching about 17 boxes of the fish before the official opening of the season on August 15 2014.
Mr Azzopardi, captain of the fishing vessel Guzeppi, also admitted making use of fishing aggregation devices used to attract the lampuki when it was not allowed by law, which prohibited the use of any form of apparatus between January 1 and August 14.
Police Inspector Frank Tabone prosecuted
A contract worth in excess of GBP 3.3 million (about USD 5.5 million) has been secured by Macduff Shipyards, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, from Scottish Sea Farms.
The contract is for four 150 t steel feed barges and two 15 m landing craft general purpose fish farm vessels.
The barges and landing craft have been designed by the yard in cooperation with Macduff Ship Design.
The 19.8 m feed barges will have a capacity of 150 t each. They will be fitted with Orbit GMT feeding systems, and powered by John Deere engines.
According to Macduff Ship Design the two 14.95 m landing craft workboats are based on the Emma, a successful Macduff Ship Design vessel built a few years ago, and will be capable of carrying 20 t of fish farm feed on the deck.
GOSHEN — Finding fresh shrimp in Elkhart County just got a little easier.
Elkhart County Board of Zoning Appeals members Thursday 21 of August 2014 approved a request by New Paris resident Gilbert Schrock for a special use for a home workshop/business to allow for the construction of a 80 by 40 foot building on his property to be used for the raising and selling of salt water shrimp.
The property, zoned Agricultural-1, is located at 70244 C.R. 19 in Jackson Township.
“My purpose with this is to raise shrimp in this building for income,” Schrock said of the request. “It will be self-supporting. And I think there’s a market. We import 90 percent of our shrimp that we consume in the United States from other countries. We’re working with a lady down by North Lafayette right now who has been doing it for five years, and she’s going to coach us.”
According to Schrock, the shrimp are grown in large above ground pools with the typical growth cycle of a pound of saleable shrimp falling in at around 90 days. Along those lines, Schrock noted that his current plan is to keep his sales retail and on the smaller end, rather than going the wholesale route.
The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) has published a ‘balance-of-risk analysis’ of the replies it received from the Scottish and UK fisheries ministers on questions it raised on the implications for fishing should there be independence, or if the status quo is retained.
In the letters written in April 2014 to Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Richard Lochhead, and UK Fisheries Minister, George Eustice, the Federation underlined that as an organisation it is apolitical and cannot take a view on independence - but it has been charged by its members to ask questions so as to provide more clarity that will enable individual fishermen to make their own minds up.
The letters written to the two ministers were exactly the same and grouped under three headings: ‘The European Journey; ‘Fisheries Management in an Independent Scotland; and ‘The Business Environment’.
Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the SFF, said: “We are delighted that the two ministers took the opportunity to provide detailed replies as they provide important input into the independence debate. It gives our members a valuable opportunity to look at the key issues involved and help them reach a decision on how to vote.”
SEASIDE, Ore. - Tourists visiting Seaside were getting quite a sight - and smell - on August 2014.
Millions of anchovies have died trying to swim up the Necanicum River at Seaside. They come in with the incoming tide, get stranded and die.
Most float back into the ocean, while others are eaten by birds. But the massive amount that remained the week of August the 18th of 2014 was quite a sight.
There were too many fish and too little oxygen in the small stream, according to Oregon Coast Aquarium spokeswoman Tiffany Boothe. She added that anchovy die-offs aren't unusual, although this one did seem to have especially big numbers.
It's going to smell for a couple of days probably, she said.
Experts said this odd phenomenon happens about every 10 years in the Seaside area.
ISLAMABAD - The exports of fish and fish preparations increased by 5.68 percent during the first month of fiscal year 2014-15 as compared to the same month of t]he previous year.
According to the latest data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the fish exports during July 2014-15 were recorded at PKR 21.246 million against the exports of PKR 20.104 million in July 2013-14.
In terms of quantity, the seafood exports in July 2014 were recorded at 10,463 metric tons compared to the exports of 8,397 million in July 2013, showing increase of 24.60 percent.
Meanwhile, on month-on-month basis, the seafood exports, however, decreased by 33.03 percent in July 2014 when compared to the exports of PKR 31.726 million in June 2014.
Data gaps affect pacific tuna assessment Marshall Islands
Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency requests its members to properly report their fishing catches in Pacific waters to help prevent overfishing.
Norway and Brazil develop aquaculture cooperation Brazil
The governments of Brazil and Norway continue to work on identifying areas for bilateral technical cooperation in order to develop joint actions towards the development of aquaculture in both nations.
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