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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.
The European Commission welcomes the positive outcome of the informal trilogue on the draft for a Framework Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning. If confirmed by the Council and the European Parliament, the Directive will help Member States cooperate more closely over cross-border sea areas, enabling them to take full account of land-sea interactions when developing their Maritime Spatial Planning.
Speaking at Aquaculture America 2014, Dr Jesse Trushenski, Southern Illinois University, discusses the use of electrosedation as a rested harvest technique for rainbow trout.
Fish can be affected by physical and psychological stressors during harvest and prior to slaughter. Rested harvest (sedation prior to slaughter) can be used to prevent the negative effects that stress can have on meat quality, taste and animal welfare.
Fishing co-ops are warning recreational fishermen are most at risk of ciguatera poisoning. Nine people needed hospital treatment for ciguatera poisoning after eating part of a 25-kilo Spanish Mackerel caught by a recreational angler off Scotts Head, near Macksville.
At least 30 people who handled fresh fish or seafood at Chinese markets in city ended up with gruesome skin injuries. Sure, you can eat fish bought in Chinatown. Just don’t touch it before you cook it.
The city Health Department identified an outbreak of a rare skin infection in people who handle raw or live fish or seafood. At least 30 people who touched the fish purchased at markets in the Chinatown neighborhoods of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens were affected, according to authorities.
New Zealand's NIWA scientists have discovered a rare, deep-sea fish last seen more than 60 years ago. Five of the hadal snail fish were caught in a trap 7,000 metres deep in the Kermadec Trench during the scientists' special research assignment between NIWA and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.
A Sino Foreign Joint Venture Company is to develop a CNY 8,000 prawn and agriculture center in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, China. The farm will be indoor and twice as big as the largest prawn farm known today.
The Sino Foreign Joint Venture (SFJV) agreement specifies that Glory Ocean Development (GODL) is to "procure and secure the services of Capital Award, Inc (CA). as the master consulting and servicing provider and management of the Project and its developed operations, to be in charge of all affairs of the Project using the said technology to develop the Project."
A new development in algae-based biofuel United States
A team of researchers from Michigan State University have devised a new technological device intended to further develop algae-based biofuels, which has become the world’s first standard algae growing platform.
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