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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 Responsible Aquaculture Foundation (RAF) has broadened its online education program with translations in Chinese, Vietnamese and Spanish of courses on managing major shrimp diseases at aquaculture farms and hatcheries.
The translated versions of Managing Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei at Shrimp Farms, Managing Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei at Shrimp Hatcheries, Managing Early Mortality Syndrome at Shrimp Farms and Managing Early Mortality Syndrome at Shrimp Hatcheries are now available.
Reaction is mixed to news that a Norwegian-based company's CAD 250-million plan to create one of the largest farmed salmon operations in Canada has passed another significant hurdle.
Late Friday afternoon of July the 22nd of 2016, the province announced that an aquaculture project proposed by Grieg NL Seafarms Ltd. in Placentia Bay has been released from provincial environmental assessments on several conditions.
Raub, a district in the Malaysian city of Pahang, is set to benefit from a new aquaculture and agriculture centre, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) earlier this year.
The MOU was signed by integrated water treatment specialist, Ronser Bio-Tech, Casabrina Vacation Villas, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and Japan’s Asia Water Business Consultant (AWBC) to build the new centre at the resort in Raub. The university and AWBC will be the technology partners on the project.
Green technology will be a strong focus for the centre with Ronser CEO, Dr. Pua Eng Teck, saying that it will use the Mass Bio System it developed, as well as leveraging AWBC’s nano technology and SJTU’s expertise in developing environmentally friendly technology for aquaculture and agriculture.
A scientist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is defending its bleak assessment of shrimp stocks off Newfoundland's northeast coast and Labrador, and is blaming the resurgent codfish – which feed on shrimp – as a "driving factor."
Katherine Skanes is also firing back at those questioning the status of the stock.
"When the biomass was going up, they had confidence in our survey. Then when the biomass goes down, they lose confidence," she said.
Looking for fish under pressure. Two marine biologists say they’ve set a record for the deepest underwater survey performed by human divers, at 136 metres down, off the coast of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia.
“We are seeing a lot of species previously unknown to science,” says Luiz Rocha at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
He and Hudson Pinheiro at the University of Santa Cruz have been looking for new fish species at these little-explored depths. The previous record for the deepest human survey, also set by Rocha’s team, was 130 meters. Many of the species they have seen are found only in these deep reef habitats.
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.
Does oxidized fish oil pose health risks? New Zealand
There is no evidence of a food safety risk associated with fish oil supplements currently on the New Zealand market, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries and the Ministry of Health.