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IN BRIEF - Verlasso Smoked Salmon by Blue Hill Bay at Fancy Food Show

UNITED STATES
Friday, January 18, 2013

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Verlasso(r), the world's first provider of harmoniously raised fish, and Acme Smoked Fish Corporation, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based producer and distributor of smoked fish, will unveil Verlasso Smoked Salmon during the 2013 Fancy Food Show, Jan. 20-22, 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The new product will be available to retail and food industry seafood purveyors through Acme's premium, all-natural Blue Hill Bay(r) Smoked Seafood brand. Show attendees can sample and learn more about Verlasso Smoked Salmon at the Acme booth #883.

Verlasso's Harmoniously Raised difference creates a better environment for fish to grow into great-tasting salmon with a shimmery quality, full fins and bright eyes. A critical aspect of the Verlasso approach protects ocean biodiversity through an innovative solution to the depletion of our world's fisheries. Specifically, Verlasso lowers the "fish in, fish out" ratio of the salmon's diet - the pounds of wild caught feeder fish needed to produce one pound of salmon - from the industry standard of 4:1 for fish oil and fish meal to 1:1 without compromising healthy levels of Omega-3s in the salmon's diet.

Verlasso and Acme collaborated to create right-sized smoked salmon options for grocery stores, delis, gourmet and specialty stores, and select catalogue and online gourmet retailers


IN BRIEF - Masterplan for resolution of labour problems in the fishery industries

THAILAND
Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, as a core agency overseeing the country’s fishery; aquaculture; and fish processing fisheries, is committed to tackling labour problems in the seafood industries. Recently, the Department has put in motion a plan to protect labour rights and resolve human trafficking in the fisheries industry, from upstream to downstream along the entire supply chain, in line with the national agenda addressing the human trafficking problems.

This effort has led to the advent of the Masterplan for Labour Problem Resolution in the Fishery Industries following the 22 June 2014 consensus of the coordinating subcommittee on migrant workers in the fisheries sector where practice guidelines were determined to solve human trafficking with respect to fisheries labour. The Department of Fisheries, in association with Marine Department, was commissioned to execute the fishing vessel legalisation and vessel access control. The Department of Fisheries was also made responsible for forming the masterplan to solve labour problems in the fishery industries and for cooperating with all parties concerned in both the public and private sectors to conduct a general hearing.

Source: Bangkok Post


IN BRIEF - OFAH Encouraged by Government Investment in Fisheries Science

UNITED STATES
Thursday, May 26, 2016

PETERBOROUGH, ON - A recent announcement from the federal government on investments in fisheries science is welcome news for the fishing community.

As part of the 2016 federal budget, a CAD 197 million investment is designed to help Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) make more informed decisions about our fisheries while also creating job opportunities in science.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has committed to a mass recruitment toward restoring science though the hiring of 135 research scientists, biologists, oceanographers and technicians across Canada.

The Department will also invest in innovative technologies geared toward collecting data and sharing information more efficiently.

"The addition of 135 scientists will help build the capacity needed in Fisheries and Oceans Canada to develop informed policy that supports fish habitat protection," says Matt DeMille, manager of fish and wildlife services for the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. "Having the personnel and staff to follow through on government policy is critical to its success -- in this case the protection of fish and fish habitat."

Source: Market Wired


IN BRIEF - Govt Has Failed Fisheries Sector - Expert

BOTSWANA
Thursday, May 26, 2016

A fisheries biologist at the Okavango Research Institute (ORI) in Maun, Keta Mosepele, has advised government to develop a fisheries policy so that the full benefits of the sector are realised. Mosepele said government needs to develop a policy than to depend on outdated regulations to address the current problems in the fisheries sector. "These regulations are set to address the perceived symptoms than to address the real problem in this sector. Therefore, government needs to get to the root cause of the problem. We have to identify the real problem in the sector. What are we managing these resources for and who is benefiting," he said.

He said the decision by the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism to suspend the Fish Protection Regulatory, Statutory Instrument No. 16 of 2016 and to resort to the 2008 regulations shows that government has failed to address concerns in the sector. Mosepele observed that problems in the fisheries industry will persist until government comes up with a solution to deal with the challenges once and for all by developing a national fisheries policy. "Recently government suspended new regulations after an outcry from stakeholders and resorted to the old one, what was guiding government to resort to the old ones?" he asked, accusing government of being blindsided when dealing with fisheries issues.

Source: All Africa


IN BRIEF - New Deputy Agriculture Minister to Oversee EU's Fisheries Policy in Bulgaria

BULGARIA
Thursday, May 26, 2016

The number of deputy ministers in Bulgaria's agriculture ministry will be increased from three to four.

The decision was adopted at the regular meeting of the government on Wednesday 25th of May 2016, the government's press service informs.

The new deputy agriculture minister will be responsible for the application of the EU's Common Fisheries Policy and identifying the national priorities in the sector.

The new office will be also in charge of ensuring the efficiency of the land use and increasing the revenues from agricultural activity.

The holder of the new position is expected to raise the efficiency and effectiveness of the applied policies and establish better business environment in the agricultural sector.

Source: Novinite


IN BRIEF - Global Market for Cold Chain to Reach USD 271.9 billion by 2020, Growing at CAGR of 13.9% by 2020

UNITED STATES
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Supply chain management that facilitates the transportation and storage of perishable goods is called as cold chain. A cold chain is series of storage and distribution activities at a desired temperature. The cold chain is helpful to preserve the food and various products such as pharmaceutical and agricultural products. The cold chain market is growing at a rapid pace owing to rising market for frozen food products.

Cold chain helps to preserve and avoid the wastage of agricultural produce and perishable food products such as meat and fish. The advancements in pharmaceutical industry is also expected to drive the market for cold chains. Moreover, increasing population of the world has resulted into growing demand for both food and pharmaceuticals. This in turn has been resulted into growing need for cold chains.

Source: Open PR

 


IN BRIEF - New standard for handling frozen seafood launched

SINGAPORE
Thursday, May 26, 2016

A new standard for handling frozen fish and seafood was launched on Wednesday May 25th 2016.

Called TR49: 2016 Cold Chain Management of Frozen Fish and Seafood, the technical reference was jointly launched by the Singapore Manufacturing Federation Standards Development Organisation (SMF-SDO) and SPRING Singapore, together with Seafood Industries Association Singapore (SIAS)

It is targeted at key stakeholders in the fish and seafood industry, including producers, importers, retailers and regulatory authorities. 

TR49 covers the application and observance of temperature control for the cold chain management of raw and minimally processed frozen seafood.

For instance, under guidelines from the technical reference, fresh fish and seafood and their products that are to be chilled "shall be held at a temperature of 0°C to 4°C at all times".

Source: Channel News Asia


IN BRIEF - Fishers clamber into boats to save shellfish hit by quakes

JAPAN
Thursday, May 26, 2016

KUMAMOTO - Suffocating shellfish are giving fishermen here a headache.

Large numbers of Japanese littleneck clams have been buried under red clay soil in the Ariake Sea due to the spate of earthquakes that rocked Kumamoto Prefecture in April 2016.

“We fear the clams may be completely wiped out,” said Seiji Yoshimoto, the 62-year-old head of the Oshima fisheries association. “We can’t just stand and watch. We just have to do as much as we can.”

And that's exactly what fishermen are doing in a bid to save their livelihoods.

“We can’t get our lives back together if we can’t collect clams,” said Masaru Tasaki, 25, an employee of the fisheries association.

Source: The Asahi Shimbun


IN BRIEF - Pelagic red crabs return to Monterey, bad sign for fishermen

UNITED STATES
Thursday, May 26, 2016

MONTEREY, Calif.- Monday23rd of May 2016, millions of pelagic red crabs washed ashore on Del Monte Beach in Monterey. A rare sight for beach goers but bad news for fisherman.

"When I was a tuna fisherman we used to see them down south, and down south near the equator, down there that's a good sign to catch tuna, but up here seeing them it's not such a good sign," said Gaspar Catanzaro with the Monterey Fish Company.These crabs like warm water and this past El Niño has kept the Monterey Bay warmer than usual. These conditions are preventing nutrient filled water to mix up to the surface.

Source: Kion Right Now


IN BRIEF - Virginia fisheries commission to keep cobia season open, defying federal mandate

UNITED STATES
Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission on Tuesday 24th of voted 5-4 to keep the state’s cobia season open until Aug. 30, but not without several drastic changes in regulation.

After an outcry from anglers over a South Atlantic Marine Fishery Council order to close the fishery from Georgia to New York on June 20, state agencies had sought a compromise that would keep fishing open. Federal fisheries managers had requested that states adopt the closure after catches of the popular species spiked well over the Allowable Catch Limit last year.

North Carolina last week opted to keep its season open until Sept. 30, but with several regulations that angered recreational fishermen – including only being able to keep fish Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Charter and pier anglers can keep fish seven days a week.

Source: The Virginian Pilot


IN BRIEF - Aotearoa Fisheries supports transparency on the water

NEW ZEALAND
Thursday, May 26, 2016

 

Aotearoa Fisheries supports the position of Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy, to speed up the rollout of monitoring equipment on commercial fishing vessels, as do its fishers.

“We were among the first companies to step up our efforts to bringing greater transparency to the inshore fleet. Last year we committed to having 100% of our inshore trawl fleet with Vessel Monitoring Systems and electronic monitoring (cameras) on board, and we’re pleased to announce that we’re almost there,” says Aotearoa Fisheries CEO, Carl Carrington.

“In our largest fishery, SNA1, we have 100% coverage, and this is something that is wholeheartedly supported, in fact it was initiated by fishers. They are professionals who do their job with pride, and are pleased with the transparency of their practices that this provides, exactly because it shows they have nothing to hide,” he says.

Source: Scoop


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