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IN BRIEf - Fish in hot water as climate change

AUSTRALIA
Friday, January 18, 2013

The east coast of Australia is now considered one of the fastest warming areas in the region.

The CSIRO says fish are moving south in search of cooler waters, and marine heatwaves like the recent one off Western Australia are likely to cause major damage to corals and fisheries.

Scientists also warn climate change is now considered the single greatest threat to the long-term survival of the Great Barrier Reef.

Every month for the past 70 years, the ocean temperature has been recorded at the Port Hacking station off New South Wales.

It is one of a network of sites set up around Australia observing coastal conditions including salinity and ocean temperatures.

While it creates new fisheries, there are also downsides.

One was recorded off Western Australia, with ocean temperatures 5 degrees above average over two weeks.

The Commonwealth says there were no records of bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef before 1979

ABC - Full Story Here


IN BRIEF - Iglo Group to roll out MSC logo on all wild fish lines

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, December 19, 2014

 

Birds Eye owner Iglo Group has pledged to roll out the Marine Stewardship Council blue ecolabel on all its wild fish products across Europe.

 

The label, which indicates a product meets the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards of sustainability, will initially be added to 280 products. This will rise to 400 within a year, across 16 markets, including the UK, Germany, Franceand Italy. Igo claimed it would eventually use label on more products than any other food manufacturer in Europe.

Source: The Grocer


IN BRIEF - Seafood exports in 2014 may reach nearly USD 8 billion

VIET NAM
Friday, December 19, 2014

 

Seafood export turnover in 2014 is likely increase by USD 1.3 billion from last year’s result, to reach USD 8 billion.

Seafood exports have been strong and stable from the beginning of the year, especially for shrimp, ,said Mr. Nguyen Hoai Nam, Deputy General Secretary of VASEP at a conference held last week in Can Tho.

 

"It is totally possible that export turnover reaches US$ 8 billion this year", Mr Nguyen Hoai Nam - Deputy General of VASEP said on the sidelines of the conference entitled "Trends in consumption of fishery products in the largest export market; fisheries in the future and social responsibility” organized by SGS in Can Tho city.

Source: VASEP

 


IN BRIEF - Shrimp season to close in some parts of the state

UNITED STATES
Friday, December 19, 2014

 

On December 2014, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham announced a closure of the fall shrimp season in most state inside waters and in a portion of state outside waters effective Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 at official sunset.

 

Specifically, those waters that will close to shrimping include:

-All state inside waters from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the Louisiana/Texas state line except for the following waters located east of the Mississippi River:

-Lake Pontchartrain, Chef Menteur and Rigolets Passes, Lake Borgne, Mississippi Sound, Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO), and the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds as described by the double-rig line in R.S. 56:495.1(A)2

-The portion of state outside waters extending a distance of 3 nautical miles seaward of the inside/outside shrimp line from the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island as delineated by the Channel red buoy line westward to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal at -92 degrees 18 minutes 33 seconds west longitude

Source: KATC

 


IN BRIEF - One of world's most invasive fish detected in New South Wales for first time

AUSTRALIA
Friday, December 19, 2014

 

One of the world's most invasive fish species has been found in New South Wales for the first time.

 

There are already established populations of Tilapia in Queensland but the pest fish has now moved south of the border to the Tweed Valley.

The Department of Primary Industries' strategy leader for aquatic biosecurity, Melissa Walker, says it poses a threat to our NSW native fish.

 

Source: ABC

 


IN BRIEF - PH shrimp trade good, but laggard in Asia

PHILIPPINES
Friday, December 19, 2014

 

DAGUPAN CITY—The country’s shrimp industry is beginning to bounce back, although it is still way behind leading shrimp producers in Asia, aquaculture experts and scientists here said.

 

Leobert de la Peña, a crustacean pathologist of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, said the local shrimp industry’s biggest problem is still the white spot syndrome virus (WSSV), which can wipe out a pond’s shrimp population in seven to 10 days.

De la Peña was here on Sunday to witness the graduation of the first batch of shrimp experts from the Shrimps.Ph, a shrimp farming school at the National Integrated Fisheries Technology Development Center here (NIFTDC).

Source: Inquirer

 


IN BRIEF - South Korea FTA signed: seafood enjoys benefits

VIET NAM
Friday, December 19, 2014

 

As Vietnam - Korea Free Trade Agreement is adopted, along with textiles and footwear, seafood exports from Vietnam to Korea have promising strong growth.

 

Even though the bilateral agreement has not been signed, exports to South Korea already show positive signals. When the FTA takes effect, seafood industry will have tax reduction and therefore accelerates exports to Korea.

According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), Korea ranks the fourth (after the US, EU and Japan) in importing Vietnam seafood. Vietnam is the third largest supplier to Korea, (after China and Russia) accounting for 13.2% of the total supply. 

Source: Pangasius

 


IN BRIEF - Corporate governance changes at SAPMER

FRANCE
Friday, December 19, 2014

 

SAPMER HOLDING board of directors, which met December 16th, 2014, appointed Mr. Jacques de Chateauvieux as Chairman and CEO and Mr. Adrien de Chomereau as Deputy CEO of the company.

Mr. Christian Lefevre and M Henri de Chateauvieux have been appointed as Director. SAPMER S.A. board of directors, which met December 17th, 2014, appointed Mr. Adrien de Chomereau as CEO of the company, in replacement of Mr. Yannick Lauri.

The Board of Directors decided the appointment of Mr. Yannick Lauri as Chairman of SAPMER S.A., in replacement of M. Jacques de Chateauvieux.

SAPMER GROUP: Corporate governance changes at SAPMER

 


IN BRIEF - Fish virus detected in coho salmon

UNITED STATES
Thursday, December 18, 2014

 

Coho salmon eggs were destroyed at two Wisconsin hatcheries this month after testing revealed donor fish had an invasive virus, the Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday 16th of December 2014.

 

Viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) was detected in ovarian fluid taken from female cohos this fall on the Root River in Racine.

The positive test results were obtained after eggs were transferred to the Kettle Moraine Springs Hatchery Annex in Sheboygan County and the Les Voigt Hatchery in Bayfield County.

Source: JS Online

 


IN BRIEF - IMA pioneers shrimp aquaculture

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Thursday, December 18, 2014

 

Seafood connoisseurs witnessed the harvesting of white leg/Pacific white shrimp and then savoured its delectable taste at the celebration of the first harvesting of shrimp at the Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) at Hilltop Lane, Chaguaramas, on Monday 15 of December 2014.

 

After six months, marketable-size shrimp were obtained, with the exquisite taste of their open-sea counterparts. The IMA-produced shrimp are expected to fetch TTD 40 per pound.

Source: Trinidad Express

 


IN BRIEF - Cooke Aquaculture's CAD 150M expansion delayed by years

CANADA
Thursday, December 18, 2014

 

Atlantic Canada's largest aquaculture company — Cooke Aquaculture — says it has been forced to delay key elements in a CAD 150-million expansion planned for Nova Scotia by several years.

 

New Brunswick-based Cooke blames a moratorium on new aquaculture sites imposed by the previous New Democratic government in 2013, when it ordered a study of aquaculture.

Cooke's applications for new aquaculture sites have also been on a shelf for two years.

Source: CBC

 


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