IN BRIEF - 352 GenSan fishers remain missing after ‘Pablo’
Saturday, January 19, 2013
DAVAO CITY—The overall commander of the search operations for people missing 44 days after Typhoon Pablo struck the eastern part of Mindanao has called off the search.
Lt. Gen. Jorge Segovia, commander of the Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) announced the decision in a statement on Wednesday but assured relatives of the missing that he has still placed on standby all the military assets used in combing the affected areas
For the meantime, he said, the personnel involved in the search would be shifted to the ongoing relief distribution for the affected villagers and the rehabilitation of the damaged rural areas and flattened towns.
Among the missing were 352 fishermen from General Santos City, who left days or weeks earlier before the typhoon struck on Dec. 4 last year. They were aboard 47 fishing vessels that also continued to be unaccounted for.
The last incident of a survivor rescued was on Jan. 12, he said, while the last retrieved body, all at sea, was on Jan. 10.
SAN FRANCISCO - If you are hoping to eat crab on Thanksgiving, you'll love this. Crab boats are coming back absolutely loaded to the gills. The only downside is that huge catch is creating a few challenges.
Pier 45 has been dealing with a bottleneck of boats trying to deliver their catch. Several boats are still parked in the bay waiting to deliver their catch and head back out to fish. That means the dock workers will be working past midnight for the fourth day in a row.
Since the beginning of the commercial crab season began on Saturday the 15th of November 2014, an estimated 400 boats have been delivering a steady stream of crab to Pier 45.
Fresh Direct and Bain Capital, the owners of Brakes, are delighted to announce a new Company that will bring together three of Bain’s fresh food businesses – M&J Seafood, Pauleys and Wild Harvest – with Fresh Direct.
The new company will be jointly owned by Bain Capital & Nigel Harris. Current Fresh Direct owners, Nigel & Colin Harris will continue to take an active role in the future success of the New Company.
Lower prices for skipjack tuna has meant the firm's full-year profit came in below expectations at more than NZD 22 million, up 10 percent.
Overall group sales fell 2.2 percent to about NZD 452 million.
Chief executive Volker Kuntzsch said pulling out of the Pacific tuna sector depended on finding a buyer for two of its vessels.
"We only really have two options there. One is to either vertically integrate more into that business; right now we are fishing the specie skipjack tuna and the next step would be to move further down that supply chain, and that would demand us opening a cannery, and that is essentially another commodity business. So I'm not sure that would be the right option."
In Q3, consolidated revenue of MPC reached VND 4,554 billion, up VND 907 billion, equivalent to 25% year on year. Gross profit increased to VND 534 billion, up 34% year on year. Profit after tax reached VND 198 billion, up 50% year on year.
Cumulative sales of Minh Phu in 9 months reached approximately VND 10,800 billion, up 50% year on year. Gross profit increased by 84% to VND 1,467 billion. Costs did not increase, therefore, pre-tax profit of MPC in 9 months reached VND 778 billion, up 153% year on year. Net profit increased to VND 565 billion.
The decision, according to Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias, aims to promote the sustainable use of the living marine resources of the Western Indian Ocean region, and will be executed through management and development of appropriate resources without violating the sovereign rights of coastal States and deal with the common problems of fisheries management and development faced by members of the Commission.
If you depend on fishing for a living, you’ve noticed a rapidly changing ocean ecosystem in the Gulf of Maine in recent years — the effects of climate change and the consequences of decades, if not centuries, of overfishing.
The effects are devastating for fishermen who rely on traditional, cold-water Gulf of Maine species such as cod and shrimp. Shrimp are off limits for the second year in a row as stocks fail to recover to healthy levels. And regulators on Tuesday 18th of November 2014 slashed cod catch limits 75 percent from last year’s levels, a week after they closed off large swaths of the Gulf of Maine to cod fishing.
The environmental organisation Greenpeace has been lobbying the government of Kiribati to not renew the licence of two of the world's largest purse seine fishing vessels next year.
But an Ocean Campaigner, Lagi Toribau (Torimbau) says fish stocks in Kiribati are dwindling, with local fishermen catching less and having to sail further out than ever before.
Mr Toribau told Jamie Tahana that he's been trying to convince officials on Tarawa that allowing vessels like the Spanish-owned Albatun Tres and Albacora Uno to use Fish Aggregation Devices isn't sustainable.
ARLINGTON - Seafood Nutrition Partnership announced the initial findings from Eating Heart Healthy, a pilot program designed to help women understand and mitigate their risk of heart disease through a seafood-rich diet: 92% of participants were shown to have lowered their risk of sudden cardiac death.
At the launch of the Boston-based pilot program in June 2014, participants were medically tested for baseline levels of Omega-3, an important supporting nutrient for heart health, found primarily in fish and seafood. Participants were re-tested for Omega-3 levels in October 2014, following three months of implementing a heart-healthy diet rich in seafood. The post-program measurement revealed that more than 9 in 10 women participating in the program had improved their Omega-3 Index, and nearly 6 in 10 had moved into a lower cardiac risk quadrant, based on a scale developed by OmegaQuant and outlined in a study by CM Albert, et al, published in 2002 in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
Horse mackerel fishing right case postponed Namibia
The case between several firms holding horse mackerel fishing rights and the minister of fisheries and marine resources has been postponed to February next year by a judge after hearing oral arguments.
Skyrocketing profits for TUF in Q3 Thailand
Thai Union Frozen Products PCL. (TUF) nearly doubled its financial results for the third quarter of 2014 with an outstanding net profit of almost USD 58.5 million.
Supertrawlers ban finishes amid complaints Australia
The ban preventing 'supertrawlers' from fishing in Australian waters comes to an end this week amid conservationists and recreational fishers’ demands for a permanent stop.
Shipowners claim rule change on sharks Spain
The ban on onboard shark processing to separate bodies from fins, presented by the European Commission as a necessary measure to prevent finning has again been ignored, for the sixth time, by the ICCAT.
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