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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.

Source: http://businessmirror.com.ph

IN BRIEF - Ice crisis hits Pirojpur fish trading

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fish traders as well as fishermen in Pirojpur Sadar upazila are facing trouble due to shortage of ice at Badura Fish Landing Centre, the only wholesale sea fish market in the district.

Fish traders said they used to buy one piece of ice for BDT 120, but the price has increased up to BDT 250 within the last fifteen days.

“As we have to spend twice as much to buy ice than before, we have to raise the price of fish,” said Monir Sheikh, a wholesale buyer at Badura market.

Even though the price of ice has increased, the size of the ice blocks has become smaller, fish traders alleged.

“Due to the ice crisis, we have to wait for two days for ice for loading our fishing trawler,” said fisherman Firoj Howlader. As a result, there is a delay in catching fish, he said, adding that they sometimes get the ice from Khulna, thereby increasing the cost.

Source: The Daily Star

IN BRIEF - FDA finds Listeria in facility; fish company recalls salmon

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A New York company is recalling an undisclosed amount of smoked salmon from retailers and restaurants because federal inspectors found Listeria monocytogenes at the company’s production facility.

Mt. Kisco Smokehouse of Mt. Kisco, NY, recalled two lots of whole Atlantic smoked salmon and four lots of sliced Atlantic salmon Monday, according to a notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration.

The company distributed the implicated fish to retailers and restaurants in two states, New York and Connecticut, between Sept. 6 and 16 2016.

Source: Food Safety News

IN BRIEF - Farmed fish could solve pending population crisis, food experts say

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

MONTEREY, Calif. - Farmed fish has gotten a bad rap, but it’s the only way the world is going to feed the additional 2.4  billion people expected to be added to the Earth’s population in the next 34 years, experts told a sustainable food conference.

With the world's arable land maxed out and wild seafood overfished, aquaculture is the one place we can look to produce enough animal protein for all those extra mouths, said Steve Gaines, a professor of marine biology at the University of California Santa Barbaraand lead investigator for the university's sustainable fisheries group. He spoke at a conference on sustainable food at the Monterey Bay Aquarium earlier this month.

The rising human population isn't the only issue. As standards of living rise, people eat more protein and especially more meat. In China, for example, annual meat consumption has risen from 28 pounds per person in 1982 to 138 pounds in 2015.

Source: USA Today

IN BRIEF - Invasion of the KILLER SHRIMPS: Conservationists fear mass influx of ravenous creatures

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The voracious creatures might be little more than an inch long but they can cause devastation to rivers by preying on native wildlife.

Anglers and boat fanatics are being warned to stop their spread from Eastern Europe by keeping boats and kit spotless.

The killer shrimps have been spreading across Europe from their native breeding grounds around the Black Sea.

Source: Express

IN BRIEF - Global Aquaculture Market to Witness Growth Through 2020 Owing to Increasing Awareness of the Nutritional Value of Seafood: Technavio

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

LONDON - According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global aquaculture market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 4% during the forecast period.

This research report titled ‘Global Aquaculture Market 2016-2020’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This market research report also includes an up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.

Both developed and developing nations are incorporating seafood in their diet at a much higher level of 35% more than the past two-three decades. People have become dependent on aquaculture products because of their high nutritional value. This is opening up opportunities for the global aquaculture market.

Source: Business Wire

IN BRIEF - Southern fisheries earn win in federal court

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

ANCHORAGE - A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a state commercial fishing organization that challenged a decision to move several southern Alaska salmon fisheries from federal to state management.

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned the decision by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The ruling means the case will go back to U.S. Alaska District Court and that federal fisheries policymakers will have to work with state managers on a new management plan, The Alaska Journal of Commerce reported.

The United Cook Inlet Drift Association sued over the council’s 2011 decision to remove Cook Inlet, Prince William Sound and Alaska Peninsula salmon fisheries from the federal fisheries management plan. The 2013 suit was initially rejected by District Court Judge Timothy Burgess. But the group appealed, arguing that the state’s plan doesn’t adhere to the same high standards as federal rules.

Source: Juneau Empire

IN BRIEF - More firms to export catfish to US

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

HÀ N?I – Food Safety and Inspection Service, the public health agency under the US Department of Agriculture, has allowed two more Vietnamese firms to export catfish to the United States.

According to the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD), this brought the number of Vietnamese firms allowed to export catfish to the United States to 60.

The two new firms are Hua Heong Food Industries Vi?t Nam and C?u Long Fish Import-Export Corporation.

NAFIQAD asked the two firms to actively check its catfish products to ensure requirements of the US Food Safety and Inspection Service are met.

Source: Viet Nam News

IN BRIEF - Fresh face at the helm of Premier Seafoods as buy-out is completed

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A management buy-out has seen Nathan Godley emerge at the helm of Grimsby's Premier Seafoods.

The Riby Street operation has been taken over, with the employee-turned-owner keen to build on the diverse customer base that covers over-the-counter retail, next-day internet ordering via www.kingcrab.co.uk, mobile fishmonger supply and the food service industry.

Mr Godley started his working life down dock, albeit on the tools with engineering business Harris and Garrod.

He entered the seafood industry 15 years ago, and is now heading up a team of eight at Premier.

Source: Grimsby Telegraph

IN BRIEF - Namibia to focus relations with Seychelles in fishing and tourism: new High Commissioner

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Namibia will focus bilateral cooperation with Seychelles on the fishing and tourism industries, the newly accredited High Commissioner said.

The Namibian High Commissioner to Seychelles, Veiccoh Nghiwete, presented his accreditation documents to Seychelles President James Michel on Tuesday 27th of September 2016.  

Nghiwete told reporters that Namibia and Seychelles need to share experience in the tourism industry.

“We have come a long way, and therefore we must continue to share experience, work together, and help each other according to the cooperative advantages of our two countries,” said Nghiwete.

Source: Seychelles News Agency

IN BRIEF - Alaska lawmakers on guard for potential new offshore monuments

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

WASHINGTON - Alaska lawmakers are on the lookout for potential presidential decrees that could block fishing and drilling in the state's ocean waters.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski and others have introduced legislation that they hope might stop future presidents from using a 110-year-old law — the Antiquities Act — to carve out lands and waters for new environmental protections. But the chance for new federal legislation to curb executive powers during President Barack Obama's term has all but passed.

Now, with Obama's recent expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine Monument in Hawaiiand designation of the first-ever marine monument on the East Coast, worries about a surprise Alaska announcement have arisen again.

Source: Alaska Dispatch News

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