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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Global tuna catches grow but overfishing continues Worldwide
The global commercial tuna catch reached 5 million tons in 2014, an increase from 4.6 million in 2013, reveals the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation in its latest report on the global tuna stock situation.