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IN BRIEF - Iran to increase caviar exports

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Iran exported about 500kg of sturgeon caviar in the last three quarters, Trend reports.

Issa Golshakhi, a spokesman of the Iranian Fishing Organization, said that the main buyers of Iranian caviar were Europe, USA, Japan and the UAE.

The official said that specialists were planning to increase the exports to 2 tons the next year (starting on March 21 in Iran).

Alaeddin Borujerdi, chairman of the parliamentary commission for national security and foreign policy, said at the second Caspian Sea Conference that caviar from the Caspian Sea is popular all over the world.

IN BRIEF - Weak ruble weighs on shrimp exports to Russia

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Only three consignments of frozen food went to the Russian market since October 2014 when RUB has devalued against USD, negatively impacting on Bangladesh exports, officials said.


In November 2014, only two consignments, valued at around USD 310,000, found their way into the Russian market, Bangladesh Frozen Foods Exporters Association executive director Abul Bashar told the Financial Express Sunday.

"There was no export for four months from December 2014 to March 2015. And this month a single shipment went to Russia," Mr Bashar said.

Source: The Financial Express


IN BRIEF - trū Shrimp™ Systems Acquires Global Patent for Tidal Basin™ Shrimp Productio

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Balaton - tru Shrimp™ Systems announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Texas A&M University for the exclusive worldwide rights to commercialize Tidal Basin™ technology, formerly referred to as super-intensive raceway systems. The license agreement for the patented technology, developed by world-renowned shrimp expert Dr. Addison Lawrence, extends to countries such as China, Taiwan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

“We have had inquires from all over the world for our Tidal Basin™ technology, and tru Shrimp™ Systems as a brand of Ralco clearly understands the global implications of this technology. The patent rights we have secured represent the largest markets for shrimp. For example, China has become a net importer of shrimp. The patent rights position us to supply protein to a growing world,” said tru Shrimp™ Systems General Manager Michael Ziebell.

Source: PR Web


EN BREVE - Bolton Group compra el 55% de Conservas Garavilla

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Bolton Group ha adquirido el 55 % de Conservas Garavilla, hasta ahora propiedad del fondo de capital riesgo MCH Private Equity. Bolton Group es propietario de Rio Mare, la marca italiana de conservas de atún líder en Europa y también del 40 % de Calvo desde 2012, tras adquirir la participación de las antiguas cajas, aunque el grueso sigue en manos de la familia Calvo.


Así, la empresa italiana controlará el capital de Conservas Garavilla, aunque la familia fundadora mantendrá el resto del accionariado y la gestión. El pacto alcanzado entre Bolton y Garavilla establece que ambos socios se apoyarán en el actual equipo directivo para fortalecer la expansión del negocio y las marcas del grupo.

Fuente: Info Retail


IN BRIEF - Protest in Cooks leads to fishing argument over bans

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


A protest in Rarotonga has pit environmental groups against the Cook Islands Government over the measures taken to conserve the tuna stocks.

Over 400 people marched on Avarua Harbour on Friday 24th of April 2015, with fishermen taking part.

The Government says it has always been conservative in its fishing rules, as regional agencies say it's a complicated job keeping everyone happy.

Source: Radio NZ


IN BRIEF - Crackdown on illegal fishing practices planned

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Concerned over depleting fish wealth, the district administration has decided to initiate strict action against illegal fishing practices.


District Collector N. Padmakumar has directed the Fisheries Department to launch inspections across the district to prevent the use of unauthorised fishing nets. Stringent penalties, including fine of INR 10,000 and imprisonment up to 3 months, will be adopted against those found to be using ‘adakkamkolli’ (roughly translated as kill-all) nets.

The use of such purse seine nets are known to create widespread destruction of fish resources as its small mesh size results in numerous fish juveniles getting trapped.

Source: The Hindu


IN BRIEF - Petuna Seafoods CEO Mark Porter welcomes Senate inquiry

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


(1)Petuna Seafoods CEO Mark Porter welcomes a focus on transparency around water health in the Senate inquiry into Tasmania's fin-fish aquaculture industry.

(2) Tasmania's three fish farming companies, Tassal, Petuna Seafood, Huon Aquaculture, to make a joint submission to Greens initiated Senate inquiry into salmon industry.

Sources: (1) ABC, (2) ABC


IN BRIEF - Philippines calls on ASEAN to urge China to halt land reclamation

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


The Philippines called on its Southeast Asian neighbours to unite in urging China to halt reclamation of land in the South China Sea, but the call failed to raise widespread support ahead of a regional summit.


China claims 90 percent of the South China Sea, which is believed to be rich in oil and gas. Its claims overlap with those of Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan.

Recent satellite images suggest China has made rapid progress in filling in land in contested territory in the Spratly islands and in building an airstrip suitable for military use and that it may be planning another.

Source: Reuters


IN BRIEF - Land-based aquaculture startup prepares to scale up in Maine

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


FRANKLIN — Ed Robinson looks down at an empty 360,000-gallon steel and concrete tank and imagines it filled with water and teeming with California yellowtail, a subtropical fish prized in sushi bars for its smooth, buttery texture and mild flavor.


“Imagine 30,000 to 40,000 yellowtail in here. Wow!” said Robinson, CEO and chairman of Acadia Harvest, a startup company that is developing a land-based, indoor fish farm to raise black sea bass and California yellowtail.

If successful, the company will have the only commercial yellowtail fish farm in the United States. This month it made big strides toward that goal by winning two grants – USD 657,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop alternative technology to help the company build a commercial-scale operation with zero fish waste, and USD 367,500 from the Maine Technology Institute to complete work on that big tank.

Source: Portland Press Herald


IN BRIEF - Vietnamese exporters should limit antibiotic residues in seafood, find new markets: association

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has asked local seafood exporters to keep the antibiotic residues in their exports within limits, and try to find new markets for their products to offset the losses in traditional markets.

The VASEP requirement came after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refused to grant the import licenses for 140 shipments of frozen shrimp found with high rates of antibiotic residues from India, Malaysia, China, and Vietnam in the first three months of 2015.
Of these, 96 shipments were imported from Malaysia, 25 from Vietnam, 13 from India, five from China, and one from Indonesia.

Source: Tuoi Trenews


IN BRIEF - New hires at Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre will step up business engagement and innovation

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Stirling, 24 April 2015 – The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has appointed two new key staff members. Both will work with the Scottish aquaculture industry and research communities to prepare the industry for the future and boost its long-term value to the Scottish economy.


Dr Jason Cleaversmith is to take on the role of Director of Business Development at SAIC. Jason will build strategic partnerships and relationships in the global aquaculture sector, and execute SAIC’s long-term plan for growing the revenues and reputation of the aquaculture industry in Scotland.

Also joining the SAIC team is Dr James Deverill, as Director of Research and Innovation. James will steer the delivery of innovative research projects supported by SAIC, including the two major cleaner fish projects announced in late March. Working with him will be Dr Corinne Critchlow-Watton, SAIC’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Manager.

Source: Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre 


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IN BRIEF - Protest in Cooks leads to fishing argument over bans
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EN BREVE - Bolton Group compra el 55% de Conservas Garavilla
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IN BRIEF - Land-based aquaculture startup prepares to scale up in Maine
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IN BRIEF - Petuna Seafoods CEO Mark Porter welcomes Senate inquiry
United Kingdom
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IN BRIEF - New hires at Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre will step up business engagement and innovation
Viet Nam
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IN BRIEF - Vietnamese exporters should limit antibiotic residues in seafood, find new markets: association
United Kingdom
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Waste-powered fish plant to be built in UK
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US Court dismisses market dumping accusations against shrimp industry
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Cádiz fleet must land discards
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Tuna commission urged to adopt well-defined harvest control rules
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IN BRIEF - Latest on fishery regulations: Cox Ledge protections added

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