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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.
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox announced Monday 22nd of December 2014 that he plans to seek state legislation that would allow for more permanent open-air fish markets and promote locally caught seafood.
He said he would bring a series of proposals to the next supervisors meeting on Jan. 6 2015.
"San Diego has a rich and vibrant fishing history, and we need to revive our local fishing industry," Cox said. "With these proposals, we can create more jobs and feed more families with fish caught fresh out of local waters."
Alaska seafood innovators are getting serious about ‘head to tail/inside and out’ usages of fish parts, and they see gold in all that gurry that ends up on cutting line floors.
Fish oils, pet treats, animal feeds, gelatins, fish scales that put the shimmer in nail polish – “almost anything that can be made out of seafood byproducts has increased in value tremendously in the last few years,” said Peter Bechtel, a US Dept. of Agriculture researcher formerly at the University of Alaska.
Live cold-water shrimp look bloody dropped from a net and piled together in a metal container on board the Cape Ashley.
It takes sweat and tears, in addition to these shellfish, to keep the boat in the water, steam it as much as 20 hours from Port aux Choix to the fishing grounds, set a trawl and pull the sloppy masses aboard, year after year.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D., welcomed the outcome of December the 22nd of 2014 high-level bilateral meeting in Moscow between his Department and the Russian Authorities on agri-food issues. The meeting was held at the request of the Department and built on the recent meeting in Dublin between the Minister and the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Ireland.
Minister Coveney commented “Russia is an important market for Irish agri-food products but unfortunately this trade has been restricted by issues arising from the Russian ban on EU food and drink products as well as their audit of Ireland’s exporting plants earlier this year. Through the Irish Embassy in Moscow we have been actively pursuing a bilateral meeting for some time to complement the intense engagement which we have had with Russian counterparts over the last few months. I am pleased to hear that yesterday’s meeting continued the constructive dialogue between both sides and progressed a number of key issues”.
Frozen-foods exports are expected to grow by 29.6% next year thanks in part to recovering shrimp shipments. The Thai Frozen Foods Association projects shipments will hit THB 130 billion in 2015, up from an estimated THB 100 in 2014.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The 2014 lobster fishing season appears to have resulted in a lower total catch than the previous two years — meaning slightly higher prices for consumers — but it remained a productive year, lobstermen say.
Maine’s lobster fishery, the largest in the country, topped 125 million pounds in 2012 and 2013. The 2012 catch of more than 127.2 million pounds was the highest since record-keeping began in 1880.
Criticized for netting only the small fry in its struggle against illegal fishing, the Indonesian Military (TNI) has claimed that the vast maritime territory and lack of equipment are its biggest obstacles in catching larger boats.
“We are very serious in doing our job and never play games on this duty or pussyfoot [with the illegal fishermen],” TNI commander Gen. Moeldoko told reporters before attending an executive meeting at the military headquarters in Cilangkap, East Jakarta, on Monday 22nd of December 2014.
There will be something to interest everyone at Skipper Expo Int. Galway 2015 with a range of innovative new equipment being showcased at Ireland’s flagship fisheries show.
Among the star attractions will be Barry Electronics, who will be promoting a smaller cost-effective VSAT system aimed for small vessel users that will provide efficient broadband internet communication. The vessel will have Wi-Fi, and will be connected to the Electronic Log Book and will fully meet the requirements of the inshore sector.
“It is something that everyone wants and we have used our expertise to provide this highly effective broadband solution,” says Chris Joyce of Barry Electronics.
Shrimp leads non-oil exports for the first time Ecuador
Between January and October this year, Ecuador exported shrimp for USD 2.17 billion, an amount that placed this product for the first time, ahead of bananas, generating USD 2.15 billion in sales.