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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.
The awards celebrate the achievements and successes of an industry that is vitally important to Scotland and its rural communities. SSMG is finalist in the Aquaculture Seafood Product of the Year and Stewardship Award categories.
Judges shortlisted SSMG in the Aquaculture Seafood Product of the Year category for its new range of mussel ready meals developed for Lidl. The products, which have all enjoyed strong consumer demand, are Deluxe Scottish Mussels in Tomato & Chorizo Sauce, Scottish Cooked Mussels in Black Bean Sauce and Scottish Cooked Mussel & Clams in Thai Sauce.
Research published today by Seafish, the industry authority on seafood, has shown that almost half (46%) of commercial fishermen in the UK consider their job to be dangerous, yet one third (34%) confessed that they rarely or never wear a, potentially lifesaving, Personal Flotation Device (PFD).
Seafish's safety at sea campaign, Sea You Home Safe, is continuing to call for the 12,000 fishermen across the UK to think about their safety before setting sail. Over the past year 7,000 new lightweight PFDs, worth £100 each, have been given to fishermen across the UK.
Just over one third (37%) of commercial fishermen said they always wear PFDs at sea, up by 11% from a year ago, and a further third said they wore one most or some of the time. Three quarters (77%) said they did so because it would save their life. One quarter (23%) acknowledged that, should the worst happen, a PFD would help ensure that their body is returned to their family.
Farmers harvest fish from a cage set up on the Ugandan portion of Lake Victoria. Local experts ask government to assist fish farmers amidst dwindling stocks in Uganda's water bodies
Emma Naluyima is a fish farmer from Kawuku-Bwerenga in Katabi Sub-county, Wakiso District. She has been rearing fish over the last three years on her two-acre piece of land - in a green house. Her specialty is the popular tilapia and catfish, which she rears in several ponds.
In comparison to the open ponds, she says rearing fish under a greenhouse has many advantages, including protection of the fish from predators. There is also controlled but effective feeding, which is why the fish grow faster.
Aqua farmers engaged in Vannamei shrimp farming are a worried lot due to high incidence of ‘white spot disease’.
They are keeping their fingers crossed about the alternative species to Vannamei to reuse ponds which were abandoned earlier.
“Vannamei farming has been stopped in at least 12,000 acres in Krishna district alone since early this year”, said aqua farmer T. Lankeswara Rao, who took up Vannamei farming in his 30-acre pond in Mopidevi mandal.
But acting AFMA chief executive Nick Rayns has told a Senate committee hearing in Canberra that the ship was not expected to come across as many marine mammals, so stricter measures were not imposed for the first two trips.
A bold set of designs look to tackle food supplies in an overpopulated Earth by using a series of floating farms.
The designs propose using buoyant, offshore rigs, which will take farming to the world's waters.
Each farm will harvest three sources - fish, crops, and sunlight - and will be located near areas where food is most needed.
It's estimated by 2050, Earth's population will have reached 9.1 billion, which will see the demand for food rise by around 70 per cent.
In order to tackle these challenges, the 'Smart Floating Farm' (SFF) concept, designed by architect Javier Ponce and Jakub Dycha of Barcelona-based company Forward Thinking Agriculture, will look to work in tandem with traditional farmers.
What a conundrum. How does the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council respond to the proposed 50 percent reduction of halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands groundfish fishery requested by halibut fishermen in the region, without significantly impacting the Amendment 80, Trawl and Freezer Long Line vessels in their stead?
Regardless how you look at it or what your personal involvement in any of the above fisheries is, major policy shifts in any of the multiple fisheries in the Bering Sea can absolutely impact fishery dependent communities such as ours negatively, and the catch is that if nothing is done, it could do the same to communities in the region who depend on the small vessel halibut fishery instead. How do you find the balance?.
TAIPEI - Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou, in proposing a peace initiative to ease tensions in the South China Sea, called for cooperation among governments, including China, that claim all or parts of the ocean rich in oil, gas and fisheries.
Ma asked countries that claim the massive South China Sea to set aside sovereignty disputes and work together on resource exploration. His initiative suggests that no one nation take unilateral action that could inflame tensions.
Taiwan and five other governments claim the 3.5 million-square-kilometer ocean that stretches from the Taiwan's south coast to Singapore. But territorial tensions have escalated in the past year as China reclaims land and builds military facilities at several remote islets to extend its reach.
Colombo - Sri Lankan government on Tuesday 26th of May 2015 has rejected the fishing proposal of India, which allow its fishermen to catch fish in Lankan waters for 65 days a year. On the fishing proposal of India Sri Lankan Fisheries Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said, "Not 65 days, we will not agree for even 65 hours."
Speaking in the southern port town of Galle, the minister said that, India had requested Sri Lanka to allow Indians to catch fish for 65 days a year in Sri Lankan waters in an attempt to resolve the Indo-Lanka fishing issue. However Amaraweera said that he refused to agree to the proposal which had come through the Indian High Commission in Colombo.
The Minister said that, Indian fishermen use bottom trawling and that method is harmful to Sri Lanka’s fishing resources. He said the navy has been instructed to continue arresting Indian fishermen who poach in Sri Lankan waters.
Mass farmed salmon deaths raises concerns in Tasmania Australia
The deaths of hundreds of tonnes of salmon in a storm event that took place in Tasmania's west coast have reignited concerns about the environmental health of the Macquire harbour zone, which is home to large-scale fish farms.
Oman closes its ports to pirate fishing Oman
The Environmental Justice Foundation praises Oman government’s port measures intended to close its ports to vessels suspected of engaging in illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in Somalia.
EC calls for voluntary origin labelling for food Spain
The EU executive defended the position promoting the voluntary origin labelling for unprocessed food products, products that comprise a single ingredient and the ingredients that represent more than 50 per cent of a food product.
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