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IN BRIEF - Official says Taiwan hopes to ink new fishery deal soon
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Taiwan hopes to sign an agreement with Japan on fishery rights as soon as possible, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs official said yesterday in the wake of a report that Japan hopes to ink the deal in the first half of this year.
“We hope to have it [the agreement] signed as soon as possible,” ministry spokesman Steve Hsia said.
He made the remarks in response to a report published on Wednesday that said Japan’s representative to Taiwan, Sumio Tarui, expressed hope in a speech in Taipei that Taiwan and Japan can ink a fishery agreement no later than the first half of this year.
Taiwan and Japan held a preparatory meeting in November to discuss a resumption of formal fishery talks to address the issue of fishing rights in the waters surrounding the disputed Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea, Hsia said.
No timetable has been set for the next meeting, although Taiwan and Japan have a common goal of resuming talks as soon as possible, he said.
The previous 16 rounds of talks, dating back to 1996, failed to deliver concrete results, but Taiwanese officials have expressed hope that progress will be achieved when talks resume.
Taiwan and Japan last held talks on fishing rights in their overlapping territories in 2009, but discussions have been stalled since then.
Taiwanese fishermen consider the waters near the Diaoyutais as their traditional fishing grounds, but are routinely chased away by Japanese authorities when venturing too close to what Japan sees as its territorial waters.
The European Commission welcomes the positive outcome of the informal trilogue on the draft for a Framework Directive for Maritime Spatial Planning. If confirmed by the Council and the European Parliament, the Directive will help Member States cooperate more closely over cross-border sea areas, enabling them to take full account of land-sea interactions when developing their Maritime Spatial Planning.
Speaking at Aquaculture America 2014, Dr Jesse Trushenski, Southern Illinois University, discusses the use of electrosedation as a rested harvest technique for rainbow trout.
Fish can be affected by physical and psychological stressors during harvest and prior to slaughter. Rested harvest (sedation prior to slaughter) can be used to prevent the negative effects that stress can have on meat quality, taste and animal welfare.
Fishing co-ops are warning recreational fishermen are most at risk of ciguatera poisoning. Nine people needed hospital treatment for ciguatera poisoning after eating part of a 25-kilo Spanish Mackerel caught by a recreational angler off Scotts Head, near Macksville.
At least 30 people who handled fresh fish or seafood at Chinese markets in city ended up with gruesome skin injuries. Sure, you can eat fish bought in Chinatown. Just don’t touch it before you cook it.
The city Health Department identified an outbreak of a rare skin infection in people who handle raw or live fish or seafood. At least 30 people who touched the fish purchased at markets in the Chinatown neighborhoods of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens were affected, according to authorities.
New Zealand's NIWA scientists have discovered a rare, deep-sea fish last seen more than 60 years ago. Five of the hadal snail fish were caught in a trap 7,000 metres deep in the Kermadec Trench during the scientists' special research assignment between NIWA and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.
A Sino Foreign Joint Venture Company is to develop a CNY 8,000 prawn and agriculture center in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province, China. The farm will be indoor and twice as big as the largest prawn farm known today.
The Sino Foreign Joint Venture (SFJV) agreement specifies that Glory Ocean Development (GODL) is to "procure and secure the services of Capital Award, Inc (CA). as the master consulting and servicing provider and management of the Project and its developed operations, to be in charge of all affairs of the Project using the said technology to develop the Project."
EPA starts action to shelter Bristol Bay salmon fishery United States
In an attempt to protect the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay, Alaska from the potentially destructive impacts of Pebble Mine, the US Environmental Protection Agency has refused to approve its permit while a review process is carried out.
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