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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 Responsible Aquaculture Foundation (RAF) has broadened its online education program with translations in Chinese, Vietnamese and Spanish of courses on managing major shrimp diseases at aquaculture farms and hatcheries.
The translated versions of Managing Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei at Shrimp Farms, Managing Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei at Shrimp Hatcheries, Managing Early Mortality Syndrome at Shrimp Farms and Managing Early Mortality Syndrome at Shrimp Hatcheries are now available.
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Late Friday afternoon of July the 22nd of 2016, the province announced that an aquaculture project proposed by Grieg NL Seafarms Ltd. in Placentia Bay has been released from provincial environmental assessments on several conditions.
Raub, a district in the Malaysian city of Pahang, is set to benefit from a new aquaculture and agriculture centre, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) earlier this year.
The MOU was signed by integrated water treatment specialist, Ronser Bio-Tech, Casabrina Vacation Villas, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and Japan’s Asia Water Business Consultant (AWBC) to build the new centre at the resort in Raub. The university and AWBC will be the technology partners on the project.
Green technology will be a strong focus for the centre with Ronser CEO, Dr. Pua Eng Teck, saying that it will use the Mass Bio System it developed, as well as leveraging AWBC’s nano technology and SJTU’s expertise in developing environmentally friendly technology for aquaculture and agriculture.
A scientist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is defending its bleak assessment of shrimp stocks off Newfoundland's northeast coast and Labrador, and is blaming the resurgent codfish – which feed on shrimp – as a "driving factor."
Katherine Skanes is also firing back at those questioning the status of the stock.
"When the biomass was going up, they had confidence in our survey. Then when the biomass goes down, they lose confidence," she said.
Looking for fish under pressure. Two marine biologists say they’ve set a record for the deepest underwater survey performed by human divers, at 136 metres down, off the coast of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia.
“We are seeing a lot of species previously unknown to science,” says Luiz Rocha at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
He and Hudson Pinheiro at the University of Santa Cruz have been looking for new fish species at these little-explored depths. The previous record for the deepest human survey, also set by Rocha’s team, was 130 meters. Many of the species they have seen are found only in these deep reef habitats.
Reconstruction plan after earthquake and tsunami reaches 95pc Chile
In less than a year after the 8.4 Richter-scale earthquake and subsequent tsunami hitting the Region of Coquimbo and northern central areas of the country, SUBPESCA released a balance of the major reconstruction advances of "Coquimbo Restarts" program.
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There is no evidence of a food safety risk associated with fish oil supplements currently on the New Zealand market, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries and the Ministry of Health.