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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.

Source: taipeitimes.com

IN BRIEF - Marcos Moya To Oversee BAP Facilities Development

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


The Global Aquaculture Alliance has announced that Marcos Moya will be joining the staff of its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) division on a full-time basis as manager of the BAP facilities development business unit, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Previously, Moya acted as head of BAP's expansion team in Latin America and Europe on a part-time basis. He will be based in BAP's office in Lynnwood, Washington, USA. Moya has more than 20 years of professional experience managing integrated aquaculture operations.

BAP Release -- Marcos Moya To Oversee BAP Facilities Development 


IN BRIEF - No results in negotiations on Norwegian spring sprawning herring and blue whiting

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


I regret that we were not able to reach agreements on the management and allocation of Norwegian spring spawning herring and Blue whiting with the other coastal states, says Minister of Fisheries Elisabeth Aspaker. The negotiations between Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and the EU, and also Russia when it comes to herring, has been conducted this week in London.

Norway was prepared to make agreements for 2015 similar to the same agreements as for 2014, but it was not possible to achieve agreement by all other Parties on this. I regret this strongly, as it was my impression that the other Parties also wanted to have agreements in place by the end of this year, Minister Aspaker says.

Source: Government Norway


IN BRIEF - Pure Advantage commends Sanford Limited

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Biodiversity describes the existence of species in the natural environment and the preservation of which is regarded as a major goal for environmental and economic policy. Leading companies like Sanford are looking at the environment in which they operate and the resources they exploit by assessing the breadth of the supply chain to identify natural opportunities that add value.


Pure Advantage commends Sanford for looking more closely at the relevance of biodiversity to business with a view to creating a step change in business investment in an area that is vital to New Zealand. In congratulating Sanford on their leadership, Pure Advantage Chair Rob Morrison, went on to say, " It is imperative New Zealand companies utilise the competitive advantages on offer in the natural environment and focus on extracting more value from what we currently produce rather than simplistically looking to produce more"

Source: Voxy


IN BRIEF - Fishermen Lose Income Due To Unfavourable Conditions

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


DUNGUN - Rough seas, strong winds of 60 kilometres per hour and waves of up to 5.5 metres high has brought hard times for fishermen here as they are unable to go out fishing.


A survey at Kampung Balik Bukit found that more than 50 fishermen have docked and brought their boats to shore.

Source: Bernama


IN BRIEF - Massive B.C. gold mine gets environmental nod

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


VANCOUVER - The federal government approved the environmental assessment application on Friday for the massive KSM gold and copper mine in northwestern British Columbia near the Alaska border.


The mine, which is owned by Seabridge Gold Inc. (TSX:SEA), is considered the largest undeveloped gold reserve in the world and also has copper, silver and molybdenum deposits.

Source: BC Local News


IN BRIEF - Largest prawn farm to create 3,000 jobs

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


KOTA KINABALU - Malaysia’s largest prawn farm is set to create more than 3,000 jobs in the northernmost part of Sabah, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.


Musa said the MMK 1.23bil integrated aquaculture project at Pitas, Kudat, was aimed at providing job opportunities and helping the rural poor.

The project, known as the Pitas Shrimp Park, involved the participation of local communities in the farming project, he added.

Source: The Star


IN BRIEF - Oyster herpes' killer virus threatens EUR 3 billion industry

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Herpes has devastated 26 percent of France's oyster production since the summer of 2008. Halfway around the world in Australia, the virus killed 10 million oysters in three days.


Researchers suspect climate change risks compounding the losses.

To learn more about how the virus and warmer ocean water affects Pacific oysters, researchers at CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, and the University of Tasmania are using dental gum to attach heart-rate monitors to a half-dozen of them. Another dozen Pacific oysters are wired up in an indoor lab, where light and temperature are modified to gauge changes in the oysters' physiological reactions.

Source: Helsinki Times


IN BRIEF - UAS fish tech program has in-state focus

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


KETCHIKAN — More than half a dozen fish-centric University of Alaska community campuses around the state are educating an upcoming generation of fisheries technology professionals with the University of Alaska Southeast’s fisheries technology program.


Barbara Morgan, the program’s student support and community outreach coordinator for the Ketchikan campus, recently hosted an informational meeting for prospective students.

Source: Juneau Empire


IN BRIEF - Publication of the Agenda for the Nutreco Extraordinary General Meeting

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Nutreco N.V. invites its shareholders for the forthcoming Extraordinary General Meeting to be held on Monday, 9 February 2015 at 14.30 CET at the Flint, Coninckstraat 60 in Amersfoort, The Netherlands.



An updated agenda with explanatory notes has been published on December 22nd of 2014 here. In addition to the discussion of the recommended public offer by SHV, the agenda includes the following items: i) the conditional amendment of the articles of association, ii) the conditional discharge of three members of the Supervisory Board, iii) the conditional changes in the composition of the Supervisory Board, and iv) the completion bonus of the Executive Board.

Nutreco: Publication of the Agenda for the Nutreco Extraordinary General Meeting


IN BRIEF - Vijayawada to be country’s fish capital

Saturday, December 20, 2014


Vijayawada - The State and the Central governments have started initiatives to make Vijayawada the country’s fish capital in future. The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) and the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture (RGCA) have tied up with the State Fisheries department to promote globally-accepted Tilapia fish.



Leena Nair, MPEDA chairperson, and AP Fisheries principal secretary Dr Manmohan Singh jointly announced on Thursday that they would work together to promote fish production, particularly Tilapia, through more State seed production centres. The State government has set the target of increasing fish and prawn production from INR 20,000 crore to INR 65,000 crore in five years.

Source: The Hans India


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