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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.
SEA-BASED fish farms dump tonnes of faeces into the water. Think of them as a large toilet that does not flush.
I cannot think of an industry in Tasmania other than aquaculture that is allowed to dump an unlimited amount of pollution in our waterways. Not only is there no limit on the amount of faeces salmon farms can dump in coastal waters, Tasmania also lacks science-based regulations to determine which parts of our coastline are suitable for salmon farms.
International research shows that if you put fish farms in bays and harbours, where the water is shallow and current speed is low, fish faeces accumulates under cages, killing everything below them. Nitrogen discharged into the water column creates risk of harmful algal blooms, like the types we have seen worsening with increased salmon farms in the Huon and D’Entrecasteaux Channel.
CHATHAM, Mass. - A lobster bought from a Massachusetts fish market for USD 210 and set free by twin brothers who didn’t want it to become someone’s dinner has apparently died.
Chris and David Schmidt, of New Jersey, bought the 22-pound lobster and released it Thursday in the waters off Chatham. They dubbed the crustacean Big Lobi after Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz, whose nickname is Big Papi.
The Cape Cod Times reports that a local retiree found a dead 22-pound lobster in the same area on Saturday 27th of August 2016. Experts say it appears to be the same one.
Modification have been made in the management structure of HB Grandi hf. The modifications affect the organisational position of Quality Management and new roles are introduced in the Groundfish and Marketing Departments. No changes are made to the senior management.
The position of Head of Quality Management is transferred from the Marketing Department to the CEO´s Office. Erlendur Stefánsson, who heads quality management at HB Grandi, will now operate directly under CEO Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson. The Quality Managers at Reykjavik and Akranes that report to him, Bergur Einarsson and Axel Eyfjörð Friðriksson respectively, will also operate under the CEO’s Office.
Erlendur Stefánsson has been the Head of Quality Management of HB Grandi since 2014.
Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans has rejected advice to list the Atlantic bluefin tuna as an endangered species.
The long-awaited recommendation should preserve the region's CAD 10-million bluefin tuna fishery, industry representatives say.
The department says western Atlantic bluefin tuna stocks have been rebuilding since 2011, when the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada said tuna should be listed as an endangered species under federal species-at-risk legislation.
Ice age inhabitants of Interior Alaska relied more heavily on salmon and freshwater fish in their diets than previously thought, according to a newly published study
A team of researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks made the discovery after taking samples from 17 prehistoric hearths along the Tanana River, then analyzed stable isotopes and lipid residues to identify fish remains at multiple locations. The results offer a more complex picture of Alaska's ice age residents, who were previously thought to have a diet dominated by terrestrial mammals such as mammoths, bison and elk.
The project also found the earliest evidence of human use of anadromous salmon in the Americas, dating back at least 11,800 years.
The results of the study were published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
BANGKOK - Recently, Thai Union Group Public Company Limited received the ESG100 award (Environmental, Social and Governance) for induction into the top 100 performing publicly listed company Environmental, Social and Governance: ESG from Thaipat Institute which has assessed 621 the Thai publicly listed companies.
On behalf of Thai Union Group PCL, Dr.Darian McBain, Group Director of Sustainable Development, received the ESG100 award from Sutisha Charoenngam, Deputy Director of Thaipat, at the Thai Union Group office in Bangkok.
The ESG100 list is constructed from 6 data sources: Finding from the Corporate Social Responsibility in the annual report, Information on TISCO ESG Investment Fund, Data used for the granting of Sustainability Report Awards, Findings from CG Scoring surveys, Findings from sustainability development ratings and information on Media and Stakeholder Analysis (MSA).