FREEPORT – Earl Crocker just wants the mess from disintegrating salmon cages in St. Mary’s Bay cleaned up.
“It’s an awful mess and I don’t know what they can do now,” said the Freeport lobster fisherman. “If we’d want them in there around the fishing gear? If they’d cause further damage?”
While inspectors from the Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries were checking to see what debris was floating in St. Mary’s Bay April 22, several fishermen were busy clearing a snarl of six to eight traps entangled on a piece of large tubing from a salmon cage.
Domestic fish consumption has soared by about 10 percent within a year to further widen the gap between local fish production and consumption.
Ghana, which in 2013 imported half of its fish requirement, has seen imports increase by 10 percent to 60 percent in 12 months as local fish producers continue struggling to meet demands amidst declining fish stock.
Data available to the B&FT indicate that as of the end of 2014 fish consumption had reached a million metric tonnes, which is more than the 900,000 metric tonnes consumed in 2013.
A commonly used term to describe nutritional needs and energy expenditure in humans – basal metabolic rate – could also be used to give insight into brain size of ocean fish, according to new research by Dr Teresa Iglesias and Dr Dan Warren at Macquarie University.
Research found that fishes living deeper in the ocean have smaller brains than expected given their body size, and the deeper in the ocean you go, the smaller-brained the fishes are.
The basal metabolic rate (BMR) is a measure of energy expenditure, and has been shown here to be a key factor in the decrease in brain size of deeper-ocean fishes.
Indonesia has accepted a Thai proposal to join a working group to plan long-term cooperation and solutions in the fishing industry.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha met with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on the sidelines of the Asian-African Conference in Jakarta.
Government spokesman Yongyuth Mayalarp said the working group will include Susi Pudjiastuti, Indonesian minister of maritime affairs and fisheries, Gen Prawit Wongsuwon, deputy prime minister and defence minister, and Gen Tanasak Patimapragorn, deputy prime minister and foreign minister.
It was the right call to delay the lobster season because some harbours on the Island's north and south shores are still impassable with ice, says the P.E.I. Fishermen's Association.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada sent out the notice Thursday 23rd of April 2015 afternoon that fishermen won't be setting and pulling traps the following Thursday, as initially planned, because of ice conditions in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Australian authorities have pounced on a notorious illegal fishing vessel suspected of illegally fishing for toothfish in the southern oceans.
The 67-metre vessel, known as the Perlon, was boarded on Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 by officers from Customs and Border Protection and the Australian Defence Force about 2900 nautical miles west of the Australian mainland, in the region west of the Cocos Islands.
Revelations about the boarding came as Trade Minister Andrew Robb told The Australian the 12-nation trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement presented an opportunity to strengthen regional efforts to tackle illegal fishing and overfishing.
BANGKOK - Thailand said Thursday April 23rd 2015 it is considering fast-tracking a regulation under the tough new security law of its interim constitution, Article 44, to tackle illegal fishing practices.
The country is racing to clean up the fishing industry after the European Union warned that it would impose bans on Thai seafood if no action was taken within six months. Thai officials said the government has been working to fix illegal practices since last October with half of the work completed.
Thailand is the world's third largest exporter of fish, and the industry is worth about USD 8 billion.
Land-raised Atlantic salmon makes headway into the market Canada
A year after being launched into the market, KUTERRA Land Raised™ Atlantic salmon has shown it is possible to produce a high-quality, sustainably farmed premium salmon using very little energy, water or land, without antibiotics or pesticides.