Lagos - Fish farmers in Lagos State are presently leaving the business due to the increase in the price of fish feeds in the state.
The prices, according to the farmers, have gone up by as high as 80 to 100 percent and that was forcing some of them to abandon their farms in search of other business ventures.
A renowned fish farmer, Nurudeen Tiamiyu, said a 15kg bag of catfish feed produced in Nigeria was a few months ago sold at NGN 6,000 but that it now sells for NGN 9,000 while the imported ones that sold for NGN 6,000 now goes for NGN 11,000.
First Nations on Vancouver Island are calling out Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over a lack of action on fishing rights.
Several court rulings have upheld commercial fishing rights for five Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations on Vancouver Island's west coast, but negotiations over the past seven years that would allow them to take part in the industry have stagnated.
At a Wednesday meeting in Vancouver, they and other Indigenous leaders used the one-year anniversary of the federal Liberals being in power to express their frustrations.
"Get us out on the water, we just want to generate a moderate living for our people. That is all we are asking," Nuu-chah-nulth lead negotiator Francis Frank said.
A solid start to 2016's hoki season has been bookended by an equally fruitful finish for local fishermen.
The 2016 season officially came to an end on September 30 for both the deepwater hoki fleet and inshore vessels that fish Cook Strait and West Coast.
On the West Coast in particular, where the Hokitika trench once again provided a fertile fishing ground for crews since Hoki gathered to spawn in late-June, the quality and quantity of catches has continued to impress.
The season had got off to an ominous start with Westfleet's sole boat, Galatea, unloading six times a week, with one 15 hour turnaround bringing in more than 800 tonnes of hoki.
Kochi - In a major breakthrough, scientists of a city-based premier research institute claim to have succeeded in the mass scale seed production of orange spotted grouper (Epinephelus coiodes), a highly demanded fish species in the market.
The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) claimed that the achievement is the first-of-its-kind in India and the hatchery seed production of the species, carried out by the Vishakapatanam Regional Centre of CMFRI, is expected to boost the sea cage culture enterprises in the country.
The orange spotted grouper is a commercially important carnivorous fish with high market demand in many parts of the world, scientists said.
A spokesman for the Assembly of First Nations in Ottawa is calling on Canada to act on the federal government’s commitment to rights recognition, saying it is time to fully support the right of Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations to commercially fish.
AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde said on Oct. 19 2016 that Canada should change its position in commercially sell fish in their traditional territories.
“Canada has an opportunity to take real steps toward reconciliation by engaging in an accountable and collaborative process with all First Nation fisheries to achieve full implementation of their Aboriginal rights to fish and sell fish in their territories” Bellegarde said, during a media conference with Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations.
To achieve the innovation we need we must organize ourselves better through the entire value chain, from how we empower employees at the farming site to how we collectively fund research, was one of the messages from Geir Molvik.
State lawmakers delved into ways to improve work and pay conditions for the mostly foreign workers on longline fishing boats.
Allegations of unfair practices were first uncovered by Always Investigating and recently came under added scrutiny.
Giving state fish licensing more reach into the operations, reviews of crew contracts, sharing crew data better between regulatory agencies, even unionizing the laborers were among ideas discussed at the Capitol hearing Wednesday.
Several years ago, crew and labor advocates came forward to Always Investigating to tell of harsh conditions for foreign crew on some longline vessels, rock-bottom pay, mistreatment by some captains, and at its worst allegations of human trafficking. The prevalence of foreign labor is facilitated by a federal exemption just for longline fisheries that puts much of the industry outside the realm of state regulation.
Environmental groups head to court today to challenge a Federal Court ruling which upheld the government's earlier approval of genetically modified salmon.
"This whole approval process has taken place behind doors. There's been no engagement of Canadians on the subject should we genetically modifying animals for food'," argued Karen Wristen, of B.C.'s Living Oceans Society, one of the groups involved in the challenge.
In 2013, Environment Canada approved the production of genetically modified salmon eggs by the biotechnology company AquaBounty in a facility in P.E.I.
AquaBounty claims its genetically modified Atlantic salmon egg — which uses genes from the eel-like ocean pout — allows the fish to grow twice as fast.