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IN BRIEF - Oyster farmers struggle with bushfires

AUSTRALIA
Saturday, January 19, 2013

Oyster farmers on the Tasman Peninsula are concerned that any heavy rain could close their industry after the devastation of the Forcett bushfire.

Oyster farmers say the bushfire came at the busiest time of the year and many farmers lost homes, buildings and equipment needed to farm the oysters.

Dunalley oyster farmer Max Cunningham who lost his in the fire says any heavy rain would halt oyster production.

He says the rain would wash ash and silt into the bay which could cause major pollution problems in the short term.

Source: By Flint Duxfield/ABC


IN BRIEF - Could fish oil be the answer to ADHD?

AUSTRALIA
Saturday, August 02, 2014

 

Schools would give out fish oil tablets in the same way they once dispensed free milk, under the vision of a University of Wollongong researcher who is examining links between lack of omega-3, aggression and attention deficit disorder.

 

Preliminary findings from the "Omega Man" study suggest omega-3 supplements improved mental health and decreased violent behaviour in a group of inmates from South Coast Correctional Centre in Nowra.

The four-month study involved 130 inmates and was aimed at demonstrating the need for a much larger study which, if funded, would reproduce the experiment at nine correctional centres in NSW, South Australia and Tasmania.

Lead researcher Associate Professor Barbara Meyer said that if the larger study produced the results she expected, a case could be made for including fish on the prison menu and dispensing omega-3 supplements at schools.

Source: Illawarra Mercury

 


IN BRIEF - VOPNAFJÖRDUR BUZZING WITH ACTIVITY

ICELAND
Saturday, August 02, 2014

 

Approximately 1200 tonnes of frozen products were shipped out from Vopnafjördur earlier this week and another shipment is due to leave this weekend, according to factory manager Magnús Róbertsson at HB Grandi’s pelagic factory in Vopnafjördur.

‘Reefer ship Silver Lake sailed yesterday and we expect another reefer at the end of the week. This time we were shipping out frozen mackerel, herring and capelin,’ he said, commenting that they have been extremely busy since the 4th of July 2014.

‘We have been working shifts around the clock and there have only been breaks in production for the necessary cleaning,’ Magnús Róbertsson said. When we visited Vopnafjördur, Ingunn AK had just docked with mackerel on board. Faxi RE had just sailed and Lundey NS was at sea.

Magnús Róbertsson said that there has so far been little herring with the mackerel and there have been no problems in separating them.

‘We wholefreeze the largest mackerel using a blast freezer, while smaller grades are processed as H&G and frozen in freezer cabinets. As well as the pelagic vessels’ catches, we have been handling mackerel landed by the fresher trawlers. That looks to me to be smaller fish than we have been seeing caught off the east coast, but it’s still top quality mackerel,’ he said.

Source: HB Grandi

 


IN BRIEF - Board Statement: Ensuring that MSC certified companies are free from forced labour

UNITED KINGDOM
Saturday, August 02, 2014

 

The MSC Board has agreed to include a clear policy on the issue of forced labour within the future requirements of MSC certification.

 

Companies which have been successfully prosecuted for forced labour violations in the last two years will be out of scope of the MSC programme and will be ineligible for MSC certification.

For fisheries, this amendment will be included in the MSC fisheries certification requirements to be released in October.1 2014

For Chain of Custody certification, this addition has been incorporated into the revised Chain of Custody certification requirements, which will open for public consultation from 1 August as part of the Chain of Custody Programme Review.

Source: MSC

 


IN BRIEF - Invasive lionfish likely safe to eat after all

UNITED STATES
Saturday, August 02, 2014

 

Scientists have learned that recent fears of invasive lionfish causing fish poisoning may be unfounded. If so, current efforts to control lionfish by fishing derbies and targeted fisheries may remain the best way to control the invasion. And there's a simple way to know for sure whether a lionfish is toxic: test it after it's been cooked.

 

Pacific lionfish were first reported off the coast of Florida in the 1980s, and have been gaining swiftly in number ever since. They're now found in marine habitats throughout the tropical and subtropical Western Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, threatening native fishes with their voracious appetites and unchecked population growth. Targeted removal is the only management strategy that seems to help, and many hope to establish a food fishery to increase the fishing pressure on these ravenous predators. Such a strategy is in jeopardy, though, because the FDA added the lionfishes Pterois volitans and Pterois miles to their ciguatera watch list, a catalog of species that may contain the potentially fatal foodborne toxin, citing evidence that lionfish have positively tested for ciguatera. As of July 2014, though, there are no known cases of ciguatera from eating lionfish.

Source: Phys

 


IN BRIEF - Friend of the Sea trout supports top music event in Italy

ITALY
Saturday, August 02, 2014

 

Fattoria del Pesce was selected for the supply of the Friend of the Sea certified rainbow trout at the 9th edition of Teatro del Silenzio, which was held on July 20 2014. National and international artists of classical and pop music performed in concert in the unique scenario of the Tuscan hills of Lajatico, near Siena. The event was organized as usual by Maestro Andrea Bocelli with the extraordinary participation of Placido Domingo, who directed the orchestra.

 

Salotti del Gusto - a network of producers, operators and lovers who promote the identity, authenticity and passion for Italian food and wine - took care of the catering for guests and artists offering them haute cuisine dishes prepared with quality products.

The company “Fattoria del Pesce”, consisting of farmers with decades of experience in aquaculture, achieved the Friend of the Sea certification in January 2013, being fully compliant with Friend of the Sea standard, in terms of water quality, waste management and energy efficiency.

Friend of the Sea: Friend of the Sea trout supports top music event in Italy

 


IN BRIEF - Thai Airways bans shark fin from cargo flights

THAILAND
Friday, August 01, 2014

 

BANGKOK: Thai Airways has banned shark fin from its cargo flights as part of a growing global campaign against the popular delicacy in Asia.

 

The carrier joins a host of other airlines in taking a stand against shark fin, highly prized by many in the region, especially in Hong Kong and China where it is commonly served as a soup at wedding banquets and corporate parties.

"As part of the world community sharing in the great concern for the protection of endangered species and the environment, Thai Airways International has implemented its own official policy to place an embargo on the shipping of shark fin products," the airline said in a statement Tuesday.

Conservationists say booming demand for fins has put pressure on the world's shark populations, prompting calls for measures to restrict their trade.

Thai Airways officially stopped flying shark fin from July 15 but has avoided shipping fins for over a year, according to the statement. The move brings the carrier into line with a number of other Asian airlines including Philippine Airlines, which said in April it had stopped flying shark fin cargoes.

Source: Channel NewsAsia

 


IN BRIEF - QBFP ramps up inspections to safeguard fishing industry

AUSTRALIA
Friday, August 01, 2014

 

The Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) has significantly increased ‘in port’ inspections over the past year in a bid to continue safeguarding the fishing industry.

QBFP Manager Ian Fricke said more ‘in port’ inspections were conducted following ongoing concerns from industry about non-compliance and to ensure the integrity of the quota managed fisheries.

“In 2013/14, QBFP implemented a new focus to conduct more ‘in port’ inspections of quota managed fisheries,” said Mr Fricke.

“For the coral reef fin fishery, 256 in port inspections were conducted during the year compared to 78 in the previous year.

“For the Spanish mackerel fisheries, 172 ‘in port’ inspections were conducted compared to 34 in the previous year.

“The significant increase in the number of ‘in port’ inspections aims to ensure compliance in these fisheries and stamp out any potential for under or non-reporting of quota managed fisheries.”

Mr Fricke said illegal practices can affect the sustainability of fish species as well as industry investment in these fisheries.

Source: My Sunshine Coast

 


IN BRIEF - Bloody red shrimp found in Northern Ireland waters

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, August 01, 2014

 

A new invasive species has been found in Northern Ireland for the first time.

 

The bloody red shrimp was found in Upper Lough Erne by researchers carrying out a fish survey.

A number of individuals were found in the stomach contents of perch by Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute staff taking part in a study for the Northern Ireland Environment Agency. The work was part of the AFBI-led DOLMANT project focusing on lake management.

The creature, which originates in the Black and Caspian Seas, first reached Ireland in 2008 and has been observed forming red swarms at marinas in the Shannon region.

The bloody red shrimp is known as a voracious predator that can potentially have a major impact on plankton composition, altering the dynamic of the ecosystem it has invaded.

Source: Belfast Telegraph

 


IN BRIEF - The Green Party is calling on members and supporters to sign the petition produced by the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, August 01, 2014

 

Caroline Allen, vet and Green Party Spokesperson on Animal Issues said “it is increasingly clear that the overuse of antibiotics is putting the effectiveness of these vital drugs at grave risk. The use of antibiotics to prop up a farming system where animals are kept in inhumane and completely unsuitable conditions, suffering great stress, is surely one of the great scandals of our time. Are we really willing to risk our ability to perform chemotherapy, routine surgical procedures and treat infections so we can eat a cheap burger?”

 

 

The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies has warned that a post-antibiotic era is approaching, in which common infections will again kill, and routine operations such as hip replacements will become too risky to carry out. Cancer treatment will no longer be possible. The World Health Organisation has called it a major global threat to public health.

 

There are now a significant number of studies that show how resistant bacteria are spreading from factory farms in to the human population.

Source: Green Party

 

 


IN BRIEF - Supermarket giants in Thailand for prawn slavery talks

THAILAND
Friday, August 01, 2014

 

UK and US supermarket groups are meeting in Thailand the week of the 28 of July 2014 to create a taskforce to tackle trafficking and forced labour in the shrimp feed industry.

 

The talks follow a Guardian investigation last month that uncovered slavery in the supply chains of Thai seafood sold to major international retail brands.

The three-day meeting will be hosted by Charoen Pokphand (CP) Foods, the world's largest prawn farmer, which the Guardian found buys fishmeal from suppliers that own, operate or buy from fishing boards manned with slaves.

Morrisons, Tesco and Costco US, which buy farmed shrimp from CP Foods, are among the retailers expected to attend the talks with Thai government representatives. Several international catering and food-service firms including Sodexo, Brakes as well as campaigners from Oxfam and the Environmental Justice Foundation will be among the attendees.

Source: The Guardian

 


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