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IN BRIEF - Delaware moving forward with first aquaculture program
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
State officials recently announced approval of a streamlined permitting process for the state's first commercial aquaculture program, but it will still be a while before Delawareans see locally harvested shellfish on the menu.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control proposed a statewide activity approval process for aquaculture in spring 2016 – three years after commercial shellfish aquaculture in the Inland Bays was signed into law. Officials announced Dec. 22 that the streamlined permitting process, which will simplify how acreage in the Inland Bays will be leased, had been officially adopted.
But fishermen like Steve Friend, who has invested more than $70,000 in equipment in anticipation of the state's first aquaculture program, still have to wait a while longer before they can plant their first oyster seed in the bays.
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THE head of Huon Aquaculture says she is not surprised Tassal has sided with the State Government in a legal stoush over the future of fish farming in Macquarie Harbour.
Huon Aquaculture initiated proceedings against regulators and the state and federal governments earlier this month over what it said was a last resort to prevent more environmental damage to Macquarie Harbour.
In a statement to shareholders yesterday, Tassal said it would join the action to protect its interests “as an operator in Macquarie Harbour”.
Tassal will take the side of the State Government and industry regulators and oppose Huon Aquaculture.
Aquaculture has been undertaken in a number of countries around the world and has grown rapidly worldwide in the last 50 years. FAO reports that world aquaculture production increased substantially since 1950 from one million tonnes production to 67 million tonnes in 2011-12. Projections by FAO estimate that in order to maintain the current level of per capita seafood consumption, worldwide aquaculture production will need to reach 82 million tonnes by 2050.
With such an important element of food security emerging for consumers and economic benefits for communities and individuals it is important to build a full picture of this industry and understand it’s future place within the economy.
Head researcher Kate Barclay from (UTS) was commissioned to undertake research to explore the social and economic contributions of aquaculture in NSW.
Ocean Grown Abalone (OGA), a Western Australian company which uses artificial reef modules to grow greenlip abalone, has plans to access seven, one hectare research lease and licence sites in waters off Port Lincoln.
Primary Industries and Regions SA Fisheries and Aquaculture is currently assessing an application by OGA whose proposal is for research purposes only.
OGA has proposed to place 4000 hatchery-reared juvenile greenlip abalone on 10 benthic blocks at each site to investigate the best location for a commercial abalone farm.
Each block, which weighs about 900 kilograms and has a surface area of 10 square metres, will house 400 juvenile abalone.
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An equal split of shared state fisheries business taxes and a resolution in support of reinstating a winter crab fishery in Cordova have been approved by the Cordova City Council, along with a license for a new drive-through coffee business.
The action came during the Feb. 15 2017 meeting of the council, which also approved city election board appointments and heard testimony in favor of upgrades to sidewalks on Adams Avenue.
China, the world’s largest seafood producer, has a reputation for being a fish vacuum, its trawlers sucking up nearly 15 million tonnes of fish annually, many of which are illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fish caught off the West African coast and elsewhere. Yet for the past 20 years—despite minimal management and some of the most intensive industrial fishing in the world—China has purportedly maintained high catches of key species in its own backyard, the East China Sea.
The rosy reports documenting China’s unusually resilient fisheries have long been suspect. University of British Columbia fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly concluded in 2001 that Chinese reports of continuously high catches were basically bureaucratic lies. Others suggest that China inflates its landing numbers with IUU fish caught elsewhere.
Yet a new study from researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Sustainable Fisheries Group has modeled another possible explanation for China’s impressive catch data: its indiscriminate approach to fishing takes species from throughout the food web, including predators.
Further to the Marine Harvest share trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange excluding a dividend of NOK 2.80 per share, in the form of a repayment of paid-in capital, as from the 24th of February, the conversion price of the Company's EUR 375 million convertible bond (ISIN NO0010710395) has been adjusted.
The new conversion price is EUR 9.3458.
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to Section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act
With reference to the stock exchange announcement of 19 December 2016.
The Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick has approved Marine Harvest as the purchaser of the assets owned by the Gray Aqua Group of Companies. Marine Harvest is pleased with the decision and looks forward to detail a production plan and investment framework for the East Coast of Canada.