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IN BRIEF - Falkland prepares a tribute with the fishing fleet for the 30 years of activity in the islands

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Government of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) will pay a tribute to the fishing fleet on Saturday to mark the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Interim Conservation and Administration Zone (FICZ), which regulates fishing activities. There will be represented the boats of Galician companies that operate every year in their waters in search of squid (Loligo), mainly.

The meeting will take place tomorrow and it is planned that the vessels fishing in its waters will be there, which will offer a unique image for this holiday, as reported by the president of the Shipowners Cooperative of Vigo (ARVI), Javier Touza, Of the visit of a delegation of the Government of the islands this week to Vigo. The next day, Sunday, the fleet will leave for a reconnaissance of the fishing ground.

According to the Director of Natural Resources, John Barton, fishing generated since 1987 about 564 million pounds (about 660.2 million euros to the current change) through the licenses to be able to fish delivered by the Department of Fisheries.

IN BRIEF - Ottawa to invest in 'fisheries innovation' for Atlantic Canada following EU trade deal

Thursday, February 23, 2017

With Canada's trade deal with the European Union on track to come into force provisionally within weeks, the federal government is set to announce a new fisheries innovation fund.

But don't portray this new money as a way to compensate Atlantic Canada, Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc told CBC News last week.

"I didn't say compensation. That was your word," LeBlanc said after an announcement in Vancouver last week.

"What I said is that we're prepared to work with provinces to look for a way to make our fishing industry the most innovative, productive, sustainable and globally competitive that we can."

Source: CBC

IN BRIEF - Cod Wars fishing vessels to exchange bells in cooperation gesture

Thursday, February 23, 2017

IN BRIEF - Fisheries Ministry launches ‘Fish for Food’ project

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Ministry of Fisheries has launched a project with which it hopes to make the sector contribute significantly to food security in the country.

The “Fish4Food” project seeks to ensure an all-year-round availability and access to fish for use at homes and restaurants.

The Minister of Fisheries, Ms Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, in an address read on her behalf, said the ministry was currently implementing the Fisheries Management Plan (a component of the Fish4Food project launched last year) to improve production in the marine sub-sector.

She said this at a stakeholders’ workshop in Accra on February 21st 2017 to strategise about the effective implementation of the mother project, Fish4Food.

Source: Business Ghana

IN BRIEF - Court supports order to divert water to support salmon

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The federal government can redirect water from a Northern California dam to prevent mass die-offs of salmon in drought years, water that otherwise would be shipped to Central Valley farmers, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday 21st of February 2017.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation had authority under a 1955 federal law to release Trinity River water from the Lewiston Dam in 2013 into the Klamath River, where salmon were migrating to their spawning grounds, said the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

That law allowed the government to take “appropriate measures” to preserve fish and wildlife, the court said. And it gave the Bureau of Reclamation “substantial discretion to determine what constitutes ‘appropriate measures’ in the face of unforeseen or changing circumstances,” Judge N. Randy Smith said in the 3-0 ruling. He said the law specified maintaining Trinity River water flow as one of the “appropriate measures” the bureau could take.

Source: SF Gate

IN BRIEF - Salmon industry is supported by science

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tasmania’s world class sustainable salmon farming industry should be celebrated for growing Tasmania’s quality brand and for delivering sustainable jobs in regional Tasmania. The independent Marine Farming Planning Review Panel has supported Tasmania’s world’s best practice salmon industry and the environmental management of salmon farming at Okehampton Bay.

This is a panel of eminent people with the rights skills to consider and assess scientific data, including from the institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies. The majority of the panel membership was appointed when the Greens were in government. The government will listen and back the independent science, which is why we support recommendations for further studies to allow the establishment of an environmental management regime overseen by the EPA.

Source: The Examiner

IN BRIEF - 6 tons of tilapia die in South Cotabato fish kill

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

LAKE SEBU – Six tons of tilapia died in another fish kill incident in Lake Sebu town in South Cotabato.

The town's lake warden, Rudy Muyco, said the dead fish were worth about PHP 500,000. The fish started to die on February 16 2017, with 28 affected fish cage operators.

"Ang reported na fish kill is 6,000 kilos, ang fingerlings doon around 1,000 [kilos]," Muyco said.

According to the lake warden, the fish ran out of oxygen. Continuous rains last week caused the depletion of dissolved oxygen in the water.

Source: ABS CBN

IN BRIEF - Suriname shrimp importers hold counter protest

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Suriname shrimp importers and sellers yesterday afternoon held a counter protest in front of the Office of the Prime Minister’s Representative in Port Mourant, Corentyne in response to local shrimp vendors who protested on Friday to have the Suriname shrimp banned from coming into Guyana.

According to the Suriname shrimp importers and sellers, they depend on the Suriname shrimp to make a living for themselves and family.

Rajendra Roberts, 41, one of the protesters stated that he does not mind paying a fee to bring the Suriname shrimp into Guyana, but has no choice but to smuggle the shrimp into the country as local authorities refuse to accept the documentation he has from the Suriname authorities. “The problem we have, me a bring shrimps from Suriname but when we come here now the custom a make me take the shrimps and throw it away,” he complained. “Me na mind pay a duty when me come here but me na want to smuggle the shrimps into the country. Me just want make a living.” According to the importer, Guyana does not have as many shrimp ponds as Suriname thus it is easier to import a large quantity of shrimp from Suriname.…to continue reading this article, please subscribe.  Already a subscriber ? Sign In.

Source: Stabroek News

IN BRIEF - Soy catches more value through aquaculture

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Casting a wider net to increase soybean meal demand is paying off, according to the soy checkoff. The checkoff, along with the Soy Aquaculture Alliance and many others, has been working to open doors to increase soybean use in U.S. aqua feeds.

Following years of checkoff-funded research, the Association of American Feed Control Officials recently authorized a new definition for the use of synthetic taurine in fish feeds. Approving taurine from additional sources reduces the need to incorporate fish meal in feeds and allows for more inclusion of soy protein — a change that could directly affect farmers’ bottom lines, the soy checkoff said.

“Years ago, we recognized that taurine was a limiting factor to maximizing our share of a fast-growing market,” said United Soybean Board director Mike Beard, a soybean farmer from Frankfort, Ind. “This new approval opens up a significant part of the aquaculture diet for soy.”

Source: Feeds Stuff

IN BRIEF - Mutant fish deformed by Deepwater Horizon oil spill shine light on how air pollution affects humans

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mutant fish that have suffered heart problems in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have shone a light on how air pollution affects humans.

Scientists claim that the slew of marine life deformities caused by crude oil pollution in the Gulf of Mexico reveal just how pollution in the air we breathe is affecting our health.

The Deepwater Horizon disaster of April 20, 2010, killed 11 workers and created the worst environmental disaster ever in the US.

It released a cocktail of nasty toxic chemicals, or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), into marine life habitats.

Source: The Sun

IN BRIEF - Fish under threat from ocean oxygen depletion, finds study

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The depletion of oxygen in our oceans threatens future fish stocks and risks altering the habitat and behaviour of marine life, scientists have warned, after a new study found oceanic oxygen levels had fallen by 2% in 50 years.

The study, carried out at Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Germany, was the most comprehensive of the subject to date. The fall in oxygen levels has been attributed to global warming and the authors warn that if it continues unchecked, the amount of oxygen lost could reach up to 7% by 2100. Very few marine organisms are able to adapt to low levels of oxygen.

The paper contains analysis of wide-ranging data from 1960 to 2010, documenting changes in oxygen distribution in the entire ocean for the first time. “Since large fish in particular avoid or do not survive in areas with low oxygen content, these changes can have far-reaching biological consequences,” said Dr Sunke Schmidtko, the report’s lead author.

Source: The Guardian

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