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IN BRIEF - IOF Seminar Series: Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries - live-streamed on Facebook IN FEW HOURS!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Today the Sea Around Us‘ Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller will be sharing their views on the importance of the Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries, the first book to provide accurate, country-by-country fishery data.

Their presentation is part of the IOF Seminar Series held every Friday at the Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory 120, located at the University of British Columbia 2202 Main Mall, Vancouver.

Their presentation will start at 11 a.m. and will be live-streamed on Facebook. Just follow this link https://www.facebook.com/sea.aroundus.7/, join our community and submit your questions.

For a quick preview, watch Daniel Pauly explaining why the Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries is an indispensable resource for researchers, students, fishery managers, professionals in the fishing industry, and environmentalists.

IN BRIEF - Friend of the Sea and the Italian Aquaculture Producers Association sign collaboration

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Friend of the Sea has signed a collaboration agreement with the Italian Aquaculture Producers Association (API). The two organizations commit to collaborate actively mitigating aquaculture potential impacts on the environment and promoting sustainable aquaculture procedures in Italy.

The agreement had been signed in the presence of Giuseppe Castiglione, the State Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forest Policies (see picture above).

Friend of the Sea will develop guidelines and it will provide technical support including training courses to promote sustainable aquaculture.

API received Friend of the Sea 2017 Award, in recognition of API’s commitment to the promotion of sustainable aquaculture in Italy.

IN BRIEF - Guyana prevents cartons of tuna from entering country

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

GEORGETOWN - Guyana has refused entry of 2,000 cartons of tuna imported from China saying the action was prompted by an Inspector’s report on samples taken from a container  on March 9 2017.

The Government Analyst- Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) said it was advising consumers and the general public that the exact address of the manufacturer in the country of origin of the tuna labelled “BUIWICK” instead of “BRUNSWICK" was not stated.

The authorities have since advised consumers “to always take a second look at labels/brands and to ensure the country of origin and the exact name and address of manufacturers are stated on the label".

Source: Jamaica Observer

IN BRIEF - Brexit puts EU fisheries into troubled waters

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

BRUSSELS - EU fishing fleets are increasingly anxious about their future access to teeming British waters as Britain prepares to trigger the two-year countdown to its exit from the bloc.

Fleets from nine EU countries including France, Germany and Spain have banded together in a newly-created European Fisheries Alliance, formerly launched at the European Parliament last week, warning of steep losses if divorce proceedings turn bitter.

Alain Vidalies, France's secretary of state for fisheries, stressed in Paris last week "the importance of preserving fairness between European and British fleets" post-Brexit.

Source: China Post

IN BRIEF - Washington Supreme Court allows for punitive damages in unseaworthiness case

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

OLYMPIA – The Washington Supreme Court has reversed a trial court’s decision in the case of an American Seafoods worker who was injured on a company trawler and is now seeking punitive damages.

An opinion issued March 9 2017 says plaintiff Allan Tabingo was “seriously injured while working aboard a fishing trawler owned and operated by American Seafoods Co. LLC and American Triumph LLC (collectively American Seafoods).”

He said the injury was the result of a faulty level on a hatch in the deck. Tabingo alleged he had been working as a deckhand on the vessel and was pushing fish below the deck when another deckhand had begun to close the hatch.

The second deckhand allegedly attempted to stop the hatch from closing but because it was broken, he could not. As a result of the hatch closing on Tabingo’s hand, two fingers were amputated.

Source: Legal News Line

IN BRIEF - Stewart Island chosen for possible new aquaculture project

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The next phase is set to get under way in one of the key projects of the Southland Regional Development Strategy.

A site for the proposed new salmon-farming aquaculture project has been decided, on the North Arm of Port Pegasus at Stewart Island.

Several different parts of the area will be investigated, which are all outside of the current protected marine reserves on the island.  

From April 2017, scientists from the Cawthron Institute will begin to carry out fieldwork to test the environmental and commercial feasibility of the area. 

The seabed surveys will include underwater video footage and sonar imagery to delineate habitats on the seabed and take samples of the benthic sediment.

Source: Stuff

IN BRIEF - Readying a skilled task force of aquaculture farmers

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

IN BRIEF - BFAR gives 120,000 tilapia fingerlings to Catanduanes

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A total of 120,000 tilapia fingerlings were recently provided by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Office 5 headed by Director Dennis del Socorro to the provincial government for distribution to fisher folks.  

The recipients, as well as representatives of the 11 municipalities, underwent an orientation conducted by the BFAR Provincial Fisheries Officer Jorge Camacho at the main entrance of the capitol last March 10 in the presence of Governor Joseph Cua.

The chief executive expressed his profuse gratitude for the agency’s immediate response after the provincial government took the initiative and, through a Sangguniang Panlalawigan resolution sponsored by PBM Lorenzo Templonuevo Jr., asked for assistance from the regional office for the rehabilitation of the destroyed fish ponds used for fish farming in the province

Source: Cataduanes Tribune

IN BRIEF - China Slinging Salmon on the Internet Lures Norway Seafood Fund

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

China is the next market to conquer for Norwegian salmon and this seafood investor.

“China is too big to ignore,” Hogne I. Tyssoy, portfolio manager of the Holberg Triton fund, said in an interview in Oslo on Tuesday. “Now when it’s opening again, Norwegian seafood has an exciting future in China.”

Trade relations between China and Norway were normalized in December, ending a six-year freeze that began after the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Peace Prize to a Chinese dissident. Norway, the world’s largest Atlantic salmon producer, is seeking to increase seafood exports as the global demand for healthy proteins rises, especially in emerging markets such as China.

Source: Bloomberg

IN BRIEF - MSD Animal Health Champions Young Aquaculture Leaders with New Salmon Science Award

Monday, March 27, 2017

MADISON, NJ – MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the US and Canada) is proud to announce the introduction of the High Quality Salmon Science Award supporting research in salmon health and welfare by tomorrow’s industry leaders. Starting this year, MSD Animal Health will award one recent graduate in veterinary or animal science the opportunity to present their research to an impressive number of industry specialists at an upcoming MSD Animal Health High Quality Salmon meeting in Scotland, UK.

The winner will present their research project to a group of aquaculture industry specialists at an MSD Animal Health sponsored High Quality Salmon Congress. Topics of interest include parasite challenges and solutions; infectious diseases such as pancreatic disease (PD), Moritella, Cardiopyopathy syndrome (CMS), and Hearth and skeletal muscle inflammation (HSMI); antibiotic reduction; and precision medicine, among others.

To apply, eligible graduates must submit a 300-word summary of their research project, resume and a brief letter describing why their work deserves the award to [email protected] Applications must be submitted by April 7, 2017.

The winner will be notified no later than May 1, 2017. For additional details, please visit: http://www.highqualitycongress.com

IN BRIEF - Danish Sandeel, Norway Pout and Sprat fishery achieves MSC certification

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Danish Fishermen's Producers' Organisation (DFPO) and The Danish Pelagic Producers Organisations (DPPO) sandeel, Norway pout and sprat fishery has achieved certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard. The MSC Fisheries Standard reflects international best practice in sustainable fishing and requires a full science-based assessment of a fishery’s operations, as well as stakeholder input. These low trophic level fisheries play an important role in sustaining marine ecosystem and it is therefore vital that they are managed sustainably. The certification verifies that these fisheries operate in a way which will preserve marine habitats, ecosystems and fish stocks for the future.

The average Danish landings between 2012 and 2016 was 123,000 tonnes for sandeel, totaled 155,000 tonnes for sprat and 26,000 tonnes of Norway pout. Denmark’s total MSC certified catch is around 580,000 tonnes, coming from 20 different stocks and amounting to approximately 88% of its total wild seafood landings.

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