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IN BRIEF - Denmark's Fishing Industry Focus

DENMARK
Friday, May 19, 2017

Aalborg is at the centre of the north Atlantic fishing industry’s crossroads, a focal point between fishing in the north and the major fish-consuming markets further south. DanFish always brings together a unique cross-section of services and products for the international fishing industry from companies both in Denmark and those who come from around the world to exhibit at Aalborg.

Today there is a new confidence to the fishing industry with a steady increase in investment in new vessels to take advantage of healthy fish stocks, strong quotas and a demand for seafood that is only becoming stronger. In fact, the available exhibition space is already close to being sold out as DanFish becomes a natural centrepoint for companies seeking to build, and this year the exhibition is hosting more shipbuilders than ever as the demand for new fishing capacity remains high.

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Thousands of sturgeon moved from Genoa Fish Hatchery to Missouri

UNITED STATES
Friday, September 15, 2017

Genoa, WI (WXOW) - The Missouri department of conservation received a special delivery from Genoa, Wisconsin: a truck full of just under 10,000 lake sturgeon. It's something the Genoa National Fish Hatchery does every year for Missouri and other areas of the Midwest.

Thousands of lake sturgeon not much longer than 6 inches each were loaded early Thursday morning for an all day trip back to Missouri, where they are sorely needed.

Read full story here


CSIRO breeding Hobart's iconic spotted handfish in captivity to ensure it doesn't go extinct

AUSTRALIA
Friday, September 15, 2017

Dr Lynch started a captive breeding program at the CSIRO in Hobart with support from Seahorse World, the Zoo and Aquarium Association, the National Environmental Science Program (NESP) and the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

And so far the program has had a positive start.

Three spotted handfish were collected from the River Derwent off the shore of Battery Point and taken to a tank at the CSIRO a few metres away.

The two adults, dubbed Harley and Rose, immediately started to dance around the pole placed in the tank for breeding.

Read full story here


Steps up aquaculture cooperation with Cambodia

VIET NAM
Friday, September 15, 2017

At a working session with Kampong Chhnang’s Governor Chhua Channdoeun on September 14, Nam highlighted the province’s great potential for aquaculture, the field where Vietnam has technologies and experience. 

The bilateral aquaculture collaboration is expected to help Cambodia reach its targets of promoting economic development, ensuring local people’s stable life, protecting the environment, the official said. 

He called on Vietnam to increase its investment in and support to Cambodia and Kampong Chhnang in areas of the country’s strengths, in order to promote the relationship between the two nations.


IN BRIEF - US increases anti-dumping tax on Vietnamese pangasius

VIET NAM
Friday, September 15, 2017

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) yesterday announced preliminary decisions after the 13th administrative review (POR13), increasing anti-dumping tax on Vietnamese frozen pangasius fillets to US$2.39 a kilogram, triple that in POR12.

POR13 was conducted to frozen pangasius fillets imported from Vietnam in the phase from August 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016.

According to Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), that is the first time DOC made adjustments completely short of legal basis and regardless of usual regulations.

The decision is unfair, contrary to normal anti-dumping rules, compulsory and unreasonable to Vietnamese businesses who have exported frozen pangasius fish fillets to the US.

The decision belies free trade process and affects Vietnam-US bilateral trade relations, says the VASEP.

By T.QUANG


IN BRIEF - IFFO’s Andrew Mallison takes part in Russia’s International Fisheries Forum & Expo

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Thursday, September 14, 2017

For the first time Russia (St Petersburg) is hosting the Global Fishery Forum & International exhibition for fishery, seafood and know-how (Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo) and with over 200 delegates attending from over 50 countries over two days, it promises to be an exciting event. IFFO’s Director General Andrew Mallison will participate in a two panel sessions and act as moderator for one of the two plenary sessions. The aim of the forum is to identify main trends in the development of the modern world fish market, promote the expansion of trade and economic relations and scientific cooperation. A strategy for the development of Russia’s fishing industry and export/import policies will also be discussed, making this a good opportunity to raise the profile of the marine ingredients industry, and IFFO, in Russia.


IN BRIEF - New technology of transforming fingerlings sex boosts the fish industry

KENYA
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The fish industry has gotten a major boost after the University of Eldoret introduced a new technology of transforming fingerlings sex. The innovators who are of Aqua culture and fisheries department students at the University are transforming the fingerlings by manipulating temperatures of the water after they hatch. They said the innovation will address food insecurity and over reliance of some food products such as meat.

See full report video here


IN BRIEF - NOAA Fisheries Announces 2018/2019 Atlantic Sea Scallops Research

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

NOAA Fisheries, in coordination with the New England Fishery Management Council, is soliciting Atlantic Sea Scallop research proposals under the 2018/2019 Atlantic Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Program

Under this program, proceeds generated from the sale of set-aside scallops will be used to fund research activities and compensate vessels that participate in research activities and/or harvest set-aside quota.

Projects funded under the Atlantic Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Program must enhance the understanding of the scallop resource or contribute to scallop fishery management decisions. Priority is given to funding research proposals addressing the list of 2018 and 2019 Atlantic Sea Scallop Research Priorities listed in the Funding Opportunity.

Read the complete 2018/2019 Atlantic Sea Scallop Federal Funding Opportunity.


IN BRIEF - Lerøy Seafood wins preliminary backing for experimental fish farm design «Pipefarm»

NORWAY
Monday, September 11, 2017

* Norway’s Fisheries Directorate gives preliminary backing to experimental fish farm design by Leroey Seafood Group to produce salmon and trout, the regulator said in a statement

* Leroey has applied for 9 development licences for its “pipefarm” concept

* Directorate says needs additional information to give final approval and to decide how many licenses it will allow

* Directorate did not say when it would make final decision

* Development licences are part of an initiative by the Norwegian Industry and Fisheries Ministry to spur growth in Norway’s salmon production

* To be awarded a licence under the scheme, companies must show that their plans bring technological innovation while also adhering to strict environmental and animal welfare procedures

* Each license holds up to around 780 tonnes of salmon or trout.

Source: Reuters


Fiji to clamp down on grouper fishing

FIJI
Monday, September 11, 2017

The fisheries minister, Semi Koroilavesau, said new regulations would be in force from June to September next year.

He said there would also be a permanent ban on the harvest, sale and export of beche de mer, as well as a ban on longline fishing within 10 nautical miles of barrier reefs.

The Fiji Times reported Mr Koroilavesau also promised increased enforcement of current size limits.

The measures are part commitments Fiji made at a United Nations oceans conference in June.


IN BRIEF - Ocean Disclosure Project launches as new website with 9 leading companies

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The Ocean Disclosure Project – the leading corporate transparency platform for sustainable wild seafood – was launched today as an interactive website that presents seafood sourcing data from 9 companies, including US and UK retailers, suppliers and aquaculture feed manufacturers. The data includes locations where wild seafood is caught, gear types, fisheries management information, environmental impacts, certifications and fishery improvement projects. The ODP allows companies to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable fish and shellfish sourcing through complete transparency around the condition of their seafood sources and improvement efforts.

New ODP participants in 2017 include aquaculture feed manufacturer Cargill/EWOS and French food service company Davigel.

Other ODP participants include UK retailers Asda, Co-op Food and Morrisons along with UK seafood supplier Joseph Robertson, aquaculture feed manufacturers Biomar and Skretting as well as US retailer Publix Supermarkets. The new website is operated by Sustainable Fisheries Partnership but it is intended that the website will become independent by the end of 2020. The project has been generously funded by the John Ellerman Foundation.


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