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IN BRIEF - Kanematsu markets halal 'mentaiko' seasoned cod roe in Indonesia

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Japanese trading house Kanematsu Corp. has started selling halal "mentaiko" seasoned cod roe in Indonesia after obtaining certification from the Indonesian Ulema Council.

P.T. Kanemory Food Service, a local joint venture between Kanematsu, and retail and restaurant chains operator Cimory Group, has developed a halal version of the popular Japanese delicacy with the help of Yamaya Communications Inc., a major mentaiko producer in Japan.

The Ulema Council recently certified the product as the world's first halal mentaiko that is free of sake, a traditional ingredient. Kanemory Food uses frozen Alaska pollock from Russia and the United States and makes halal mentaiko at a factory in Serang regency in Banten province.

Source: The Jakarta Post

IN BRIEF - Small changes in rainforests cause big damage to fish ecosystems

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Freshwater fish diversity is harmed as much by selective logging in rainforests as they are by complete deforestation, according to a new study.

Researchers had expected the level of damage would rise depending on the amount of logging and were surprised to discover the impact of removing relatively few trees.

There are many types of logging that occur in rainforests, from 'selective logging' - only taking certain species - to complete logging and the transformation of the rainforest to oil-palm plantations.

Source: Eurekalert

IN BRIEF - Annual 5.0% Growth expected for Global Aquaculture Market by 2021

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The “Global Aquaculture Market Set For Rapid Growth, To Reach USD 209.42 Billion by 2021” gives a granular investigation of the different factors and patterns affecting the development direction of the global Aquaculture Market. It incorporates in-depth data relating to the overarching progression of the market and displays refined development forecasts for the market in light of solid information. An evaluation of the effect of government strategies and holistic on the market processes is likewise included to give an all-encompassing outline of the Aquaculture Market’s future viewpoint.

This report investigates Aquaculture Market based on its market fragments, chief geologies, and current market patterns.

Source: Technology 24

IN BRIEF - Local Shellfish Beds Restricted Due To Pollution

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Shellfish harvest limits have been implemented following pollution found in local waters.

The Washington State Department of Health announced that their annual water quality evaluation identified high bacteria levels in four of the 106 shellfish areas within the state.

In addition, 19 areas are threatened with closure due to bacterial pollution.

Locally, portions of Grays Harbor near the Elk River do not meet public health standards and shellfish harvesting in these areas will be restricted.

Source: KXRO

IN BRIEF - A rise in foreign industrial trawlers off the coast of Senegal is causing local fishermen to lose their livelihoods

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The beach in Dakar, Senegal is empty except for a group of singing fishermen, pushing their colorful wooden boat back to shore. The windy weather has kept many on land today – including Mamadou Mbaye, head of Senegal’s fishermen union. He says the sea is depleted of fish because of foreign trawlers, and fishermen often work three straight months in order to make just under USD 20 a day – half of which goes to expenses like gasoline. And here’s no guarantee they’ll catch something. The fish, he adds, started to go away about ten years ago.

While climate change is one issue leading to a depletion of fish stocks in West Africa, foreign industrial fleets – sometimes fishing illegally – come with their trawlers and capture large quantities of fish, leaving fewer fish for local fishermen to catch. One mega-trawler can capture up to 20,000 tons of fish a year, the annual capacity of about 1,700 of the large wooden canoes local West African fishermen use. As a result, West Africa is losing USD 1.3 billion a year. Senegal, one of the countries hardest hit, is losing USD 300 million a year, or 2 percent of its GDP.

Source: Market Place

IN BRIEF - Salmon packs recalled over health concern

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Food Standards Scotland has ordered the recall of two salmon products sold under the Ru An Fhoder Smokehouse brand.

The move followed concerns being raised about inadequate procedures to control Clostridium botulinum.

The products have been described as posing a "possible health risk".

The packs involved contain either Scottish farmed hot smoked salmon or Scottish farmed smoked salmon (cold smoked).

No other Ru An Fhoder Smokehouse products, which come from a company based at St Monans in Fife, are known to be affected.

Source: BBC

IN BRIEF - BC oyster farmers taking big hit as three farms still closed due to contamination

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The water south of Courtenay is a prime growing area for shellfish, including oysters, which are shipped to customers around the world.

But recent illnesses and farm closures are taking their toll on an industry already hit hard by an even larger outbreak last year.

"I would say that the hit to the industry is quite enormous and sales of over CAD 9 million were lost last year," said Steve Pocock, president of the BC Shellfish Growers Association.

Farmers this year have seen orders drop by 50 to 70 percent. The names of the specific farms haven't been released but everyone is taking a hit.

Source: Chek

IN BRIEF - Mozambique, Madagascar want agreements to combat illegal tuna fishing

Friday, April 20, 2018

Mozambique’s Minister of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries, Agostinho Mondlane, and his visiting counterpart from Madagascar, Gilbert François, want to sign bilateral agreements to combat illegal tuna fishing in their maritime waters, APA can report on Wednesday.The two officials met late on Tuesday in the Mozambican capital, Maputo.

“A Memorandum of Understanding will be signed soon with a view to implementing the understandings reached, within the framework of the talks begun between the two countries”, he told a media briefing late on Tuesday.

Madagascar’s Fisheries Minister said “satellite, radar and port inspections will be used to crack down on illegal fishing in the Indian Ocean, where tuna catches have reached the maximum sustainable limits”, Francois said, adding that port inspections will play an increasingly major role in the crackdown, with authorities checking boats, documents and even cargo.

Source: Journal du Cameroun

IN BRIEF - Cod scarce on Westfjords grounds

Friday, April 20, 2018

‘There’s a closure along the south coast for the spawning season, so I decided we’d try our luck off the Westfjords. But it hasn’t been a great trip and cod are thin on the ground these days,’ said Akurey’s skipper Eiríkur Jónsson, who expects to dock in Reykjavík around midday tomorrow.

‘We started the trip on the Mountains and as usual there was plenty of golden redfish, and we had some good hits of saithe. Then we tried the Eldey Bank, but there wasn’t much there. I knew that cod fishing had dropped off deep on the Selvogur Bank, at least outside twelve miles, I decided to try the Westfjords. We haven’t had much success and I expect we’ll have a couple of tows off the Snæfells glacier on the way home,’ he said. When we spoke to him, the trip had resulted in 100 tonnes in the fishroom.

Source: HB Grandi

IN BRIEF - How Cage Farming in Lake Victoria Is Boosting Fish Stocks

Friday, April 20, 2018

It is early morning in Sindo Beach, Homa Bay County in western Kenya. At the Victoria Farms, workers are seen clocking in for work then proceeding to their various planning meetings.

The fish farm has more than 200 employees comprising cleaners, cage managers, fish feeders, hatchery workers, and fishmongers. A flurry of activity ensues soon after the meetings breaks off.

Source: All Africa

IN BRIEF - Vehicles seized, prosecutions on the cards after massive black market pāua bust

Friday, April 20, 2018

A Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) operation that was recently concluded with the assistance of police, has resulted in a group of Wellington divers facing charges for gathering excess paua and offering to sell it on the black market.

The operation targeted a group of people who had been diving in isolated areas around Wellington's south coast that are mainly accessible only by way of specifically equipped 4x4 vehicles.

MPI team manager (fisheries) for the eastern and lower North Island, Mike Green, says the operation concluded after MPI fishery officers went to an area on the capital's south coast to inspect the activities of 2 divers.

Source: MPI

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Argentina Until April 4, a total of 85,474 tonnes of Illex argentinus squid had been landed in Argentine ports, of which 42,590 tonnes were unloaded in Mar del Plata (Buenos Aires).
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Norway The Norwegian Fisheries Directorate has rejected Marine Harvest Norway’s application for six development licenses to produce salmon on a bulk vessel.
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