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IN BRIEF - Spanish industry will show the world its strength and innovate character at Alimentaria 2018

Thursday, March 08, 2018

On 28th February 2018, the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment in Madrid (Spain) hosted the presentation of Alimentaria 2018, organised byAlimentaria Exhibitions. It will be held jointly with Hostelco, the International Trade Fair for Equipment for Catering, Hospitality and Communities, from 16 to 19 April at the Gran VíaFira de Barcelona venue (Spain). The joint holding of the two fairs will bring together the most comprehensive and cross-sector range of food, gastronomy and hospitality equipment products for professionals, occupying an area of more than 100,000m2. What is more, the organisers hope to attract more than 150,000 visitors.

The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, who presided over the act, highlighted that, "Alimentaria is a world-renowned brand. For 42 years this great international event has been the most exceptional showcase for our food and beverage industry and has consolidated itself as an incentive for the entire sector and a forecasting vector for the future of the food industry. It has gained undoubted prestige and is the benchmark in its category for all professionals".

Press Release: Alimentaria

IN BRIEF - Uganda loses EA fish market to China

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Uganda has over the years slowly lost its regional fish market to Chinese exports, according to data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. 

Apart from Uganda, Chinese fish exports continue to flood the region with the biggest export being tilapia.

According to Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the country spent USD 22m on fish imports in 2017. This was a growth from $10m in 2016. 

Kenya requires one million tonnes of fish annually but only produces 200,000 tonnes domestically, which leaves a deficit of 800,000 tonnes. Much of the deficit was imported from Uganda, Tanzania and India but China has since taken over.

China exported more than 357,000 tonnes of tilapia worth USD 11m into Kenya.

According to Philip Borel, the Uganda Fish Processors and Exporters Association vice chairperson, cheap tilapia from China continues to be a problem to the region and has unfairly heightened competition in one of Uganda’s traditional markets such as Rwanda and DR Congo.”

Source: Daily Monitor

IN BRIEF - Lack Of Awareness Hinders Sale Of Tilapia

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A 40-foot container of Tilapia fish feed imported from Vietnam by the National Fisheries Authority (NFA) is sitting idle at the Morobe Fisheries Authority storage facility at the Malahang Industrial area in Lae.

The fish feed was purchased and is being sold at PGK 50 for a 20kg bag to fish farmers in the province, but fish farmers have not shown any interest in buying the feed.

Provincial aquaculture officer Esther Karahure said the fish feed was given to them in February by the NFA to sell to the local fish farmers in Morobe.

Source: Post Courier

IN BRIEF - Croatian inspectors start fining Slovenian fishermen in Piran Bay

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Koper - The bureaucratic tug-of-war in the Piran Bay, the traditional central theatre of the border dispute between Slovenia and Croatia, has been stepped up by the Croatian side, which has started issuing fines to Slovenian fishermen through its fisheries inspection, TV Slovenija reported.

Source: STA

IN BRIEF - Propaganda delivered the Brexit vote but it can’t land more fish

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

tanding on the shingle of Hastings beach beside his fishing boat, Paul Joy says his family have fished these waters since before the time of William the Conqueror. He’s done the research, and the Joys have had boats here since records began. His boat had been out at dawn that morning, hugging the coastline with a skipper, two crew and the “boy” ashore, aged 80, who winches the Kaya up the pebbles with a rusty bulldozer. “My father, Will, born in 1906, made an adequate living with a smaller boat than mine. Now everyone subsidises fishing with other work. I earned the same as a carpenter, now you’re lucky to get a Tesco shelf-stacker’s pay.” Fishing quotas are killing the small fishermen, he says.

Stand here to breathe in the heart of Brexit. Last week, in ports around the country, fishing boats protested – sending up flares to oppose the transition dealthat leaves them in the common fisheries policy (CFP), but without a seat at the EU table sharing out the fish. Protest organisers said: “We are sickened by remainers gleefully peddling the deliberate narrative that fishing doesn’t matter.”

Source: The Guardian

IN BRIEF - Fisheries department doing too little to protect wild fish from salmon farms, federal audit finds

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

OTTAWA — The federal government isn’t doing enough to protect wild fish from threats posed by salmon farming in Atlantic Canada and British Columbia, according to a new report from the federal environment commissioner.

The audit found that Fisheries and Oceans Canada has been slow to study the effects of Canada’s CAD 1 billion salmon-farming industry on wild fish, and is not doing enough to prevent the spread of infectious disease. The department has failed to put limits on the amount of drugs and pesticides that salmon farms can use, and has limited capacity to enforce its own regulations, the report concluded.

“In other words… the federal government favoured the economic pillar over the environmental pillar,” environment commissioner Julie Gelfand wrote in a statement accompanying the audit. 

In separate reports, Gelfand also found that Canada isn’t doing enough to protect biodiversity or to meet the United Nations’ 2030 sustainable development goals. 

Source: National Post

IN BRIEF - EU governments, businesses, consumers must work together to demand sustainable fisheries

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

As the seafood industry enters an era that many experts say will bring growing demand and dwindling supply, every player in the supply chain must work to advance sustainability and end illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, writes Amanda Nickson.

Amanda Nickson directs The Pew Charitable Trusts’ work on international fisheries.

This week in Brussels, nearly 30,000 people will come together at the seafood industry’s largest annual trade fair to talk all things seafood. As buyers, retailers, and other professionals of this almost USD 150 billion industry fill the halls of Seafood Expo Global, they should pay heed to a vexing challenge: How to ensure the sustainability, and thus availability, of seafood.

As one of the largest seafood markets in the world, the EU is a key player in worldwide trade. But sanctioned overfishing across the globe continues to threaten the stability of the valuable fisheries on which the EU depends.

Source: Euractiv

IN BRIEF - Suspended Agriculture‚ Forestry and Fisheries DG returns to work

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Suspended Agriculture‚ Forestry and Fisheries director-general Mike Mlengana returned to work on Monday after the Pretoria High Court found that his suspension was unlawful.

“According to the order of the High Court it was declared that the Minister lacked the authority to suspend the Director-General‚ that the suspension was unlawful‚ invalid and of no force and effect [and] that the minister lacked the authority to institute disciplinary proceedings against the Director-General and such proceedings were unlawful‚ invalid and were set aside‚” the department of agriculture and forestry said in a statement.

Mlengana was placed on precautionary suspension by Minister Senzeni Zokwana on July 9 2017‚ pending investigations into allegations of gross misconduct.

Source: Times Live

IN BRIEF - Worms found in canned fish

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A 55-year-old woman has complained to Pathum Thani police after finding worms in a tin of canned fish she opened to use when preparing dinner on Sunday evening.

Navaporn Maethanapreeya turned up at Pratunam Chulalongkorn police station in Thanyaburi district around 8pm with four cans of fish she bought from a hypermarket in Rangsit area in early March. 

She said when she bought the package the four cans were not misshapen. The expiry date on the cans was Oct 30, 2020. 

Source: Bangkok Post

IN BRIEF - Escaped Atlantic salmon caught in drift-net on Skagit River

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

SEDRO WOOLLEY - Washington state officials say an Atlantic salmon that escaped from a collapsed net pen at Cypress Island has been captured in a drift net 40 miles up the Skagit River.

Fish veterinarian Jed Varney of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife tells The Seattle Times in a story on Friday that the 3-foot fish was thin but looked good with no significant bacteria or parasites.

Varney says he found several vertebrae of an unidentified small fish in the Atlantic salmon’s stomach.

A member of the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe caught the fish Tuesday while drift-net fishing for hatchery chinook.

Source. Q13Fox

IN BRIEF - Eating more fish could prevent Parkinson's disease

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A new study from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, shines more light on the link between consumption of fish and better long-term neurological health. Parvalbumin, a protein found in great quantities in several different fish species, has been shown to help prevent the formation of certain protein structures closely associated with Parkinson's disease.

Fish has long been considered a healthy food, linked to improved long-term cognitive health, but the reasons for this have been unclear. Omega-3 and -6, fatty acids commonly found in fish, are often assumed to be responsible, and are commonly marketed in this fashion. However, the scientific research regarding this topic has drawn mixed conclusions. Now, new research from Chalmers has shown that the protein parvalbumin, which is very common in many fish species, may be contributing to this effect.

One of the hallmarks of Parkinson's disease is amyloid formation of a particular human protein, called alpha-synuclein. Alpha-synuclein is even sometimes referred to as the 'Parkinson's protein'.

Source: Eurekalert

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