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IN BRIEF - New cannery hopes to bring canned Australian salmon to dinner tables of Aussie families

AUSTRALIA
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Australian salmon has a poor reputation with consumers, but a new cannery to be opened in Perth hopes to bring life back to an industry that is struggling to stay afloat.

It has been more than two decades since Western Australia had an operational cannery. The well-known Albany cannery closed down in the late 80s due to a collapse of markets.

It left only a sardine cannery, operated by Perth-based company Mendolia Seafoods. But when a herpes virus decimated sardine stocks in WA in the 90s, that too was no longer viable.

Source: ABC

 


IN BRIEF - Kilkeel fish plant: Two 'stable' after ammonia leak

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Two people are in a stable condition in hospital following a suspected ammonia leak at a fish factory in Kilkeel, County Down on Monday 17th of July 2018.

Emergency services attended the scene at Young's Seafood processing factory in the town's harbour.

Fourteen people were taken to Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry for assessment. A major incident was declared, but has now been stood down.

The company said it expected production at the factory to resume on Tuesday.

Source: BBC


IN BRIEF - Salmon return to destocked Macquarie Harbour Franklin lease after environmental tick

AUSTRALIA
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Salmon are being allowed back into a fish farm lease in Macquarie Harbour in Tasmania, which was destocked last year because of environmental degradation.

Lease operator Tassal was ordered to remove fish from the Franklin lease, the closest to the World Heritage Area (WHA) border, after testing found there had been a significant decline in the number and range of organisms.

Petuna, which now operates the Franklin lease with the state's biggest producer Tassal, said the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has now given it the go-ahead to restock.

Source: ABC


IN BRIEF - Over 10,000 protected lamprey fish killed in suspected chemical poisoning

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

MORE THAN 10,000 protected lamprey were among thousands of fish killed in a suspected chemical poisoning along a small Tipperary river earlier this month.

An investigation is underway after Inland Fisheries Ireland confirmed that nearly 15,000 fish were killed on the Ollatrim River, a tributary of the Nenagh River, on the weekend of 7-8 July 2018.

Locals first reported seeing dead fish in the river on 7 July, before the agency inspected a site at Ballinahemery Bridge near Ballymackey, Nenagh on 9 July.

Source: The Journal


IN BRIEF - Are Chesapeake Bay dolphins eating all the fish?

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

CHESAPEAKE BEACH, Md. - Rockfish are a Chesapeake Bay delicacy pursued heavily by commercial and recreational fishermen alike.

But many say it's been a poor year on the Bay and now a growing number are beginning to questionwhether an apparently increasing population of dolphins in the Bay might be to blame.

Researchers who have been tracking dolphins in increasing numbers said they don't have any answers.

Source: Wusa 9


IN BRIEF - Thirteen hospitalised after fish factory gas leak

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Thirteen people were rushed to hospital following a suspected ammonia leak at a fish factory in Kilkeel, Co Down.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Young's Seafood processing factory in the town's harbour around 12.30pm on July the 17th 2018.

Paramedics and the air ambulance were sent to the scene and 13 people were taken to Daisy Hill Hospital for assessment.

Source: Independent


IN BRIEF - Fishermen unhappy over poor fish catch

INDIA
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Visakhapatnam: Two weeks after the 60-days fishing ban, fishermen of Visakhapatnam region are very unhappy over the poor catch of fish in the blue waters. Due to lack of quality and good catch, the seafood lovers are expressing displeasure over the high prices of seafood varieties. 

The catch constitutes small fish, low quality prawn and less quantity of popular varieties. The price of seafood, particularly fish have soared of late, keeping most popular varieties of fish out of consumers reach even after the fishing season started with big hopes.

The mouth-watering popular varieties including Silver Pomfret, popular with local name as Chanduva fish price is Rs 1,000 per kg at the fishing harbour and it was around Rs 1,200 to 1,300 a kg in retail markets. 

Source: The Hans India


IN BRIEF - Fish farmers decry lack of quality, affordable fish feeds

RWANDA
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Fish farmers across the country have raised concerns over lack of quality and affordable feed which they say is affecting fish productivity in the country.

Fish production stood at about 29, 000 tonnes last year with the target to reach over 31,600 tonnes this year, according to officials from the Ministry of Agriculture.

According to the fisheries and fish farming master plan approved by cabinet in 2012, Rwanda has capacity of producing 200,000 tonnes if enough investment is injected in the sector.

Source: The New Times


IN BRIEF - Keay pushes Tasmanian seafood country of origin labelling trial

AUSTRALIA
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Tasmanian seafood industry would be the winner of a voluntary trial for country of origin labelling, says Labor Braddon candidate Justine Keay. 

She announced a Shorten Labor government would work with the state government to develop a two-year, voluntary pilot program in Tasmania to trial country of origin labelling on menus to indicate if seafood is imported or is Australian.

Ms Keay said if in power Labor would invest $500,000 and that the trial would commence in 2020 and apply only to Tasmania.

Source: The Advocate


IN BRIEF - Shrimp industry fears worker shortage

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Texas shrimp industry is celebrating a handful of recent legislative wins while also dreading next year’s shrimp season if changes aren’t made to the seasonal foreign worker visa program.

The Brownsville-Port Isabel shrimp fleet starts this season, which opens today, without enough workers. Andrea Hance, executive director of the Texas Shrimp Association, estimates that 70 percent of the fleet’s 140 trawlers will head out to the Gulf shorthanded.

That usually means having to do without headers, the crew members tasked with removing the shrimp heads before they are frozen at sea. Hance said headless shrimp bring $1 to $1.50 more per pound at the dock compared to shrimp with heads.

Source: Brownsville Herald


IN BRIEF - Funds allocated to preserve Lý Sơn Marine Protected Area

VIET NAM
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

LÝ SON — The central province of Qu?ng Ngãi has allocated funds of VNÐ42 billion to support ecosystem recovery and biodiversity supervision as well as strengthening the protection of the Lý Son Marine Protected Area (MPA) for the 2018-22 period.

The province said the funds will be used to rebuild coral reefs and sea weed and aquatic species, raise awareness among community members of the need for marine protection and supporting fishermen living in the core zone of strict protected area in the MPA in changing their livelihoods.

The fund will also aim to conserve over-exploited unique seafood products including abalone, holothurian, giant clam and pearl that are threatened with extinction.

Source: Viet Nam News


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