IN BRIEF - Tamil Nadu fishermen warned as low pressure area formed in Arabian Sea
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
CHENNAI - The Regional Meteorological Centre on Monday warned fishermen not to venture into the sea as a low pressure area has formed over the southwest Arabian Sea. The system is likely to move towards the Gulf of Aden and concentrate into depression during the next 48 hours. Officials said the system is not going to affect the Indian coasts. However, fishermen are advised not to venture in and around the southwest Arabian Sea and nearby areas.
S Balachandran, director, Area Cyclone Warning Centre, said the system would not affect the Indian coasts. "This is only a warning to fishermen, who go for deep sea fishing. We are keeping a close track of its trajectory," he said.
Meanwhile, heavy rainfall is expected at isolated places in Kerala and the southern Tamil Nadu in two days. Kerala and Tamil Nadu have been receiving a decent amount of rainfall for the past a few days. Palani in Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu received 4 cm rain.
Africa-based Ethiopian Cargo is to launch a B777F Norway-Guangzhou, China service from next month.
The route will be in addition to five-a week passenger flights and will focus on the Scandinavian country's seafood export industry.
"We look forward to (joining) one of the fastest-growing airfreight markets globally and look forward to offering the Norwegian market new cargo capacity to China. With our new freighter service from Oslo Airport to Guangzhou, our Norwegian customers will experience our quality and expertise in shipping of seafood, which requires cooling throughout the journey to ensure the quality of this perishable commodity,” commented Solomon Begashaw, director Global Cargo Sales, Ethiopian Cargo.
The international start-up ON Power will soon be starting an algae cultivation facility at Hellisheiði Power Plant just outside of the Reykjavík capital area, RÚV reports. The company’s owners believe that it won’t be long before algae will be a viable source of protein and nutrients which can be added to a variety of food products.
On Power signed a 15-year contract with fellow start-up company Algaennovation concerning the sale of resources and property near the Hellisheiði power plant to begin their algae cultivation operation.
Microalgae are an important source of nutrients for animals in the wild and an equally viable as a source of vitamins for human beings. In the beginning, says Berglind Rán Ólafsdóttir, ON Power’s corporate market director, the company intends to cultivate microalgae as a food source for bait fish and then incrementally expand into using it in aquaculture, i.e. as food for farmed fish intended for both animal and human consumption.
Dartmouth scientists claim to have created a more sustainable feed for aquaculture by using a marine microalga co-product as a feed ingredient. The study is the first of its kind to evaluate replacing fishmeal with a co-product in feed designed specifically for Nile tilapia. The results are published in the open access journal, PLOS ONE.
Aquaculture is the world’s fastest growing food sector, surpassing the global capture fisheries production in 2014. It provides more than 50 percent of the food supply to humans; however, it poses several environmental concerns. Aquaculture feed (aquafeeds) draws on 70 percent of the world’s fishmeal and fish oil, which is obtained from small, ocean-caught fish such as anchovies, sardines, herring, menhaden, and mackerel, that are essential to the lower end of the marine food chain.
L?NG SON - Vi?t Nam’s agricultural and aquatic exports to China are likely to face higher quality requirements and stronger competition from other ASEAN exporters although China’s demand for these goods is still on the rise, heard a meeting on Saturday.
The event was held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the People’s Committee of the northern province of L?ng Son.
The aim was to connect farm produce sellers and buyers of Vietnamese and Chinese border provinces.
Improving one’s sex life is considered as an important step towards ensuring overall well being. While several medical options as well as practices to apply in a relationship are recommended, simple dietary modifications can also work wonders.
Research has revealed that while a number of foods can boost libido, increasing intake of sea food can improve sex drive as well as fertility. The findings suggested that apart from having sex more frequently, couples who had more than two servings of fish a week were more likely to have a child.
Although sea food is known to be an aphrodisiac, it helps with fertility by improving semen quality, ovulation and embryo quality. Hence incorporating more fish in diet is advisable for both partners if they are hoping for a pregnancy.
A new United Nations report on fisheries and climate change shows that Australian marine systems are undergoing rapid environmental change, with some of the largest climate-driven changes in the Southern Hemisphere.
Reports from around the world have found that many fish species are changing their distribution. This movement threatens to disrupt fishing as we know it.
While rapid change is predicted to continue, researchers and managers are working with fishers to ensure a sustainable industry.
The trade war between the U.S. and China is amping up for Alaska’s commercial fishermen.
In June, China announced its intentions to levy a 25 percent tariff to imported American seafood including Pacific salmon, cod, Alaska Pollock, flatfish, crab, shellfish and other common commonly exported products. The announcement came in response to a U.S. tariff hike targeted at imported Chinese products earlier in 2018.
The Chinese tariffs went into effect July 6, impacting imported seafood destined for consumption in China itself. Seafood shipped to China that is intended for re-export after processing, either to the U.S. or elsewhere in the world, is exempt from the increased tariff.