Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
If you would like to send us an article, contact the editor Micaela Berce

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

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

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»

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

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

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.

IN BRIEF - Sea Delight Europe, SL becomes the latest Member of the IPNLF

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

LONDON - Fresh and frozen seafood supplier, Sea Delight Europe, SL, has become the latest Member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), the non-profit association that is committed to developing and supporting responsible one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chains.

Founded in 2012, Sea Delight’s large international customer base includes retail wholesalers, supermarket giants, foodservice distributors and restaurant chains. Committed to ensuring seafood remains a secure resource for future generations to enjoy, Sea Delight uses its buying power and position in the seafood supply chain to promote responsible practices globally. Its own principles, including strategic sourcing and research, have successfully leveraged positive change in the company’s suppliers and customers. 

As well as strengthening transparency in its supply chains, Sea Delight’s sustainable seafood policy includes commitments to improve data collection in order to help eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing as well as educating its employees, suppliers and customers to establish a more conscious and responsible industry. It also engages in advocacy and directly invests in the future of fisheries through the funding of and participation in fishery improvement projects (FIPs).

IN BRIEF - Fish Vet Group Asia relocates to the heart of Thai aquaculture

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

International aquaculture health company Fish Vet Group (FVG), part of Benchmark Holdings plc, today announced the relocation of its diagnostic lab from Bangkok to Chonburi, a leading aquaculture region of Thailand.

As well as being closer to the farms, the new facilities are nearby INVE’s Tropical Aquaculture Research Centre (ITARC) – also part of the Benchmark Group.

The move has enabled the Group to upgrade their existing challenge facilities, with a second new aquarium already under construction to accommodate increased customer demand for trial work.

The Group are continuing to expand their suite of molecular diagnostic tests and industry training courses for which they have become well known in the region. A new vet, molecular biologist and scientist have been appointed as part of the establishment of the new diagnostic facility.

IN BRIEF - Govt has head in the sand over Fisheries Officer Strike

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Government has head in the sand over Fisheries Officer Strike

Fisheries Officers enter their second week of nationwide strike action as the government remains silent on the issue. “They have their heads in the sand” Says Janice Gemmell, Secretary of the Officer’s union, NUPE.

“We have an unprecedented situation where officers are refusing to leave their work premises and the Minister is silent”. “His leadership is needed”, says Gemmell.

The strike involves a refusal by the striking officers to work outside their MPI premises. “This means no beach patrols, no commercial services” says Gemmell. “The Scallop season started on Friday (1st September 2017) and while this action continues there is only 25 warranted officers protecting the whole of New Zealand’s 15,000 kilometres of coastline. The Minister must sort this”.

Source: Scoop

IN BRIEF - Calls for Commission of Inquiry into fisheries mismanagement grow

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Four political parties have joined LegaSea and the New Zealand Sport Fishing Council’s call for an inquiry into the state of New Zealand’s fisheries management practices.

New Zealand First, the MaÌ?ori Party, United Future and the New Zealand Outdoors Party have all agreed New Zealand’s fisheries management needs an overhaul and cannot continue the way it is currently going.

Support is also forthcoming from New Zealand’s largest iwi, Ngapuhi, and the Hokianga Accord, the mid-north iwi fisheries forum, who endorse the call for a Royal Commission of Inquiry.

Source: Voxy

IN BRIEF - Chinese fishermen jailed for massive illegal fish and shark haul in the Galapagos Islands

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

A group of Chinese fishermen have been jailed and fined a whopping USD 7.5 million just weeks after shocking photos emerged of their ship's hull filled with endangered sharks.

Twenty Chinese fisherman were sentenced to between three and four years jail time in Ecuador after authorities found 272 tonnes of frozen marine animals apparently from the Galapagos Marine Reserve, including protected sharks. The reserve lies about 960 kilometres west of the coast of Ecuador and the UNESCO World Heritage Site is said to have the highest abundance of sharks known in the world.

Source: NZHerald

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Click to know how to advertise in FIS
United Kingdom
Oct 24, 01:30 (GMT + 9):
Shetland seafood landings reach GBP 365 million
Oct 24, 00:40 (GMT + 9):
Japanese fully farmed tuna opens way into the markets
Oct 23, 23:40 (GMT + 9):
Hairy crab farm attains BAP certification
Oct 23, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
Peru and Ecuador sign commitments on food safety, aquaculture and fisheries
Oct 23, 22:10 (GMT + 9):
ICES recommends full ban on sardines
European Union
Oct 23, 21:40 (GMT + 9):
Brussels warns Vietnam with 'yellow card'
Oct 21, 02:30 (GMT + 9):
Haddock quality improves with live storage
United States
Oct 21, 01:50 (GMT + 9):
Walleye could open new aquaculture opportunities at Wisconsin
Oct 21, 01:40 (GMT + 9):
Galicia and Cape Verde strengthen collaboration on fisheries
United States
Oct 21, 00:20 (GMT + 9):
Live cam could show real Atlantic cod status
United Kingdom
Oct 21, 00:10 (GMT + 9):
Marine Harvest loses 125,000 salmon in Scotland due to disease outbreak
Oct 20, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
Precautionary closure of wellboat sinking zone ordered in Chiloé
United States
Oct 20, 22:40 (GMT + 9):
ARS researchers develop strep-resistant tilapia
United States
Oct 20, 22:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Salmon sex linked to geological change
Oct 20, 22:20 (GMT + 9):
Trawling modifies predator-prey relationships

South Pacific RFMO highlights improved horse mackerel biomass
Chile The Undersecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture described the announcement of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation on the horse mackerel status as good news.
Haddock quality improves with live storage
Norway Nofima researchers have concluded that if the haddock is caught alive and kept in tanks up to slaughter, high quality products may be produced with all the capture.
Over 400 fisheries participate now in MSC program
United Kingdom The Marine Stewardship Council is celebrating its 20th anniversary by releasing a special edition of its Annual Report, showing that more than 400 fisheries, landing 14 per cent of global marine catch by volume, are now engaged in its program.
'Flatulent' shellfish may worsen greenhouse gas production
Sweden A team of scientists from Stockholm University studying the Baltic Sea have found that shellfish -- like mussels, oysters and clams -- are creating vast amounts of greenhouse gases, which are potent agents of climate change.
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2017 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER