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IN BRIEF - Ships banned from throwing unwanted fish overboard

Friday, January 11, 2019

In a big change to fisheries, the wasteful practice of throwing fish overboard this month became illegal in waters of the European Union. Scientists believe the policy will incentivize vessels to adopt more selective fishing gear or strategies and eventually boost stocks. But in the short term, it could mean hardship for the industry and perhaps even compromise fisheries data, because almost all crews can discard fish without anyone knowing.

More quota trading could also help industry cope. Last month, EU fisheries ministers increased pressure on nations to start trading quotas. Few expect all fishing vessels to obey the discard ban.

Environmentalists want to toughen up enforcement by installing cameras on ships. Countries where discard bans have succeeded, including Norway and Iceland, have gradually introduced incentives, such as to develop the economic use of unwanted fish, and regulatory controls. Those steps lessen conflict, but can take decades to achieve.

Source: Science

IN BRIEF - From Kyoto to Kansas City, it’s Indonesian tuna on the world’s sushi countersA

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Workers at the East Java processing plant of Indonesian seafood supplier Bahari Biru Nusantara race every day to gut, fillet and freeze prized wild-caught fish for the world market.

Company director Hadi Wijaja says they can process 35 tonnes of fish a day, or 5,000 tonnes a year, inside the spacious facilities whose sanitary practices are registered internationally – including in the US, the EU, and Korea, where fish must reach while still fresh enough to be consumed raw.

Source: SCMP

IN BRIEF - Telecoms official: Fishing trawlers wrecking China’s internet cables – SeafoodSource

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A proliferation of fishing vessels operating in Chinese waters is interfering with the country’s international telecommunications infrastructure, according to a representative of China’s largest telecoms company. 

Trawlers have ruptured or disrupted undersea cables in the East China Sea and the South China Sea Chen Yingyu, a senior official at China Telecom, said at the annual National People’s Congress, where executives from state-owned enterprises frequently summarize their industry’s performance and challenges. 

Many of the fishing vessels that have damaged cables are using Automatic Identification Systems equipment on board, but those systems aren’t preventing accidents from happening, Chen said. Chinese fishing firms are buying AIS gear from independent technology companies in Shenzhen, China’s tech capital, but in many cases, those firms haven’t updated their maps, Chen noted.

Source: Business Telegraph

IN BRIEF - Fish meal replaced by hydrolysed soybean meal in diets increases growth and improves the antioxidant defense system of silver catfish

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

One of the current challenges of global fish farming is developing plant-based proteins as a feasible substitute for fishmeal in the formulation of aquafeeds. Substitution levels of fishmeal with hydrolyzed soybean meal (HSM) in diets for silver catfish (Rhamdia quelen) were evaluated for growth, protein metabolism and antioxidant activity.

The experiment was carried out in a recirculation system of 20 tanks of 250 L. A total of 300 silver catfish juveniles were used to compose five treatments and four replicates per treatment. Levels of soybean hydrolysate (0%, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20%) were tested in diets (39% protein and 3,500 Kcal) for 60 days. Silver catfish growth was higher at all inclusion levels of HSM when compared to the control diet.

No change was shown for body protein deposition. The production of nitrogenous compounds in the liver and muscle was also unaffected by any of the diets. The diet containing 20% HSM promoted an increase in the amounts of non-protein thiols in the gills and brain. The HSM substitution levels of up to 20% of fishmeal in the diet increases growth and contributes to silver catfish antioxidant activity.

Source: Wiley Online Library

IN BRIEF - Aquaponics Market 2019 Analysis by Current Industry Status & Growth Opportunities, Top Key Players, Target Audience and Forecast to 2024

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Aquaponics Market 2019 Report providesthe latest and updated Marketreport which are helpful to Investors and someone who wants to invest in Industry. Aquaponics Marketreport provides detailed analysis and competitive analysis by region and other main information like a manufacturing process, raw material, and equipment suppliers, various manufacturing associated costs, historical and futuristic cost, revenue, demand and supply data, the actual process.

Aquaponics Marketreport offers a detailed analysis of the industry, with Marketsize forecasts covering the next four years. This report gives an overview of the Aquaponics Marketin the global region. This report elaborate Company Competition, Marketdemand, Regional Forecast, Marketing and Price and also New investment feasibility analysisis included in the report.

Source: Market Watch

IN BRIEF - Fishing Net and Aquaculture Cage Market Professional Inspection Report 2018-2026

Monday, March 18, 2019

The Fishing Net and Aquaculture Cage Market poised to take off in upcoming years hence to show a highly positive outlook through 2018-2026 according to a recently released. Fishing Net and Aquaculture Cage Market report covers industry chain analysis, latest market trends & dynamics along with cost profit analysis of major keyplayers which focuses on expansion rate, prices, competition, size, prices and value chain analysis of those leaders in the market. 

The report begins with the market summary, Fishing Net and Aquaculture Cage trade chain structure, former and current market size in conjunction with Fishing Net and Aquaculture Cage business opportunities in coming back years, an increase in technological innovation, offer demand and lack, numerous drivers and restraining factors pull the industry setting. The study on the market is looked at from the futuristic development perspective.

Source: Truth Daily

IN BRIEF - Aquaculture Market Outlook 2023: Key Vendors, Growth Factors and Market Share Forecast Offered In Latest Report

Monday, March 18, 2019

Aquaculture Market report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Aquaculture industry market by CAGR, Key players and regions. This report also displays the 2023 production, Consumption, revenue, Gross margin, Cost, Gross, market share, types, applications, and Market influencing factors of the Aquaculture Market.

Aquaculture market report covers the factors impacting the market, market share analysis, price trend analysis, product benchmarking, and company profiles. Aquaculture market report segments the geographies by regions, which include in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. Sales of Aquaculture on basis of each region for each year is analysed in the report.

Source: Warren Daily

IN BRIEF - Wild Alaska Halibut and Sablefish Harvest Seasons Kickoff March 15 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

JUNEAU, Alaska - Supplying more than 90 percent of the Pacific halibut and 68 percent of the sablefish harvested in the United States, wild Alaska halibut and sablefish (black cod) harvest seasons open on Friday, March 15, just in time for spring. The two species join in-season Alaska pollock, cod, rockfish and sole to round out Alaska's wide variety of whitefish. Domestically sourced from glacier-fed waters, the unparalleled flavor and exceptional quality of wild, sustainable Alaska whitefish species make them a must-have ingredient for home cooks, foodies and chefs alike.

Alaska halibut offers a delicate, sweet flavor that lends itself well to an array of cooking methods while the rich, velvety texture of Alaska sablefish makes it a luxurious and equally versatile fish. Both varieties are heart-friendly protein options, making for the perfect complement to lighter spring fare. The start of the new season is a timely reminder to 'Ask for Alaska' when dining out or shopping at grocery stores to ensure wild, sustainably sourced seafood.

"Each new harvest season is an opportunity to inspire customers to fall in love with Alaska's wide variety of whitefish offerings, each with its own flavor profile, and always wild and sustainably sourced," said Jeremy Woodrow, communications director, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI).

Source: PR Newswire

IN BRIEF - Could an eel farm bring more indoor fish farms to Michigan? Local officials think so

Monday, March 18, 2019

ST. JOHNS - Could Michigan be the next hot spot for fish farming? It's not impossible. A Florida company is still working to secure financing for the construction of a $30 million eel farm on land in the city's industrial park. 

If Aqua Vida Aquaculture's plans for the facility come to fruition, it could entice more fish-farming operations to the region and state, said Keith Lambert, vice president of business attraction at Lansing Economic Development Partnership. 

Michigan is potentially a "world-class place" to grow the aquaculture industry using recirculating system technology, according to Aqua Vida's Founder and Managing Partner Kit Munday.  

Source: Lansing State Journal

IN BRIEF - 2-yr jail for adulterating fish, fish products; law coming

Monday, March 18, 2019


Dhaka – The Cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft of the Fish and Fish Product (Inspection and Quality Control) Bill, enhancing the maximum punishment to two-year imprisonment for adulterating fish and fish products, and other offences under the proposed law.

The approval came from the weekly Cabinet meeting held at the PMO with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

“According to clause 20 of the bill, the court can jail anyone for maximum two years  or fine Tk five lakh at best or both for committing offences under the upcoming law and its rules,” said Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam while briefing reporters at the Secretariat after the Cabinet meeting.

Source: UNB

IN BRIEF - Chemical pollution in Pasir Gudang has not impacted fish breeders, farmers

Monday, March 18, 2019

PUTRAJAYA - The chemical waste pollution in Sungai Kim Kim, Pasir Gudang, Johor has so far not seriously affected fish breeders and farmers around the location, said Agriculture and Agro-industry Minister, Datuk Salahuddin Ayub.

He said the initial report from monitoring done by the Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) revealed that the income of only a small number of river fish breeders were slightly affected by the pollution.

“I had asked for serious monitoring be carried out while the latest report will be announced if there is any new development,” he told a news conference after launching the paraquat ban campaign, here, today.

Source: Bernama

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