IN BRIEF - Korean and Spanish tuna fishing vessels attacked, fired upon, Indian ocean
Thursday, April 25, 2019
On Apr 19 five suspected pirates captured a Yemeni dhow FV AL AZHAM off the coast of Somalia. Two days later on 21 April, the pirates attacked the Korean fishing vessel ADRIA with the dhow acting as a mothership in the Indian Ocean some 280 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia. FV ADRIA started to conduct evasive manoeuvres and increased its speed. The Spanish Fishing Vessel TXORI ARGI was operating in the vicinity and proceeded to assist the FV ADRIA as she continued to be chased by the skiffs. After approximately one hour, both vessels were approached by the skiffs and fired upon with what was believed to be a rocket propelled grenade. The Private Armed Security Teams (PAST) on board of both tuna fishing vessels responded, and the skiffs retreated. That same day, another Fishing Vessel, FV SHIN SHUEN FAR 889, also reported having been approached by two skiffs, which both retreated when the PAST on board revealed their weapons.
On 21 April, EU NAVFOR dispatched its Maritime Patrol Aircrafts (MPRAs) and conducted a search in the area, resulting in identifying the mothership. On 23 April, in collaboration with its MPRAs, EU NAVFOR’s flagship ESPS NAVARRA successfully intercepted and boarded the captured dhow vessel. EU NAVFOR apprehended five suspected pirates, and the 23 hostages aboard the hijacked FV Al Azham were released unharmed.On Apr 19 five suspected pirates captured a Yemeni dhow FV AL AZHAM off the coast of Somalia. Two days later on 21 April, the pirates attacked the Korean fishing vessel ADRIA with the dhow acting as a mothership in the Indian Ocean some 280 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia. FV ADRIA started to conduct evasive manoeuvres and increased its speed. The Spanish Fishing Vessel TXORI ARGI was operating in the vicinity and proceeded to assist the FV ADRIA as she continued to be chased by the skiffs. After approximately one hour, both vessels were approached by the skiffs and fired upon with what was believed to be a rocket propelled grenade. The Private Armed Security Teams (PAST) on board of both tuna fishing vessels responded, and the skiffs retreated. That same day, another Fishing Vessel, FV SHIN SHUEN FAR 889, also reported having been approached by two skiffs, which both retreated when the PAST on board revealed their weapons.
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Such a level of inquiry and debate is to be welcomed – if anything, it underlines the increasingly important role that aquaculture is playing in Scotland. Indeed, the sector’s latent potential was highlighted by a recent report from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, which found that the marine economy could be worth as much GBP 5 billion by 2035.
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The study is published in the journal Ecohydrology.
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But on Monday, the central government imposed a 65-day national ban on coastal fishing — the most restrictive ever in Bangladesh, a poor and densely populated country where fish play a central role in the economy and diet.
Mr. Shamsuddin, 30, promptly reduced by about a third the amount of food that he buys for himself, his wife and their three children.
“But I won’t be able to run my family for the next two months with this little amount of savings,” he said by telephone from Bhola District, about a 155-mile drive south from the capital, Dhaka. “And when the savings run dry, my life will be a nightmare.”
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Government’s mid-term ambition is to increase its aquaculture production to 100,000 tons per annum.
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The technology also known as the PSH used with specific conditions provides an alternative future fishing method for many New Zealand fish species that also supports the sustainability of our fish stocks and protects marine mammals.
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But the creation of sustainable development reserves in Brazil has ensured the giant fish — and its indigenous hunters — are flourishing again.
The resurgence of one of the world’s largest freshwater fish is the result of Brazil’s years-long efforts to combine scientific and traditional know-how to preserve the country’s rich biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods for indigenous communities in the Amazon.
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As over-fishing and the knock-on effects it can have on ocean ecosystems becomes an increasing problem worldwide, consumers are growing more cautious than ever about where their food is coming from.
Blockchain – the technology made famous by cryptocurrency Bitcoin but with potential to be used anywhere where ledgers are used in a supply chain - has been suggested as a possible solution to this problem.
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