IN BRIEF - Massive fisheries, aquaculture prog underway to boost fishing industry: Advisor Skandan
Friday, July 19, 2019
SRINAGAR - Advisor to Governor, K Skandan, today said that a massive fisheries and aquaculture programme has been undertaken by the Government to boost the fishing industry in the State.
The Advisor stated this while speaking at a two-day National Conference on Fisheries and Climate Change at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Kashmir (SKUAST-K) here.
Advisor Skandan delved into detail as to how climate change has affected food systems. He said that the fisheries and aquaculture sector is a crucial resource in terms of ensuring food and nutrition security. He called for collective efforts to create a balance between developmental needs and environmental sustainability. He said universities, scientists and people together can make strategies to tackle the important issue of climate change which is affecting ecosystem, adding if things go unchecked oceans will also undergo multiple woes.
Bangkok - Thai Union Group PCL.’s Yellowfin Tuna Slice received the runner-up award in the product design category at Innovation Thailand Expo 2019 hosted by the National Innovation Agency.
Tawat Suthasineenont, Deputy Director at Thai Union’s Global Innovation Center, represented the company at the award ceremony.
“On behalf of Thai Union, I am delighted that we have been recognized for our innovation with this award," said Suthasineenont. "At the Global Innovation Center, we are committed to working on innovations that will improve our products for our customers. Thai Union’s Yellowfin Tuna Slices are the world’s first pre-sliced, pre-seasoned tuna made from whole yellowfin tuna loins. The tuna loin is high-pressured processed and sliced to offer a new experience to consumers.”
Mowi Canada West has entered into a new 10-year agreement with the Kitasoo/Xai’Xais First Nation for economic development and employment centred around salmon farming and processing in Klemtu, British Columbia.
This new agreement builds on a 20-year relationship between the Nation and Mowi and includes enhanced protocols and oversight of salmon farms in the Nation’s Territory and a transition from primary processing to value added processing.
The Kitasoo/Xai’Xais began farming and processing salmon since the late 1980’s, forming a partnership for the business with Mowi in 1998.
ProcSea, a startup specializing in the marketing of seafood products, raises EUR 6.5 million from Serena, Cape Horn and its historical investors FJ Labs, Samaipata Ventures, Alpana Ventures and Piton Capital. This is the third fundraiser of the startup.
Launched in 2016 by Renaud Enjalbert and Florian Dhaisne, ProcSea aims to simplify and streamline the seafood business. Its marketplace connects sales professionals with fishermen, wholesalers or processors.
"Our ambition is to promote all the players in the sea industry and offer them a digital solution adapted to sustain their business, while providing a real service to our customers. We hope that the supply of seafood is no longer a problem or a waste of time for professionals. Our solution must simplify their life, while allowing them to discover new species, to work seasonal products and to discover new fishermen and wholesalers ", comments Renaud Enjalbert.
Authorities are still working to find out why piles of dead and dying mussels were found washed ashore at Cheynes Beach, near Albany on Western Australia's south coast.
Thousands of small green mussel shells were strewn across more than 1 kilometre of beach, with authorities warning people to exercise caution while swimming or fishing at the popular tourist spot because it may contain high levels of bacteria.
There are also a small number of other species on the shore, including starfish.
Ian Haskin, who is the assistant manager of the Cheynes Beach Caravan Park and also a marine biologist, said he had never seen anything like it.
Hanoi – Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh affirmed Vietnam’s wish to promote the friendship and economic, trade and investment ties with the UAE while addressing a business forum between the two countries in Hanoi on October 15 2019.
The event was part of a visit by UAE Minister of Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, along with some trade promotion organisations and nearly 20 major businesses of the Southwestern Asian nation.
In his speech, Minister Anh said the Vietnamese Government always welcomes and is ready to create the best possible conditions for foreign companies, including those from the UAE, to make investment and do business.
The money, along with other measures to boost the country’s fishing and aquaculture industry, was announced this week in the national budget for 2020.
The spring algae attack was one of the worst for almost 30 years, killing at least eight million salmon in the Nordland and Troms regions, leading to job losses, hitting communities hard and costing the industry hundreds of millions of kroner.
Some of the government money will be used to set up surveillance systems along the coast so fish can be moved quickly if another attack looks imminent.