Hanoi - Vietnamese exports of fish and shellfish reached USD 5.52 billion in the first eight months of the year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported on Saturday.
That quantity is slightly higher than the same period in 2018, thus confirming the country as the leading exporter in South-East Asia, second in Asia and fifth in the world.
The accumulated annual income was rounded off with the income received in August (more than USD 830 million). Until the end of that month, the main recipients were the United States, Japan, China and South Korea, which accounted for almost 57 percent of purchases.
Federal agencies are meeting through next March to define U.S. dietary guidelines for 2020-25, and a high-powered group of doctors and nutritionists is making sure the health benefits of seafood are front and center.
For the first time in the 40-year history of the program, the dietary guidelines committee has posted the questions it is going to consider. They include the role of seafood in the neurocognitive development in pregnant moms for their babies, and in the diet of kids from birth to 24 months directly, said Dr. Tom Brenna, professor of pediatrics and nutrition at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas.
“We really got jazzed when we saw that because we wanted to figure out what the committee would find when it does its literature search on what medical evidence is out there and boy, did we find a lot,” Brenna said.
North Sea herring fishery draws to a close. The UK North Sea herring fishery is now drawing to a close with most vessels expected to have finished their quota by mid-September, says the Scottish Pelagic Processors Association.
Vessels are currently focusing their attention on grounds around the east of Orkney with top quality MSC certified herring being landed to Denholm Seafoods, Lunar and Northbay Pelagic in Peterhead, and Pelagia Shetland in Lerwick.
The majority of the herring is exported to Germany, with a small percentage going to the UK domestic market.
Queensland's commercial fishing industry is in danger of becoming a cottage industry and consumers are looking down the barrel of local seafood being replaced by imported product, according to the Queensland Seafood Industry Association.
New fishing regulations came into force at the start of September that build on changes to the Fisheries Act that took effect in May.
As a result, the seafood industry's peak body says their industry and the multi-generational families that earn their living from it have been torn apart by the political agenda of the state government.
After 100 years of involvement in all aspects of commercial fisheries management and consultation, QSIA president Keith Harris said they were now being excluded and ignored in matters that affect every part of their lives.
Comercial Mares de Chiloe under the spotlight for serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation.
In a warning letter, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed Director Rodrigo Becerra that Commercial Mares de Chiloe’s HACCP plan, entitled “Quality Assurance Manual Based on HACCP” for their salmon and trout products, which are intended to be consumed raw or cooked, shipped refrigerated or frozen, and maybe vacuum packaged, demonstrates serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation.
Scantrol Deep Vision will exhibit at ICES ASC from 9-12 September 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Visit our stand at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers to inspect the Deep Vision frame that will be exhibited live. The Deep Vision underwater sampling system is currently for sale for research purposes. The new Swedish research vessel “R/V Svea” has been equipped with Scantrol AHC and iSYM systems.
oats gently knock together along the dock in Kelibia. The gentle melody of their wooden hulls colliding has been heard in this small Tunisian fishing village for decades. In the midday sun, fishermen feed scraps to stray cats in a scene that seems almost preserved in amber.
But the fishing trade is in its death throes here, as the pressures of the climate crisis impact on global fish stocks and put new social pressures on the fishermen themselves.
“At night sometimes, I dream of fish,” says Hafed Fayal, who has spent 30 of his 45 years at sea after leaving school to become a fisherman, taking to the waves each day on a small rubber dinghy he shares with others. “We used to get 300 dinar (£86) for 300kg of fish,” he says. “Now you’re lucky if you get 150 dinar for 35kg.”
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has announced the launch of an initiative that sets the maximum prices of fish and seafood and regulates their sale based on a mandatory bulletin.
In a statement Sunday, the ministry said the initiative is aimed at preventing unjustified price increases, cracking down on monopolistic practices and ensuring consumers’ right to purchase goods at reasonable prices. The prices will be published daily following an auction that will take place under the supervision of the MoCI. The daily fish and seafood price bulletin will be released from Tuesday morning.
The initiative comes within the framework of the ministry's role in overseeing and regulating markets in line with its jurisdiction and taking the necessary measures to protect consumers, combat commercial fraud, promote competition and prevent monopolistic practices, the statement notes.
Brexit agreement is gateway to UK’s exit from CFP United Kingdom
The SFF today welcomed the agreement reached between the UK and European Union to secure the UK’s exit from the EU.
Three years since the referendum, this agreement provides the gateway to the ...