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IN BREIF - Lawmakers Eye Programs For Commercial Fisheries, Disaster Resilience

UNITED STATES
Friday, July 26, 2019

Two disaster-related bills proposed this week in Congress could offer relief for Louisiana communities affected by extreme weather. One would create a permanent safety net program for commercial fishers who have suffered losses due to environmental damage. Another would create a special fund meant to help cities and towns build more resiliently.

Environmental disasters can cause commercial fishers to lose money. This year, for example, Mississippi River flooding has dramatically reduced the catch of several kinds of seafood in both Mississippi and Louisiana.

The Commercial Fishing and Aquaculture Protection Act of 2019, S. 2209, would create a permanent safety net program that would pay commercial fishers for their losses if those losses were caused by environmental conditions.

Source: WRKF


IN BRIEF - Northeast Multispecies (Groundfish) Fishing Year 2019 Commercial Regulations

UNITED STATES
Friday, July 26, 2019

We approved Framework Adjustment 58 to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan and are announcing final quotas for fishing year 2019. 

The groundfish possession limits announced for May 1, 2019, are not changed by this action. 

These quotas are effective on July 18, 2019. 

We also changed the annual days-at-sea leasing deadline to April 30, implemented new rebuilding plans for five stocks, and revised an accountability measure for the scallop fishery. These measures are not included in this bulletin, but you can find more information about these in the final rule.

Source: Fisheries NOAA


IN BRIEF - Seafood industry shock as Seachill's Simon Smith emerges at Young's

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, July 26, 2019

A shock move in the UK seafood industry has seen Seachill’s Simon Smith appointed as head of Young’s.

The man who led the creation of The Saucy Fish Co in a decade with the company is travelling across Grimsby - where both are based - to the major rival after Bill Showalter decided to leave following the buy-out by CapVest-backed Karro Food Group .

Speculation had been rife about his future after the deal, which created a GBP 1.2 billion turnover group, with the former chief financial officer having seen through the protracted acquisition of the Ross House headquartered giant.

Source: Business Live


IN BRIEF - Despite Panelo's optimism, not so many fish in the sea

PHILIPPINES
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

MANILA - Experts have warned that the South China Sea — one of the world’s vital marine ecosystems — is on the edge of a fisheries collapse as it faces serious threats of overfishing.

However, Malacañang on Tuesday ignored this caution, arguing that the resource-rich waters will never run out of fish.

“Aren’t those fishes that were caught suposed to reproduce? Those fishes reproduce every day and the sea is vast,” presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said in response to Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio’s warning that Chinese fishermen could seize “all the fish” if given access to Philippine waters.

Source: Phil Star


IN BRIEF - Prawn aquaculture could provide income – while stopping disease-spreading snails

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Killing up to 200,000 people annually, schistosomiasis is one of the most deadly parasitic diseases in the world, second only to malaria. Soon, however, prawn aquaculture could be used to control the snails that spread it – and to provide revenue for people in developing nations.

Freshwater river prawns are already widely grown as food, starting out in hatcheries and then being transferred to pens in waterways as they mature. Additionally, scientists already know that the crustaceans feed ravenously on the snails which temporarily host the "blood fluke" parasites which cause schistosomiasis.

Recently, an international research project led by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, looked at the relationship between these two factors. More specifically, the scientists wanted to know if local-scale prawn aquaculture could have an appreciable effect on snail populations. What they found was indeed promising.

Source: New Atlas


IN BRIEF - Global Aquaculture Automatic Feeding Machines Market Outlook 2019-2025: Sagar Aqua Culture, KRON ENERGY LLC

WORLDWIDE
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The “Aquaculture Automatic Feeding Machines Market” worldwide is among the most budding markets. This overall market is growing with an impelled rate and improvement of novel techniques on rising customer tendency. The Aquaculture Automatic Feeding Machines market is a broad stage for contenders Sagar Aqua Culture, KRON ENERGY LLC, Pioneer A.E. Company Limited, Fish Farm Feeder, FUKUSHIN, Pentair AES, Dynamic Aqua-Supply Ltd, Asaqua Culture serving tremendous open gateways for expansion. The Aquaculture Automatic Feeding Machines market globally is the foundation of the development edges and outlooks, as the progress of a precise guiding principle needs various creatively maintained theories, studies, and procedures.

The Aquaculture Automatic Feeding Machines market report contains a general effective framework, restrictions, and a total explanation of the past data close by the investigated present and future needs that may concern the advancement. The Aquaculture Automatic Feeding Machines market report attests an escalated abstract of the present advancement, segments, documentation, and creation. The Aquaculture Automatic Feeding Machines market report in like manner passes on a whole idea of finance identified with good and worse situations concerning request rate and consumer loyalty proportion. The report presents a demand for individual segment in each region. It demonstrates various segments Auger Automatic Feeder, Vibratory Automatic Feeder, Belt Automatic Feeder, Profi Automatic Feeder and sub-segments Shrimp-farming, Fish-farming, Others Aquatic Animals of the global Aquaculture Automatic Feeding Machines market.

Source: Global Market News


IN BRIEF - Best aquaculture practice can boost fish production, export: Experts

BANGLADESH
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Academics and experts at a post-rally discussion said best aquaculture practice can boost safe fish production and its export abroad.

They also viewed that adequate measures need to be taken to bring all the fish growers, traders, feed manufactures, sellers and others concerned under necessary training to enhance their awareness in this field.

Department of Fisheries in Rajshahi University (RU) organized the discussion at its lecture gallery in observance of the National Fisheries Week’ 2019 yesterday afternoon.

Source: The Independent


IN BRIEF - Captain admits throwing illegally caught fish overboard

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

GREENVILLE - A fishing captain has pleaded guilty to throwing away fish to prevent the Coast Guard from seizing it.

Federal prosecutors say in a Tuesday news release that 51-year-old William Juel of South Carolina pleaded guilty to disposing of illegally caught fish.

Authorities say the Coast Guard approached his boat and boarded it in November 2017. The release says Coast Guard investigators videotaped Juel throwing fish overboard to prevent them from seizing the catch. Court documents say he was in the jurisdiction of North Carolina-based federal prosecutors.

Prosecutors say the illegal catch included a type of grouper closed to fishing because quotas had been met that year.

Source: Houston Chronicle


IN BRIEF - SSA Mourns the Passing of Founding Director, Former President, and Industry Leader Elaine Knight

UNITED STATES
Monday, July 22, 2019

Seventeen years ago, leaders of the shrimp industry from across the country’s southern coastline came together in response to what they saw as an immediate threat to the continued existence of the commercial fishery.  Volunteering their time, their money, and their reputations, these industry veterans built a national response to the challenges facing shrimpers throughout the South Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico.

Miss Elaine was a founding Director of the Southern Shrimp Alliance and served two terms as the President of this organization.  She was also a founding Director and the first President of Wild American Shrimp, Inc., the shrimp industry’s first national marketing initiative.  Miss Elaine served the industry in a broad range of capacities, spending several terms as the Vice-President and Secretary of the Georgia Shrimp Association, acting as part of the National Sea Grant Review Board for two terms while also participating for many years on the National Sea Grant Assessment Team, and serving as a member of the South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council for three consecutive terms, two of them as Council Chair.

Source: Shrimp Alliance

 


IN BRIEF - Caribbean states prepare to battle illegal fishing

BELIZE
Monday, July 22, 2019

BELMOPAN – Eighteen border control officers from seven member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are undergoing a four-week training course in Fisheries Prosecution and Interdiction, organized by the Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) in collaboration with the CRFM Secretariat, the government of Barbados, and the British Royal Navy’s Fisheries Protection Squadron.

The training, being held at the Paragon Base of the Barbados Defense Force, brings together officers of the Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force Coast Guard; Antigua and Barbuda Fisheries Division; Barbados Coast Guard; Royal Barbados Police Force Marine Unit; Barbados Fisheries Division; Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force; Royal Grenada Police Force Marine Unit; the St. Kitts-Nevis Defense Force Coast Guard; Royal Saint Lucia Police Force Marine Unit; and the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force Coast Guard.

Source: Caribbean News Now


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