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IN BRIEF - Shortage of little fish for bait means big problem for lobster industry

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, April 01, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine - The boom times for the U.S. lobster industry are imperiled this year because of a shortage of a little fish that has been luring the crustaceans into traps for hundreds of years.

Members of the lobster business fear a looming bait crisis could disrupt the industry during a time when lobsters are as plentiful, valuable and in demand as ever. America's lobster catch has climbed this decade, especially in Maine, but the fishery is dependent on herring — a schooling fish other fishermen seek in the Atlantic Ocean.

Federal regulators are imposing a steep cut in the herring fishery this year, and some areas of the East Coast are already restricted to fishing, months before the lobster season gets rolling. East Coast herring fishermen brought more than 200 million pounds of the fish to docks as recently as 2014, but this year's catch will be limited to less than a fifth of that total.

Source: The Day


IN BRIEF - Ba Ria-Vung Tau releases breeding shrimp, fish into nature

VIET NAM
Monday, April 01, 2019

Ba Ria-Vung Tau – The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on March 31 released breeding shrimps and fish into waters underneath of Co May bridge in Vung Tau city and Song Ray bridge in Xuyen Moc district.

The activity marked the 60th traditional day of the fisheries sector (April 1 2019), aiming to re-generate fishery resources.

At each site, the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and locals released 5000,000 breeding shrimps, and 4,500 breeding fish of different kinds. Over 1 million shrimps and fish in total were released into nature at the two sites.

Source: Viet Nam Plus


IN BRIEF - Directorate of Fisheries honoured with first class Labour Order

VIET NAM
Monday, April 01, 2019

NDO – The Directorate of Fisheries, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), held a ceremony in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province, on March 31 to mark the 60th anniversary of its establishment and to receive the Labour Order (first class).

Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung acknowledged and praised achievements of the fishery sector over the past 60 years. He noted that the fishery sector has made strides in offshore seafood exploitation, contributing to protecting national sovereignty over sea and islands while expanding export markets.

The government official said that the fishery sector is considered a strategic production sector which should be modernised to become a sector with sustainable development, capable of competing and integrating into the international economy.

Source: Nhan Dan


IN BRIEF - Fish And Seafood Sales Market Find Out Growth Potential Through Demand Forecast

WORLDWIDE
Monday, April 01, 2019

Global Fish and Seafood Sales Market report provides a detailed analysis of the market from 2013 to 2025. The report provides comprehensive analysis for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2019 through 2025. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets from 2013 to 2017 / 2019 (as per the data availability). Market data and analytics are derived from both primary and secondary research.

Source: News Eminency


IN BRIEF - World can plan for WA salmon

AUSTRALIA
Monday, April 01, 2019

WA wild salmon is making a comeback into Great Southern supermarket aisles in fresh new cans from Mendolia Seafoods.

The cans come after years of effort to put Australian wild salmon back on the dinner table by Parry Beach fisherman Mark Shepherd.

Mr Shepherd, who supplied Mendolia Seafoods with freshly caught salmon from Denmark, said it had been a difficult journey.

“It’s a shame because labelling it as cat food has put the fish into a low level,” he said.

Source: The West


IN BRIEF - Royals confronted over salmon farms

NORWAY
Monday, April 01, 2019

King Harald and Queen Sonja experienced an unusual end to their six-day state visit to Chile over the weekend, when they were suddenly surrounded by angry demonstrators in the southern city of Punta Arenas. The royal couple took it in stride, with the monarch even claiming that it was a good example of Chile’s hard-won democracy.

“Our impression was that (the confrontration) was an expression of free speech and exchange of opinions,” King Harald told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK), which was covering the state visit that began last week in Santiago. “They (the demonstrators) must be allowed to express their opinions.”

Source: News in English


IN BRIEF - Greek Fishermen Are Netting More Garbage than Fish

GREECE
Monday, April 01, 2019

At 47, Dimitris Dalianis has never thought of himself as an eco-warrior. Like trawler captains the world over, fish has been his business. But after 30 years on the high seas the man has acquired a reputation for removing trash from the waters. "Bottles, cans, plastics, they're commonplace," he says, "I've seen dolphins and turtles out there and I know they ingest it. The sea can be cruel, it can make a man hard, but it feels good to know we are dealing with it and the crew likes the little bonus too."

Returning to land after a three- or four-day trip, Dimitris's onboard waste bin would usually be overflowing with garbage everything from plastic crates, plastic bottles and plastic sheeting to carpets and cans. The good news is; all of it will be taken to the warehouse laboratory for analysis and, if it can, be either recycled or upcycled.

Source: Science Times


IN BRIEF - Record 1,100 dolphins wash up on French shores in 2019

FRANCE
Friday, March 29, 2019

The dolphins’ bodies were horribly mutilated, the fins cut off.

But what shocked French marine researchers wasn’t just the brutality of the deaths of these highly intelligent mammals, but also the numbers involved — a record 1,100 have washed up on France’s Atlantic coast since January.

The mass deaths, widely blamed on aggressive industrial fishing, have alarmed animal welfare groups and prompted France’s ecology minister to launch a national plan to protect them.

Source: BC Local News


IN BRIEF - Global Aquaculture Automatic Feeding Machines Market Strategic Assessment And Forecast 2018-2023

WORLDWIDE
Friday, March 29, 2019

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The Focused study covers the major aspects like Industry Overall( History, Development & Trend, Market Competition, Trade Overview, Policy) & chain structure analysis( Raw Materials, Cost, Technology, Consumer Preference) and investment analysis i.e Market Features, Investment Opportunity, Investment Calculation and Regional Production Development, Trade and Regional Forecast.

Source: Health Care 24


IN BRIEF - Why P.E.I. aquaculture businesses are focusing on climate change

CANADA
Friday, March 29, 2019

Climate change was one of the key themes at this year's conference of the Prince Edward Island Aquaculture Alliance.

That impressed one of the presenters, Sally McGee, who's with a new group in the United States called the Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition.

In its first year, the group has 94 shellfish growers in the United States from 19 states that are all working together to address climate change.

Source: CBC


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