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IN BRIEF - Nine fishermen were rescued after drifting in high seas for over 50 days

INDIA
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

After drifting in high seas for over 50 days, nine fishermen from Kasimedu were rescued by the Myanmar Coast Guard in the wee hours of Monday.

The boat owner, Balaji got a call from the captain of the rescue vessel, stating that his men and the boat were safe, at 3.30 a.m. on Monday. “I spoke to the driver. He said that the engine failed near Pulicat, north of Chennai. Though they had informed some boats in that area, help did not come and they continued to drift,” he said.

The boat, IND - TN-02-MM-2029 had left Kasimedu on July 27 and was slated to return on August 7. However, after the men failed to return, the families and the boat owner had filed a complaint with the Kasimedu police.


Other Media | EuropaAzul: MSC has managed to certify 62 small-scale fisheries, including octopus from Asturias

SPAIN
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Marine Stewardship Council has released the Small Scale Fisheries Certification Report. Currently 62 small-scale fisheries are certified and more than 100 participate in projects towards sustainability in 20 countries. The artisanal octopus from Asturias is one of those certified as well.

In 2016, the octopus fishery in western Asturias, northwest of

Spain became the first of its kind to be certified based on the MSC Fisheries Standard. This small-scale fishery with 31 vessels is located in the Navia-Porcía region and catches around 50 tonnes per year.

Source: EuropaAul | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: Seafood 'greenwashing' exposed

CANADA
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Major brands label seafood with questionable environmental claims that could mislead shoppers, according to a report released today by the sustainable seafood watchdog SeaChoice.

Certification, Verification or Fabrication? An investigation of seafood environmental claims in Canadian retailers found the sustainability of about two-thirds (65 percent) of the most common type of claims could not be verified based on the product label or website. 

Source: The Fish Site | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Large numbers of escaped fish ‘appearing in Scottish rivers’

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Significant numbers of farmed fish are are appearing in Scottish rivers following a large scale escape from the Mowi Aquaculture North Carradale site during Storm Ellen last month, Fisheries Management Scotland has suggested.

They are being reported in rivers across Loch Lomond, Ayrshire, Clyde and Argyll and could pose a genetic risk to wild salmon, the organisation says.
Fisheries Management Scotland said it is working with its members to ensure everything was being done to monitor the situation and mitigate the impacts where possible.

Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF | WAS Joins AFS in Support of Climate Change Statement

ITALY
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Sorrento, LA (September 14, 2020) The World Aquaculture Society is honored to join 110 aquatic scientific societies representing over 80,000 scientists as a signatory to American Fisheries Society’s “Statement of World Aquatic Scientific Societies on the Need to Take Urgent Action Against HumanCaused Climate Change, Based on Scientific Evidence.” The statement highlights major scientific findings related to effects of climate change on aquatic ecosystems. It also provides recommended actions, based on scientific findings, to avoid further degradation. All findings in the statement are supported by peer-reviewed scientific studies.The World Aquaculture Society appreciates the opportunity to team with other aquatic scientific societies in support of this initiative. 

 

Other Media | iPac.aquaculture: Scottish salmon farmers welcome UK-Japan trade deal

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The United Kingdom and Japan have reached a free trade agreement, the first of relevance that the British Government has achieved post-Brexit, which will strengthen this country's trade by 15,000 million pounds (16,090 million euros), as announced this past Friday , September 11, the Minister of International Trade, Liz Truss.

The Scottish Salmon Producers Organization (SSPO) has welcomed the announcement of this agreement which, in their view, “provides security and will help further strengthen the relationship between the Scottish salmon sector and Japanese consumers ”.

Source: Ipac.acuicultura | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Peru publishes the standards for octopus extraction in RNSIIPG-Punta Coles

PERU
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Ministry of Production of Peru (Produce) has published the norms of conservation and ordering for the sustainable use of the octopus resource in the scope of the National Reserve System of Islands, Islets and Points Guaneras-Punta Coles (RNSIIPG-Punta Coles), in the province of Ilo, department of Moquegua.

The measures have been established after joint work between Produce, the Peruvian Sea Institute (IMARPE), the National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State (SERNANP) and the Regional Management of Moquegua Production (GERPRO Moquegua) with The purpose of contributing with a fair and equitable distribution of the benefits of the use of the octopus resource, in relation to the objectives set for said National Reserve.

Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Tesco promises to drop Indian Ocean yellowfin it quotas aren’t cut

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

If the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) fails to implement a recovery plan to rebuild overfished yellowfin tuna and billfish stocks at its next meeting in November, then Tesco will stop sourcing these fish for its Own Brand products, the U.K. supermarket chain has warned.

Tesco sells two different tuna species in within its Own Brand: skipjack, which goes into cans and sandwiches; and yellowfin, which it sells in frozen or chilled steaks.

In its new yellowfin tuna pledge, Tesco states that the yellowfin tuna stock in the Indian Ocean is not being managed successfully due to the mix of coastal states and distant-water fishing nations failing to adopt catch-reduction measures proposed by IOTC’s scientists.

Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - New minimum prices for North Sea herring

NORWAY
Monday, September 14, 2020

From today, the following minimum prices for North Sea herring for consumption apply

  • Group 1 (herring weighing 125 grams and more): NOK 5.66 per kg 
  • Group 2 (herring weighing less than 125 grams): NOK 2.40 per kg 
  • Group 2 (herring weighing less than 125 grams - sorted into flour / oil): NOK 1.80 per kg 

In accordance with agreed driving rules between Seafood Norway and the Norwegian Herring Sales Association, the minimum price for North Sea herring (Group 1) is subject to regulation every week. Information about changes in minimum prices will be announced on our website on Fridays. And new minimum prices will apply from the following Monday.

Source: NORGES SILDESALGSLAG


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: China imposes new regulations on chilled food imports after salmon COVID study

CHINA
Monday, September 14, 2020

Failure to pass coronavirus nucleic acid packaging test could lead to exporters being frozen out of Asian giant.

Last week, in a non-peer reviewed paper, researchers at the South China Agricultural University and Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Guangzhou, claimed that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, collected from salmon samples could survive for eight days at 4 degrees Celsius (39 degrees Fahrenheit).

First reported in Bloomberg, the temperature is around that which salmon are transported.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


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