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IN BRIEF - StarKist remains committed to American Samoa - CEO

NEW ZEALAND
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The president and chief executive of Starkist, Andrew Choe, has "reaffirmed" the company's commitment to remain in American Samoa, despite the continuing challenges it faces in a very competitive global industry.

The governor's executive assistant, Iulogologo Joseph Pereira, said Mr Choe also thanked the government for its unwavering support.

But Mr Choe told the government of the hurdles posed by access to fish stock, the loss of federal incentives, the departure of fishing vessels to other Pacific ports, and the federally imposed minimum wage rises.

Source: Radio NZ


IN BRIEF - Asia-Pacific Fish Oil Market to Witness Comprehensive Growth of 5% CAGR by during forecast period

WORLDWIDE
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Asia-Pacific Fish Oil Market Report, published by Allied Market Research, forecasts that the global market is expected to garner USD 1.5 Billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 5% during the period 2015-2020. Presently, aquaculture application segment accounts for about 2/3rd of the Asia Pacific fish oil market revenue. China would continue to consolidate its leading position due to a high concentration of the aquaculture industry.

Source: Industry Today


IN BRIEF - Snow crab fishery to start Thursday 2nd of May 2019

CANADA
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

ALBERTON, P.E.I. - A Department of Fisheries and Oceans decision to open the snow crab fishery in Crab Fishing Areas 12 and 12E at one minute after midnight Thursday morning is not sitting well with the president of the P.E.I. Snow Crab Fishermen’s Association.

“We won’t be going, not by the forecast right now,” said Carter Hutt whose association represents 27 fishermen from P.E.I.

Along with fisherman representatives from New Brunswick and Quebec, Hutt was on a conference call with DFO Monday morning.

Hutt said the Island fishermen, as well as native groups from New Brunswick and Quebec, argued against making a decision without another weather call, suggesting the weather conditions were not suitable for setting gear. He felt they were out-numbered by the larger boats that make up New Brunswick and Quebec’s mid-shore fleets.

Source: The Guardian


IN BRIEF - Danish fishing communities fear Brexit could sink them

DENMARK
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

COPENHAGEN - In the small fishing town of Thyboron on the northwestern coast of Denmark, many fishermen worry the British waters they have become increasingly dependent on will be out of reach when Britain leaves the European Union.

Poul Erik Rom, 35, and his father Ejvind, 65, are from a long line of fishermen. Each year they land fish worth some DKK 25 million (USD 3.75 million) from their vessel, one third of which come from British waters.

Poul Erik began his career in the offshore oil industry, but in 2011 he bought into a fishing vessel made by his father, who has been a fisherman all his life.

Source: Reuters


IN BRIEF - How Canada’s fledgling land shrimp industry is working toward becoming the 'new cannabis'

CANADA
Thursday, April 25, 2019

AYLMER, ONT. — In the middle of giving a tour, Sheldon Garfinkle peers into one of his company’s water tanks. Blue shrimp the size of fingers dart away from him, hiding in the far corners.

“They can hear us,” he said. “They are very sensitive creatures.”

Garfinkle’s great accomplishment is that these sensitive shrimp are alive at all, trotting around tanks stacked six levels high. For five years, the biggest problem in Canada’s fledgling, indoor shrimping business has been dead shrimp. If the water is too cold, they die. If the filtration isn’t right, they die.

For the few shrimp farmers operating in Canada, a 50-per-cent survival rate is an achievement. As a result, homegrown shrimp has been a rare delicacy, served infrequently by chefs and high-end fishmongers.

Source: Financial Post


IN BRIEF - Replacing fish-based aquaculture feed with plant-based increases environmental impacts

WORLDWIDE
Thursday, April 25, 2019

The sustainability of farmed seafood is directly tied to how efficiently the animals turn their feed into flesh, aka food for people. Farms that use more feed to grow the same amount of food are more impactful than others. But what also matters is the kind of feed given to cultured species. Typically, fish and shrimp are fed fishmeal, a kind of feed made from ground-up fish. Fishmeal can be made from the excess trimmings of fish processing, but there are several wild-caught fisheries that only serve to be reduced into fishmeal for aquaculture, e.g. Peruvian anchoveta. However, with a growing market for farmed seafood, fishmeal is in high demand.

This has raised fishmeal prices worldwide; so some shrimp farms, most of which are in developing countries, have begun to substitute fishmeal with plant-based feeds. A recent paper in Sustainability, Malcorps et al. 2019, set out to measure the environmental and social impact of substituting fishmeal for plant-based feed in farmed shrimp. Currently, shrimp feeds are 20-30% fishmeal, depending on the shrimp species being farmed—what would the environmental impact be if those percentages dropped?

Source: Sustainable Fisheries


IN BRIEF - Korean and Spanish tuna fishing vessels attacked, fired upon, Indian ocean

INDIA
Thursday, April 25, 2019

On Apr 19 five suspected pirates captured a Yemeni dhow FV AL AZHAM off the coast of Somalia. Two days later on 21 April, the pirates attacked the Korean fishing vessel ADRIA with the dhow acting as a mothership in the Indian Ocean some 280 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia. FV ADRIA started to conduct evasive manoeuvres and increased its speed. The Spanish Fishing Vessel TXORI ARGI was operating in the vicinity and proceeded to assist the FV ADRIA as she continued to be chased by the skiffs. After approximately one hour, both vessels were approached by the skiffs and fired upon with what was believed to be a rocket propelled grenade. The Private Armed Security Teams (PAST) on board of both tuna fishing vessels responded, and the skiffs retreated. That same day, another Fishing Vessel, FV SHIN SHUEN FAR 889, also reported having been approached by two skiffs, which both retreated when the PAST on board revealed their weapons.

On 21 April, EU NAVFOR dispatched its Maritime Patrol Aircrafts (MPRAs) and conducted a search in the area, resulting in identifying the mothership. On 23 April, in collaboration with its MPRAs, EU NAVFOR’s flagship ESPS NAVARRA successfully intercepted and boarded the captured dhow vessel. EU NAVFOR apprehended five suspected pirates, and the 23 hostages aboard the hijacked FV Al Azham were released unharmed.On Apr 19 five suspected pirates captured a Yemeni dhow FV AL AZHAM off the coast of Somalia. Two days later on 21 April, the pirates attacked the Korean fishing vessel ADRIA with the dhow acting as a mothership in the Indian Ocean some 280 nautical miles off the coast of Somalia. FV ADRIA started to conduct evasive manoeuvres and increased its speed. The Spanish Fishing Vessel TXORI ARGI was operating in the vicinity and proceeded to assist the FV ADRIA as she continued to be chased by the skiffs. After approximately one hour, both vessels were approached by the skiffs and fired upon with what was believed to be a rocket propelled grenade. The Private Armed Security Teams (PAST) on board of both tuna fishing vessels responded, and the skiffs retreated. That same day, another Fishing Vessel, FV SHIN SHUEN FAR 889, also reported having been approached by two skiffs, which both retreated when the PAST on board revealed their weapons.

Source: Fleet Mon


IN BRIEF - Salmon Conference Calls For Innovative Solutions To Protect Fish

UNITED STATES
Thursday, April 25, 2019

What to do with the four Lower Snake River dams and how to best protect imperiled salmon have been a tough questions for decades. They were the focus at a conference on salmon Tuesday at Boise State University’s Andrus Center for Public Policy.

Bonneville Power Administration’s top official said removing the dams would be a difficult task.

Elliot Mainzer, the head of BPA, said he’s doing “significant due diligence” to understand the best path forward to protect salmon, while still keeping energy costs low. He said the administration must adapt and change.

“We’ve got to try to lean in a bit more for the fish,” Mainzer said.

Source: Northwest Public Broadcasting


IN BRIEF - Scotland's wild salmon stocks 'at lowest ever level'

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wild salmon catches in Scotland are at their lowest level since records began, government figures have revealed.

Fisheries Management Scotland said new data highlighted that stocks of the fish are at "crisis point".

The total reported catch through rod fishing was 37,196 for 2018, which was just 67% of the previous five-year average total.

The vast majority of these, 93%, were caught and then released back into the water.

Source: BBC


IN BRIEF - Fish stock threat is real – Minister warns

GHANA
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Ghana’s fishing stock is fast-depleting and likely to collapse in the near-future if measures are not put in place, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Naa Afoley Quaye, has revealed.

She said there has not been a bumper harvest since the late 90s; a situation which she said might collapse the country’s fishing industry if proper measures are not taken to reverse the situation.

The minister disclosed this when she officially declared an end to the closed-season of the Densu Estuary for oyster pickers in the Ga South Municipal Assembly of the Greater Accra Region.

Source: Ghana Web


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