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IN BRIEF - Maine university joins international aquaculture project

UNITED STATES
Monday, June 24, 2019

BIDDEFORD, Maine - A Maine university will play a role as the American representative in a new international aquaculture project funded by the European Union.

The University of New England says it will be a part of the AquaVitae Consortium, which is aimed at speeding up development of sustainable aquaculture in countries along the Atlantic Ocean. The European Union is funding the $8.9 million project through the Horizon 2020 program.

The university is joining 35 other groups on the project. The project is focusing on aquaculture of species that are low on the food chain. The effort has partner groups in places as far apart as Brazil and South Africa.

Soure: Wabi TV


IN BRIEF - Artworks made from used plastic warn of environmental damage

VIET NAM
Monday, June 24, 2019

HÀ N?I - A group of young artists from a social enterprise in Hà N?i have brought new life to tens of thousands of used plastic items and transformed them into impressive artworks which are on display at an ongoing exhibition in the capital.

Opened to the public at the Vincom Centre for Contemporary Art (VCCA) on Friday, the exhibition Plastic Planet presents a serious message about the environment, especially the harmful effects of plastic garbage.

The highlights of the exhibition are four large installation artworks, including L?c Xoáy (Tornado) – a 4.5m high installation created from thousands of used plastic items.

Source: Viet Nam News


IN BRIEF - No easy answers to crayfish over-catch

AUSTRALIA
Monday, June 24, 2019

A battle is looming over the east coast rock lobster fishery as recreational fishers look to claw back some of the commercial crayfish allocation.

Recreational fisherman Brody Corbett and IMAS Director of Sustainable Marine Research Professor Caleb Gardner talk to Leon Compton about possible solutions to the east coast over-catch.

Source: ABC


IN BRIEF - Danes to supply smolt plant to Russia

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Monday, June 24, 2019

The estimated value of the contract is EUR 11.9 million and, subject to financing and regulatory approvals in Russia, the project will be completed in the second quarter of 2020, with production starting in 2021.

AKVA group Denmark is a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian AKVA group, which has recently expanded its land based division.

The company announced earlier this month that it was opening a new RAS (recirculating aquaculture systems) office in Trondheim.

Source: Fish Farmer Magazine


IN BRIEF - A third of EU food brands have same label, different content: report

EUROPEAN UNION
Monday, June 24, 2019

BRUSSELS - Almost a third of branded food products sold in the European Union have the same or similar packaging, but different contents, according to a report published by the European Commission on Monday.

However, the report did not find that there was a noticeable split between the east and west of the bloc, despite complaints from former communist countries that multinationals sell lower quality food in their markets.

The study into nearly 1,400 samples of 128 different food products in 19 EU countries found that 9% of products had identical and 22% similar package fronts, but different compositions.

Source: Reuters


IN BRIEF - AKVA group ASA: New Land Based Agreement in Russia

DENMARK
Thursday, June 20, 2019

AKVA group Denmark A/S, a wholly owned subsidiary of AKVA group ASA, has won a tender for delivery of a new smolt facility in Murmansk, Russia, to Russian Aquaculture Llc. The estimated value is EUR 11,9 million. The final contract is not yet concluded and are amongst others subject to financing and regulatory approvals in Russia.

Deliveries are estimated to commence from Q2 2020

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IN BRIEF - Juvenile fishing: Eating ocean fish into extinction

INDIA
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Last week, this newspaper reported about two studies that have warned that fish populations along Maharashtra’s coast could collapse because of overfishing and killing of juvenile fish.

Research by the Mangrove and Marine Biodiversity Conservation Foundation of Maharashtra says that illegal fishing methods — such as using banned nets — are killing juveniles that have not had a chance to breed. Many of these species are listed as threatened in the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s list.

Source: Hindustan Times


IN BRIEF - Local company finding value in fish waste

CANADA
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

A local company is addressing the issue of commercial fish waste by setting up a new waste management operation in Harbour Breton.

Corner Brook-based Barry Group is currently processing harvested salmon for Mowi, an aquaculture group.

The company says the new waste management system will add value to byproduct from salmon production.

Source: VOCM


IN BRIEF - ZMK 8 million fish project born in Mpika

ZAMBIA
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Mpika District in Muchinga Province will soon become the biggest supplier of fish in Zambia following the establishment of a massive fish farming project at a cost of ZMK8 million.

George Mwansa Lupambo and Katema Mutale have put together resources and started fish farming under an establishment dubbed Lesa Tandaba Christian Business Ministries.   

Source: Zambia Daily Mail


IN BRIEF - Fish sauce making brings prosperity to Thanh Hoa province

VIET NAM
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Farmers in Sam Son city, the north-central province of Thanh Hoa, have become rich by developing traditional fish sauce production and business.

The trade in Sam Son dates back over a century ago, first produced in coastal villages of Quang Cu, Quang Tien, Trun Son and Truong Son. However, it is now popular in the whole city, creating jobs and good income for hundreds of locals.

Source: Viet Nam Plus


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