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AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Construction begins on new Ridley fish feed mill
8 February, 2018
FeedNavigator.com
The CEO stressed that the Tasmanian Government is very focused on supporting the economic development of Tasmania, promoting jobs and boosting the development of the local aquaculture industry. “The Ridley aqua feed mill is a key part of infrastructure that assists this growth strategy while ...

Protecting South Australia's Prawn Industry From White Spot Disease::
3 February, 2018
Invest in Australia
A mandatory ban on the import of crustaceans from parts of Queensland has been extended to prevent the disease from entering South Australia. White spot disease (WSD) was first detected on a number of prawn farms in the Logan River and Moreton Bay areas of South East Queensland since

Barramundi airlifted from crocodile-infested Australian fish farm
1 February, 2018
Xinhua
CANBERRA, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- As much as 30 tonnes of barramundi have been airlifted out of crocodile-infested water at a farm in Australia's Northern Territory (NT). Much of the NT has been inundated by floods in recent days after severe thunderstorms hit the territory. As a result, transport routes have ...

Progress on rebuilding oyster industry
29 January, 2018
Port Lincoln Times
There was some good news for local oyster growers last week with the announcement of a $750,000 expansion to the Yumbah oyster hatchery – including a $250,000 boost from the state Regional Development Fund – which will allow the company to produce larger, more robust spat for the state's ...

About 20000 fish lost from Huon Aquaculture pen off Port Stephens in big seas
25 January, 2018
Newcastle Herald
Huon Aquaculture has begun efforts to recapture an entire pen of yellowtail kingfish lost in last week's pounding seas off Port Stephens. ... released a statement on Friday afternoon that advised the farm on the Marine Aquaculture Research Lease had sustained damage after four days of extreme ...

Trade win after Trans-Pacific Partnership deal sealed
24 January, 2018
The Australian
Australia and Japan have been central to efforts to salvage a Pacific Rim agreement from the original 12-nation TPP, which was signed by all ... with Canada and Mexico would come into force while tariffs would be eliminated under the pact from sheep meat, cotton, wool, seafood, horticulture, wine and ...

 


NEW ZEALAND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Code of conduct for fishing reinforced by Nelson industry
11 February, 2018
Stuff.co.nz
Nelson's commercial fishermen have reinforced their backing for an industry-wide code of conduct to stamp out illegal practices. The code was developed by New Zealand's major fishing companies to reinforce last year's Promise media campaign to improve catch practices. As part of a 13-port tour,

CP Foods strives for New Zealand growth as Australian business booms
7 February, 2018
FoodNavigator-Asia.com
Andrew Turner, CP Foods Retail Manager for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, told us: “We had the soft launch over Christmas and New Year and now it is really taking off.”. “New Zealand is a new market for us. We so sell some seafood in the country, but not under our own brand.”.

Fishing company and skippers charged with failing to protect seabirds
24 January, 2018
Stuff.co.nz
A Hawke's Bay seafood company and two skippers are facing charges of failing to protect seabirds that could carry fines totalling $3.7 million. Esplanade No.3 faces 36 charges of operating commercial fishing vessels that failed to comply with seabird mitigation measures while using a surface longline.

MPI prosecutions against fishers takes a dive
21 January, 2018
Radio New Zealand
Reasons included slower progress through the courts, a drop in the number of recreational offences detected and more focus on larger breaches by commercial fishers. In 2016 it was revealed that MPI had only taken 28 prosecutions for illegal fish dumping over a 12-year period. Critics of the ministry ...

NZ fishing industry wants damaging videos suppressed
17 January, 2018
Newshub
New Zealand's commercial fishing industry is accused of trying to hide evidence of dolphins, sea lions and birds being caught in trawl nets. ... The commercial fishing industry wants to stop the public getting access to videos and images of fish being discarded and seabirds being caught by fishing boats ...

 


INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL FISHERY & SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Fish in short supply due to unpredictable weather
11 February, 2018
Borneo Bulletin Online
However, he said fresh water prawns (udang galah) are plentiful as there is constant supply, with fishmongers getting them from Kota Kinabalu and Lawas. The price of the fresh water prawns depends on size – B$18 per kilo for small ones and B$22 for the medium-sized ones. The current bad weather

Dutch Harbor Shows Off Massive Seafood Industry to European Buyers
11 February, 2018
SitNews
(SitNews) - The nation's top fishing port welcomed seven European seafood buyers in late January – all women – and showed off its massive seafood industry during peak operations at Dutch Harbor. The women, whose companies import more than $60 million in U.S. seafood sales, hailed from France, ...

Can Somalia's fishing industry keep pirates out of business?
11 February, 2018
PBS NewsHour
From 2010 to 2012, pirates ruled Somali waters, costing commercial ships billions of dollars in ransoms. Over the last few years, increased naval patrolling and security improved the situation drastically and many former pirates turned to fishing to earn an honest living

New technologies needed as prawn, shrimp exports dwindle
10 February, 2018
Myanmar Times
To rebuild supplies, new breeding techniques and aquaculture technologies are needed, said U Tun Win Myint, Director of the Department of Fisheries in Yangon Region. Union-level plans to develop a sustainable aquaculture strategy are in fact, already underway. The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock ...

Government to audit fish processing plants that release bloody waste water
10 February, 2018
Vancouver Sun
“Our government understands that Canadians have real concerns around aquaculture,” federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc said in a statement. “We look forward to the recommendations of the panel … on how science can be better applied to decision making and communicated to the public in ...

Hygiene key for Thai shrimp farmers
10 February, 2018
The Fish Site
Organised by the Chanthaburi Shrimp Farmers' Club, it included a booth run by Allvet, the distributor of Halamid disinfectant. Amongst the visitors to the booth was the Thai minister of Agriculture, who was informed about Halamid and the advantages its use gives to shrimp health, farmers' profits and the ...

Lobster boom benefiting Nova Scotia's boat-builders
10 February, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
The industry has evolved in the association's 20-year history, with builders shifting from yachts to fishing and other working boats, Edwards said. “Most of the work going on in the industry at the moment, and the last couple of years, has been in support of the commercial fishery in Atlantic Canada,” he ...

Olympic visitors cause prices to skyrocket at PyeongChang fish market
10 February, 2018
WOWK
PYEONGCHANGE, South Korea - You can't visit a South Korean restaurant without enjoying some type of seafood. Most fish can be purchased at popular fish markets found across the country. The Ocean District in PyeongChang has noticed an increase in the price of fish during the Olympics because ...

VAT cut set to boost fish consumption at least 10%
10 February, 2018
Budapest Business Journal
... million in European Union funding, including HUF 350 mln in 2018 alone. Hungarians eat 6 kilograms of fish per capita a year, well below the 20 kg EU average. Annual revenues of Hungaryʼs fishing industry come to about HUF 13 bln, but higher exports added at least HUF 1 bln to turnover last year ...

Arrested Spanish trawler could have sailed into Argentine EEZ because of a mal functioning GPS
9 February, 2018
MercoPress
The Galician company which owns the “Playa Pesmar Uno” arrested last Sunday by the Argentine Coast Guard allegedly for illegal fishing in the South Atlantic, admits the trawler could have involuntarily sailed into the EEZ, because one of the three GPS on board was malfunctioning. The vessel, with its ...

EXEO Capital invests in SA aquaculture company
9 February, 2018
Bizcommunity.com
Given its high-value export orientated nature, local government support and expansion opportunities, aquaculture has seen rapid growth in South Africa. According to Kennett Sinclair, partner at Africa focused private equity manager Exeo Capital, aquaculture continues to gain popularity globally, ...

Code for cod and tech for tuna at the 2018 Fishackathon
9 February, 2018
Mongabay.com
Technological advances have revolutionized the global fishing industry. Depth-finders and sonar have taken much of the guesswork out of locating fish, and larger, more durable nets and trawls have drastically increased catch numbers. However, current commercial fishing and aquaculture practices are ...

Don't undermine America's sustainable seafood boom
9 February, 2018
The Hill
In the Gulf of Mexico, where I've worked in the commercial fishery for more than 30 years, the last decade brought predictability, stability and profitability for fishermen who had struggled for decades with ineffective federal management of our fisheries. Now, this headway is threatened by proposals in ...

Fire-stricken Fishing Vessel Grounds in the Samoan Islands
9 February, 2018
MarineLink
A fire-stricken commercial fishing vessel that had been adrift in the Pacific for more than three months has run aground in the Samoan Islands on Monday. The 88-foot ... 1 crew to abandon ship, and most were rescued by a Korean-flagged vessel and brought to Fiji aboard a sister fishing vessel.

The Franco-Dutch fish fight over electric pulse trawling
8 February, 2018
POLITICO.eu
A study financed by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs found that Dutch fishermen using beam trawlers broke even in 2014, while their electrically powered competitors raked in €17 million. Crew members manning the ships earned on average an extra €30,000 per year. Annie Schreijer-Pierik, a ...

Nueva Pescanova sells Honduran shrimp farming and processing subsidiary
8 February, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
The Nueva Pescanova Group sold its vannamei shrimp farms and processing factory in Honduras at the end of 2017, the company said in an announcement on Monday, 5 February. The move was part of Nueva Pescanova's planned divestment of unprofitable and non-strategic assets, the Galicia,

Nutriad hosts aquaculture seminar in Myanmar
8 February, 2018
Far Eastern Agriculture
Nutriad Shrimp Shrimp farm customers in Vietnam have been using Nutriad's products for a ling time. (Image source: evan p cordes/Flickr). The event was organized by Tan Sao A Ltd, Nutriad's distributor for aquaculture products in Vietnam. Allen (Ming-Hsun) Wu, regional manager of Nutriad Aqua ...

USDA Charts Course for Strengthening World Aquaculture
7 February, 2018
USDA.gov (press release) (blog)
Fish farmers in Mississippi USDA aquaculture research helps fish farmers, like these in Mississippi, improve fish quality and quantity. Charting a course ahead for the conservation and sustainable farming of freshwater and marine species is a chief focus of the first State of the World's Aquatic Genetic ...

Saudi Arabia to temporarily suspend Vietnamese fish imports
7 February, 2018
VietNamNet Bridge
The decision came after a delegation of several regulators, including SFDA, Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture and Saudi Aquaculture Society conducted an inspection tour last month to 24 Vietnamese facilities that exported to Saudi Arabia. The delegation found that only nine facilities met

Aquaculture not causing algal blooms, Chileans still having to say
7 February, 2018
SalmonBusiness
Chilean industry advocacy, SalmonChile, has said the toxic Red Tide phenomenon is not caused by the country's salmon farms or the density of its fish, a remark seen as a rebuttal to senator who earlier this week wanted “serious discussion” from the industry on the causes of harmful algae blooms, ...

Capelin quota could be higher
7 February, 2018
World Fishing & Aquaculture
Icelandic pelagic operators have reacted with disappointment at the capelin quota recommended by the Marine Research Institute following surveys carried out last month. The pelagic fleet has been fishing well on capelin since New Year and there had been hopes of a substantial boost on top of the ...

Boats owned by imprisoned fishing magnate 'Codfather' sink
7 February, 2018
Boston Herald
Rafael, the owner of one of the nation's largest commercial fishing operations, was sentenced last year to nearly four years in prison after pleading guilty to evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal. Federal authorities say Rafael falsely claimed his vessels caught haddock or pollock ...

Pakistani seafood arrives by air at Urumqi tables
6 February, 2018
Xinhua
URUMQI, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- The first batch of seafood imported directly from Pakistan has arrived in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The seafood included 1,150 kilograms of frozen fish and shrimp, according to Jian Sen, head of Shuhai International Trade Co., Ltd. Most seafood ...

Russian Fishery Company upping production of frozen-at-sea pollock fillets
6 February, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Russian Fishery Company is seeking to capitalize on Russia's growing taste for pollock fillets by adding fillet production lines to several of its trawlers. RFC, the leading pollock harvester in Russia, operates in the Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk, running a fleet of 14 large freezer trawlers as well as its ...

SeaPak Shrimp and Seafood gets new logo and packaging design
6 February, 2018
FoodBev.com
US frozen food business SeaPak Shrimp and Seafood has unveiled a new logo and packaging design across its more than 30 products. SeaPak hired design agency Voicebox to better align the brand with its message of allowing busy families to escape the stress of mealtimes with easy-to-prepare ...

Record year for Turkish aquaculture exporter
6 February, 2018
The Fish Site
In Kılıç Deniz, we now have to grow by increasing our investment and sales goals because we are now the leaders and pioneers of aquaculture in two big markets; Turkey and Europe. This situation increases our responsibility towards the industry in terms of both investment and production.” ...

Iran eyes significant rise in shrimp cultivation
5 February, 2018
Trend News Agency
Iran is the among the biggest shrimp producers in the region, Hassan Salehi, head of the Iranian Fisheries Organization, said. He noted that the country's shrimp cultivation is planed to reach 60,000 tons by 2021, based on the Islamic Republic's sixth development. Salehi told reporters

State terminates Cooke Aquaculture lease after net pen failure
5 February, 2018
KING5.com
“We've found that violations of the lease were so significant,” said Public Lands Commissioner Hillary Franz in a Sunday interview. “(It) showed absolute reckless disregard by Cooke Aquaculture and maintain those facilities which caused the endangerment of our lands and our waters and our people.”.

Commercial Fishermen asked for input on future of industry
5 February, 2018
Ricentral.com
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Insight and input from commercial fishing professionals is being sought after for a draft document outlining strategies for the industry's future. The comment period will last from Feb. 1 through March 16, and an information session for commercial fishing members will be held on ...

Feds Allowing Same Amount of Red Crab Harvest in 2018
5 February, 2018
U.S. News & World Report
Federal fishing regulators say they are allowing commercial fishermen to harvest the same amount of a marketable species of ocean crab this year. ... The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says fishermen will be allowed to bring 3.9 million pounds of deep-sea red crabs to land this year.

North Korea is dodging sanctions with fish and front firms in Africa
4 February, 2018
WTAE Pittsburgh
Pyongyang's interest in a couple of aging African trawlers may seem odd at first. But fishing is big business in Mozambique -- it's one of the country's most lucrative industries. North Korea wants a slice of that much-needed cash, and boats are easy to move and conceal. Joint fishing ventures are just one ...

Red Lobster® Reveals Seafood With Standards Commitments
4 February, 2018
MENAFN.COM
ORLANDO, Fla.- Red Lobster®, the world's largest seafood restaurant company, has unveiled its Seafood with Standards platform, detailing its commitments to serving the highest quality seafood that is sourced in a manner that is Traceable, Sustainable ...

Fishermen to Make Case to Fish for More Baby Eels in Maine
4 February, 2018
U.S. News & World Report
Fishermen to Make Case to Fish for More Baby Eels in Maine. Interstate fishing regulators are considering the possibility of allowing Maine fishermen to catch more valuable baby eels.

Salmon farmer invests £100 million in Scotland
3 February, 2018
The Fish Site
Fergus Ewing commented: “These figures show the scale of the support that Scottish aquaculture provides for rural businesses, protecting and creating jobs, and supporting communities. The support they offer for research and innovation is also invaluable in ensuring the long-term future of the industry.”.

JFC International Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Crustacean Shellfish (Shrimp, Crab) in ...   RECALL
3 February, 2018
US Recall News (press release)
JFC International Inc. of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling a Kimchi Hot Pot Soup Base because it was found to contain undeclared Crustacean Shellfish (Shrimp, Crab). Individuals who have allergies to crustacean shellfish (shrimp, crab) runs the risk of a serious life-threatening allergic reaction if ...

EU and Germany invest 22.25 million EUR aquaculture in Myanmar
2 February, 2018
Mizzima News
The Department of Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation hosted the official launch of the Myanmar Sustainable Aquaculture Programme (MYSAP) in Naypyidaw today. Over the course of five years, MYSAP will support the sustainable development of aquaculture in Myanmar, ...

Imported white-meat fish hooks bigger slice of market
2 February, 2018
The Japan News
The Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, which examines fishery resources, last year harvested purpleback flying squid off the east coast of the Philippines. The agency is investigating whether this species, which has a similar shape and texture to the Japanese common squid, can be ...

Jail sentences for North Coast abalone poachers highlighted as state braces for closure of fishery
2 February, 2018
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
He also was given three years of probation and a lifetime ban on sport or commercial fishing. Illegal commercial sales of the prized mollusks long ago became sufficiently profitable to support a thriving black market reaching all the way to Asia. But with the fishery closed, it will be harder for poachers to ...

Food Recall Warning (Allergen) - Tavora brand and Alianca brand Butterfly breaded shrimp and ...   RECALL
1 February, 2018
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (press release)
Ottawa, February 1, 2018 - Valenca Importers & Exporters Ltd. is recalling Tavora brand and Alianca brand Butterfly breaded shrimp and VistaMar brand Gourmet breaded shrimp from the marketplace because they may contain egg which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to egg should ...

Kodiak trawl fleet ends protest, negotiates higher price
1 February, 2018
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The Kodiak trawl fleet ended its protest over the price the fleet had been offered for its pollock harvest. The fleet ended its protest on Sunday after successfully negotiating a higher price from processors, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported . After an eight-day stand-down by the fleet, ...

SalMar creates aquaculture professorship
1 February, 2018
Fish Update
THE salmon farming giant SalMar is working with Norway's University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to create a new professorship in the field of aquaculture. The project is being driven by the huge technological surge within the industry which both the company and the university believe will lead ...

Shrimp import concern
1 February, 2018
Fiji Times
THE Ministry of Fisheries has raised issues concerning shrimps brought into Fiji without proper documentation at the Future International Co-operation and Human Resource Development in Marine Science and Fisheries JICA-USP symposium held at the University of the South Pacific in Suva. Ministry ...

UAE bans shark fishing till June 30
1 February, 2018
gulfnews.com
“UAE waters are home to as many as 30 shark species, which are classified as endangered or critically endangered. Illegal fishing practices, global spread of unethical and uncontrolled fishing methods, as well as the rise of the shark fin trade, are putting some shark species on the edge of extinction.

Major US salmon producer fined $332K for farmed fish escape
1 February, 2018
Fox Business
SEATTLE – The largest U.S. producer of farmed Atlantic salmon was fined $332,000 on Tuesday for alleged violations of Washington state water quality laws after hundreds of thousands of invasive Atlantic salmon were released last year into waters famed for their native salmon, state officials said.

Molecular biology could hold the key to detect and deter widespread seafood fraud
1 February, 2018
FoodNavigator-USA.com
Complex supply chains, heavy processing and continual supply and demand issues make seafood the ideal target for food fraud, but innovations in molecular biology, along with other tried and true detection and deterrent methods could reduce the risk and prevalence of adulteration in the segment, ...

Two super trawlers join Iceland fleet
31 January, 2018
Fish Update
SAMHERJI, Iceland's largest fishing and fish processing company, has formally commissioned two new super freezer trawlers. They have been built to operate with the group's German subsidiary, known as Deutsche Fischfang Union (DFFU). During a ceremony in Cuxhaven, Annegret Aeikens, wife of ...

US issues new requirements for seafood sourced abroad
31 January, 2018
Business Mirror
EXPORTERS of seafood to the US were urged to comply with the new requirements of the United States under its Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) beginning this year. The SIMP establishes for imports of certain seafood products, the reporting and recordkeeping requirements needed to ...

Norwegian aquaculture company plans to invest up to $500M in Belfast
31 January, 2018
Mainebiz
Nordic Aquafarms is one of the premier investors and developers in landbased aquaculture internationally, with headquarters in Norway. Nordic Aquafarms is invested into some of the largest land-based seafood production facilities in the world in Norway and Denmark. The company is developing ...

FDA warning letters: Foreign, US seafood companies on list
31 January, 2018
Food Safety News
Seafood companies in Alabama and Indonesia are on warning from the Food and Drug Administration for serious violations of U.S. law, specifically the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation. Such violations generally result in companies' food being determined to be ...

Small Investment Bringing Great Results: Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum to Return Taipei ...
31 January, 2018
PR Newswire (press release)
There are 500 aquaculture species being farmed nowadays and it is the first time that the farming volume surpassed wild fishing in 2017. Aquaculture is seen as one of the solutions for the future food production systems, and its new technologies and studies advancing as well. Hsu Huang Chou, the ...

China trade data shows seafood export growth slowing
31 January, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
China's seafood export growth is slowing, according to newly released data collated by China's fishery authorities. The data, which covers the first eleven months of 2017, gives a glimpse of how the sector performed last year before full trade data is released. At USD 18.9 billion (EUR ), seafood exports ...

Offshore areas opened for king, Tanner crab in Southeast
31 January, 2018
KFSK
Some were proposals to change Southeast's red king crab fishery. That opened in 2017 for the first time in six years. The commercial fishery is only opened when Fish and Game determines there's a guideline harvest level (GHL) of at least 200,000 pounds. This proposal and others sought some fishing ...

India wants EU to warn seafood exporters before blacklisting
31 January, 2018
Economic Times
In response to concerns raised by seafood associations of Kerala and West Bengal that a number of companies delisted by EU due to wrong testing by labs in importing countries he suggested that exporters convince the importing companies in EU to get the failed samples tested in one more lab to ...

Investment in aquaculture farms in Albania to receive grants under IPARD II
30 January, 2018
European Western Balkans (press release)
TIRANA – Investment in aquaculture farms will receive grants under the European Union's Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance for Rural Development (IPARD II) worth of EUR 94 million co-financed by the Albanian government and the EU. The Ministry of Agriculture of Albania says it will fund 65 per ...

High hopes for marine exports & aquaculture as seafood show concludes
30 January, 2018
United News of India
Margao, Goa - Crucial first steps for export-oriented organic shrimp production, new strategies to boost aquaculture, and industry inputs for proactive policies for rapid growth of the sector to achieve an export target of USD 10 billion by 2022 marked the three-day 21st India International ...

African farmers struggle to compete with cheap Chinese tilapia
30 January, 2018
The Fish Site
This is not good news for West Africa's fragile aquaculture industry, which is seeking to establish a firm foundation for closing the substantial gap in the continent's fish production, while illegal tilapia imports are also becoming a matter of concern to both tilapia farmers and regulators of the industry.

Coast Guard intercepts Venezuelan shrimp
30 January, 2018
Curacao Chronicle
WILLEMSTAD - The Coast Guard intercepted a Curaçao boat with 33 crates of shrimp on board. It is suspected that the 'Don Martin' took over the cargo from a smuggler boat that met it halfway through Venezuela. Upon return, the vessel was intercepted. The three crew members have been transferred ...

Seafood exporters lament GST provisions
30 January, 2018
The Hindu
Panaji: Seafood exporters attending the ongoing three-day India International Seafood show lamented that a number of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) provisions continued to be in the grey area, impeding their trade. Participating in a technical session dealing with various aspects of processing and ...

MPEDA and Swiss company tie up develop organic aqua farming in 1000 hectares in Kerala
29 January, 2018
Economic Times
To start with a pilot project will be started in Kerala to produce organic black tiger shrimp in about 1000 hectares . Later it will be extended to Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal and other states. A memorandum of cooperation (MoC) was signed by A. Jayathilak, chairman, MPEDA, and Gerhard ...

Officials anxious pending report on Thailand's compliance with EU fisheries rules
29 January, 2018
The Nation
One of the measures is to have workers see labour officials more often to tell them their problems and prevent abuses by employers. Furthermore, all commercial fishing vessels are now permitted to go to sea for a maximum period of 30 days, after which workers must be returned to shore and allowed to ...

Updated Food Recall Warning - Imperial Caviar & Seafood brand and VIP Caviar Club brand ...   RECALL
29 January, 2018
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (press release)
Ottawa - The food recall warning issued on January 23, 2018 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) food safety investigation. Imperial Caviar & Seafood is recalling ...

Delay in modernisation to hit seafood exports from state
29 January, 2018
The Hans India
Visakhapatnam:The delay in modernising the fishing harbour here may adversely impact the export of seafood from Andhra Pradesh. However, the state government has said work on the project will start soon and it has agreed to share 50 per cent of the modernisation cost of the Vizag Fishing Harbour ...

Aquaculture curriculum launched to boost tilapia production
28 January, 2018
Daily Nation
... GIZ's Agriculture Programmes director noted that the initial two-phased Trilateral Tilapia Cooperation, which was running in the country since June 2012 to December 2016 culminated in the development of the curriculum to continue offering insights to fish farmers to sustain their aquaculture activities.

Goa lagging in seafood production: CM
28 January, 2018
Oherald
The white shrimp aquaculture is also an area that can develop in Goa and I urge the MPEDA and related agencies to mediate and get Goa the expertise from the states like Tamil Nadu that have succeeded in the Aquaculture,” he said. The chief minister also said that use of chemical fertilizers is an area ...

Workshop on sustainable aquaculture in Southern Europe, Tavira, Portugal
28 January, 2018
CORDIS
The EU-funded SEACASE ('Sustainable extensive and semi-intensive coastal aquaculture in Southern Europe') project is organising its final workshop on 20 and 21 January 2010 in Tavira, Portugal. Centred on issues related to sustainable coastal aquaculture in Southern Europe, a combination of ...

US, Canada fail to agree on cuts to annual halibut harvest
28 January, 2018
Seattle Times
It was a rare failure of negotiations by the commission that regulates the catch of the prized flatfish pursued by sport, commercial and tribal fishermen in waters off California, ... That is where the rub is,” said Bob Alverson, a Washington fishing industry official who is one of three U.S. commissioners.

Isle of Man backs down over scallop row
27 January, 2018
HeraldScotland
SCOTTISH scallop fishermen have been granted a reprieve after the Isle of Man government backed down on its controversial proposal to have trawlers make a daily trip to a Manx ports to have their catch verified. Skippers who ply the Manx waters and coastal authorities had warned that the measure ...

Cargill invests $10m in first fish feed mill in India
27 January, 2018
FeedNavigator.com
The RVO analysts said, however, there is a need for higher quality feed to increase aquaculture production in India, as in other emerging countries. The Indian aquaculture industry also requires quality fish seed, preferably from disease resistant species that grow fast, and quality hatcheries, they wrote.

Xinjiang acts to protect brine shrimp in Ebinur Lake
27 January, 2018
Xinhua
URUMQI, Local companies and a government department have been punished for harvesting artemia, brine shrimp, in the largest salt lake in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. According to the regional government on Friday, the water conservancy bureau of ...

Dominance in global shrimp trade shifting to Asia
27 January, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
In terms of both production and consumption, Asia is now dictating the terms of the global shrimp trade, a panel of industry experts said at the 2018 Global Seafood Marketing Conference in Miami, Florida. On the production side, Indonesia and Vietnam have posted solid, steady growth, Thailand is ...

2017 Gulf Shrimp Landings: Louisiana At Historic Lows, Alabama At Historic Highs
27 January, 2018
PerishableNews (press release)
NOAA's Gulf of Mexico Data Management division released information regarding December shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico. In December, the commercial fishing industry landed 6.6 million pounds of shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico, up from 5.8 million pounds in December of 2016. Despite the ...

Calais and Boulogne blocked by protesting French fishermen
26 January, 2018
BBC News
He said the fishermen faced financial losses because of the use of pulse fishing. "We're at our wits ends. We feel abandoned," he added. The controversial technique involves trawlers using nets that generate an electric current, stunning the fish and making them float upwards where they are easier to ...

MPEDA, Coop to sign pact on developing organic seafood supply systems
26 January, 2018
Economic Times
Around 3,000 delegates and more than 2,000 visitors from India and abroad, including the US, the UK, Spain, Japan, Australia, China, Vietnam, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia and the Middle East, are participating in the event that will have `safe and sustainable seafood from India' as its focal theme.

SafetyChain and SQSA partner to help seafood firms
26 January, 2018
FoodQualityNews.com
“Safe Quality Seafood Associates' ability to prepare companies to comply with both regulatory and industry requirements, while helping customers better compete in the seafood market is what makes us most excited about our partnership with SQSA,” said Barry Maxon, CEO of SafetyChain.

$6 bn worth seafood exports expected this fiscal: Official
26 January, 2018
Moneycontrol.com
"The country's seafood exports have been growing significantly over the past five years with figures of USD 5.5 billion in 2014-15. The country exported 9,45,892 MT of seafood worth USD 4.7 billion in 2015-16 and worth USD 5.78 billion in 2016-17," A Jayathilak, chairman of Marine Product Export ...

Chinese seafood output slowed in 2017 with new emphasis on quality over quantity
26 January, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
China's farmed seafood output could be seriously impacted by Yu's priorities for 2018, which include a crackdown on “excess” cage culture and aquaculture pollution, with a focus on improving the quality and safety of China's aquaculture output. A recent national campaign to improve water quality has ...

The big debate: What is holding back the use of land animal proteins in farmed fish?
26 January, 2018
FeedNavigator.com
In Europe, the use of processed animal proteins (PAPs) in fish feeds used to be prohibited, but regulatory changes enforced in June 2013 opened up the European aquaculture sector to this protein source. However, retailer and consumer perceptions are said to be proving barriers to the use of PAPs ...

OSU researchers aim to boost efficiency of aquaculture production
25 January, 2018
Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses
Researchers at Oregon State University are developing a new technology to deliver water-soluble nutrients to aquaculture-raised fish, oysters, clams and shrimp that will boost their growth rates and reduce the high rates of mortality that plague the industry. by By Mark Floyd. As much as 80 percent of ...

MSC sets new UoA requirements
25 January, 2018
World Fishing & Aquaculture
All fishing activities on a target stock on a single trip will have to be certified against the Marine Stewardship Council's (MSC) sustainable fishing standard.

Federal waters off Georgia closed to fishing for brown, pink, white shrimp
25 January, 2018
WSAV-TV
GEORGIA — The Department of Natural Resources announced on Jan. 24 that NOAA Fisheries have closed federal waters off Georgia to all fishing for brown, pink, and white shrimp. During the closure, no person may trawl for brown, pink, or white shrimp in federal waters off Georgia effective at 8:45 ...

Oregon's Dungeness crab fishery now underway
25 January, 2018
Siuslaw News
NEWPORT, Ore.—And they're off! Oregon's most valuable commercial fishery for the state's official crustacean, Dungeness crab, got underway north of Cape Blanco yesterday. This year's opening was delayed from its target start date of Dec. 1 because testing of crabs on some parts of the Pacific coast ...

In the Maldives, the Virtues and Limitations of Pole-and-Line Tuna Fishing
25 January, 2018
Undark Magazine
According to her tally, the old-school pole-and-line fishing method used around the Maldives captures incidental, unwanted species at a rate of just 0.65 percent. This, the researchers suggest, compares favorably to more aggressive commercial fishing with nets or multiple baited hooks, which can have ...

Fish landings
25 January, 2018
Gloucester Daily Times
The Buyers And Sellers Exchange (BASE) New England Seafood Display Auctions said it handled 29,568 pounds of fish and 29,923 pounds of ... The Portland, Maine, Display Auction said it handled 10,285 pounds of fish and scallops from the vessels Blue Water III and Maria & Dorothy on Monday.

Evolving trends spur demand for fish and seafood
25 January, 2018
RestoBiz
Trending seafood and fish dishes are giving many Canadians cause to dine out. Some of these items, like poke bowls and seafood boils, hail from different U.S. regions, while others such as conservas originate from farther regions of the world. What's driving fish and seafood innovation? One catalyst is ...

The damage caused by Chinese seafood smuggling - and how to fight it
25 January, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Seafood, smuggling, and money laundering are interrelated offshoots of China's growing seafood demand increasingly being investigated by foreign authorities. This was illustrated by the buckets of euro bank notes put on display last year by Spanish police, who busted a smuggling rings illicitly ...

This Startup Accelerator Aims to Bring the Funding to Fish Farming
24 January, 2018
The Spoon (blog)
Ever wonder where that farm-raised salmon on your salad comes from? Of late, the answer is increasingly aquaculture—the breeding and harvesting of fish in water. The fish (and sometimes plants) can be raised in natural waters (pond) or manmade ones (hatchery). But choosing a body of water is one ...

Seafood processors lobby for permanent ban on new entrants
24 January, 2018
CBC.ca
A group representing seafood buyers and processors in Nova Scotia is defending a new temporary provincial government moratorium that blocks new entrants into the shore side of the business. Last week CBC News revealed the McNeil government has placed a temporary freeze on new buying and ...

Amirix Systems acquired by InnovaSea Systems
24 January, 2018
TheChronicleHerald.ca
Amirix Systems of Bedford announced on Tuesday it has been acquired by InnovaSea Systems of Boston, Mass. Amirix is the parent company of Vemco and Realtime Aquaculture, both of Bedford, and HTI-Vemco of Seattle, Wash. Vemco and HTI-Vemco provide fish tracking and monitoring products for ...

VN's shrimp industry will become key economic sector
24 January, 2018
VietNamNet Bridge
Viet Nam's shrimp industry will become a key economic sector with sustainable development that is environmentally friendly and can withstand the challenges of climate change, if the national action plan for the development of the shrimp industry by 2025 that was approved by the Prime Minister meets ...

Industry tops subsistence on Board of Fisheries herring votes
24 January, 2018
Juneau Empire
Sitka Sound's herring are prized by commercial fishermen and subsistence users — many of them Native Alaskans — for their eggs. ... currently spawn in numbers high enough for the Alaska Department of Fish &Game to allow a commercial harvest, according to management biologist Scott Kelley.

New snow crab fishing rules rein in use of ropes to protect North Atlantic right whales
24 January, 2018
CBC.ca
In the United States, conservation and animal-protection groups are suing the National Marine Fisheries Service, alleging it failed to protect right whales from entanglement in commercial fishing gear. The lawsuit alleges the federal management of the U.S. lobster fishery violates the Endangered ...

Farmed LI shellfish added to state's 'Grown & Certified' program
23 January, 2018
Long Island Business News
Oyster growers from Long Island are now part of the New York State “Grown & Certified” program, which promotes the state's agricultural producers and growers who adhere to food safety and environmental sustainability standards. Now, the state's Department of Agriculture and Markets is partnering ...

EU nations to catch fish before they reach British waters if the UK blocks access for trawlers after ...
23 January, 2018
The Sun
However sources said EU environmental law, which protects fish below a certain size for conservation reasons, could restrict how much EU trawler men are able to intercept. And smaller fish often can't be sold for human consumption, meaning they have to be used for less valuable products like ...

Good start for Argentine squid season: daily average catches of 28 to 35 tons
23 January, 2018
MercoPress
The size of squid is also better than at the start of last year's season, with predominance of sizes S (between 150 and 200 grams), and double S. The squid fishing season in the South Atlantic, operating with Argentine licenses, has started with good prospects and a moderate optimism of the sector.

Aquaculture debate goes nationwide
23 January, 2018
Fish Update
NORWAY'S ongoing debate about how plans for huge future growth in aquaculture should be managed has taken on a nationwide focus. During the last few days and into this week, more than 20 organisations from the industry, research groups and the environment have been holding a series of ...

Japanese yellowtail join aqua stewardship scheme
23 January, 2018
The Fish Site
The arrival of certified Seriola products into the market is a highly anticipated and a significant addition to the ASC line of products from domestic aquaculture. I sincerely wish that this achievement will contribute positively to the future of these coastal communities and that through the market recognition ...

Vietnam investigating reports of shark fins being dried on embassy roof in Chile
23 January, 2018
VnExpress International
Vietnamese ministries are scrambling to clarify a controversial report that claims officials in Chile have been drying shark fins on the roof of the Vietnamese embassy. The Ministry of Industry and Trade has asked the Foreign Ministry to verify the information and cooperate with Chilean government ...

Vaccines not protecting farmed fish from disease
23 January, 2018
Phys.Org
"Fish have a limited number of resources to respond to an illness so their immune system makes choices—when they're infected by sea lice, for example, the fish's immune system is suddenly geared to respond to that specific threat, leaving them totally exposed to other threats like P. salmonis," said ...

Feds make more than $2M available to reduce fishing bycatch
22 January, 2018
KING5.com
"Bycatch" is a longstanding issue in commercial fisheries, and fishermen have long sought solutions to the problem. Author: KING. Published: 8:38 AM ... The agency says it is prioritizing projects such as gear modifications, avoidance programs and improved fishing practices. NOAA also says it wants to ...

Young´s Seafood eyes China expansion as sale speculation intensifies
22 January, 2018
Daily Mail
Young's Seafood is planning to cast its net into the Chinese market as speculation intensifies over a multi-million pound sale of the business. Chief executive William Showalter said the company was in talks with potential partners over an export push into the Asian nation after expanding the brand ...

Seafood importers, exporters meet to address shrimp antibiotic issue
21 January, 2018
Business Standard
A high-level meeting of Indian and European stakeholders engaged in the seafood sector is slated to take place later this month in Goa to discuss solutions for complying with food safety regulations in the production and trade of shrimp. The meeting is slated to be held on the sidelines of India ...

Action plan for development of shrimp industry promulgated
21 January, 2018
Nhan Dan Online
According to the action plan, the domestic shrimp industry is expected to gain approximately US$5.5 billion in export value and record an average annual growth rate of 0.79% during the 2017-2020 period. The total area for rearing brackish water shrimp is estimated to reach 710,000ha, with a total ...

Oceana wins lawsuit against feds over anchovy quota.
21 January, 2018
Monterey County Weekly (blog)
"This will benefit larger species, from salmon to rockfish, lingcod to swordfish, sportfishing to commercial fishing. Anchovies are a perfect bite-size species all the way up to the whales." How soon the ruling will have an impact—or what the impact will be—remains to be seen. But Shester says, "This is a ...

With a recovering oyster population, state raises annual harvest quota
20 January, 2018
Delaware First Media
The state's approximately 180 licensed oyster harvesters will be able to harvest more than 16,300 bushels of oysters total – a 43 percent increase from the 2017 quota. The state increased the quota by 7 percent last year. The oyster population has been slowly bouncing back ever since two diseases hit ...

Grape extract product touted as alternative to vitamin E in shrimp
20 January, 2018
FeedNavigator.com
Shrimp is a major production in aquaculture. Mainly raised in 50 countries, its production ranks second in the aquaculture industry, in value. World shrimp consumption increased from 0.4 kg/person in 1961 to 1.8 kg/person in 2013, according to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of ...

UK retailers question tuna sustainability
20 January, 2018
World Fishing & Aquaculture
UK retailers have told the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) they are concerned about selling tuna from compartmentalised fisheries.

Downturn in crucial North Sea fish species
20 January, 2018
ScienceNordic
“The small fish play a key role in the North Sea ecosystem. So when things go downhill for them it has consequences for the entire food chain,” says Mikael van Deurs, a senior scientist at the Department for Aquatic Resources at the Technical University of Denmark and co-author on the new study.

Nova Scotia freezes issuance of new seafood buyer licenses
20 January, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Nova Scotia's Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell has placed an indefinite freeze on the buyer side of the province's seafood sector. Under the terms of the temporary freeze, the government is not issuing new seafood buyer or processing licenses. The objective is to reduce fishermen from

More must be done to ally treatment of crew on Irish trawlers
20 January, 2018
Irish Examiner
Early last year, the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) and the Migrants Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) met the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation to convey concerns about how some non-European Union crew members might be treated on Irish trawlers.

Gov't and Fishermen Reach New Agreement on Use of Fishing Trawler
20 January, 2018
Jakarta Globe
The meeting ended up with an agreement that the government will not revoke its 2015 ministerial regulation banning the use of cantrang and other fishing trawlers. The agreement also said fishermen who have registered their boats to the ministry are allowed to use cantrang until they are given a ...

World's biggest salmon company arrives in Bay of Fundy
20 January, 2018
CBC.ca
Marine Harvest, the world's biggest player in the salmon aquaculture business, is moving into the Bay of Fundy. The Oslo-based company filed papers Tuesday with the federal Competition Bureau after making a share purchase agreement to take over Newfoundland-based Northern Harvest, which has ...

Fisherfolks give ultimatum to trawlers with LED lights
19 January, 2018
The Hindu
Mumbai: Fisherfolks across the State have threatened to launch an agitation if trawlers with LED lights and purse seine net are not taken out of the sea within a week. They said the protest aims at saving marine species, and demanded action against the fisheries department, who, they alleged, is helping ...

Drive to improve squid sustainability
19 January, 2018
The Fish Site
The latest document on the global squid sector, released this week by Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is the first-ever sector report focused on SFP's Target 75 Initiative, a global movement launched last year that sets the goal of seeing producers of 75 percent of the world's seafood operating ...

Commercial fishing fees increase
19 January, 2018
Thegardenisland.com
LIHUE — A increase in the annual commercial marine license fee, to $100 from $50, went into effect in Hawaii Wednesday. “This was something we really needed to do,” said Bruce Anderson, administrator for DLNR's Division of Aquatic Resources. “The last time we increased the CML fee was ...

Fisheries Ministry to launch Aquaculture for Food and Jobs Programme
19 January, 2018
Graphic Online
The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD) is expected to launch the Aquaculture for Food and Jobs Programme this year as part of moves to make fish farming a viable industry in Ghana. The Deputy Minister of MoFAD, Mr Francis Ato Cudjoe who made this known Thursday at a ...

Scale-up success for fishmeal alternative firm
19 January, 2018
The Fish Site
The Massachusetts firm has stepped up production of its KnipBio Meal – which is being marketed as an alternative to fishmeal in aquaculture feeds – using a 20,000 litre fermentation vessel for the first time. “Our team has worked tirelessly since the completion of our last scale-up and it's exciting to see ...

Shrimping closure issued by NOAA Fisheries Service due to white shrimp spawning population
18 January, 2018
ABC NEWS 4
The closure has been put into effect to protect the white shrimp spawning population. On Wednesday, January 10 South Carolina closed its state waters to all shrimping due to a prolonged period of water temperatures at or below 9 degrees Celsius in the region. During the closure, possession of brown, ...

6000 pounds of shrimp seized from fishing vessel near Dry Tortugas shrimp sanctuary
18 January, 2018
Stars and Stripes
6,000 pounds of shrimp seized from fishing vessel near Dry Tortugas shrimp sanctuary. A Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration joint boarding team board the 68-foot commercial fishing vessel Ronald E. near the Dry Tortugas Shrimp Sanctuary Preservation on Friday, Jan.

How NaturalShrimp is revolutionizing the shrimp aquaculture industry
18 January, 2018
Born2Invest
When NaturalShrimp came knocking at his door, offering fresh harvest—it was the beginning of a partnership, which saw one of Dallas's best chefs elevate this discovery into some of his finest dishes, and which brought the agro-tech company much-deserved attention in the shrimp aquaculture industry.

Rockland eyes seaweed for economic development
18 January, 2018
Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald
The University of Maine Sea Grant office points out that "Maine has a unique opportunity to develop a sea vegetable aquaculture industry, with its cold, clean waters, extensive coastline, and existing fishery and aquaculture industries and infrastructure. Interest in sea vegetable farming is growing in the ...

Southeast Alaska squid fishery shot down
18 January, 2018
KFSK
Declining king salmon stocks are playing a role in the Alaska's Board of Fisheries decisions for other commercial fisheries. The board Sunday voted down a proposal for a new fishery in Southeast Alaska for market squid. The proposal sought to allow purse seining for the squid, a species that can grow ...

Oregon commercial Dungeness crab fishing on hold again amid negotiations
18 January, 2018
KATU
Taunette Dixon is the vice president of the Newport Fishermen's Wives. After a season was delayed several years ago, the group used donations to fund a food box program, which helps struggling fishing families between seasons and over the holidays. Last season, approximately 20 families asked for ...

Big Brother on America's Fishing Boats
18 January, 2018
National Review
The plague on the commercial fishing industry isn't “overfishing,” as environmental extremists and government officials claim. The real threats to Northeastern groundfishermen are self-perpetuating bureaucrats, armed with outdated junk science, who've manufactured a crisis that endangers a way of life ...

Washington oysters score BAP 4-star first
17 January, 2018
The Fish Site
The certification covers Pacific Seafood's oyster processing plant and farm in South Bend, Washington, and their hatchery in Quilcene. It marks the first step toward the company's goal that all Pacific Seafood oysters achieve four-star status. This year the company will focus on certifying additional ...

Dutch trawlers may face pulse fishing ban as EU parliament says no
17 January, 2018
DutchNews.nl
The European parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of a ban on pulse fishing, a decision which it will use in negotiations with the European Commission and which will have a major impact on the Dutch fishing industry, if implemented. Opponents of the system say it is a cruel and unnecessary method ...

Peru: Non-traditional fishery exports up 21.89% in Jan-Nov 2017
17 January, 2018
Andina - Agencia Peruana de Noticias
Peruvian non-traditional fishery exports expanded 21.89% between January and November 2017, underpinned by greater shipments of prawn and squid, Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) reported Monday. Thus, Peru's fishing shipments value climbed from US$816.482 million

Indian White Shrimp gets full marks in farming trials
17 January, 2018
The Hindu
Scientists at the Chennai-based Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) have completed farming trials on Indian White Shrimp (Penaeus indicus) in all the maritime States in the country, including Nellore in Andhra Pradesh, establishing the species as prime alternative to the exotic ...

Aquaculture Standards and Certification Bodies Help Southease Asia's
17 January, 2018
KTIC
As Southeast Asia's aquaculture industry moves to greater production and extra-regional exports, they face an issue of critical importance. USSEC's Southeast Asia Aquaculture Program has identified that there are still many in the aquaculture industry that are either unaware of or not paying attention to ...

Grieg, Ocean Choice finalize Placentia Bay aquaculture agreement
17 January, 2018
The Southern Gazette
The Grieg Group and Ocean Choice International (OCI) have finalized the ownership agreement around the proposed Placentia Bay Aquaculture Project. Under the agreement, OCI will handle the processing of products farmed at one of the 11 Grieg NL Seafarms marine farms. “The agreement marries ...

Speakers and site visits announced for Taiwan aquaculture event
17 January, 2018
The Fish Site
The talk will be delivered by Dr Ching Fong Chang, President of the National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) and co-chair of APA18, which is being organised by the Asian-Pacific Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society. The second plenary speaker is Dr Wang Qingyin, President of the China ...

UK training programme promotes sustainability
17 January, 2018
World Fishing & Aquaculture
A new free training programme aims to help UK inshore fisherman learn about sustainable fishing, fisheries science and management.

Industry weighs in on potential changes to NAFTA
17 January, 2018
Aquaculture North America
Aquaculture is not a big factor in NAFTA discussions but the industry would be wise to prepare for uncertain times ahead Fotolia. Donald Trump considers the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to be “the worst trade deal” in American history, and vows to either scrap the agreement or to ...

Boom in prawn exports skirts Goa
17 January, 2018
The Navhind Times
PANAJI: The price of prawns in the international market is currently soaring due to increased demand and exporters are raking in profits but a few Goans are capitalising in on the trend, according to a senior official of the Marine Product Export Development Authority. S Asok Kumar, deputy director, ...

'Codfather' Faces New Allegations For Violations In Scallop Fishery
17 January, 2018
Rhode Island Public Radio
Other penalties a part of this new criminal case include revoking Rafael's 38 commercial fishing permits; revoking the seafood dealer permit issued to Carlos Seafood, Inc; charging Rafael a $140,000 penalty for misreporting where his fleet caught yellowtail flounder in 2012; and denying any of his future ...

Cod catch at all-time low, but rebound could be near
17 January, 2018
Bangor Daily News
A cod that will be auctioned off sits on ice at the Portland Fish Exchange, in Portland, Oct. 29, 2015. Cod were once the backbone of New England's commercial fishing fleet, but catch has plummeted in the wake of overfishing and environmental changes. Officials now say there are some positive signs ...

Deadly fugu fish flub prompts Japan emergency warning
17 January, 2018
Channel NewsAsia
TOKYO: A Japanese city has activated an emergency warning system to alert residents to avoid eating locally purchased blowfish, after a mix-up saw toxic parts of the delicacy go on sale. A supermarket in Gamagori in central Japan sold five packages of fugu fish without removing the livers, which can ...

Indonesian Fishers Are Building a DIY Fish Database to Protect Their Industry
17 January, 2018
Motherboard
Muhammad Amin Sidik was out recently on a fishing trip in Saleh Bay on the island of Sumbawa, Indonesia. His boat rocked with a new haul of high-value reef fish: groupers and snappers. He took out his smartphone, a Huawei model, and prepared to measure their length, an effort intended to protect ...

Seafood supply may be hit as Sanchi oil spill spreads in East China Sea
17 January, 2018
South China Morning Post
Marine life in the East China Sea is at risk of heavy metal contamination from the Iranian oil tanker spill, but scientists say its impact on the seafood supply is unclear given that fish stocks in the area have been depleted. Concerns remain over the scale of environmental damage after the Sanchi exploded ...

 

 

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