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AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Australia's first Sustainable Seafood Week launched
17 March, 2018
FOOD Magazine - Australia
International non-profit organisation, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), this week launched Australia's first ever Sustainable Seafood Week (March 12 – 18), supported by several big name brands such as IKEA, Coles and John West, to encourage Australians to opt for sustainably caught seafood ...

Japan, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Seven Other Countries Sign Trans-Pacific Free Trade ...
10 March, 2018
CFO innovation ASIA
The 11 member countries will be helping their companies take advantage of the expanded market access for their products, including agricultural produce such as meat, grains and processed food, fish and seafood, lumber, automotive parts, chemicals and plastics, metals and minerals, and cosmetics

SA oyster disease breach 'very concerning'
7 March, 2018
SBS
Assistant Agriculture Minister Anne Ruston has described an outbreak of oyster disease in South Australia as "very concerning". But the SA senator insists swift responses to biosecurity breaches like the Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome found in her home state last week and fruit fly in Tasmania have ...

Seafood Watch changes Australian toothfish slavery rating
2 March, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch switched its Slavery Risk Tool rating on the Australian toothfish industry from “high risk” of slavery to “low risk.” Seafood Watch revised its earlier ratings following input from Seafood Industry Australia, Australian toothfish industry members, and others. “Slavery ...

Australia's first Sustainable Seafood Week 2018
28 February, 2018
Foodprocessing
Instead of celebrating the role Australians play in maintaining the health and safety of our sea life for just one day, this will now be stretched over a longer period of time with Australia's first Sustainable Seafood Week. Taking place 12–18 March 2018, international non-profit organisation the Marine ...

Lobster fishers back new management plan
28 February, 2018
Warrnambool Standard
Sensible quotas: Victorian rock lobster fishers are hoping a new management plan for the fishery will give them more "sensible" quotas. ... “The commercial rock lobster industry supports fishing and processing businesses across the state, providing valuable jobs in regional ports such as San Remo, ...

Reduced Australian tariff to boost Vietnam exports
27 February, 2018
VietnamPlus
Hanoi (VNA) - Australia will cut 90 percent of import tariff lines in 2018 and 100 percent of them in 2020 under the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free ... Australia is a potential export market for Vietnamese goods, especially seafood as its consumption in that country has increased rapidly to some one ...

Australian exporters welcome FTA with Peru
23 February, 2018
Global Trade Review (GTR)
The Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) will lead to the elimination of 99.4% of tariffs on Australian exports to Peru. Agriculture and fishing are set to benefit most. Immediately, all tariffs will be eliminated on seafood, sheep meat, kangaroo meat, most horticulture products and wheat. Within five

Seafarms Group secures planning approval for its prawn hatchery
22 February, 2018
Proactive Investors Australia
Seafarms is already Australia's largest producer of farmed prawns under the Crystal Bay brand (producing Banana and Black Tiger Prawns). The company is now on track to secure all the major licences and agreements needed to build and operate Project Sea Dragon. At full‐scale, the project has the

 


NEW ZEALAND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Early season Bluff oyster prices driven by "insatiable" demand
5 March, 2018
Southland Times
A Southland business had a queue of up to 70 hungry customers waiting in line to get their hands on this season's Bluff oysters. With oyster sellers reporting universally strong demand across the country, prices have surged in some areas, with other venues treating their clientele to a range of special ...

Call to close paua fishery
4 March, 2018
Otago Daily Times
In a bid to "rebuild'' the paua fishery, the committee had lodged a recommendation with Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash to close the area to recreational and commercial paua-gathering. "If we don't do anything, in six years, we won't have to do anything because we won't have a paua fishery to manage.

Northland commercial fisherman fined for under-reporting catch
1 March, 2018
New Zealand Herald
"The commercial fishing pressure on grey mullet in New Zealand's upper North Island has increased recently with catches approaching or even exceeding the total allowable commercial catch. "Under-reporting artificially inflates a fisher's catch entitlement, which not only provides financial gain for the ...

 


INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL FISHERY & SEAFOOD INDUSTRY NEWS

Prebiotic use in feed may boost shrimp survival
17 March, 2018
FeedNavigator.com
Although there have been studies examining the use of probiotics in biofloc systems, none have tracked the use of prebiotics in feed for shrimp raised in a biofloc system, and no work with mannoproteins (MP) in shrimp feed has been done, the researchers said. “This study aimed to evaluate the effects ...

Falklands plans fishing talks with Argentina after more than a decade
17 March, 2018
MercoPress
Argentina, during the Kirchner governments, contributed to the commercial destruction of the Southern Blue Whiting . Cristina Fernandez wasn't averse to allowing Illex squid seasons to open early; a decision which could negatively impact on the Falklands squid fishery. Exchanges of information ...

Widespread activity study labelled inaccurate
17 March, 2018
World Fishing & Aquaculture
A study which found that commercial fishing covers over 55% of the ocean's surface has been disregarded as inaccurate by Europêche.

Sustainable shark trade bill is supported by both conservationists and fishing industry
17 March, 2018
Phys.Org
We have a responsibility to disincentivize the trade of unsustainably or illegally harvested shark fins and other shark products." John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, said: "We must take action now to prevent the global overfishing of sharks and rays that is decimating populations ...

Will Madagascar's industrial shrimp trawlers make way for local fishers?
16 March, 2018
Mongabay.com
Industrial shrimp vessels have been trawling Madagascar's west coast since the 1960s. They cruise near the shore, dragging the seabed with their nets — a technique that scientists have compared to clear-cutting a forest. Usually, they catch Indian white prawn (Penaeus indicus) or speckled shrimp

Amanah MP: Stronger punishments against trespassing trawlers needed
16 March, 2018
Malay Mail
Kuala Terengganu MP Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah says the penalties imposed on foreign fishermen caught trespassing in Malaysian waters are inadequate. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri. KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 ― An Amanah lawmaker claims there are inadequate penalties imposed on ...

Navy Should Protect Fishing Waters From EU 'Armada' Post-Brexit, Says MP
16 March, 2018
Forces Network
The Royal Navy should be strengthened to help protect British fishing waters from the "armada" of EU trawlers post-Brexit, ministers have been told. Conservative MP Philip Hollobone said supporters of remain and leave were united in the need for the UK to leave the Common Fisheries Policy, which he

Udupi: Purse seine fishermen association demands withdrawal of ban on light fishing
16 March, 2018
Daijiworld.com
The order also prohibited the use or installation or operation of surface or submerged artificial lights/ LED lights, fish light attractors or any other light equipment with or without generator on mechanized fishing vessel or motorized fishing craft for trawling, purse-seining and grill netting operations in the

Aquaculture and tourism can co-exist in Seychelles, FAO official says
16 March, 2018
Seychelles News Agency
SNA spoke with Manuel Barange, the director of fisheries and aquaculture at the Food and Agriculture Organisation, to hear what he thinks Seychelles will gain from the facility. Barange was participating in the 'Financing Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Ocean Economies in Africa' conference held in ...

China is trying to rein in its vessels illegally depleting fish stocks in West Africa
16 March, 2018
Quartz
Last year, the watchdog group Oceana revealed European states including Portugal, Italy, and Greece had authorized unlawful fishing activities off the coast of Africa in contravention of common regional laws and policies. And this month, the group also tracked a Spanish commercial vessel that

China's seafood imports surged in 2017, while its export growth continues to slow
16 March, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
China is continuing its rapid transition from a net exporter of seafood into a net importer. China exported 4.23 million metric tons (MT) of seafood in 2017, while importing 4.89 million MT. China's exports rose 2.4 percent year-on-year by volume and 1.9 percent in value, reaching at USD 21.15 billion ...

Seafood worth €1bn despite UK dip as other markets hooked
16 March, 2018
Independent.ie
Overall, the EU remains Ireland's main export market for seafood, valued at €392m in 2017 - increasing by 9pc in terms of value during the year. The report also found that the Irish seafood sector is building "significant" growth in markets across Africa and the Middle East, as well as Asia, all of which ...

Seafood expo cut short, still a success
16 March, 2018
Gloucester Daily Times
The first casualty of Tuesday's fierce snowstorm actually came late Monday afternoon, when Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken opted for safety reasons to cut short the city's presence at the massive Seafood Expo North America at the convention center in South Boston. “We don't want any of our people ...

Global event on fisheries, aquaculture begins in Hyderabad
16 March, 2018
Business Standard
The first edition of AquaExIndia2018, the largest global scale event for fisheries and aquaculture, began here on Thursday. Delegates from across India and 25 other countries including farmers, industrialists, technology experts, government dignitaries are attending the three-day knowledge and ...

Aquaculture fires up Irish industry
16 March, 2018
Fish Update
IRELAND'S seafood sector grew 6.4 per cent last year, contributing €1.15 billion to the country's GDP. The aquaculture sector performed particularly well. This strong growth – for the third successive year – was driven by a 12 per cent increase in net exports (to €331 million), a four per cent increase in ...

CSPI Welcomes Sustainable Shrimp Partnership
15 March, 2018
CSPI Newsroom
CSPI welcomes the launch of the Sustainable Shrimp Partnership, an initiative started in Ecuador aimed at turning the direction of shrimp aquaculture to promote a “race to the top” in social and environmental standards. Members of the partnership should be applauded for their commitment to raising ...

Rising demand, better margins to shield Indian shrimp exporters
15 March, 2018
Economic Times
ET Intelligence Group: The stocks of companies in aqua-feed and shrimp exports reported weakness on Monday following the preliminary review by the US Department of Commerce suggesting a higher duty on Indian shrimp exports. However, if implemented, the increase in duties may not have major

Telenor Norway sets up smart aquaculture division
15 March, 2018
Telecompaper
Telenor Norway has appointed Rune Wilhelmsen as the head of its new smart aquaculture division, moving from a role as head of Telenor's western region. The aim is to provide data and digitisation services to the fishing industry, for application in production, logistics, transportation and sales.

Canadian company develops all-natural calamari oil from squid
15 March, 2018
MercoPress
Canadian company Dr. Dobias Natural Healing has acquired Friend of the Sea Certification for its FeelGood Omega-3 product, an all-natural calamari oil sourced from Japanese flying squid, jumbo flying squid and South Atlantic short-fin squid, fished in South East Pacific Ocean (FAO Area 87). Friend of ...

Thai govt. detects no radiation in Fukushima fish
15 March, 2018
NHK WORLD
The government of Japan's Fukushima Prefecture hopes to export more flounder to Thailand after the Thai government's tests showed no radioactive substances in the fish. Exports of flounder caught off Fukushima resumed on March 1st for the first time since the 2011 nuclear accident. The fish were the ...

NTU scientists find potential biomedical uses for fish scale-derived collagen
15 March, 2018
News-Medical.net
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have established that collagen derived from fish scales could be effective for various biomedical applications such as wound healing. Commonly removed before cooking, the research team found that fish scales contain ...

Shrimp farming sustainability initiative launched
13 March, 2018
The Fish Site
Called the Sustainable Shrimp Partnership (SSP), members are committed to achieving and promoting the highest quality products, produced to the highest social and environmental standards, through greater collaboration and transparency. The initiative has seven founder members, all from Ecuador, ...

Scottish Salmon Company launches Lochlander Salmon, scores BAP certification
13 March, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Alongside the new brand announcement, SSC recently announced that is it the first salmon producer in Scotland to be awarded Best Aquaculture Practice (BAP) certification for all its marine sites. One of the aquaculture industry's most stringent standards, BAP covers the entire aquaculture production ...

Fukushima fish get clean bill of health
13 March, 2018
Bangkok Post
Consumer advocates learned earlier that 12 Japanese restaurants in Thailand were serving fish bought from Fukushima, where a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered reactor meltdowns and radiation leaks at its coastal nuclear facility in March 2011. The Department of Fisheries asked the ...

Canada's fish and seafood exports strong and growing
13 March, 2018
SeaWestNews (blog)
“Yet again, Canada's high quality, safe and sustainably managed fish and seafood products continue to be sought after the world over. With $6.9 billion exports just last year, our fish and seafood sector is strong and growing. Our government is committed to continuing to expand trade and economic ...

An Icelandic Tannery Makes Fish Skins Fashionable
13 March, 2018
Atlas Obscura
The shop at the tannery sells bowties, change purses, cigarette cases, and jewelry crafted from scaly, supple leather. At first touch, these wares seem to be made from the reptilian skin of a snake or a crocodile. They're not. They're made from fish. This tannery, Sjávarleður, or Atlantic Leather, stands on a

US ups anti-dumping duty on Indian shrimp to 2.34 pc
13 March, 2018
Financial Express
The United States Department of Commerce has increased the anti-dumping duty on Indian shrimp to 2.34% from 0.84% in the preliminary results of the department's administrative review for 2016–2017. The administrative review reports that Indian exporters have made below normal value sales to the ...

Japanese firms show up in force at Seafood Expo North America
13 March, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
GOT Japan Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, sells a wide variety of seafood, mainly sushi ingredients including amberjack, horse mackerel, yellowtail, mackerel, salmon, scallops, sea bream, sea urchin, squid, and tuna. It exports to the U.S., selling wholesale to distributors in several major cities. Hachiyosuisan ...

How Can the Large-Scale Poaching in the South Atlantic Be Stopped?
13 March, 2018
Inter Press Service
It had 320 tons of fresh fish in its holds: Argentine hake, pollock, squid and ray. The ship was transported with its crew of 34 to the Comodoro Rivadavia port in the southeast of the country, where it was released in late February, after paying a fine of just over one million dollars. "All of the boats that fish ...

US Anti-Dumping Duty On Indian Shrimps Not To Hit Trade: Apex Frozen Food
12 March, 2018
BloombergQuint
Indian shrimp exporter Apex Frozen Foods Ltd. does not see the preliminary anti-dumping duty on the seafood suggested by the U.S. Department of Commerce impacting trade. The U.S., which is the largest market for Indian seafood, in its preliminary review, has determined that a certain “frozen ...

2018 Seafood Champion Award finalists announced by SeaWeb
12 March, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Parker is known for his at-sea engagement and improvement work in both wild fisheries and aquaculture. In addition to spearheading innovations such as a project to use LED lights in bottom-trawls to reduce bycatch, Parker volunteers with numerous organizations working for seafood sustainability.

Fish Researchers Seek Help Collecting Coho Salmon Heads
12 March, 2018
U.S. News & World Report
The state Department of Environmental Conservation and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources are asking people to save the heads from Coho salmon caught in Lake Ontario starting this year. It's part of an effort to evaluate the effectiveness of stocking programs. The agencies are marking or tagging all ...

US hikes anti-dumping duty three-fold on Indian shrimps, exporters in tizzy
11 March, 2018
Business Standard
The United States of America, the largest market for Indian seafood, has enhanced the anti-dumping duty on the shrimps to 2.34 per cent from 0.84 per cent putting exporters in a tizzy. The Department of Commerce (DoC) has preliminarily determined that certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India is ...

Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty ...
11 March, 2018
Federal Register
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from India is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 1, 2016, through January 31, 2017.

Icicle trawlers scoop Adak cod 10 days ahead of schedule
11 March, 2018
Bristol Bay Times
The National Marine Fisheries Service announced that the Bering Sea Catcher Vessel Trawl Cod fishery would shut down on March 4, 10 days before the industry expected the closure, which was scheduled for March 14th. The reason is that the 5,000 ton trawl catcher vessel set aside quota for Adak will ...

Re-circulating Aquaculture Systems (RAS): Bio-security for Fish Rearing
11 March, 2018
Kashmir Reader
Man, while he 'domesticated' many animals and plants, left the fish out – the carps and the trout are relatively very recent attempts. The neglect of fish perhaps mainly owed to man's unfamiliarity with the water environment; what is under water is not easily seen. Man could commune with his terrestrial ...

New Bedford's seafood passion wows international buyers
11 March, 2018
SouthCoastToday.com
NEW BEDFORD — Fish buyers from around the world - 11 countries to be exact - congregated early Friday morning at the Wharfinger Building. While most partaking in the 14th annual fish buyer's tour spoke English, an attribute of New Bedford communicated to all 30 people. “They're really passionate ...

Northern Wind and Bristol Seafood Celebrate One Year of Fair Trade Scallops; Give Back to ...
11 March, 2018
GlobeNewswire (press release)
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - Northern Wind and Bristol Seafood are celebrating one year of selling Fair Trade Certified scallops. A year ago, the two companies came together to form a Fair Trade fishing association called the Northwest Atlantic ...

Ghana needs a fishing research vessel
11 March, 2018
Ghana Business News
The Ghana Industrial Trawlers Association (GITA) has called on the Fisheries Commission and the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture to acquire a fishing research vessel to obtain and process data to guide the fishing sector. Mr Oyeman Ofori-Ani, Board Secretary of GITA, in an interview with the

Vietnam claiming US made "mistake" in antidumping duty review on shrimp
10 March, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers said Thursday, 8 March that the United States made a “mistake” in the preliminary results of its 12th administrative review of its antidumping order on frozen warm-water shrimp from Vietnam (POR12). The “mistake” has resulted in a much ...

VASEP asks US to review anti-dumping duty on Vietnamese shrimp
10 March, 2018
VietNamNet Bridge
Therefore, the anti-dumping duty margin imposed for Fimex was also applied to the rest Vietnamese shrimp exporters. VASEP said on March 8 that the association, along with Fimex and all of its members, believe that the result was issued in error. “For multiple years now, Vietnamese exporters have ...

Imprisonment sought for N.Korean boat captain
10 March, 2018
NHK WORLD
Japanese prosecutors have demanded that the captain of a North Korean squid boat serve 30 months in prison for theft from an island in Hokkaido, northern Japan. In a hearing at the Hakodate District Court on Friday, the captain admitted that he and other crewmembers stole 39 items last November ...

Nova Scotia aquaculture changes will help effective management: minister
10 March, 2018
CTV News
HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia's fisheries minister says changes to the act regulating the province's estimated $100 million aquaculture industry will allow institutions such as universities to apply for research licences. Keith Colwell says that wasn't possible under current regulations. Another change tabled ...

Heartland Catfish Company Recalls Siluriformes Fish Products Due to Possible Adulteration     RECALL 
9 March, 2018
USDA.gov (press release)
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2018 – Heartland Catfish Company, an Itta Bena, Miss. establishment, is recalling approximately 69,016 pounds of Siluriformes fish (catfish) products that may be adulterated with a residue of public health concern, specifically leucomalachite green, the U.S. Department of ...

Upgrade sought for Chilean oysters
9 March, 2018
The Fish Site
The project "Sustainable aquaculture: regional oyster industry", is financed by the Regional Government of Coquimbo through the Innovation Fund for Competitiveness (FIC), and executed by the Business Research and Modeling Center (CIMON) of Santo Tomás University (UST) of La Serena. It will last ...

Philip Hammond risks Brexiteers' wrath as he offers EU trawlers access to UK waters 'for a good ...
9 March, 2018
The Sun
Philip Hammond last night sparked Brexiteer fury after dangling access to UK fishing waters for EU trawlers in return for a good trade deal that protects the City of London. Exploding his long running row with Environment Secretary Michael Gove, the Chancellor said he was “open to discussing” a fishing ...

Argentina calls for capture of five Chinese fishing boats
9 March, 2018
Reuters
21 allegedly fishing illegally in Argentina's exclusive economic zone off the Patagonian coast. Illegal fishing by Chinese boats has tested diplomatic relations between President Mauricio Macri and China. In 2016, the coast guard sank a Chinese trawler it said was fishing illegally in its territorial waters.

Special events abound in Boston for Seafood Expo North America
9 March, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
In the coming days, thousands of seafood buyers, importers, distributors, and processors will convene in Boston, Massachusetts for the 2018 Seafood Expo North America/ Seafood Processing North America event, taking place Sunday, 11 March through Tuesday, 13 March. Whether exploring a ...

Seafood companies urged to improve approach to 'ghost gear'
9 March, 2018
The Grocer
Calling for urgent action from the seafood industry, the WAP report revealed that just three out of the world's 15 biggest seafood companies had achieved “improver” tier three status for tackling the ghost gear issue, with John West owner Thai Union, TriMarine and Young's Seafood given credit for having ...

Fresh hope for Mexican shrimp initiative
8 March, 2018
The Fish Site
Healthy fisheries are the life-blood to the economy and to the long-term sustainability of the ocean and the shrimp industry,” said Lance Leonard, President and CEO of Ocean Garden. The FIP signed agreements with Pesca Responsable y Comercio Justo, a Mexican company, to provide technical ...

Solomon Islands welcomes NZ's help to improve aquaculture
8 March, 2018
Radio New Zealand
The director of the Solomon Islands Association of Rural Training Centres says it's grateful a new app is being developed in New Zealand to improve the aquaculture industry. Fish being sold at a Solomon Islands food market. Photo: RNZ. The organisation, which offers non-formal education for youth, ...

Responsible sourcing is priority of South East Asia fishmeal project
8 March, 2018
World Fishing & Aquaculture
Jointly funded by the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) and IFFO, the Marine Ingredients Organisation, the project has made contact with government agencies and businesses and aims to build more contacts in the region and provide a detailed overview of raw materials in Thailand and Vietnam to ...

Echoes of cannery row collapse as West Coast sardine fishing faces 4th year of closure
8 March, 2018
SFGate
Fishing fleets hauled in huge quantities of the nutrient-rich fish around the Channel Islands in Southern California and along the Oregon coast. It wasn't unusual for a boat to bring in up to 65 tons a day of sardines, which are generally frozen in big blocks for use as bait in commercial long-line fishing and

Peruvian Trawler Caught in Chilean Waters with 4 Tons of Shark
8 March, 2018
Latin American Herald Tribune
SANTIAGO – A Peruvian fishing boat intercepted in Chile's territorial waters with 4.4 tons of shark in its hold was escorted to the northern port of Arica, the Chilean navy said Tuesday. The Coptus Marino was intercepted 121 nautical miles northeast of the town of Tocopilla and is the third Peruvian vessel ...

Cargill tech seeks to provide shrimp producers data, production insights
8 March, 2018
FeedNavigator.com
The Minnesota-based agri-giant is releasing an Internet-of-Things (IoT) based tool aimed at improving shrimp production using production and environmental data. The technology, iQShrimp, collects information from shrimp ponds using mobile devices, sensors and feeders and can provide insight and ...

Minister should continue proportionate quota sharing approach with northern shrimp, group says
8 March, 2018
The Telegram
An anticipated decrease in northern shrimp quotas in key shrimp fishing areas off Newfoundland and Labrador this year should result in the same proportionate quota sharing approach established last year, says the Canadian Association of Prawn Producers (CAPP). “We must be careful about the ...

Seafood Expo Asia organizers search for experts on blockchain technology, value-added seafood
8 March, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Proposals for speakers for the 2018 Seafood Expo Asia event – taking place in Wanchai, Hong Kong from 4 to 6 September – are now being accepted, event organizer Diversified Communications announced on 5 March. Seafood industry professionals across segments are encouraged to submit ...

Cargill launches digital software to help shrimp farmers manage risk
7 March, 2018
Feedstuffs
Shrimp farmers can tap into the first cloud-based solution in the aquaculture industry by using Cargill's new iQShrimp, a predictive software package that uses machine learning and sensors to give producers real-time visibility into their farm operations. iQShrimp is a first-generation offering driven by

Ready Seafood to help fund key lobster study
7 March, 2018
Mainebiz
Ready Seafood of Portland is kicking in $75,000 a year to continue a University of Maine lobster larvae settlement study. The Portland Press Herald reported that the study, led by University of Maine research professor Rick Wahle, is designed to see if lobster larvae are settling in deeper water than they

Bali Seafood International finally opens processing plant in Indonesia
7 March, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
After a long delay, PT Bali Seafood International (BSI) opened its new fish processing plant in Santong, Sumbawa, Indonesia on 22 February. BSI is a wholly-owned Indonesian subsidiary of North Atlantic, Inc. (NIA), a Portland, Maine-based supplier focused on sustainably sourced and socially ...

Albertsons Companies Partners with Trace Register to Elevate Seafood Traceability
7 March, 2018
GlobeNewswire (press release)
BOISE, Idaho and SEATTLE, Wash. - Albertsons Companies, the second-largest food and drug retailer in the United States, has selected Trace Register, a global leader in full supply chain seafood traceability, in a major step towards fulfilling its industry-leading ...

Argentine seafood exports in 2017 totaled 475591 tons and US$ 1,8bn
7 March, 2018
MercoPress
Shrimp and squid catches contributed the most to last year's figures. However fish sales decreased in volume and in value. Argentine seafood exports grew by almost 7% in volume and around 16% in dollar value during 2017, according to the final figures published by the Under-secretariat of Fisheries ...

Criticism over Fukushima fish imports
7 March, 2018
The Nation
“You can have confidence in the FDA and relevant organisations,” Wanchai said. “If we detect any contaminated fish, we will destroy or immediately return the item.” A report by Japan Times revealed on March 1 that Fukushima prefecture's first shipment of fish since the March 2011 accident had been ...

Devi Sea Foods files for $138 mn IPO
6 March, 2018
VCCircle
It mainly ships shrimp to foreign destinations. Devi Sea Foods will join listed peers such as Apex Frozen Foods Ltd, Avanti Feeds Ltd, The Waterbase Ltd, and Zeal Aqua Ltd in going public. Apex Frozen Foods' IPO was the most recent offering in the sector. The company, which raised Rs 150 crore from

Aquaculture growth in Norway talks
6 March, 2018
Fish Update
THE Norwegian fisheries minister, Per Sandberg, will meet his counterpart in Edinburgh this week to discuss Norway's approach to aquaculture, Brexit and continued cooperation. Scotland's rural economy minister, Fergus Ewing, and environment secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, will welcome

Intel's Blockchain Application Tracks Global Seafood From Ocean to Plate
6 March, 2018
newsBTC
As detailed in a 2016 report by Oceana, fraud is a huge problem in the seafood industry. Based on data compiled from 200 studies, the ocean conservation advocacy group found that as much as 20% of seafood is not labelled correctly in the U.S. This mislabeling has wide-reaching consequences on ...

30 Chinese seafood firms partner to open store in Yantai
6 March, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Some 30 seafood firms in the processing hub of Yantai have formed a partnership to open a store in the city's commercial district. The store will showcase their products as well as premium imported seafood products. The new “Hui Yuan Zhi” store was organized by the local branch of the China Aquatic ...

Thailand Confident of Shedding IUU Fishing Tag (video)
6 March, 2018
AEC News Today
Royal Thai Navy and associated agencies involved in ensuring Thailand's fishing and seafood industry complies with EU IUU fishing regulations at work ... of boats and crew, while some areas have been declared closed to commercial fishing for parts of each year in an attempt to improve sustainability.

US shellfish farmers could get relief from insurance requirements under new bill
6 March, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Shellfish aquaculture is a near-shore, water-dependent, farming operation that is normally conducted solely within state waters. Congress recognized this and specifically excluded aquaculture workers from carrying insurance required under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, ...

Israel to Boost Aquaculture Production in Liberia
6 March, 2018
Liberian Daily Observer
Following series of discussions between the Government of Israel and the Liberian Government, a team of aquaculture experts from Israel have arrived in the country to carry out an assessment and conduct training for selected Fish farmers and technicians from Bong, Montserrado, Bomi and Nimba ...

Sri Lanka to cut import duty on fish bait; two tier taxes
5 March, 2018
EconomyNext
ECONOMYNXT - Sri Lanka, a country whose exports have been dampened by import taxes, will cut taxes on squid and milkfish in a bid to provide fish bait at ... Sri Lanka's long-line fishing fleet uses at estimated 7,000 metric tonnes of squid, milkfish and flying fish as bait, with about 3.000 metric tonnes

Fisheries Ministry lifts close season ban
5 March, 2018
Myjoyonline.com
The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD) Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye has declared the 2018 industrial fishing season opened. This follows a two-month closed season which commenced in January 2018 with the aim of reducing the excessive pressure and overexploitation of

Washington's net-pen fish farm ban has Canadian consequences
4 March, 2018
Calgary Herald
Neville Crabbe of Canada's Atlantic Salmon Federation said a bill passed by Washington state lawmakers could pose “incredible business loss” for New Brunswick-based company Cooke Aquaculture. Cooke Aquaculture said in a written statement that it is “deeply disappointed” with Friday's vote to

Seafood processor will pay $300000 fine for oversized fish waste piles at two Alaska plants
4 March, 2018
Alaska Dispatch News
Seafood processor will pay $300,000 fine for oversized fish waste piles at two Alaska plants ... Trident Seafoods has agreed to pay a $300,000 penalty and remove an underwater pile of seafood waste near Sand Point in a settlement with the federal government involving Clean Water Act violations at ...

Fishermen promoting 'nightmare' monkfish as affordable seafood
4 March, 2018
Fox News
Fishermen promoting 'nightmare' monkfish as affordable seafood ... Though a steaming plate of sea monster probably isn't your go-to order at a seafood restaurant, fishing industry insiders hope to persuade U.S. consumers to eat more monkfish — a particularly strange-looking creature from the deep.

Costa Rica Prepares to Export 10 Tons of Hammerhead Shark Fins
4 March, 2018
The Costa Rican Times
Ten tons of hammerhead shark fins have been in storage in Costa Rican warehouses since March 1 of 2015, when the government issued a ban on the export of hammerhead shark fins as part of its Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) obligations.

Industrial fisheries in Southeast Asia divert millions of tonnes of fish to fishmeal
4 March, 2018
Phys.Org
According to Teh, even though some may argue that the production of fishmeal also supports food security, as the product is used to feed livestock and aquaculture fish, it is very unlikely that the practice can be carried out for a long time, as it relies on the extraction of massive amounts of fish using ...

What the seafood sector wants from Brexit
4 March, 2018
World Fishing & Aquaculture
While there is still some considerable distance between what EU and UK decision makers believe their future relationship should be following the Brexit end-date in little over a year's time, the seafood industry has a much clearer picture on what would constitute the most workable divorce package for

First Nations opposing fish farms concerned over possible changes to Fisheries Act
4 March, 2018
APTN News
The federal government recently announced it is looking to make changes to the Fisheries Act. Although the feds say the key focus of the changes to increase protection for fish and waters, First Nations in British Columbia, who oppose open-net fish farms, are worried about the move. Such as testing for

Marketing Lobsters, Harvesting Crabs on Agenda at Fish Forum
4 March, 2018
U.S. News & World Report
Saturday is the final day of the Maine Fishermen's Forum for 2018. The event began on Thursday at the Samoset Resort. It takes place every year and is a trade show for the commercial fishing industry that also includes numerous seminars, a banquet and other events. Saturday's events will touch on ...

Loblaw Recalling Packages Of Cooked Shrimp Due To Possible Presence Of Raw Shrimp  RECALL
3 March, 2018
HuffPost Canada
Loblaw Recalling Packages Of Cooked Shrimp Due To Possible Presence Of Raw Shrimp. Consumers who have this product should toss it out or return it to the store where purchased. Canadian Press. Canadian Food Inspection Agency. OTTAWA — Loblaw Companies Ltd. is recalling certain ...

Spanish trawler caught illegally fishing in South Atlantic fined in Argentina and Spain
3 March, 2018
MercoPress
Argentina's Fisheries Secretariat imposed a 400.000 Euros fine, (the highest possible) and the seizure of the cargo, some 550.000 Euros, to Galicia's Pesquerias Marinenses following the arrest of trawler Playa Pesmar Uno which was caught operating in Argentina's EEZ, in early February. According to ...

Lawsuit alleges Trident fish oil pills sold by Costco don't deliver what's promised
3 March, 2018
Seattle Times
Lawyers for a New York man who bought Costco's Kirkland Signature Wild Alaskan Fish Oil sued the company and manufacturer Trident Seafoods this week alleging that the dietary supplement contains less than half of the sought-after omega fatty acids that the labeling claims. The suit, which seeks ...

2017 commercial fishing landings are fourth highest ever
3 March, 2018
The Ellsworth American
AUGUSTA — Maine commercial fishermen once again landed more than a half-billion dollars worth of marine resources in 2017. At $569,173,089, the total value stands as the fourth highest ever and marks only the sixth time that Maine harvesters have surpassed $500 million. “Maine's commercial ...

Gorton's CEO bullish on seafood business
3 March, 2018
Gloucester Daily Times
Gorton's is navigating a gale of changing consumer trends and increasing global competition, pushing the venerable Gloucester seafood retailer to continually embrace innovation and change to retain its historic market presence, the company's president said Thursday. Judson Reis, speaking at the ...

Tilapia conference draws to a close
3 March, 2018
The Fish Site
“As one of the world's leading tilapia producing countries, Egypt provided the ideal setting to show the aquaculture sector and the broader supply chain that as well as salmon and shrimp, Skretting is also leading the way when it comes to collaboratively progressing tilapia farming on a global scale,” he

Nigeria's Aquaculture, Artisanal Fish Production Drops In 2017 – Report
3 March, 2018
Independent Newspapers Limited
The National Wet Season Agricultural Performance Survey (APS) 2017 recorded serious decrease in aquaculture and artisanal fish production in some states, compared to the performance in 2016. The survey was conducted by the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services ...

Virus at 2 Nova Scotia fish farms results in 600000 salmon being killed
3 March, 2018
CBC.ca
Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell says the virus poses no risk to humans. (Steve Berry/CBC). About 600,000 salmon ... Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell said Thursday the two facilities are located close to each other, but wouldn't name them. "The virus is just in one location and they ...

Calamari on the menu as feds maintain US squid fishing quota
3 March, 2018
Bangor Daily News
PORTLAND, Maine — Federal fishing regulators are keeping the quota for commercial squid fishermen about the same under new fishing rules that take effect soon. U.S. fishermen harvest shortfin and longfin squid in the Atlantic Ocean. The squid are used as food, such as calamari. The National ...

Falklands: Spanish trawlers hope the Loligo season evolves with “no incidents”
3 March, 2018
MercoPress
Last year the Loligo season around Beauchene island was cut short because of the high rate of accidental deaths with sea lions. Pic: .Lee Abbamonte. In 2017 the Spanish vessels landed 63.500 tons of Loligo, which was 37% more than in 2016. Spanish trawlers involved in the Loligo squid catching ...

Trade agreement with the EU a boost for Western Cape exports
2 March, 2018
Creamer Media's Engineering News
We are focusing on the value-add to products such as crumbed fillets and fish cakes,” said Jeremy Marillier, executive director of commercial fishing umbrella, Fish SA. He told a media event in Cape Town that exports of squid were on the rise. Squid is mostly frozen at sea and exported whole to the EU.

California's Drought, Poor Ocean Conditions Impact Salmon Forecast for 2018
2 March, 2018
CDFW News
Over the next two months, the Pacific Fishery Management Council will use the 2018 fall Chinook ocean abundance forecasts, in addition to information on the status of endangered Sacramento River winter Chinook, to set ocean sport and commercial fishing season dates, commercial quotas and size ...

Fisheries bill advances out of committee but opposition builds
2 March, 2018
Environmental Defense Fund
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee voted this morning to advance S. 1520, a bill that as currently written includes dangerous provisions that would undermine important conservation tools, regional fishery management, and the nation's commercial fishing ...

Assets of King of Shrimp family reduce sharply after Eximbank scandal
2 March, 2018
VietNamNet Bridge
The assets of Le Van Quang, chairman of MPC who is known as the “King of Shrimp” in Vietnam, also decreased by VND251 billion ($11 million) to VND1.548 trillion ($68.2 million). Their daughter, Le Thi Diu Minh, has also lost VND50 billion ($2.2 million) to now hold VND306 billion ($13.5 million) in ...

Aquaculture Roundtable Series 2018 to discuss issues facing Asian shrimp industry
2 March, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Singapore-based Aqua Culture Asia Pacific and Corporate Media Services will organize The Aquaculture Roundtable Series 2018 (TARS 2018) to discuss pressing issues affecting the shrimp industry in Asia. The conference will be held at the Shangri-la Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand, from 15 to 16 ...

Local fishing industry battles insecurity, poor funding
2 March, 2018
The Punch
Frequent attacks by armed robbers, poor funding and lack of effective regulation of the fishing sector has resulted in limited number of Nigerian owned fishing trawlers operating in the country. A former President of the Nigerian Trawler Owners Association, Mrs. Magaret Orakwusi, said this, noting that ...

Seafood companies to be benchmarked against SDGs
1 March, 2018
The Fish Site
The SSI focuses on the role of leading seafood companies in promoting stewardship of natural resources and production chains. To rank companies on their performance on sustainable seafood, a methodology is developed, after which data will be collected that is used to benchmark companies' ...

Why pond producers struggle to meet tilapia production goals in Ghana
1 March, 2018
The Fish Site
“No effort should be spared to maximize our aquaculture production”. These were the recent words of Ghana's Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, when she announced plans to increase the country's aquaculture production – which mainly consists of tilapia – from 58,000 to ...

50-60 fishing ships worth about RUB 200 billion to be built in Russia within 5-6 years
1 March, 2018
PortNews IAA
According to Rosrybolovstvo, 9 of them came from the Far East (a total of RUB 45 billion) including 6 applications for construction of 108-meter long processing trawlers and 3 applications for construction of 55-meter long seine trawlers. Processing trawlers are to be built by Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard ...

Fish maw wars
1 March, 2018
Independent
Kampala, Uganda | ANDREW S. KAGGWA | A row has developed between the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and fish exporters on one side and fish traders on the other over the sale of fish maws. Siraje Walusimbi, an executive member of the Uganda Fishmaws Traders ...

Pledge to Add 10 Billion Oysters to Chesapeake Bay
1 March, 2018
Delmarva Public Radio
(AP) - A coalition of environmental groups and foundations has made a goal of adding 10 billion oysters to the Chesapeake Bay over the next several years. The Virginian-Pilot reports foundation officials hope the increased cooperation will accelerate the oyster drive and add to pressure against the ...

SABRI executive director poses questions about shrimp stocks
1 March, 2018
The Southern Gazette
GREAT NORTHERN PENINSULA, NL – St. Anthony Basin Resources Inc. (SABRI) executive director Sam Elliott thinks the latest assessment of northern shrimp stocks may actually indicate more stability in areas 4, 5 and 6. In its assessment released Feb. 16 the Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Report underlines the value of aquaculture innovation
1 March, 2018
The Fish Site
The Ripple Effect tells the story of how working with 32 industry and 11 academic partners is making a positive impact on the aquaculture industry. Commenting on the report, Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, said: “Scotland is a country famous for innovation ...

Inshore shrimp harvesters, plant workers worried about 2018
28 February, 2018
The Gander Beacon
Chris Rose of St. Carol's is an inshore shrimp harvester. He is the owner and skipper of the Ashley and Brothers, a 65-footer. He says the information from DFO is “worrisome.” At the peak of the shrimp industry, with his two licenses, he had 1.3 million pounds of shrimp to catch. Last year, with all the cuts,

Facing Day Zero, South African seafood companies scramble to cut water use
28 February, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Seafood companies in South Africa have drastically cut their use of potable water in the face of a worsening crisis that has led to strict water rationing for residents. Sea Harvest, one of the country's largest producers and markets of premium seafood products, reduced its fresh water consumption by 35 ...

Vietnam's shrimp farming industry undergoing reshuffle
28 February, 2018
VietNamNet Bridge
Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development Vu Van Tam said Vietnam is striving to export $10 billion worth of shrimp products by 2025. Experts said the target is within reach, since Vietnam has favorable natural conditions for sustainable development, good farming techniques, a skilled workforce and ...

TunaSolutions joins IPNLF
28 February, 2018
World Fishing & Aquaculture
Digital tuna auction service provider TunaSolutions has become a member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF).

AIS and M2M Protect Against IUU Fishing by Small Vessels
28 February, 2018
The Maritime Executive (blog)
Others like Global Fishing Watch “advance sustainability through transparency” by using technology to reveal the location and behavior of commercial fishing fleets and making this information freely accessible. Tracking commercial fishing vessels is facilitated by technologies like Automatic Identification ...

Fishing Company Punished for Vessel Caught With Dead Sharks
28 February, 2018
Caixin Global
Fuzhou Honglong's vessels are part of China's growing fleet of distant-water commercial fishing waters, which the country is struggling to regulate. Chinese vessels are the most active and travel the most for their catch, far outpacing their nearest competitors, a recent international fishing industry survey ...

Atlantic mackerel fishery will be restricted for rest of year
28 February, 2018
Press Herald
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says mackerel fishermen are close enough to that limit that restrictions are kicking in. The fishermen will be prohibited from fishing more than 20,000 pounds of Atlantic mackerel per trip for the remainder of the calendar year. The restrictions go into

Fishermen give govt ultimatum to implement ban on LED fishing, bull trawling
28 February, 2018
Oherald
VASCO: Slamming the state Fisheries Department on its failure to implement ban on Bull or pair trawling and use of LED lights equipped with or with generator in the territorial waters of the state, the All Goa Fishermen Union (AGFU) on Monday threatened to take law in their hands if government fails to ...

Hainan aquaculture ponds razed in anti-pollution campaign
28 February, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
China has bulldozed 100 illegal aquaculture ponds in the southern island province of Hainan, signaling a deepening of its crackdown on water pollution. Provincial TV has shown earthmovers filling in on lined and unlined shrimp and tilapia ponds located in Danzhou, near the coast outside the major

Export-oriented aquaculture farms to have GPS database
28 February, 2018
Financial Express
aquaculture, GPS database, aquaculture export, MPEDA, shrimp production The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) has launched an initiative to develop a GPS-based database of export-oriented aquaculture farms in the country to ensure their traceability and quality control. (PTI).

Call for realistic EU legislation
28 February, 2018
World Fishing & Aquaculture
European fishermen have stressed the importance of adopting workable and realistic measures which they say has not occurred with the landing obligation. A comprehensive plan was called for as Aguiar Machado, director general of the Directorate-General for Fisheries in the European Commission ...

Alternatives for Japanese squid and imported salmon for sushi and sashimi developed
27 February, 2018
The Japan Times
Seafood company Nippon Suisan Kaisha Ltd. has developed alternatives for Japanese flying squid and imported salmon for sushi and sashimi. Record poor catches of the squid in waters around Japan since 2016 have pushed up prices sharply. As of late this month, the squid's wholesale price at the ...

Lidl Ireland recalling Eridanous Squid Rings due to 'labelling error' as allergens not in English  RECALL
27 February, 2018
The Irish Sun
Anyone who bought the fish is asked to return it to their nearest store. The message on the Food Safety of Ireland's website reads: “Due to a labelling error, Lidl Ireland is recalling the above batch of squid rings as there is no English on the back of the packs. “The product is squid which is a cephalopod ...

SCNDR reports 98 percent white shrimp loss following January's cold snap
27 February, 2018
Charleston City Paper
The way the white shrimp life cycle works is this time of year through spring, white shrimp are fattening up in order to be ready to spawn. As lowcountryestuary.org explains, "white shrimp spawn offshore because their eggs and larval offspring require full ocean salinity of 35 parts per thousand (ppt)to ...

Higher prices expected amid plunge in glass eel catches
27 February, 2018
The Japan News
The Yomiuri ShimbunCatches of glass eel, or juvenile Japanese eel, have been extremely low this season. As of the end of January, the volume of glass eels put into domestic aquaculture ponds was about 10 percent that of a year earlier, and the transaction price of glass eels was more than ¥3 million ...

MSC certification for Russian red king crab fishery
27 February, 2018
World Fishing & Aquaculture
The Russian Red King Crab fishery in the Barents Sea has become the first of its kind globally to achieve MSC certification.

Algal bloom forces closure of shellfish farming operations
27 February, 2018
Aquaculture North America
An algal bloom detected in December has forced the shutdown of all but four shellfish aquaculture operations along the south coast of Maine. The area

Harvesters ready to talk lobsters at Maine Fishermen's Forum
27 February, 2018
News & Observer
The Maine Fishermen's Forum is scheduled for March 1 to 3 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. The event brings fishermen, lobstermen and clammers together with other members of the industry to discuss the biggest issues in commercial fishing. The forum is also typically when Maine fishing ...

Puget Sound region's Atlantic salmon fish farms could be headed for final harvest
27 February, 2018
Seattle Times
So weak are the state's regulatory tools that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) can by law only test fish at the farms for certain diseases, and even the governor could not stop Cooke last fall from stocking its hatchery with 1.8 million more Atlantic salmon eggs, and moving 1 million ...

Norway salmon biomass up 4 pct yr/yr in Jan -Seafood Norway
26 February, 2018
Reuters
OSLO, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The volume of salmon in cages at Norwegian fish farms, as measured by weight, rose by 4 percent year-on-year in January, industry lobby group Seafood Norway said in a statement. Also known under the term biomass, the quantity was estimated at 724,000 tonnes of salmon, ...

Myanmar using JICA's assistance to spruce up slumping shrimp exports
26 February, 2018
The Japan Times
YANGON, MYANMAR – Japan's development aid agency is helping Myanmar leverage sagging shrimp and prawn exports, urging the emerging country to boost capacity enough to compete with its Asian rivals. With support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the Myanmar Trade ...

AP: Aquaculture farm database launched at Partnership Summit
26 February, 2018
BW Businessworld
Farms which produce shrimp, shellfish and other exportable varieties of fish are enrolled by providing cards carrying a Unique Identification Number (Farm ID) and Quick Response (QR) code containing ... About one lakh aqua farms, spread over 1,95,994 hectares, are under shrimp culture in India.

Morocco's Fish and Seafood Landings Fall 7% in January 2018
26 February, 2018
Morocco World News
Additionally, artisanal, seasonal and coastal fishery products worth an estimated MAD 699 million came ashore in 2017. This number represents a 9 percent decrease compared with the fish and seafood landings that were recorded throughout 2016 (MAD 768 million), according to Maghreb Arab Press ...

2018 North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference
25 February, 2018
North Carolina Cooperative Extension - NC State University
March 8-10, 2018 – North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference. New Bern, NC. This conference is designed to bring together the general public, current and prospective fish farmers, scientists, and government personnel to learn about opportunities to develop and enhance freshwater and ...

How improving fisheries' governance in West Africa improves fishermen's livelihoods
25 February, 2018
Sierra Leone Times
The arrival of large industrial trawlers, however, proved to be a silent catastrophe for Plantain Island and much of West Africa. The 1980s was defined by the increasing presence of legal and sometime illegal foreign industrial vessels - some as large as floating factories. These mostly Asian vessels ...

Biggest export-oriented food expo showcases PH's 'best of the seas'
25 February, 2018
Philippine Canadian Inquirer
Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed the country's exports of fresh and preserved fish in 2017 amounted to USD294 million; seaweeds and carageenan with USD164 million worth of exports; and fresh, chilled, and frozen shrimps and prawns with exports valued at USD56 million.

How aquaculture is reshaping gender roles in Bangladesh
24 February, 2018
The Fish Site
Bangladesh's female aquaculture practitioners still face significant obstacles preventing them from having the freedom to make their own life choices on a par with men. In factories, women experience what McDougall describes as the “sticky floor”. “While factories have allowed women more economic ...

Mpeda to issue aquaculture farmers unique ID for traceability of products
24 February, 2018
Economic Times
KOCHI: In a bid to ensure that shrimp and other exportable varieties of fish are free from any trace of banned and unwanted substances, Marine Products Export Development Authority ( Mpeda) has developed a GPS-based database of export-oriented aquaculture farms in the country for their traceability ...

Agreement to manage fisheries and aquaculture
24 February, 2018
Fiji Times
The initiative by the Pacific Community (SPC) and the New Zealand government is aimed at enabling regional leaders to manage a sustainable fisheries and aquaculture that will result in increased economic and food security. Consul general of New Zealand in New Caledonia Bruce Shepherd ...

Commitment to quality paves the way for exports of shrimp paste
24 February, 2018
The Nation
Surachat, 48, took five years to restructure the family debt of Bt10 million, centred on a commitment to improve the quality of the shrimp paste in order to meet official food safety standards. Aside from the exports to Laos, his company is negotiating with a Cambodian importer to distribute the product in ...

Creed discusses the issue of large trawlers operating in inshore waters with inshore fishermen
24 February, 2018
EIN News (press release)
Minister Creed announced that he expects to publish a consultation paper to review the options for more restricted access for large fishing vessels fishing by means of trawls inside Ireland's six nautical mile zone. This issue has been the subject of scientific and economic reports by the Marine Institute ...

South Korea to fight WTO ruling on Fukushima seafood ban
24 February, 2018
Tampabay.com
A worker using a Geiger counter checks for possible radioactive contamination at Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea said Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, it will appeal the World Trade Organization's decision against Seoul's import

Researchers track commercial fishing worldwide in near real-time
23 February, 2018
Phys.Org
The team used machine learning technology to analyze 22 billion messages publicly broadcasted from vessels' AIS positions from 2012 to 2016, to answer the question, "What drives commercial fishing behavior?" Based solely on vessel movement patterns, the Global Fishing Watch algorithm was able

Seychelles preserves swathes of marine territory in debt-for-nature deal
23 February, 2018
Reuters
VICTORIA (Reuters) - The island nation of Seychelles designated some of its fragile coastal areas for protection from commercial fishing, ... The East African island nation of fewer than 100,000 people mainly relies on tourism and fishing for revenue, but in recent years oil and gas companies have been

Squid and octopus exports to the US soar
23 February, 2018
Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Total exports of squid and octopus from Việt Nam to the US reached US$ 9.7 million last year, up 94.7 per cent from 2016, reported the Việt Nam Association of Seafood Producers and Exporters (VASEP). Two major products exported to the US are frozen squid and frozen octopus. In 2017 ...

Asian shrimp industry in the spotlight
23 February, 2018
The Fish Site
Among the topics to be addressed are the current state of Asia's shrimp aquaculture industry, new approaches for improving shrimp production, higher level of control, productivity and cost efficiency, and transformation to ensure the future of the industry. The plenary at TARS 2018 will comprise 15 ...

Congress appropriates $200M for fisheries disasters
22 February, 2018
Kenai Peninsula Online
The Department of Commerce can declare a fishery disaster when the Secretary of Commerce finds that a failure in a commercial fishery is due to natural, undetermined or man-made causes beyond the control of the fishery managers other than regulatory restrictions for human or marine protection.

Prices to remain steady even as global seafood trade increases
22 February, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Total global seafood consumption is projected to increase by 31 million tons by 2025 to reach 178 million tons. Global per capita consumption is expected to move up eight percent from 20.2 kilograms currently to 21.8 kilograms by 2025, with people in Asia, Oceania, Latin American, and the Caribbean

Norway and Japan PMs meet, discuss seafood trade
22 February, 2018
SeafoodSource (blog)
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has met with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo to honor the close relationship between the two countries. High on the agenda was how the nations could work closer together in the future, and further strengthen mutually beneficial trade relations, ...

 

 

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