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IN BRIEF - Sanford’s sale potentially affecting Tauranga jobs

NEW ZEALAND
Thursday, December 06, 2018

New Zealand seafood company Sanford has announced it now has an unconditional agreement to sell its Tauranga based pelagic business to local company Pelco NZ Ltd.

The assets included are three purse seine fishing vessels, processing equipment and pelagic quota in Fisheries Management Area 1.

The conditional sale was announced on November 19 and the deal has been finalised today.

A number of jobs in Tauranga are potentially affected by the transition, but Sanford CEO Volker Kuntzsch has confirmed that talks are already underway with Pelco about the potential for some of the impacted Sanford staff and contractors to find roles at the local Tauranga company.

Source: Sun Live


IN BRIEF - Powered by nature: Norwegian cruise operator signs rotten fish biogas deal

NORWAY
Friday, May 24, 2019

OSLO - Norwegian cruise ship operator Hurtigruten has signed a 7.5-year deal to buy liquefied biogas (LBG) made from dead fish and other organic waste to help power its vessels, the firm said on Thursday 23.

Under the contract with Biokraft, Hurtigruten ships will start receiving near-daily supplies of LBG, with the first delivery taking place in 2020, it added.

The company last year said it would invest about USD 800 million to refit six vessels to partly run on the renewable fuel.

Source: Reuters


IN BRIEF - Warnings over new law to protect workers in Thai fishing industry

THAILAND
Friday, May 24, 2019

PHNOM PENH - A new law to address abuses in Thailand’s multi-billion dollar fishing industry contains loopholes, labor rights campaigners said on Thursday, warning of difficulties in enforcement.

The legislation published on Wednesday follows years of global scrutiny over abuse of Thai and migrant workers and mandates basic rights such as social security, medical care and rest periods. It will come into effect in six months.

But campaigners said the government would struggle to enforce the legislation and raised concerns that it remains vague on how any benefits would be accessed.

Source: Reuters


IN BRIEF - How an invasive species or pig hide could solve Maine’s lobster bait crisis

UNITED STATES
Friday, May 24, 2019

Gulf of Maine lobstermen are casting around far and wide for new kinds of bait now that federal regulators have cut herring quotas by 70 percent. Possible solutions range from the mass importation of a nuisance fish from the Midwest, to manufactured baits, to pig hides.

Fisheries managers estimate a 50-million pound “herring gap” in Maine over the next year. To help close it, they are turning to colleagues in Illinois.

Source: Bangor Daily News


IN BRIEF - Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Frozen Raw Tuna

VIET NAM
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Restaurants and retailers should not sell or serve recalled frozen, ground tuna from Jensen Tuna.

On April 15, 2019, Jensen Tuna in Houma, La., voluntarily recalledexternal icon frozen ground tuna imported from JK Fish of Vietnam.

The recalled tuna was individually packaged in one-pound bags and sold in 20-pound boxes under lot numbers z266, z271, and z272.
Jensen Tuna distributed product to distributors in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, and Washington. Recalled product might have been redistributed to additional states.

Restaurants and retailers should contact the distributor if they don’t know whether their frozen ground tuna is recalled. If in doubt, they should not sell or serve it.

Source: CDC


IN BRIEF - Fishing industry comprehensive health standard on fish market: The case of Muara Angke

ITALY
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Fishing industry is not only concern about sustainability, but also ensuring health quality of fish sold in markets. Therefore health quality level of fish market is critical. Fish market regulations have been issued by more than one government agency that have comparable authority. Different mandates of those institutions created a lack of comprehensive regulation on how to develop and manage healthy fish market well. This situation could puzzle existing fish market managers or fish market developers.

Author used direct qualitative comparison between existing regulations and descriptive analysis approach to formulate a comprehensive health standard for fish market development. The result is a synchronized comprehensive health standard consist of five aspects with 59 criteria. Some parts of the comprehensive standard (four aspects and 17 criteria) was then used as try-out to assess the health adequacy level of the Muara Angke fish market.

Simple check list with percentage calculation was implemented to determine the level of health adequacy of the market. The results showed that on average the level of health adequacy reached only 39.7%. It means that Muara Angke fish market is an unhealthy fish market and needs a lot of improvement to become a healthy and hygiene fish market.

Source: IOP Science


IN BRIEF - Fishmeal Market to Reach a Valuation of USD 10 Billion by 2027

WORLDWIDE
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Future Market Insights has analysed various facets of the global market for fishmeal in its new research publication titled “Fishmeal Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) and Opportunity Assessment (2017-2027)”.

The raw data obtained from secondary research has been filtered, well-furnished and arranged in a systematic format with the help of which key insights have been derived. The market is thoroughly analysed to gain intelligence on the various market trends changing the course of the market, the drivers that further the growth of the market, the opportunities that shape the future of the market and the restraints that hinder the growth process of the global fishmeal market.

These various facets have been analysed across key regions in the globe including North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ), Japan and Middle East and Africa (MEA) to gauge the intensities of these facets and their impact on the overall market expansion. Based on historical data and current scenario, future insights on the market based on value and volume projections for a period of ten years have been included in this research report across each segment of the global fishmeal market.

Source: Market reasearch Gazette


IN BRIEF - China remains world's largest aquatic product exporter for 17 consecutive years

CHINA
Thursday, May 23, 2019

BEIJING - China has remained the world's largest exporter of aquatic products for 17 consecutive years, the country's agriculture minister said Thursday.

Aquatic product exports have exceeded 20 billion US dollars, with more than 97 percent of products meeting standards according to market monitoring, said Han Changfu, minister of agriculture and rural affairs, at a symposium.

The country's fishing industry has maintained rapid growth, with the output of aquatic products remaining the world's largest for 30 straight years and accounting for over 40 percent of the world's total, according to Han.

Source: China Daily


IN BRIEF - Small-scale Danish fishermen push back against industrial fishing

DENMARK
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Traditional fishermen in the Danish village of Thorupstrand are pushing back against large-scale fishing operations that they say are threatening their livelihood and through that, their way of life.

Most Danish fishing villages abandoned their traditional trade after Denmark privatised fishing quotas, allowing big industrial companies to buy them out almost completely.

Thorupstrand survived as a fishing village by sharing individual fishing rights between all the fishermen there, in a jointly-managed local cooperative — an example that researchers say can be followed by small-scale fisheries in other regions of Europe too.

Source: Euronews


IN BRIEF - Ninh Thuận a boom town for quality shrimp fry production

VIET NAM
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

NINH THU?N - The south-central province of Ninh Thu?n expects to produce 33-35 billion shrimp fry this year against 31 billion last year, the province’s Fisheries Seed Producers Association said.

The fry, mostly of black-tiger shrimp and white-legged shrimp, are sold in the province and all over the country, according to Lê Van Quê, its chairman.

There are around 450 household-scale establishments and 1,200 farms in the province producing shrimp seeds, according to its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Source: Viet Nam News


IN BRIEF - Extreme draining of reservoir aids young salmon and eliminates invasive fish

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A new study finds that the low-cost, extreme draining of a reservoir in Oregon aided downstream migration of juvenile chinook salmon -- and led to the gradual disappearance of two species of predatory invasive fish in the artificial lake.

The study is published in the journal Ecohydrology.

The elimination of largemouth bass and crappie from Fall Creek Reservoir, about 30 miles southeast of Eugene in in the Willamette River basin, could have management implications for reservoirs that have been invaded by certain species of fish that eat other fish, according to Christina Murphy, a recent Oregon State University doctoral graduate and lead author on the study.

Source: Science Daily


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