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IN BRIEF - Roe herring fishery approved despite opposition

Monday, February 11, 2019

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans recently approved a roe herring fishery in the Strait of Georgia despite calls to shut it down.

In accordance with the DFO’s 2018/19 Pacific Herring Integrated Fisheries Management Plan, a maximum harvest rate has been set at 20 per cent. Grant Scott, president of Conservancy Hornby Island, said this is equal to 27,500 tons of herring.

“We were hoping that DFO would listen to the people and seriously restrict this fishery that just doesn’t make sense,” said Scott. “Herring is the cornerstone species for many of the mammals, fish and seabirds who live in or migrate through the Strait of Georgia … To kill this many herring in the commercial fishery rather than leaving them to support these other species doesn’t make sense to us.”

Source: BC Local News

IN BRIEF - Government approves MYR 418, 000 for Labuan fishermen housing financial aid

Friday, March 22, 2019

LABUAN - The Federal Government has approved a total of MYR 418, 000 for housing financial assistance to benefit at least 13 fishermen in this duty-free-island in 2019.

Of the number, six of them will receive financial assistance for their housing repair jobs and the remaining seven will have new houses.

Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia (LKIM) Labuan director Pada Anak Bijo told Bernama that to eligible for the new housing financial assistance, the fishermen must be registered members of a fishermen’s association and have their own land, or their relatives allow them to build the new house on their land.

Source: Bernama

IN BRIEF - Việt Nam’s marine development strategy introduced in Malaysia

Friday, March 22, 2019

KUALA LUMPUR - The Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia introduced the country’s strategy for the sustainable development of its sea-based economy at the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) on Tuesday.

The event attracted representatives from Malaysian ministries of foreign affairs, defence, transport, universities, and research institutes, as well as diplomatic corps from the US and Australia.

Vietnamese Ambassador Vu H?i Ðang presented his home country’s marine potential and the process of building its sea strategy.

He briefed key points of Resolution No 36-NQ/TW on the sustainable marine economy growth strategy by 2030, with a vision toward 2045.

Source: Viet Nam News

IN BRIEF - 'Fish kill' crop loss blamed on extreme weather

Friday, March 22, 2019

The intense heat brought about by the weather phenomenon El Niño has killed thousands of fish and destroyed crops in some parts of Cebu Province in the past weeks.

Fishermen associations reported the problem to the office of Provincial Agriculturist Roldan Saragena. 

Saragena advised the fishermen and farmers to get insured by the Philippine Crop Insurance Corp. (PCIC), so they could be compensated for their losses.

In 2019 the Provincial Government set aside PHP 24 million for agri-fishery insurance, or PHP 13 million less than last year’s PHP 37 million.


Source: Sun Star

IN BRIEF - Indian-occupied Kashmir opens hospital to treat fish

Friday, March 22, 2019

GANDERBAL - A hospital in India’s northern Srinagar city has been providing treatment to diseased fish to reduce the loss of life of the aquatic animal and help breeders increase its production.

The Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) has established a fish hospital that provides a proper diagnosis to the fish with all the high-tech facilities and medicines in order to control the disease from spreading among other fish and thus decrease the distress of the breeders.

Hilal Ahmad said that the hospital was a boon for fish breeders like him.

Source: Dunya News

IN BRIEF - Petition seeks moratorium on large aquaculture leases

Friday, March 22, 2019

Save Maquoit Bay, a group formed to address issues with aquaculture, and lobstermen from around the state have submitted a petition to the Department of Marine Resources requesting an immediate moratorium on aquaculture leases greater than 10 acres in size.

The petition has 189 signatures, 39 more than required to open rulemaking around aquaculture leases, according to a news release.

Source: Maine Biz

IN BRIEF - Lobsters unharmed by Atlantic Canada salmon farm, 8-year study finds

Friday, March 22, 2019

An eight-year study of lobsters living below a salmon farm off New Brunswick's Grand Manan Island found the aquaculture operation had no impact on the crustaceans' abundance, size or growth.

The peer-reviewed, industry-funded study was published this month in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

Its authors say it's the most in-depth examination of its kind in Atlantic Canada.

"There isn't anything like this. Any surveys that have been done have been sort of cursory," said Jon Grant, the study's lead author and a Dalhousie University oceanographer.

Source: CBC

IN BRIEF - Scientists urge tighter control on farms after antibiotic findings

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Scientists are urging the government to crack down on fish farms after tests found high levels of antibiotic contamination in pangasius on sale in Thailand.

More commonly known as dory or pla sawai, pangasius is popular with Thai consumers. 

The research earlier this year by Thammasat and Mahidol universities found that 25 per cent of dory fish-meat samples were contaminated with antibiotic residues above the World Health Organisation (WHO) safe limit.

Thailand annually imports 11,000 kilograms of the fish from regional neighbours, notably Vietnam, to meet the per-capita demand for an average 30 kilos of dory yearly, said Professor Chongrak Polprasert of Thammasat University, who a member of the research team. 

Source: Nation Multimedia

IN BRIEF - Innovative methods to preserve pelagic fish species

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Pelagic fish species, such as anchovies, sardines, mackerel, tuna, shad and menhaden are all valuable as food sources. They contain both valuable and easily digestible proteins, have a high content of essential fatty acids, such as DHA and EPA, and contain fat-soluble vitamins (E and D). However, this also makes the pelagic raw material highly susceptible to degradation (quality loss) during storage. Since the fisheries for many of the pelagic species are seasonal, this leads to a need for efficient preservation methods. The composition and stability of pelagic fish are also varying with both the seasons and fishing ground. This is also challenging with regard to finding efficient preservation methods.

In the project ProHealth (Innovative processing to preserve positive health effects in pelagic fish products), a project under the Joint programming initiative, a Healthy diet for a healthy life (JPIHDHL) has focused on developing new and improved methods for extending the shelf life of pelagic fish. The aim of the project is to develop a comprehensive toolbox of optimised existing and novel technologies for developing healthy, high quality, safe and sustainable fish products from pelagic fish species. The project has partners from Norway (NTNU and SINTEF), Ireland (Teagasc), Poland (NMFRI) and Italy (University of Perugia).

Source: Open Access Innovative

IN BRIEF - International research team discover jellyfish are more beneficial to marine life than previously thought

Thursday, March 21, 2019

An international team of scientists, including those from the University of Hull have discovered jellyfish are more beneficial to other marine life in providing both food and shelter than previously thought.

Jellyfish are often described as ‘arguably the most important predators in the seas’, competing with adult fish for food, or by preying on eggs and larvae.

The research, led by Queen University Belfast, which has now been published in The Royal Society, has shown that many fish species associate closely with jellyfish for both shelter and sustenance when they are young.

Dr Isabella Capellini, Senior Lecturer in Vertebrate Zoology, at the University of Hull, said: “Most surprisingly we found that association with jellyfish may have pre-empted a habitat shift in some species with fish moving over evolutionary time from open water habitats to life at the seabed, or even coral reefs”.

Source: University of Hull

IN BRIEF - New advice on consumption of fish in certain New York waters

Thursday, March 21, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. - The New York State Department of Health issuing new advice about the consumption of certain fish caught in specific waters, due to elevated levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and mercury.

The Department issues advice about eating sportfish (fish you catch) because some fish contain chemicals at levels that that could adversely affect health.  Although the advisories are not regulations, they do help people choose which fish to limit or avoid and learn how to reduce their exposure to contaminants in the fish they eat. The health advice is based on information from fish collected by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Women in their childbearing years who eat highly contaminated fish and become pregnant may be at an increased risk of having children who are slower to develop and learn. Some chemicals may be passed on in mother's milk. Chemicals may also have a negative effect on the development of young children.

Source: News 10

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