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IN BRIEF - After three months in service, 'Norwegian Gannet' has harvested 2,800 tonnes of salmon

NORWAY
Friday, March 15, 2019

 

Hav Line’s harvest vessel has made 15 trips back and forth between cages in Western Norway and the salmon terminal in Hirtshals since its inauguration.

In mid-January, “Norwegian Gannet” went on its first mission. Three months later, 2,800 tons of salmon have been harvested, but the discussion on where the so-called production fish is to be sorted is still ongoing.

The Ministry of Trade and Fisheries is demanding that the fish be sorted in Norway and has sent out a clarification of the fisheries quality regulations’ provisions for consultation. The consultation deadline is March 15 2019, and the amendment to the regulations is scheduled to take effect on April 1.

Source: Salmon Business


IN BRIEF - More drama at fisheries over theft of abalone worth ZAR 7m

SOUTH AFRICA
Monday, March 25, 2019

Mike Mlengana, director-general of the department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, has withdrawn disciplinary proceedings against two officials charged with fraud and theft, following the theft of R7 million worth of abalone.

In May last year, Mlengana charged the department’s deputy director-general, Siphokazi Ndudane; its monitoring and surveillance acting boss, Thembalethu Vico; and former chief financial officer Nazima Parker after three tons of abalone were stolen from its facilities in Gansbaai, Western Cape.

An internal investigation found that Ndudane, Vico and Parker were involved in the theft.

Source: City Press


IN BRIEF - How certification can prevent seafood fraud

SOUTH AFRICA
Monday, March 25, 2019

About 30% of seafood products – like cod or salmon – across the world may be mislabelled, according to a recent review. 

The analysis showed that on average nearly a third of all fish products that were tested didn’t match the species state on average nearly a third of all fish products that were tested didn’t match the species stated on the label or food menu on the label or food menu.

Seafood fraud undermines consumer trust and threatens the reputation of seafood businesses and the sustainability of global fishery resources.

Source: IOL


IN BRIEF - New CEO to lead Australian fisheries into the future

AUSTRALIA
Monday, March 25, 2019

Joint media release Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud and Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources.

Mr Wez Norris has today been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA). 

Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud and Assistant Minister for Agriculture Senator Richard Colbeck welcomed Mr Norris to the role, recognising his experience in all aspects of fisheries management, regulation and development.

Source: AFMA


IN BRIEF - Locky Maclean: Feds should impose a moratorium on commercial roe herring fishery to allow stocks to recover

CANADA
Monday, March 25, 2019

The Sea Shepherd crew have been on the ground and in boats documenting this year’s roe herring fishery in the Strait of Georgia. The sea lion shot in the head that washed up on Hornby Island on Tuesday leaves no doubt about the abuse of pinnipeds our crew has been observing on the water. With juvenile fish washing ashore dead — likely victims of test seines — as well as torn gill nets on the beach, our small team was left pondering the gauntlet of more than 200 commercial fishing vessels stringing the entire 10 kilometres of spawn on the Denman Island coast.

Despite Fisheries and Oceans Canada official Brenda Spence’s proclamations that the fishery is being conducted at a sustainable level, exporting nearly two trillion eggs to Japan and grinding herring into fish-farm food rather than letting them grow into healthy, wild herring, is not sustainable. But as Fisheries and Oceans officials are not present during the gillnet component of the fishery and have no fisheries inspectors on the ground to observe, perhaps it does look sustainable — from behind a desk in Nanaimo.

The seine fleet has failed to meet its quotas several years in a row. Sea Shepherd has witnessed test seines pursuing juvenile fish, with many floating on the surface belly up once the seine is released.

Source: Vancouver Sun


IN BRIEF - Aquaculture Market will Grasp USD 209.42 Billion by 2021

UNITED STATES
Monday, March 25, 2019

Zion Market Research analysts forecast the latest report on “Global Aquaculture Market Set For Rapid Growth, To Reach USD 209.42 Billion by 2021”, (Sample Copy Here) is expansive research reliant on Aquaculture Market, which inspects the raised structure of the present market all around the globe. Arranged by the adequate methodical framework, for instance, SWOT examination, the Aquaculture Market report exhibits a total evaluation of the significant players of the market. The estimates for CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) are calculated by the Aquaculture Market report in terms of extent for the specific time length. This will similarly help the customer with comprehension and settle on a correct choice depends on a normal chart.

The worldwide geological analysis of the Aquaculture Market plan has furthermore been done cautiously in this report. The dynamic establishment of the overall Aquaculture Market depends on the assessment of item circulated in various markets, limitations, general benefits made by every association, and future aspirations. The major application areas of Aquaculture Market are also covered on the basis of their implementation.

Source: Times of Market


IN BRIEF - President Kenyatta visits Namibia’s flagship fish processing facility

NAMIBIA
Monday, March 25, 2019

THE inner workings of Namibia’s flagship fish factory, Seaflower Pelagic Processing, was for the first time revealed to the public during a visit by Kenyan head of state.

President Uhuru Kenyatta during a visit to the port town of Walvis Bay also included a visit to the mega fish factory that started production in January. The visiting head of state had the opportunity to look at the unique way the factory processes and adds value to horse mackerel on land.

President Kenyatta during his visit on Saturday said that Namibia and Kenya can learn a lot from each other with regards to the protection of its fish resources from illegal and unreported fishing activities. With regards to the development of the so-called Blue Economy the visiting Head of State also took note of the principle of value addition to resources to create work and eradicate poverty.

Source: Informatè


IN BRIEF - Scottish Salmon Company wins three-star award

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, March 25, 2019

The Scottish Salmon Company has become the UK’s first salmon producer to be recognised with a three-star ‘Best Aquaculture Practice’ (BAP) certification.

SSC was awarded a third star for sourcing its feed from BAP-certified suppliers.

The company already holds two stars for its processing sites at  Cairndow and Marybank, and all its marine sites throughout the West Coast of Scotland and Hebrides.

SSC accepted its third star at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston on Sunday, where the company is showcasing its Lochlander Salmon.

Source: The Lochside Press


IN BRIEF - Turkish police find cocaine smuggled in fish

TURKEY
Monday, March 25, 2019

There is no limit to smugglers' imagination when it comes to concealing their illicit merchandise, a fact which was revealed once again when Turkish police said it had seized cocaine stuffed in frozen fish.

Anti-narcotic police teams cut open 5 bonitos filled with sachets of cocaine - 55 grams (0.12 pounds) in total - after a sniffer dog made the finding in a styrofoam box ferried a bus in the southern Turkish province of Mersin.

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the illegal stash.

Source: AA


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

MALAYSIA
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

VIET NAM
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


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