IN BRIEF - After three months in service, 'Norwegian Gannet' has harvested 2,800 tonnes of salmon
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.
Mike Mlengana, director-general of the department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, has withdrawn disciplinary proceedings against two officials charged with fraud and theft, following the theft of R7 million worth of abalone.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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.