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IN RIEF - Legislature passes resolution in defense of Southeast Alaska troll fishery

UNITED STATES
Saturday, March 25, 2023

Alaska legislators on Monday passed the Defense of Alaska Fisheries Resolution, urging federal and state officials to continue to defend the state’s fisheries, including the Southeast Alaska troll fishery, and to do everything within their power to keep that fishery open.

House Joint Resolution 5, was introduced by Rep. Rebecca Himschoot, D-Juneau, in response to a lawsuit filed by the Seattle-based Wild Fish Conservancy, to halt the Southeast Alaska troll salmon fishery, in order to provide more fish for Southern Resident orca whales in Puget Sound. Participants in the fishery as well as legislators, said a closure would be devastating for the troll fleet and have a significant economic impact on the region. 

Rep. Mary Peltola, D-Alaska, addressing participants in ComFish Alaska 2023 in Kodiak this past weekend, noted that the Southern Resident orcas are hundreds of miles away from the troll fishery and that the Alaska delegation has filed a brief challenging the lawsuit. “We will not let our Alaska small boat trollers be bullied,” Peltola said.

A recent report from a magistrate judge in Washington state recommended against allowing retention of king salmon during the winter and summer troll seasons in that fishery. A decision is pending in U.S. District Court.

Source: The Cordova Times | read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Bonito arrives in Burela: 40,000 kilos at a maximum of 11.6 euros; part of the unloading of two ships goes to Mercadona

SPAIN
Thursday, June 08, 2023

Armadores de Burela show their satisfaction with the amount of fish cleared

The "prince charming" is always expected in Burela and he did not miss his usual appointment in June: the tuna from the north arrived at the market, with 40,000 kilos packed at an average price of 4.9 euros. The maximum price of the first download of the year reached 11.6 euros.

Four boats were the first to arrive at the Burelense dock with fresh bonito. Of these, only one is based in Burela, the surface longliner Zamora II, while the other three are from the Basque Country, from Fuenterrabía and Bermeo. Part of the cargo of Cure Fátima and Moisés Daniel went to Mercadona.

Source: La Voz de Galicia


IN BRIEF- INIDEP monitors the reproductive status of toothfish in the northern area aboard a commercial vessel

ARGENTINA
Thursday, June 08, 2023

The National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP) launched a campaign on Saturday June 3 to assess the reproductive status of toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) in the slope area between 37° and 41° latitude south on the commercial fishing vessel Argenova XIV and with the collaboration of a fisheries research assistant from Tierra del Fuego.

Within the framework of the study of the population structure of toothfish around the southern cone of America, initiated in the Institute's Southern and Subantarctic Demersal Fish Fisheries Program, muscle and otolith samples of the species will also be taken for isotope analysis. stable.

It should be noted that INIDEP personnel approached the Port of Rosales, Bahía Blanca, to provide the necessary material to the fisheries research assistant and also train him in taking and preserving gonad and muscle samples.

Source: Gob.ar/INIDEP


IN BRIEF - Fishermen’s union terms trawling ban a big step towards resource conservation

INDIA
Thursday, June 08, 2023

The Matsya Thozhilali Aikya Vedhi, an independent union of traditional fishermen, has said that the annual trawling ban is an important step towards conservation of fisheries resources.

The annual trawling ban comes into effect on June 9 and will be on till the midnight of July 31. During the period, around 3,800 trawling boats, 500 gillnet boats, and 140 purse seiner boats will stay away from the waters off the coast of Kerala.

While the State government has made arrangements to provide free ration supply during the ban period, it has not come forward to provide financial aid to the affected fishermen, said a press release from the Aikya Vedi here on Wednesday. A meeting of stakeholders called by the government decided to check identity cards strictly during the ban period.

A press statement from the fishermen’s union claimed that species such as oil sardines, which had virtually disappeared over the past 10 days, had reappeared. Fish landings in Kerala stood at 6.89 lakh tonnes in 2022. While oil sardine landings stood at 3.98 lakh tonnes in 2012, the volume dropped to 3,000 tonnes in 2021. The rise in oil sardine catch in 2012 was also marked by a rise in the volume of pelagic species such as Indian Mackerel.

Source: The Hindu


IN BRIEF - They expect a good start to the octopus and lobster seasons in Yucatan

MEXICO
Thursday, June 08, 2023

The dates are approaching for these fisheries in Yucatan

MÉRIDA, Yuc.- A few months after the grouper season started, the Yucatan Secretariat of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture (Sepasy) reported that this fishery is going well, with catches within the estimated average.

In addition, he recalled that last year, the volume caught was close to 6,000 tons at the close of January 31.

Therefore, they hope that fishermen will do well in the upcoming lobster and octopus seasons, which start on July 1 and August 1, respectively.

Rafael Combaluzier Medina, head of Sepasy, recalled that, regarding the lobster catch, last year close to 700 tons were obtained; while octopus was 19 thousand tons, figures within normal ranges.

Source: sipse.com


IN BRIEF - Việt Nam and Norway cooperate in marine aquaculture

VIET NAM
Thursday, June 08, 2023

HÀ N?I —  Vi?t Nam and Norway will continue to collaborate in the development of marine aquaculture, Norwegian Ambassador to Vi?t Nam said at a workshop on Monday in Nha Trang City.

The workshop, themed “Vi?t Nam-Norway: Promoting Cooperation in Marine Aquaculture", aims to create opportunities for individuals and experts to discuss the roadmap for sustainable aquaculture development in Vi?t Nam and the role of stakeholders.

Tr?n Ðình Luân, Director of the Fisheries Department and Hilde Solbakken, Norwegian Ambassador to Vi?t Nam

It also shares the importance of innovation technology, and a skilled workforce to meet the industry's requirements.

Hilde Solbakken, Norwegian Ambassador to Vi?t Nam, said that the countries have cooperated in the marine sector for 40 years. Norway has assisted Vi?t Nam in developing the first Fisheries Law in 2003 and related documents, and conducting surveys of aquatic resources, capacity-building projects, and fisheries activities.

Aquaculture is one of Norway's largest export sectors, accounting for 17 per cent of the country's GDP.


Other Media | SalmonExpert: New life for disused plastic from salmon farming

CHILE
Thursday, June 08, 2023

In the middle of the pandemic, an idea began to forge in the Los Lagos Region: to reuse the plastic feeding lines that were taken out of salmon farming centers. Thus, under the wing of the same company that sold these products, in addition to the manufacture of special pieces in HDPE and bird supports, GoodWood arose, a company that markets products created from plastic and recycled TetraPak.

Source: Salmon Expert | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Argentina reaffirms its commitment to the 'care and sustainable use' of the oceans

ARGENTINA
Thursday, June 08, 2023

The Government of Argentina has reaffirmed its "commitment" to the "care and sustainable use" of marine resources on World Oceans Day. Argentina, an "oceanic and bicontinental country", recalls that the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans and their resources is in line with Sustainable Development Goal 14 of the 2030 Agenda and stresses the importance of our country's maritime spaces , which far exceed the continental territory, the Foreign Ministry has indicated.

Source: IndustriasPesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | FishFarmer: Aquaculture legislation presented to US Senate

UNITED STATES
Thursday, June 08, 2023

Two US senators have re-introduced legislation that aims to provide the regulatory framework needed to increase American offshore aquaculture production.

The bipartisan bill, the Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture (AQUAA) Act, sets out to increase production of sustainable seafood offshore in US federal waters and create economic opportunities for American communities coast-to-coast.

Source: FishFarmer | read the full article here


Other Media | FishFocus: Overfishing linked to rapid evolution of cod.

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, June 08, 2023

Rutgers-led genetic analysis of Atlantic cod also shows fish, if properly managed, may rebound and provide sustainable food source.

The overfishing of codfish spanning the second half of the 20th century indicates that human action can force evolutionary changes more quickly than widely believed, according to a Rutgers-led study.

Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, a report by scientists offers the first genomic evidence that Atlantic cod evolved new traits over only decades during a period of overfishing – 

Source: FishFocus  | read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Kenya's infrastructure investments paying off in seafood export earnings

KENYA
Thursday, June 08, 2023

Kenya's earnings from seafood exports increased by more than 60 percent in 2022.

Two reports released in May 2023 by the country's National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) indicate the country's export earnings jumped to KES 5.6 billion (USD 40.5 million, EUR 37.5 million) in 2022 compared to KES 3.4 billion (USD 24.6 million, EUR 22.7 million) in 2022 as market prices appreciated. The per-kilo average price attained increased to KES 412 (USD 3.00, EUR 2.80) from KES 316 (USD 2.30, EUR 2.10) in 2021.

Author: Shem Oirere / SeafoodSource | read the full article here


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