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IN BRIEF - Wildlife and Fisheries removes old crab traps

Friday, April 21, 2017

More than 500 lost or abandoned crab traps, which can cause havoc for shrimpers, recreational boaters and marine wildlife, have been removed from state waters this year.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ holds annual derelict crab trap rodeos to address the problem.

In March, Wildlife and Fisheries employees and volunteers collected 493 derelict traps in Isle De Jean Charles Marina in Montegut. An additional 88 traps were picked up by LDWF workers during the period in which they are allowed to remove them.

“We try and get as many as we can,” said Jeff Marx, LDWF Crab and Shrimp Program manager. “It’s volunteer based. I think we got a good number of traps. It helps out the area where it was cleaned up.”

Source: Daily Comet

IN BRIEF - MoU to upgrade skills of aquaculture and fishery science workers

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

PANAJI - With an aim of bridging gaps and upgrading skills of local workers in the field of aquaculture and fishery sciences, Goa-based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), has signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding with the Agricultural Skill Council of India (ASCI).

Under this MoU, NIO and ASCI will collaborate in the various areas of capacity building programmes by conducting training programmes as per the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF); and assessment of trainees trained under the different short-term skill based training programmess of NIO.

Jointly, they will develop skill development centres for training and capacity building across various segments of fisheries sectors and conduct skill gap analysis for the entire fishery segment in the country or the state as deemed essential.

Source: Times of India

IN BRIEF - New England Regulators Consider Electronic Monitoring Of Fish

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A subset of the New England Fishery Management Council is taking the summer to consider new methods for tracking groundfish in the region like cod, haddock, and sole.

The Groundfish Plan Development Team will present the full council with a progress report in September.

Regulators say accurate data is necessary to set catch limits and prevent overfishing. Among the alternatives to human reporting, regulators are considering the use of electronic monitoring.

Also under consideration are ways to streamline the weekly reporting process itself.

Source: RIPR

IN BRIEF - Seraikela-Kharsawan gets 17K tonne fish production target for FY17-18

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Seraikela - State government has set a target of producing 17,000 tonnes of fish to the Seraikela-Kharsawan district. The target exceeds 2016’s figures.

Sources in the fishery department said the target was increased this year keeping in mind the possibility of good production. “Around 20 per cent of the district is covered by water. Moreoever, the weather conditions and climate too, are favourable to a bumper fish production,” sources said.

Sources said the number of fish farmers has increased in the district over the last few years as more and more people are getting attracted to fishery.

People are earning well and are able to lead a better life, sources said.

Source: The Avenue Mail

IN BRIEF - New Fish Plant Opens in Hydaburg

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Hydaburg, Alaska - A new fish plant opened this month in Hydaburg, a village in Southeast Alaska trying to revive its seafood industry.

Haida Wild Alaska Seafood is located in a former cold storage that hasn’t operated in nearly three decades but is now bustling with activity as the commercial fishing season goes into full swing. Hydaburg is Alaska’s largest community of Haida tribal members. About 400 people live in the coastal Prince of Wales Island village, surrounded by the Tongass National Forest.

“As soon as the trollers come in, we’re ready,” said plant manager Jess Dilts in an interview with Alaska Sea Grant.

Source: Sit News

IN BRIEF - Young Firefighter Invents the First Lobster Preparation Utensil that Eliminates Health Concerns

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Scott Mobley, firefighter and creator of the first lobster deveining tool, is launching his first Kickstarter campaign on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Mobley has created the first ever tool to devein lobster safety, quickly, and more efficiently than any other method. He has appropriately named his company "D Vein."

As a fire fighter from Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue, Mobley has learned to cherish every day and make it count, as it could be his last. On his days off, Mobley enjoys fishing and diving, especially for lobsters. Since he was young, Mobley dreaded cleaning spiny lobsters with their antennas the old fashion way. 20+ years later Mobley has created the first Lobster Deveiner designed to remove the intestinal tract without the hassle.

Mobley was inspired to create this one-of-a-kind tool from his love of fishing and catching lobster. This is the very first product ever invented to devein and properly clean lobster. In this campaign, D Vein will proudly introduce the Lobster Deveiner Tool.

Source: PR Newswire

IN BRIEF - Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture to begin revival of native shrimp

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

CHENNAI - Nearly a decade after the deadly virus — white spot syndrome — delivered a killer blow to shrimp farming in India, making native species like the Indian white shrimp (Penaeus Iindicus) and the iconic tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) ‘non-preferable’, scientists at the Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) are exploring ways to fix the problem and put the native species back in the reckoning.

Genetic improvement and selective breeding programmes are also being proposed to match the commercial value of the Pacific white shrimp.

Currently, the industry is dominated by Pacific white shrimps (Penaeus vannamei), an exotic species that has been imported from the US since 2009, and now holding 90 per cent share in cultivation. Though it brings certain short-term advantages like high-yield, scientists say it is not wise to depend on a single species. The idea is to create a backup with desi shrimp varieties.

Source: New Indian Express

IN BRIEF - New technique could improve Alaska farmed oyster and kelp productivity

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Ketchikan, Alaska - Sea Grant Marine Advisory agent Gary Freitag, of Ketchikan, is spreading the word about a technique that could enhance farmed oyster and kelp productivity.

University of Arizona researcher Ben Renquist and his coworkers have refined a technique to test fertilized fish eggs for high oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production during metabolism, using a chemical they trademarked Alamar Blue®.

The high oxygen–consuming fish eggs were proven to grow significantly faster, showing promise for improved aquaculture production. Experiments were first done on zebrafish, and have also shown promise on tilapia, trout, oysters and shrimp cultured species.

Source: Sit News

IN BRIEF - Value of Scottish Aquaculture 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

New research has revealed that fish and shellfish farming contributes GBP 620 million to the national economy every year.

The industry now supports more than 12,000 jobs and Scottish aquaculture production has increased by a third in the ten years to 2015, from 142,000 to 188,000 tonnes, according to the Scottish Government and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) commissioned study.

Atlantic salmon production accounts for 90% of all economic impact, supporting 10,340 full-time equivalent jobs and generating GBP 540 million in gross value added (GVA). The contribution of other fish and shellfish species like trout, mussels and oysters is also considered as part of the study.

Source: HIE

IN BRIEF - Newlyn fish market secures GBP 1.3million for major refurb

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Newlyn fish market could become "one of the best in the South West, if not the country" after winning GBP 1.3million for a major refurbishment.

The European funding has been granted after two years of bidding to secure the money.

Newlyn Harbour bosses say that the investment programme will improve facilities for existing users and also open up new selling platforms.

Source: Cornwall Live

IN BRIEF - Iconic Sydney Fish Markets to get a new home and GBP 250 million makeover after 50 years

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sydney Fish Market is set to leave its home of more than 50 years after the announcement of a AUD 250million overhaul of the iconic venue.

The redevelopment of the market is a step closer after Danish and Australian architects were awarded the project and a timeline for construction mapped out.

The market and surrounding precinct will be developed at a new site on the other side of Blackwattle Bay from late 2018. 

Source: Daily Mail

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