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IN BRIEF - Shrimp: a favourite of fish and columnists

CANADA
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

So you know how sometimes you have those nights where it’s two o’clock in the morning, you are asleep and you hear a noise, or you think you heard a noise, or you dreamt you heard a noise, or something in a dream wakes you upset. Anyways, you are suddenly wide awake and you can’t seem to get back to sleep. That’s what happened to me last week, so after a while I got up and turned on the television. Nothing on the Space channel, nothing worth watching on TCM. I found myself aimlessly flicking through the channel and came upon a program on the one of the food channels, where a guy was cooking up shrimp. I love shrimp.

I didn’t know there were so many different types of shrimp or prawns as he kept referring to them – Maine shrimp, brown shrimp, rock shrimp and fresh water shrimp, not to mention banana prawns and the ever popular giant tiger prawn. Actually shrimp and prawns are different creatures, although they do have a lot in common. Both are crustaceans, they both have 10 legs, both can be found in salt and fresh waters and both live on or near the floor of whatever body of water they inhabit. Prawns have claws on three of their five pairs of legs while shrimp only have claws on two of their five pairs of legs. Their gills and body shape are different too. However, as far as cooking them, they are virtually identical and interchangeable.

Source: BC Local News


IN BRIEF - Brexit: MPs 'disappointed' with response to inquiry into future of fishing in NI

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, December 14, 2018

MPs have said they are disappointed with the government's response to an inquiry into the future of the fishing industry in Northern Ireland.

In a letter to the Environment Secretary Michael Gove, members of the NI Affairs Committee said they believed it lacked the detail they had sought.

The committee carried out an inquiry into challenges facing the industry here after Brexit. These included "crushing manpower shortages".

The suspension of fishing rights for the Northern Ireland fleet in the inshore waters of the Republic of Ireland is also a concern.

Source: BBC


IN BRIEF - Makerere unveils fat research deal to improve fish farming

UGANDA
Friday, December 14, 2018

KAMPALA – Makerere University’s Department of Zoology and Fisheries sciences has entered a partnership with RUFORUM and Carnegie Foundation to help fish farming communities boost their earnings through value addition.

The research fellowship according to the university will also contribute to improvement in the areas of fish feed formulation, fish production through the integrated farming system and multidisciplinary approaches.

The University says it will train graduate students on post-doctoral fellowship and research in key areas of aquaculture and that these will come up with new innovations to boost the sector.

Source: PM Daily


IN BRIEF - Warmer Arctic temperatures are killing cod and the effects are being felt in Oregon

UNITED STATES
Friday, December 14, 2018

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. That’s according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) latest research report card.

The effects are already being felt locally along the Oregon Coast.

Scientists at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport are studying the impacts of warmer ocean conditions in the Arctic. Inside temperature-controlled rooms are tanks full of subzero seawater. In the tank are Arctic cod.

Source: KGW8


IN BRIEF - Ship transporting live fish breaks down off Ardnamurchan

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, December 14, 2018

The crew of a ship carrying live fish had to be rescued on Tuesday 11th of December 2018 night after the vessel broke down.

The Migdale, with four people onboard, got into difficulty close to Ardnamurchan Point.

The skipper dropped anchor at the end of the Sound of Mull while awaiting assistance.

Source: BBC


IN BRIEF - Why the wrasse is the UK's most expensive fish

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, December 14, 2018

They are colourful and plentiful around Britain's coast, but they've never been prized for their taste.

So why are wrasse so expensive?

The answer lies in their ability to eat parasites, providing a more eco-friendly option for fish farms.

The price of the little fish has peaked at more than GBP 50,000-per-tonne.

But there are concerns about overfishing in some areas of the UK.

Source: BBC


IN BRIEF - DFO confirms that investigation of fish habitat destruction in the Fraser River is underway

CANADA
Friday, December 14, 2018

Department of Fisheries and Oceans launched an investigation last month into allegations of habitat destruction on islands eyed for development in the Fraser River.

“On November 22, 2018, Conservation and Protection (enforcement branch of DFO) directed the Herrling and Carey Island property owners to take corrective measures,” said Leri Davies, strategic media advisor to Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

“Failure to comply with the corrective measures issued by DFO is a serious matter that may result in further investigation by fishery officers and possible prosecution.”

Several groups have been calling for protection of the world-class salmon and sturgeon spawning habitat that those islands provide, like the B.C. Outdoor Recreation Council and the Watershed Watch Salmon Society. Some were pleased to hear about the investigation launched by DFO.

Source: BCL Local News


IN BRIEF - Chinese Continue Rampant Fish Poaching in Latin American Waters

CHILE
Friday, December 14, 2018

In March 2016, the Argentine coast guard intercepted a Chinese fishing vessel illegally operating in the waters of Argentina’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Such Chinese vessels had routinely violated the zone, as they had in numerous other countries in the region.

On this occasion, however, when the Argentine Coast Guard ship fired a warning shot to halt the perpetrator’s attempted escape to international waters, the ship, the Lu Yan Yuan Yu, responded by attempting to ram its pursuer, obliging a defensive response by the Coast Guard ship that inadvertently capsized the aged Chinese vessel. As the ship sunk and the Argentines shifted to rescue operations, most of the Chinese crew chose to swim to the numerous other Chinese fishing boats, observing from just outside the EEZ in international waters.

In recent months, U.S. authorities and the media have highlighted numerous ways in which Chinese economic engagement in the hemisphere has been prejudicial to the region, including commercial espionage and non-transparent contracts, in which Latin American elites commit their countries to significant debt to pay for projects of questionable economic value performed by Chinese companies and workers, sometimes guaranteed through critical national resources such as oil.

Source: News Max


IN BRIEF - Federal Judge Orders Stronger Cold-Water Fish Protections In Oregon Rivers

UNITED STATES
Friday, December 14, 2018

A federal judge has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite its pollution cleanup plans for Oregon rivers.

U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernández rejected water quality standards that were submitted to the EPA by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

Hernández’s ruling Wednesday came in response to a lawsuit filed by Northwest Environmental Advocates. The group charged in its lawsuit that the EPA should not have accepted those plans. They were used to decide regulation for activities that affect water temperatures — like cutting trees along river banks and discharging treated wastewater.

Source: OPB


IN BRIEF - North Dakota fisheries continue epic expansion

UNITED STATES
Thursday, December 13, 2018

I’ve been typing and talking about the epic expansion of fisheries in North Dakota since the current wet cycle began in the early 1990s.

Since this fortuitous natural phenomenon began 25 years ago, North Dakota Game and Fish Department fisheries biologists have stocked millions of walleyes into more than 50 prairie fisheries that now cover more than 61,000 acres. Many of these waters had no fish when the wet cycle first started.

And just when it might seem like all the waters that could possibly have potential have already been tapped, the November 2018 issue of North Dakota Outdoors magazine tells us this amazing run might not be finished yet.

Source: The Bismarck Tribune


IN BRIEF - NL Industry Lead Pleased By Federal Aquaculture Blueprint

CANADA
Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Executive Director of the province’s Aquaculture Industry Association says he’s very pleased with a new federal blueprint for the aquaculture industry.

Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has announced a single, comprehensive set of regulations to offer clarity on how the industry is run.

A study has also been ordered on alternative aquaculture technologies and the development of a risk management framework with area-based management plans.

Source: VOCM


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