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IN BRIEF - NZ'ers Choose Sustainable Seafood For Future Generations

NEW ZEALAND
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

In a new study, 83 percent of New Zealand respondents reported they believe we need to protect fish so our children and grandchildren can enjoy seafood. The research was produced by independent body, Globescan, commissioned on behalf of NGO the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

14th May, 2018, marks the first Sustainable Seafood Day in New Zealand, bringing together members of the seafood community including government, academia, industry and NGOs come together to celebrate sustainable fisheries, seafood and what more can be done to create a positive impact on the oceans.

Source: Scoop


IN BRIEF - Governor says another Chinese company wants to invest in Maine

UNITED STATES
Monday, May 21, 2018

ROCKPORT - Governor Paul LePage said Friday aa company from China is talking about buying one of Maine’s pulp and paper mills.

The Governor told an international trade conference in Rockport he has met with the company –which he wouldn’t name- and while there are no commitments yet, said they are very interested in Maine. He said it would be one more example of how Maine is expanding international trade, especially with Asia. Canada is the state’s biggest export market, but Asia is second.

Source: News Center Maine


IN BRIEF - Cooke Aquaculture To Create Up to 100 New Jobs

UNITED STATES
Saturday, May 19, 2018

BLACKS HARBOUR, N.B.– Cooke Aquaculture, a family-owned sea farming operation based in Blacks Harbour, will create up to 100 new jobs in New Brunswick over the next five years with support from the provincial government, the company announced Thursday 17th of May 2018.

Cooke currently has more than 1,300 employees at various locations in the province. The new jobs are expected to be marine site workers, technicians and managers, logistics experts and truck drivers.

Twenty-five of the new positions will be created at the company’s office in Saint John, while the remaining 75 will be spread across Cooke Aquaculture’s head office in Blacks Harbour, and at operations in St. George and Grand Manan.

Source: Huddle


IN BRIEF - Fish recycling program begins at conveyor-belt sushi chain Kurazushi

JAPAN
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Among the various conveyor-belt sushi chains across Japan, Kurazushi is one of the most prominent, thanks in part to their creative offerings like sushi rice cola, sushi rice cola shaved ice, and sushi rice cola shaved ice flavored cream puffs.

This time, Kurazushi is serving up perhaps their most daring creation yet: salmon and amberjack sushi.

That might not sound so amazing until you understand how it arrives on the belt.

Typically, these fish are caught in the ocean and then sent to one of Kurazushi’s processing facilities where they are deboned and cut up before being delivered to a nearby Kurazushi restaurant for the final touches.

However, this standard operation on such a large scale is quite wasteful resulting in 600 tons of unusable meat, bone, and other scraps every year. The challenge for Kurazushi is to find a way to cost-effectively handle this enormous pile of fish entrails.

Source: Japan Today


IN BRIEF - Report: Canadian salmon firm admits using lobster-killing pesticide near Maine border

CANADA
Saturday, May 19, 2018

For the second time in five years, a Canadian salmon aquaculture firm has admitted in a New Brunswick courtroom to illegally using a pesticide known to kill lobsters for treating salmon off an island that abuts the Maine border.

According to a CBC report, Northern Harvest Sea Farms admitted Tuesday to knowingly using the pesticide Salmosan 50 WP, without getting prior approval from the province, in an attempt to combat a sea lice outbreak at a salmon farm off Head Harbour on Campobello Island. Campobello Island is connected to the Maine town of Lubec via the Roosevelt International Bridge.

Sea lice are small, parasitic crustaceans that attach themselves to fish, weakening them and exposing them to infection and disease. Farmed fish, which are kept penned in high densities, are particularly vulnerable to sea lice outbreaks.

Fuente: Bangor Daily News


IN BRIEF - Permit scheme facilitating slavery on Irish fishing boats, says union

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Migrants from Africa and Asia brought to Ireland to work on trawlers under an official permit scheme have a significant chance of becoming victims of trafficking, according to the seamen’s union, the International Transport Workers’ Federation.

The union gave formal notice on Thursday that it would be taking the Irish government to court to stop the scheme, which it says is facilitating modern slavery.

The unprecedented move follows the union referring 12 foreign fishermen on Irish boats to Irish police as suspected victims of trafficking for cheap labour in recent months. The Garda National Immigration Bureau’s anti-trafficking unit has already formally identified seven of the workers as suspected victims, and the other five are still under investigation.

Source: The Guardian


IN BRIEF - Dunedin Salmon hatchery targeted by vandals, dozens of fish killed

NEW ZEALAND
Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Dunedin Community Salmon hatchery in Sawyers Bay has suffered another break-in where its aerators were switched off, killing tens of thousands of dollars worth of fish.

Acting Senior Sergeant Trevor Thomson, of Dunedin, said the alleged attack happened overnight on Saturday. An estimated NZD 20,000 worth of salmon had been lost, he said.

In January, the hatchery was broken into and the aerators switched off, killing about 200 salmon worth NZD 30,000. Police were still investigating the first incident and had made no arrests.

Source: NZ Herald


IN BRIEF - Marine Harvest ASA: Ex-dividend NOK 2.60 on May the 18th 2018

NORWAY
Saturday, May 19, 2018

The shares in Marine Harvest ASA will be traded ex-dividend NOK 2.60 as from today 18 May 2018.

This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

Press Release: Marine Harvest ASA


IN BRIEF - Scientists race to prevent extinction of Atlantic whitefish in Nova Scotia

CANADA
Saturday, May 19, 2018

There are now so few endangered Atlantic whitefish alive in Nova Scotia that researchers are capturing every juvenile they can find this year and whisking them from the wild to a federal fish hatchery for safekeeping.

It's part of the latest effort by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to prevent what is widely seen as the looming extinction of this ancient relative of the Atlantic salmon.

The good news is that juvenile Atlantic whitefish are being seen in their last refuge in the Petite Rivière watershed near Bridgewater, N.S. No adults have been seen in 2014.

Source: CBC


IN BRIEF - Aquaculture next objective of New Bedford officials

UNITED STATES
Saturday, May 19, 2018

NEW BEDFORD - Mayor Jon Mitchell was taking his daily run atop the hurricane barrier late in 2017 when he had a realization: There are a lot of things one cannot do amid the huge granite blocks on the barrier’s sides.

Development is out. Swimming, out. Boating, out. It defied the imagination. Then he thought of aquaculture. The barrier now was a sheltered spot where aquaculture might be practiced while annoying as few people as possible in places such as Clark’s Cove.

One thing led to another, until Tuesday when a lengthy survey report was made public, spelling out the advantages and disadvantages of shellfish farming on the SouthCoast shore of Buzzards Bay.

Source: South Coast Today


IN BRIEF - Aquaculture acreage again up for grabs

UNITED STATES
Friday, May 18, 2018

After state officials did not receive completed applications within a 1-year deadline, 106 acres of Delaware’s Inland Bays were made available for shellfish aquaculture May 2 2018.

The majority of the 106 acres, representing nearly one-third of the program’s total acreage, was made available in Rehoboth Bay. Acreage is also available for shellfish aquaculture sites in Little Assawoman Bay. Sites in Indian River Bay and the western portion of Rehoboth Bay showed no new availability.

DNREC held the state’s first lottery drawing for lease sites May 2, 2017, drawing 58 applicants for 343 acres.

Source: Cape Gazette


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