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IN BRIEF - Sri Lankan fishermen being strangled by fuel costs

SRI LANKA
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Rising fuel prices have led to widespread protests by unionized fishermen in Sri Lanka, many of whom have refused to head out to sea since May 14 2018 as they demand the government heed their call to keep a lid on the cost of kerosene and petrol.

As part of their demonstration they have also hoisted black flags on their boats and trawlers, forcing fish markets to close and leaving harbors full.

On May 10, the government increased the price of kerosene by USD 0.36 per liter, petrol by 20 rupees and diesel by 14 rupees.

Source: UCA News


IN BRIEF - Changes in fishing regulations

UNITED STATES
Friday, March 15, 2019

Because the Ballville Dam at Fremont was removed, he said the river downstream of Water Works Dam, south of the Ella Street Bridge, has the same fishing regulations as Lake Erie.

“Because the Ballville Dam came out, they had to establish a new landmark for the Lake Erie Sport Fishing District,” he said. “People will need to pay attention to the Lake Erie regulations if they’re fishing from the Water Works Dam in Tiffin downstream. All the Lake Erie regulations apply.”

Leibengood said one change to be aware of applies to the spring walleye run, March 1 through April 30 2019.

Source: Advertise Tribune


IN BRIEF - IPNLF welcomes new additions to its Board of Trustees

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, March 15, 2019

LONDON - The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), the charity that is committed to developing and supporting responsible one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chains, is delighted to announce that Jurgita Rhodes, Senior Partner at Marquis Media Partners, and Rahim Hoosen, Trading Head of Groceries, Household, Pet, Personal Care, Print Media at Woolworths South Africa, have joined its Board of Trustees.

In their new roles and alongside their fellow trustees, Rhodes and Hoosen will help guide IPNLF’s future progress, overseeing the governance of the organisation and informing its strategic direction.

Rhodes has a wealth of experience across fintech, media and disruptive technologies, and has led pioneering commercial transformation programmes at the forefront of digital evolution. She has worked in high profile technology and news businesses, providing strategic planning for brand expansion and budget management, delivering award-winning results. Her career has included positions at Bloomberg and the BBC. Based in the UK, she has a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania.

Press Release


IN BRIEF - Aquaculture Market to See Radical Growth: Key Drivers & Potential Applications 2018-2022

WORLDWIDE
Friday, March 15, 2019

Aquaculture Market report provides in-depth information about Aquaculture Market with a market overview, top vendors, Key market highlights, product types, market drivers, challenges, trends, Aquaculture Market landscape, Market size and forecast, five forces analysis, Key leading countries/Region.

On the grounds of comprehensive, reliable data derived from extensive research of multiple sources (both primary and secondary) and in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts Aquaculture market is projected to grow at a CAGR of XX% during the period 2018-2022.

Source: The Warren Daily


IN BRIEF - Taking the sea out of seafood

WORLDWIDE
Friday, March 15, 2019

Land-based aquaculture can sound like a mirage — shrimp farms in the desert, salmon swimming "upstream" in an alpine village tank, tilapia swishing over the plains. And for a long time, ample production of sea delicacies in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) has been more dream than reality. Yet the technology and its innovators steadily have gained momentum and finally may be hitting their tipping point.

The allure of fish grown on land is easy to understand: Like all aquaculture, it reduces demand for wild fish, but unlike with sea-based pens, closed-loop RAS farms (PDF) run no risk of fish escaping to dilute the native gene pool, spread diseases or discharge waste and antibiotics into the wild. RAS farmers have near-full control over growing conditions, so they can optimize for growth and quality. And with its amenability to unlikely locations, RAS can sit near major consumer markets, providing fresh local seafood even when the shore is hundreds of miles away.

Source: Green Biz


IN BRIEF - Thousands of fish wash up dead near Moruya in latest mass fish kill event

AUSTRALIA
Friday, March 15, 2019

Residents at Lake Meringo near Moruya on the New South Wales Far South Coast this week have been shocked to find thousands of dead fish and other marine life along the lagoon's shoreline.

It is the second major fish kill event in the region in the past five weeks.

The discovery follows a number of fish kill events around the country in recent months, where millions of fish have died.

Source: ABC


IN BRIEF - Fish More Expensive in Iceland than in Landlocked EU Countries

ICELAND
Friday, March 15, 2019

Running a household in Iceland is 66% more expensive in Iceland than it is in the European Union, RÚV reports. This was among the findings presented by economist Gylfi Magnússon during his talk at a conference held by the Consumer Association of Iceland and the Icelandic Confederation of Labour.

Gylfi found that even when compared with some of the most expensive countries in Europe, Iceland did not come out well. “Expenses in Iceland were 17% higher than in Denmark, which was the most expensive country in the European Union in 2017,” he remarked. “And we managed to even overtake the Norwegians in this respect, and Norway is usually the most expensive country in mainland Europe.”

Gylfi asserted that Iceland’s small market size worked against it. Many Icelandic companies, he said, are too small and inefficient. Moreover, shipping expenses aren’t always transparent and are higher in Iceland than they are in other places. He also noted that the prices of items sold in international chain stores, such as Lindex, Bauhaus, and H&M, are an average of 20% higher in Iceland than they are abroad.

Source: Iceland Review


IN BRIEF - Global Aquaculture Automatic Feeding Machines Market By Leading Players, Industry Size, Application And Growth Forecast To 2025

UNITED STATES
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Report entitled Global Aquaculture Automatic Feeding Machines Market analysis the important factors  of the Aquaculture Automatic Feeding Machines market based on present industry situations, market demands, business strategies utilized by Aquaculture Automatic Feeding Machines market players and their growth synopsis. This report divides the Aquaculture Automatic Feeding Machines market based on the key players, Type(Auger Automatic Feeder, Vibratory Automatic Feeder, Belt Automatic Feeder, Profi Automatic Feeder), Application(Shrimp-farming, Fish-farming, Others Aquatic Animals) and Regions. High Use of Aquaculture Automatic Feeding Machines in Industry Driving the Market Growth of Aquaculture Automatic Feeding Machines.

In this report, the Aquaculture Automatic Feeding Machines market worth about x.xx billion USD in 2018 and it is expected to reach xx billion USD in 2025 with an average growth rate of xx.xx%. North America is the largest production and consumption region in the world, while China is the fastest growing region.

Source: Market Place


IN BRIEF - After three months in service, 'Norwegian Gannet' has harvested 2,800 tonnes of salmon

NORWAY
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.

Source: Salmon Business


IN BRIEF - Salmon farmer unveils GBP 3m investment to equip new farm

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Salmon farmer Scottish Sea Farms is to spend more than GBP 3 million with suppliers throughout Scotland, bringing a jobs boost to rural communities. The Stirling-headquartered group announced the multi-million pound spend as it prepares to launch a new site in Orkney.

Scottish Sea Farms confirmed it will invest a total of GBP 3.3m in infrastructure, more than 90 per cent of which will be spent with Scottish businesses, to equip its farm off Lober Rock in the Scapa Flow which is due to go live in the autumn.

The contracts include GBP 1.74m with the Gael Force Group in Inverness, GBP 665,000 with Macduff Shipyards in Aberdeenshire, GBP 324,000 with W&J Knox in Ayrshire and GBP 106,000 with Leask Marine in Orkney. 

Source: Scotsman


IN BRIEF - Indian Ocean science mission recovers key underwater drone

SEYCHELLES
Thursday, March 14, 2019

ALPHONSE ISLAND - A British-led marine scientific mission off the Seychelles succeeded on Thursday in retrieving a key underwater drone from the sea bed, where it had fallen after its cable was cut two days ago.

The camera-carrying drone is a vital piece of equipment for the Nekton Mission scientists as they explore the Indian Ocean depths. Two recovery attempts on Wednesday failed.

Source: Chron


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