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IN BRIEF - Latest fishing area closures raise fears about fights over shrinking territory

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Exasperated by the federal government's closures of fishing grounds, fishermen and plant workers from across New Brunswick's Acadian Peninsula held an emergency meeting Tuesday on Lameque Island to discuss their options.

Afterwards, some said they were worried the latest closure would lead to fights over what little territory they have left. 

The meeting came after another round of fishing area closures was announced Monday, after five North American right whales were seen between Miscou and the Gaspe Peninsula.

Source: CBC

IN BRIEF - Alaska scientists pen letter backing salmon measure

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Former scientists and fisheries managers are taking sides over Ballot Measure 1.

On Wednesday, a group of 58 experts from state and federal agencies released a statement of support for the measure, which would change how development is permitted on some fish habitat.

That follows a letter of opposition penned by 10 former habitat managers and State of Alaska commissioners, published in the Anchorage Daily News in late September.

Source: Peninsula Clarion

IN BRIEF - Mislabeling is rampant in the seafood industry

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

NEW YORK CITY - Recent investigations and studies have shown mislabeling – sometimes due to error but often the result of outright fraud – is rampant in the seafood industry, showing up both in the marketplace and on restaurant menus.

One study of retailers found seafood like grouper, cod and snapper may be mislabeled up to 87 percent of the time, swapped out for less desirable and cheaper varieties. For example, only seven of the 120 samples of red snapper were actually red snapper.

CBS News' Meg Oliver spoke to Vinny Millbourn, who hails from a long line of fishermen. The fishmonger at Greenpoint Fish and Lobster Company in Brooklyn, New York, specializes in local, domestic and traceable species. His storefront acts as a fish market, raw bar and restaurant.

Source: WSAW

IN BRIEF - Salmon producers hope to curb environmental impact by changing how fish are fed

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Salmon producers are hoping to reduce the impact of fish farming on the environment by changing how they feed their fish.

It's part of research being undertaken in Nelson where thousands of king salmon are being carefully monitored by scientists.

Waste from fish farming can damage the surrounding area, starving the seabed of oxygen and killing off life in the most extreme cases.

"If we know the nutritional requirements of the king salmon species, they'll eat less as a result. That's a lesser impact of the environment and a better outcome," said Grant Rosewarne of New Zealand King Salmon.

There's still much to learn about king salmon, with new studies underway at Cawthron Institute's new $8 million finfish research facility, housing 4,000 king salmon to improve their species' breeding, growth and diet.

Source: TV NZ

IN BRIEF - URI awarded federal funding to train aquaculture workers

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. - The University of Rhode Island has been awarded federal funding to help strengthen training programs for aquaculture workers and develop an online training curriculum that can be deployed nationwide.

Rhode Island's congressional delegation says URI's Rhode Island Sea Grant program was awarded nearly USD 750,000.

The funding will be used to bolster an entry-level training curriculum for aquaculture farm workers in Rhode Island to improve worker safety, promote critical skills and boost employee recruitment and retention. Rhode Island Sea Grant also will develop online worker training that can be adopted by other states to promote aquaculture workforce training and production.

Source: The News Tribune

IN BRIEF - Aquaculture, fishing a boon to Bến Tre

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

HCM CITY - The Mekong Delta province of B?n Tre has sustainably developed both aquaculture and offshore fishing in the past 10 years under a national marine strategy.

Nguy?n Van Bu?i, deputy director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said with its long coast, the province has favourable conditions for developing both.

It has a total of 46,500ha of aquaculture ponds with an annual output of 265,000 tonnes in the coastal districts of Ba Tri, Bình Ð?i and Th?nh Phú, accounting for 44.6 per cent of the province’s total fisheries output, he said.

It has developed logistics and the processing industry to add value to its fishing and aquaculture products, he said.

Source: Viet Nam News

IN BRIEF - Climate change will pose a challenge to fish farms - Anne Zammit

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Pollution from fish farms off Malta’s shores may be having a negative impact on local tourism. Yet future scenarios for the global industry are looking stormier as climate change sets in.

“How much climate change can we deal with before we really need to implement adapation?” was the key question posed by AquaBioTech marine environmental consultant Rachel Cox at the start of a meeting held last month. The international consultancy specialising in salt-water aquaculture has a regional office in Malta.

Understanding when and how the tour­ism, aquaculture, energy generation and marine transport sectors on European islands may have to adapt to climate change was the theme of parallel sessions held re­cently by the international consultants.

Source: Times of Malta

IN BRIEF - Scots Tories against fishing policy extension

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Scottish Conservatives could vote down a Brexit deal if it included extending the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

The policy sets out fishing rules across the EU to manage fish stocks and fleets by setting quotas.

Moray MP Douglas Ross said Scotland's 13 Conservative MPs would not support a deal that included staying part of the CFP beyond 2020.

His concerns follow indications that the policy could be extended to allow more time for a final Brexit deal.

Source: BBC

IN BRIEF - Fishermen welcome import ban, call for modern gear

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Fishermen and traders have expressed divergent views over President Uhuru Kenyatta’s proposal for a ban on fish imports from China to protect the local industry.

In coastal counties, fishermen have welcomed the ban and asked the State to equip them with modern fishing vessels to enable them compete fairly with foreign fishers.

"We had opposed Chinese fish imports but the government officials said it was necessitated due to deficit. But now that the President has banned the imports, we want him to provide us with enough fibre boats and machines to increase production,” said Mr Hamid Mohammed, chairman of the Wavuvi Association of Kenya.

Source: Daily Nation

IN BRIEF - Marine Harvest ASA: Issuance of shares through partial conversion of bond and registration of share capital increase

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Based on conversion notices received and in accordance with the bond agreement, Marine Harvest ASA has converted EUR 47.9 million of the original outstanding loan of the EUR 340 million convertible bond issued by Marine Harvest ASA with ISIN NO 001 0748742 into shares at the conversion price of EUR 13.2321. Marine Harvest ASA has resolved to satisfy the request by issuing 3,619,982 new shares, each with a nominal value of NOK 7.50. The adjusted outstanding amount of the convertible bond is currently EUR 215.8 million.

The share capital increase pertaining to the conversion has been duly registered with the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises. Following the registration of the share capital increase, the Company's share capital is NOK 3,746,598,577.50, divided into 499,546,477 total shares, each with a nominal value of NOK 7.50.

Press Release: Marine Harvest

IN BRIEF - With sales at GBP 150m a year fish are good for the economy –and dinner table

Saturday, October 20, 2018

They are two of our most valuable commercial fish species exported to many parts of the world, and which in a post-Brexit UK will continue to form a valuable – and hopefully growing – global market for Scottish seafood processors. The fish in question are mackerel and herring, a precious natural resource from around Scotland’s shores which are in strong demand in international and UK markets. They also tick all the right boxes for consumers – tasty, healthy to eat and sourced from sustainable fisheries. 

Source: The Scotsman

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Promising opportunities offered to southern rock lobster exporters
Australia The Australian southern rock lobster industry is well positioned to achieve significant export growth given the promising early catches, strong prices and the imminent Free Trade Agreement with China.
Norway and Russia agree to reduce cod capture in the Barents Sea
Norway Norway and Russia have reached an agreement on Barents Sea fishery quotas for 2019, which sets a decline of about 7 per cent for cod catch from last year.
Galician fleet returns from the Falklands after very good squid harvest
Spain The Galician fleet operating in the Falkland Islands fishing ground is returning to the port of Vigo after the closing of the best season registered since 1995 in those waters.
Fishing rights to be implemented to species for human consumption
Peru The Ministry of Production will publish this month the proposal for the implementation of fishing rights for species of direct human consumption, which would include jack mackerel, hake, mackerel and eel, among other resources.
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ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
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Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
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FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
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Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
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Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
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Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
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Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
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Leardini Pescados Ltda
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CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
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David Suzuki Foundation
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Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
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FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
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