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IN BRIEF - Good fishing for herring off eastern Iceland

ICELAND
Friday, October 12, 2018

‘Fishing for herring has been good since the start of the season. There is a lot to be seen and there appears to be a lot of herring on the move,’ said Venus’s skipper Theódór Thórðarson when we spoke to him on Monday as the crew were squaring away after the last haul before setting course for Vopnafjörður.

He commented that there has been poor weather all three days they have been fishing, with heavy seas and one day of storms.

‘We took five hauls and the catch is around 1000 tonnes. The herrings’ behaviour is such that they lie deeper during the day, down as far as 200 fathoms. When it gets towards dusk they rise up as far as 30 metres that’s when it’s easiest for us to handle them,’ Theódór Thórðarson said, adding that this is fine fish, with a 380 to 400 gramme average weight, and zero by-catch.

Source: HB Grandi


IN BRIEF - Fisherfolks back to sea after observing closed season

GHANA
Monday, June 17, 2019

Economic activities at landing beaches in the country are bouncing back following the resumption of artisanal fishing in the country’s waters after a month’s break.

Fishermen have started sailing their canoes that were docked at the beach during the closed season while fishmongers and other customers have started visiting the beach to buy fresh fish.

Source: Ghana Web


IN BRIEF - Results of fish survey set to be released

MYANMAR
Monday, June 17, 2019

The result of studies conducted last year by scientists on a Norwegian research vessel will be released within the next couple of months, the Department of Fisheries has announced.

The research vessel RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen was in Myanmar from August to September 2018. The ship – named after a famous Norwegian explorer, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate – conducted a month-long study of fish resources and the marine ecosystem off Rakhine, Tanintharyi and Ayeyarwady.

Source: Myanmar Times


IN BRIEF - Mowi ASA: Exercise of senior executive share options/purchase of own shares

NORWAY
Monday, June 17, 2019

The Board of Directors of Mowi awarded 1.175 million options under its senior executive share option scheme with effect from 2015 to the current participants in the option scheme. The option scheme forms an important part of Mowi's long-term remuneration policy for such senior executives. The number of options shall be reduced if the profit through exercise of options in a year exceeds two times the fixed annual salary of the option holder. Accordingly, the number of options has been reduced to 485,743 options to comply with this provision.

On 17 June 2019, participants in Mowi's senior executive share option scheme exercised 485,743 options in Mowi, corresponding to 485,743 shares at a strike price of NOK 77.52 per share.

On the same date Mowi purchased 485,743 own shares at a price of NOK 203.81 per share to settle its obligation to deliver the shares. The shares were purchased in accordance with the authorisation granted at the annual general meeting on 29 May 2019. Following these transactions Mowi still holds zero treasury shares.

PRESS RELEASE: MOWI


IN BRIEF - Response to Hector's and Maui Threat Management proposals - Seafood NZ

NEW ZEALAND
Monday, June 17, 2019

This is a complex document and we need time to consider its implications.

The industry is concerned about dolphin protection and has worked hard to minimise risk, with demonstrable success.

We are also concerned about the wellbeing of our members. Hundreds of families could be affected by these proposals. There are also implications for those who value continued supplies of fresh seafood.

We hope there is proper consultation and this is not just a whitewash.

There has been close engagement to date and the industry will continue to work constructively.

The Government also needs to be mindful of its obligations under the Deed of Settlement, which recognised the fishing rights embodied in the Treaty of Waitangi.

Source: VOXY


IN BRIEF - Plan to expand protection for Maui and Hector’s dolphins announced

NEW ZEALAND
Monday, June 17, 2019

The Government is taking action to expand and strengthen the protection for Maui and Hector’s dolphins with an updated plan to deal with threats to these native marine mammals.

Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage and Minister of Fisheries Stuart Nash released on 17th June proposals for consultation for a revised Threat Management Plan to protect the Hector’s and Māui dolphins.

"These precious dolphins are New Zealand taonga. We need to act now to ensure their populations increase and both species thrive," says Eugenie Sage.

Source: VOXY


IN BRIEF - Fish and chips under threat from climate change, study says

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, June 17, 2019

Britain’s traditional meal of fish and chips could disappear from the menu because of climate change, according to new research.

Scientists say larger marine species - including cod and haddock - face either being wiped out or shrinking in size as rising temperatures cause a reduction of oxygen in the oceans.

Source: Independent


IN BRIEF - Global Aquaculture Cages Market 2019 massive growth in coming years with focusing key players: AKVA Group, Selstad, Badinotti, Aquamaof

UNITED STATES
Monday, June 17, 2019

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The Aquaculture Cages report covers all the minute details related to the industry like technological developments, growth opportunities, threats to market growth, innovative strategies and futuristic market trends. Global Aquaculture Cages market analyses the report based on customer demand, supply and demand status, competitive market scenario and industry policies. The company profile of the eminent Aquaculture Cages market players based on the sales margin, import/export scenario, past, present, and the future market scenario will filter essential market details.

Source: The Tactical Marketing


IN BRIEF - NFI, SIRF partner on seafood blockchain pilot with IBM

UNITED STATES
Thursday, June 13, 2019

The National Fisheries Institute (NFI), with financial support from the Seafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF), announced 11 June 2019 it is partnering with IBM’s Food Trust to create a blockchain-based seafood supply chain traceability program.

NFI is the largest U.S. seafood industry trade group. IBM’s Food Trust is a blockchain-based system that creates a shared record of food data, and that system will introduced to NFI members. Members – including harvesters, importers, processers, cold storage, foodservice restaurants, and retailers – are all involved with the program.

Source: Saving Seafood


IN BRIEF - Cyclone batters fishing hub but veers away from Indian coast

INDIA
Thursday, June 13, 2019

VERAVAL - A cyclone in the Arabian Sea battered an Indian fishing hub with heavy wind, wave and rain Thursday and was forecast to still bring dangerous weather even as it veered away from the western coast.

The India Meteorological Department says Cyclone Vayu, the season's second major storm and named after the Hindi word for wind, has jogged west, skirting the coast of the western state of Gujarat and unlikely to hit it head on as previously forecast. Pakistan warned of rough seas and dangerous heat, though the cyclone wasn't expected to directly hit the port city of Karachi.

In anticipation of the storm, rescue workers evacuated nearly 300,000 people, taking a cue from Cyclone Fani, which came ashore on India's eastern coast in May, killing 34 people in India and 15 in neighboring Bangladesh.

Source: The Publics Radio


IN BRIEF - Conservationists raise alarm over wild fish killed inside B.C. salmon farms

CANADA
Thursday, June 13, 2019

A conservation charity said it's concerned by what it calls a "growing trend" of wild fish killed by the salmon farming industry on British Columbia's coast.

Stan Proboszcz, science advisor with Watershed Watch Salmon Society, said nine times as many wild fish were reported inside open-net pen farms in 2017 compared with 2011.

"We saw quite a staggering increase in incidental catch over the years," he said. "Something's wrong here if we're seeing this large increase in wild fish being killed inside salmon farms."

The society crunched the number of "incidental catches" self-reported by industry to government during harvests, fish transfers and farm relocations.

Source: CBC


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