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IN BRIEF - Genetically engineered fish hatched in Albany

Monday, July 01, 2019

ALBANY, Ind. - AquaBounty Technologies proudly displayed thousands of recently hatched, genetically engineered salmon eggs to journalists from WLS-TV, Chicago, IndyStar and other media outlets this past week.

Previously, the company showed the eggs to Indiana Public Radio, the Associated Press and other media.

"We believe in transparency, because there is this concern with genetically modified," company CEO Sylvia Wulf told The Star Press at the end of the two-hour press tour of the indoor salmon farm.

Source: The Star Press

IN BRIEF - Tough fishing regulations aim for real change

Monday, July 01, 2019

A bill making its way through the N.C. General Assembly could have anglers in eastern North Carolina remembering 2019 as a year of change, whether they like it or not.

House Bill 483, the Let them Spawn act, places strict limits on the catch of six severely overfished species popular among commercial and recreational fishers: southern flounder, spot, Atlantic croaker, striped mullet, southern kingfish (sea mullet) and bluefish.

The bill would allow the Division of Marine Fisheries to place size and daily bag limits on the fish and abbreviate seasons for catching them with the goal of allowing 75 percent of juvenile fish in each targeted species to reach maturity and spawn at least once.

Source: Reflector

IN BRIEF - Maine to use conservation dollars for fishing, aquaculture

Monday, July 01, 2019

STONINGTON, Maine - A Maine land conservation program will use more than USD 1 million to preserve working waterfront areas, including sites that are important to the lobster fishing industry.

State officials say the Land for Maine's Future board is allocating the money to a half dozen projects. The money will be used to purchase development rights that ensure sites remain available for fishing and aquaculture.

One of the awards is a preliminary grant of more than $200,000 to the Stonington Co-op in Stonington, which is one of the most important lobster ports in New England. Officials say the money will be used to conduct site work to improve shipping and receiving of lobsters and bait.

Source: Wabi

IN BRIEF - Sardine sellers' fish for high prices on KZN south coast

Monday, July 01, 2019

Crates of sardines that were netted in Amanzimtoti on Saturday and Sunday sold for ZAR 1,500 each.

The first crates of at least 30 dozen fish are usually the most expensive. By the end of the sardine run‚ a dozen fish will cost between ZAR 10 and ZAR 20.

On Sunday, a dozen of the tiny silver fish went on sale for about ZAR 60.

KZN Sharks Board received reports of netting of sardines south of Durban on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Source: Times Live

IN BRIEF - Fish handling facilities closed over poor hygiene

Monday, July 01, 2019

Entebbe - At least 5,000 fishermen and fishmongers are stranded after Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry closed several fishing handling facilities over poor hygiene. 

The affected facilities are at Ddimo, Golo, Kasenyi and Mwena landing sites in Masaka, Mpigi, Wakiso and Kalangala districts, respectively. Others are in Namayingo District.

Mr Tom Bukenya, the acting commissioner of fisheries regulations and control, said the handling facilities lacked minimum standards. 
“Despite being gazetted, they are below the required standard in terms of hygiene, we do not want the fish we get from there to affect our international market,’’ Mr Bukenya said in an interview at the weekend. 

Source: Daily Monitor

IN BRIEF - Fish exports shrink 4.11 to USD 406m

Monday, July 01, 2019

ISLAMABAD - The exports of fish and its preparations decreased by 4.11 percent during the fiscal year 2018-19 as compared to the corresponding period of 2018.

The seafood exports during July-May (2018-19) were recorded at USD 406.565 million against the exports of USD 423.977 million in July-May (2017-18), showing negative growth 4.11 percent, according to Pakistan Bureau of statistics (PBS).

In terms of quantity, Pakistan exported 179,743 metric tons seafood during the period under review against the exports of 184,107 metric tons last year, showing decrease of 2.37 percent.

Source: Nation

IN BRIEF - Group from Micronesia explores possibilities of aquaculture

Monday, July 01, 2019

Fisheries officers from Kosrae, Micronesia, recently toured the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center to learn more about aquaculture efforts in Hawaii.

Andy George, executive director of the Kosrae Conservation and Safety Organization and a graduate of UH-Hilo, visited the center with Bond Segal, marine Program manager for Kosrae Conservation and Safety Organization, and Bruno Ned, administrator of the Division of Fisheries and Marine Resources in the Kosrae Department of Resources and Economic Affairs.

George said the trio decided to visit Hawaii to learn about different ongoing aquaculture activities.

“We know that we can’t do all of them, we cannot replicate all of them in Micronesia, but we wanted to see what aspects of it can be applicable in Micronesia,” he said. “We have some ongoing aquaculture developments in Micronesia … We have partners who are doing a lot of good work on corals and on plants, but we also wanted to look at the community-based component.”

Source: Hawaii Tribune

IN BRIEF - Skretting appoints global Commercial Director

Friday, June 28, 2019

Skretting is pleased to announce the appointment of Evy Vikene to the position of Commercial Director, reporting to CEO Therese Log Bergjord.

The new position will focus on customer needs throughout the business and finding solutions through co-creation with customers. “Evy has considerable experience from many aspects of our business and we are confident that this appointment will enable us to continue a high level of service for our clients,” says Log Bergjord.

Evy has worked for Skretting for over 20 years, starting at Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre. She has held a number of different roles within the business, most recently as Business Developer and Global Key Account Manager.


IN BRIEF - Thousands of endangered sharks slaughtered by overfishing, new report reveals

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Amsterdam - Activists from Greenpeace International confronted a fishing vessel on June the 26th of 2019 approximately 200 miles away from The Azores as it was hauling in sharks on a longline, capturing shocking footage of the vessel’s practices [see here]. The peaceful protest saw activists unfurl a banner with the message “Sharks Under Attack” and came as Greenpeace International releases a new report that reveals lack of protection in international waters is resulting in the deaths of tens of thousands of endangered sharks each year. 

In the North Atlantic, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza documented fishing vessels which, while known to be primarily catching swordfish, in fact collectively catch four times more sharks than swordfish (by weight).[1] During the protest, the crew saw only one swordfish caught by the Spanish vessel Ameal and at least 8 sharks pulled from a line nearly 40 miles long. The shark species are currently being identified. 

“It is absolutely immoral to kill sharks and other wildlife with these terrible fishing practices. We are exposing the culprits at sea now, but we urgently need a strong treaty and tighter fishing limits to protect our global oceans,” said Will McCallum of Greenpeace’s Protect the Oceans campaign, on board the Esperanza.


IN BRIEF - IntraFish parent extends reach in seafood news with full acquisition of Norwegian subsidiary

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The acquisition is part of NHST's strategy to extend its position as the leading global seafood news provider.

NHST Global Publications, parent company of IntraFish, on Wednesday announced it has fully acquired Fiskeribladet, Norway's largest fisheries and aquaculture news provider, from Norges Rafisklag.

The acquisition is part of NHST's strategy to grow further as the world's leading provider of news and analysis to the global seafood industry.

Prior to Wednesday's transaction, NHST owned 66.6 percent of Fiskeribladet and Norges Rafisklag owned the remainder.

Norges Rafisklag is a Norwegian seafood sales organization established in 1938.

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