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IN BRIEF - Tennessee forms commission to halt invasive Asian carp

UNITED STATES
Friday, September 25, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed an executive order establishing a commission that will provide advice on mitigating the invasion of Asian carp into the state’s lakes and river systems, according to a news release.

Asian carp were first imported to the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s and now threaten to upend aquatic ecosystems, starve out native fish and wipe out endangered mussel and snail populations along the Mississippi River and dozens of tributaries.

Nationally, state and federal agencies have spent roughly $607 million to stop them since 2004. Projects in the works are expected to push the price tag to about $1.5 billion over the next decade.

Lee signed the order Wednesday. The new Asian Carp Advisory Commission will provide its first report in October.


Other Media | aqua.cl: SalmonChile subscribes to the international organization of sustainable aquaculture

CHILE
Friday, September 25, 2020

This non-governmental institution was founded in 1997 and since then has been dedicated to the promotion, education and leadership of responsible aquaculture.

The Chilean Salmon Industry Association A.G. (SalmonChile) and the Technological Institute of Salmon (Intesal), which is the technical arm of the union, recently joined the international organization Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA). “This - according to what was assured by SalmonChile - thanks to the work and efforts made in matters of sustainability and social responsibility that allowed the union and the more than 50 small, medium and large companies that make it up to join this network that promotes responsible aquaculture ”.

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Spanish land-based salmon farmer switches RAS tech provider

SPAIN
Friday, September 25, 2020

Previously it was announced that Israeli RAS specialists AquaMaof were to supply tech, now is it Danish Alpha-Aqua working for Norcantabric.

Last week SalmonBusiness reported that construction at Spains’ first land-based salmon farm was restarted after seven month COVID delay.

The Norcantabric project, which aims to provide five per-cent of Spain’s demand for salmon, ie 3,000-tonnes-a-year (eventually 10,000) is set to cost around EUR 31 million. 

Author: Owen Evans / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: UN hears how seaweed farming relieves poverty

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, September 25, 2020

A global seaweed expert will tell a UN meeting today how the seaweed industry is helping people in developing nations escape poverty.

Dr Flower Msuya, from Tanzania, is representing the GlobalSeaweedSTAR programme, which addresses the challenges in the sector and is led by the Oban based Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS).

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: VisNed files complaint against Greenpeace

NETHERLANDS
Friday, September 25, 2020

Dutch fishermen’s association VisNed has filed a formal complaint against Greenpeace following its latest stunt in dropping boulders on Dogger Bank fishing grounds. VisNed states that contrary to Greenpeace’s claims, there is no illegal fishing in the area.

The latest Greenpeace boulder publicity stunt, the latest in a long series of these going back a couple of decades, has been widely condemned by fishermen’s organisations – with many pointing out that fishing vessels are pursued relentlessly for the slightest infringement, while Greenpeace appears to be able to carry out clear infringements of the law (including the UK’s Merchant Shipping Act) without an interference from the authorities.

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Mexico develops through Inapesca projects to ensure the sustainability of the shrimp fishery

MEXICO
Friday, September 25, 2020

It is one of the most important fisheries in the country

The National Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Mexico (Inapesca) is carrying out several projects to ensure the sustainability of the shrimp fishery, it ranks second in volume and represents 45% of the value of the national fish production.

And for this, it has worked together with the various actors in the productive sector to propose solutions such as the “Pink shrimp (Farfantepenaeus duorarum) fishing management plan of the Campeche probe” and the “Seven barbas shrimp Fishing Management Plan (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri) on the coasts of the states of Campeche and Tabasco "(PMP), published in the Official Gazette of the Federation in 2014.

Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here


Othe Media | SeafoodSource: Seafood Expo Asia moves online with Seafood Expo Asia Reconnect

SINGAPORE
Friday, September 25, 2020

Seafood Expo Asia, an annual seafood trade show produced by Diversified Communications, has announced its 2020 event will take place online as a three-day “Seafood Exo Asia Reconnect” experience 17 to 19 November, 2020.

Seafood Expo Asia, which has taken place in the past in Hong Kong, was set to move to Singapore this year, but the coronavirus pandemic put a pause on those plans. Instead, Diversified Communications said it has created “a digital solution to connect seafood buyers throughout Asia with suppliers from around the world.”

Author: Cliff White / SeafoodSource |  Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Fishcor CEO's bail appeal in October

NAMIBIA
Thursday, September 24, 2020

A BAIL appeal by suspended National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor) chief executive Mike Nghipunya is set to be heard by two judges in the Windhoek High Court next month.

Nghipunya's appeal against deputy chief magistrate Ingrid Unengu's decision to turn down his application to be granted bail was due to be heard by judge Claudia Claasen on Tuesday, but has been rescheduled for a hearing on 15 October before a two-judge bench.

Claasen informed one of Nghipunya's lawyers, Milton Engelbrecht, and deputy prosecutor general Cliff Lutibezi on Tuesday that the court also wanted them to address some questions about the approach followed when Nghipunya applied for bail in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court in June.

The court's questions are about the impact of the decision to bring the bail application based on an affidavit by Nghipunya, instead of oral testimony from him. 

Author: Werner Menges /The Namibian


IN BRIEF - Spawning pink salmon run up in autumn Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido

JAPAN
Thursday, September 24, 2020

In the Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido, which is a World Natural Heritage Site, the run-up of pink salmon has reached its peak with the arrival of autumn.

In the river that flows through Rausu Town, pink salmon with a body length of about 50 to 60 cm spawn, so I was aiming for the upstream with my life. The male had a prominently raised back, which is peculiar to the breeding season, called " Hector's dolphin ", and swam to snuggle up to the female.

On the other hand, some of them were injured by spawning, weakened, and exhausted at the bottom of the river. Such pink salmon is a valuable food for brown bears and other animals in the harsh winter. According to the Nemuro Jurisdiction Sake and Breeding Program Association (Shibetsu Town), it is a year of good fishing every other year, and the number is larger than the previous year.

Source: Kyodo News


IN BRIEF - Kongsberg Maritime consolidates construction and shipping partnerships with third wellboat contract win

NORWAY
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Kongsberg – Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has reinforced two long-standing business relationships with the news that it is to design and equip the third wellboat in a series to be built for Sølvtrans Rederi by the Myklebust Verft yard in Gursken, Norway. KM estimates the value of this contract to be approximately NOK 45 million.

Based in Ålesund, Sølvtrans is one of the world’s largest wellboat shipping companies for the transportation and processing of live salmon. There are 19 wellboats in its fleet, seven of which have been designed by KM. Of these, three are now under construction by Myklebust Verft, with its 135-strong permanent workforce.

The new wellboat, with a loading capacity of 4,000m3, is a KONGSBERG NVC 389 live fish carrier vessel design. It will sport a host of onboard features designed to ensure the safe, gentle, humane and cost-effective handling of fish stocks: freshwater production and treatment systems, movable bulkheads, vacuum and under-pressure loading, over-pressure unloading, and a generous hold capacity.


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