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Sabah relaxes ban on fish exports

MALAYSIA | Saturday, February 13, 2016
Sabah authorities have decided to partially lift a ban on fresh seafood exports and allow live aquaculture raised fish to be brought out of state.


WWF and Opagac seek to promote sustainability of tuna fisheries
Spain | 01:00 | The Producer Association of Big Tuna Freezers and the WWF have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to join forces to achieve sustainable fisheries for tropical tunas. Full Story
Thai govt regularized 70,000 foreign workers in the fishing industry
Thailand | 23:50 | Thai authorities have registered more than 70,000 undocumented foreign workers in the fishing industry, from an estimated overall of 200,000. Full Story
Fish cannibalism may entail an adaptive behaviour, a study suggest
Germany | 23:00 | Many animals go to great lengths to ensure the survival of their offspring - yet some species actually eat some or all of their babies. There is not always an obvious explanation for such filial cannibalism. Full Story
Premieres at One of the Most Important Industry Gatherings
Compared to 2014 the number of exhibitors for the 15th fish international has risen by about 40 to 270, among the international participants the largest group is the Netherlands with 28 exhibitors, followed by Spain with 20 exhibitors.
Quality Seafood Deserves Quality Processing
At the Seafood Expo North America, Marel will demonstrate a wide range of fish processing innovations that help optimize raw material utilization, reduce processing times and labour costs, and improve processes throughout the value chain.
John West Australia, WWF and MSC United for Sustainable Oceans
John West Australia, WWF and MSC have come together to make the single biggest brand commitment, to help end unsustainable fishing methods within the canned tuna industry in Australia.
San Omega Fish Oil Achieves Sustainable Certification
San Omega’s Omega-3 supplements are now carrying Friend of the Sea seal of approval.The fish oil at the base of the whole product line originates from approved fisheries.
Harvest strategy can maximise benefits from skipjack tuna
Maldives The Government of the Maldives and the International Pole & Line Foundation brought more than 50 fisheries officials and experts to the Maldives last week to discuss the management of the Indian Ocean’s tuna stocks and to align on an agreed proposal for the implementation of robust harvest control rules in the region.
Educational campaign promotes fish consumption
Peru The Peruvian government has announced the launch of a new campaign under the national programme "Let’s eat fish" in order to help reduce levels of overweight and obesity among the Peruvian population.
Sabah relaxes ban on fish exports
Malaysia Sabah authorities have decided to partially lift a ban on fresh seafood exports and allow live aquaculture raised fish to be brought out of state.
Ship wanted for toothfish poaching finally caught
Senegal Senegalese government authorities have arrested the Kunlun, a fishing vessel accused of toothfish illegally fishing, which was wanted by the international community.