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IN BRIEF - Uganda fish exports
Friday, September 09, 2011
Uganda could lose an estimated USD 280 million (about UGX 784 billion) earned from fish exports if the European Union puts a ban on Uganda’s fish, stemming from poor quality of fish exported and management.
The EU has already raised three red alerts on Uganda’s fish exports to Europe. The alerts in July and August emails sent by the EU Fisheries and Veterinary Unit copied to Uganda’s fish factories are on the product quality that is deteriorating, temperature regulation of fish and use of unregulated additives to falsely increase fish weight. “There is poor temperature and rapture of the cold chain of the frozen fillet of Nile perch from Uganda,” one of the alerts dated 25 July read.
“We are concerned that there is a problem in management that can’t easily handle these issues because EU affairs need a fully fledged commissioner not one in the acting capacity,” Mr Philip Borel, the chairman Uganda Fish Processors and Exporters Association, said.
Ngati Kahungunu has committed to using a new fishing net design that will drastically reduce the number of undersize fish that get trapped in the nets.
It's technology that will aid in repopulating our oceans.
The New Zealand fisheries is a multi-billion dollar industry, but it needs to be sustainable if it's to get the thumbs up for the future.
Mike Terry says, “They are improving. Over the last three years I've seen a gradual increase but the fish that we're catching now traditionally we've caught them in closer, but we're starting to catch them in deeper water.”
The House Fisheries Committee on Thursday 26th of March 2015 passed a bill that would eliminate the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission and move its duties to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
The unanimous vote came despite fishermen's objections that the bill upends the separation of power between the commission that oversees Alaska’s limited-entry fisheries like salmon and the agency that regulates commercial fishing.
The legislation, House Bill 112, goes next to the House Resources Committee. A referral to House Finance is expected, according to Reid Harris, aide to the fisheries committee that’s chaired by bill author Rep. Louise Stutes, a Kodiak Republican.
Michael Parker has informed Marine Harvest ASA of his resignation from the Board of Directors. The Board wishes to thank Mr. Parker for his contribution to the Board during his service at Marine Harvest.
The nomination committee will be proposing a replacement to the Annual General Meeting, which will be held 8 June 2015.
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
Before the peak of shrimp and crab seasons, LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant have been holding Louisiana Fisheries Forward meetings to help fishers learn about new regulatory and industry developments.
Thu Bui, an AgCenter and Sea Grant fisheries agent, said the meetings in part give fishers "the information so they can become more profitable."
"Once they get on the water, they don't have time to learn about new things," Bui said, in an announcement summarizing information provided at a Tuesday (March 24 2015) meeting in Delcambre. The announcement also publicized similar upcoming meetings set for April 7 in Dulac and April 22 in Larose.
BANGKOK - " Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.
In comments published Friday 27th March 2015 by the English-language Bangkok Post newspaper, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha acknowledged he had seen this week's AP article and said his government was stepping up efforts to combat the scourge and prosecute those responsible.
As the fishing season approaches and ice conditions continue to wreak havoc on ferries off Newfoundland and Labrador's coasts, the provincial government is urging Ottawa to prepare ice compensation for fish harvesters.
The compensation program would be used to bridge finances for fish harvesters if severe ice conditions delay the fishing season.
Fish harvesters would receive a weekly payment comparable to what they would get on employment insurance, if their benefits have expired.
The expansion of no-fishing zones across the Great Barrier Reef has allowed fish numbers to rebound in some places to levels not seen since European arrival in Australia, a long-term study of the ecosystem has shown.
Data taken from underwater surveys of about 40% of the reef’s marine park between 1983 and 2012 found that biomass of coral trout more than doubled in protected areas.
SEOUL – The South Korean government is aiming to successfully develop bluefin tuna farming in Jeju, by forming a research cluster comprised of government research institutes and private fishing groups.