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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.
Pacific Islands fisheries development projects have received USD 45 million in allocations from the European Union over the last four years to help promote sustainable management of fisheries resources and with the aim of ensuring maximum economic returns for the region from the resources.
The Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources, a division within the Marine Institute, will organize a two-day workshop with CAD 19,941 of funding from the Provincial Government. The workshop, Technology in Support of a Sustainable Shrimp Fishery, will promote the use of ecologically-friendly approaches to shrimp trawling among harvesters by educating participants about recently developed technology.
The Food and Agriculture Organization is calling on international donors to raise an initial PHP 5 million that would be used to provide help to fishing communities, which are considered in greatest need of help after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” ravaged their livelihood.
Russia will impose a ban on salmon imports from Norway from Jan. 1. 2014 if confirms that its specialists have not been allowed to inspect fish farms, Sergei Dankvert, the head of agriculture watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor, told Interfax news agency.
"It is probable that there will be a ban on salmon from Jan. 1. 2014," Dankvert said. "Preliminary feedback shows that our specialists have not been given access to fish farms, if this is confirmed then we will proceed as planned."
Kenny Black from the Scottish Association for Marine Science has been visiting the top of the South Island giving Marlborough District Council an international perspective on regulating salmon farming.
Professor Black says salmon farmers here have got it a lot easier than their international counterparts in Scotland and Norway.
There is a steep rise in the export sea food and the income earned from sea food and fish products. There is a great demand for sea weeds, sea cucumbers, sea leeches, prawns, lobsters and oysters. Steps have been taken to increase production of these sea food items as there is a great demand for these varieties in the European countries and Japan.
A new invention with global applications is being tested and marketed in Bonita Springs.
Eric Steimle and his partner Kurt Kramer, owners of Larcos Aquaculture, invented a new way to accurately count the most minuscule shrimp by the millions along with creating clear photos of each tiny creature.
In the wake of Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Simon Coveney's upcoming decision on whether or not to grant the state agency for fishing and aquaculture in Ireland, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, licenses for fish farms in Galway Bay, Slow Food International has reaffirmed its position on intensive fish farms. Slow Food does not consider open net pen fish farms an environmentally sound practice, Piero Sardo, President of the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, confirms.