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.
Japanese companies committed to build a processing plant for canned tuna in Binh Dinh, and support to improve the quality of tuna for direct export to Japan, promoting tuna brand for Binh Dinh - Vietnam in Japan.
According to Mr. Le Huu Loc, chairman of People's Committee of Binh Dinh provincial, who recently returned from a trip to Japan for trade promotion, said: “ We negociated and agreed with Hokugan (Japanese company) to build a processing plant in Binh Dinh”.
Accordingly, Hokugan will build its plant on an area of ??5 hectares, to produce canned tuna.
MINISTER of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernard Esau, has defended his recent shake-up of the horse mackerel industry saying the sector needed competition through the introduction of more players.
A storm has been brewing recently with old established companies accusing the minister of unexpectedly cutting their quotas and giving them to new companies, which they say led to the closure of factories resulting in job losses.
At the height of the storm in September, a publication called Oshili Nashi Popiwe said some companies had received horse mackerel quotas when they were not right-holders.
Newly elected Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said on Friday 31st of October 2014 that losses from rampant fish theft in Indonesian waters were estimated to be in the trillions of rupiah.
"The losses could reach about INR 11 trillion," Susi said in Jakarta as quoted by Antara news agency.
According to Susi, the figures were calculated from 5,329 large-scale fishing ships of over 30 gross tonnage applying for their licensing to the government.
For the licensing of the total number of ships, the government's subsidies for the fishing industry were estimated to reach about INR 11.5 trillion per year.
Luanda — Angola, with a coastline of 600,000 kilometres and a variety of fish has an annual catch of about 350,000 tons, 30 percent of which from artisanal fishing.
This was said on Thursday 30th of October 2014 in Luanda by the minister of fisheries, Victoria de Barros Neto.
According to the minister, who was speaking at the opening of the workshop on planning and integrated management of coast zones, including marine areas and scientific research, has a relevant importance in identifying protected marine areas.
KOCHI - In the wake of reports on fishing boats netting small and endemic fish for preparing poultry feed, the Marine Enforcement Wing under the Fisheries Department conducted checking and seized three boats from Munambam in the wee hours of Thursday 30th of October 2014.
The seized boats are Infant Jesus, St Malachy and Friend owned by persons in Munambam.
The checking was conducted by a team under K M Sajeevan, Circle Inspector, Marine Enforcement Wing, following the direction given by P V Parameswaran, Joint Director of Fisheries Department. The officials with the Marine Enforcement Wing said that around six boxes of small fish were found from these boats.
John West denies Greenpeace’s accusations United Kingdom
The canning firm John West group denies the fishing boat recently broadcast in a video by Greenpeace to show the firm’s alleged unsustainable practices belongs to them or their parent company, MW Brands.