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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.

Source: Martin Ssebuyira / Daily Monitor


IN BRIEF - Pacific NorthWest LNG venture could pose low risk to B.C. salmon habitat

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has told the federal environmental regulator that Pacific NorthWest LNG’s plan to build a liquefied natural gas terminal in northern British Columbia poses a low risk to juvenile salmon habitat.

Environmentalists and some First Nations argue that Pacific NorthWest LNG’s construction activities would devastate Flora Bank, a sandbar with eelgrass that nurtures young salmon. The LNG joint venture, led by Malaysia’s state-owned Petronas, is seeking to build an CAD 11.4-billion export terminal on Lelu Island, which is located next to Flora Bank in the Skeena River estuary.

Fisheries and Oceans – also known as DFO because it was once the Department of Fisheries and Oceans – said that based on its analysis of scientific studies provided by Pacific NorthWest, potential threats to salmon are manageable.

Source: The Globe and Mail

IN BRIEF - 'Tuna' bond investors may sue Mozambique and banks -sources

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Some holders of Mozambique's restructured "tuna bond" have hired a law firm to explore suing the government and banks Credit Suisse and VTB after it was revealed the country owed USD 1 billion more to creditors than it had disclosed, three sources familiar with the situation said.

Investors agreed this year to swap USD 697 million still outstanding of a bond issued in 2013 by state tuna-fishing firm Ematum for a sovereign bond maturing in 2023.

The deal was viewed at the time as creditor-friendly as it did not require bondholders to write down any of the bond principal and allowed them to exchange corporate risk for a sovereign bond, which is perceived as safer.

Source: Reuters

IN BRIEF - Goa government admits to drop in fish catch

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Panaji - The Goa government on Friday admitted to a drop in fish catch this year in the state on account of a decline in the haul of sardines.

"A shortfall is observed for the season from July 2015 to June 2016 in marine fish catch production. The main reason for the shortfall is due to the reduction in the catch of oil sardines," Fisheries Minister Avertano Furtado told the assembly.

According to statistics tabled in the assembly by the fisheries ministry, while 80,849 tonnes of sardines were caught in 2014, the catch dropped to 57,270 tonnes in 2015. The provisional figures for the sardine catch in 2016 is 6,481 tonnes.

Source: Times of India

IN BRIEF - New sites plug tra fish exports

Saturday, July 30, 2016

HÀ N?I - The Vi?t Nam Pangasius Association on Wednesday 27th of July 2016 launched a trading website and a farming e-map of tra fish in the Mekong Delta region to support tra fish producers and exporters.

The website provides sellers with utilities to help promote their products, give price quotations and streamline the management of their sales staff.

The simple, quick and free membership registration will provide seafood suppliers with quality certifications as well as market information, and data about supply, demand and consumption trends in different regions.

Source: Viet Nam News

IN BRIEF - '100,000 jobs lost to fish importation'

Saturday, July 30, 2016

NASARAWA - Fishermen, on the platform of Fisheries Cooperative Federation of Nigeria, FCFNL, have decried zero allocation to fish production as a major reason for massive importation of fish in Nigeria, thereby costing the country 100,000 jobs and millions of dollars in foreign exchange annually. FCFCN called on President Muhammadu Buhari to demonstrate political will to develop the fish sector by providing all necessary incentives towards self-sufficiency in fish production. The President of FCFNL, Anthony Ashagye, lamented that in spite of the vast fisheries and aquaculture resources in the country, Nigeria remains the highest fish importer in Africa with an estimated 950 metric tons of imported frozen fish, valued at over NGN 100 billion annually. 

Source: Vanguard

IN BRIEF - Seafood exports down 10% in volume terms

Saturday, July 30, 2016

KOCHI - After a sustained increase in the last seven-eight years, India’s seafood exports witnessed a 10 per cent dip in quantity and 9 per cent in value in FY-16. The decline in dollar terms was nearly 15 per cent.

The figures available with the Marine Products Exports Development Authority (MPEDA) revealed that the country exported 9,45,892 tonnes of seafood worth USD 4.7 billion in FY16 against 10,51,243 tonnes worth USD 5.5 billion achieved in the previous fiscal.

Frozen shrimp continued to be the major export item, followed by frozen fish. The US and S-E Asia are the major importers of Indian seafood.

Source: The Hindu Business Line

IN BRIEF - Government money no sure thing for Placentia Bay aquaculture project

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Newfoundland and Labrador government will only invest in a massive aquaculture project proposed for Placentia Bay if it makes economic sense, says Premier Dwight Ball.

"Is this good for Newfoundland and Labrador? If that's not the case, if we can't check all those boxes, then it's not something we would enter into," the premier said during a news conference in St. John's Thursday morning.

A company called Grieg NL Seafarms Ltd. wants to create one of the largest farmed salmon operations in Canada, with a project estimated at CAD 250 million.

Source: CBC

IN BRIEF - DNR updates fish eating guidance

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Updated fish eating guidance, "Choose Wisely: A Health Guide for Eating Fish in Wisconsin," is now available online through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website.

Detailed information also is available through "Find Advice," an online search tool that allows anglers to select their county and fishing spot to see local consumption advice.

For rivers where polychlorinated biphenyls build up in fish, new testing reconfirms current advisories with slight modifications for some species from Lake Michigan, the Lake Winnebago/Wolf River system and parts of the lower Fox (Little Lake Buttes des Morts to De Pere Dam), Menominee and lower Manitowoc rivers.

Changes include less stringent advice for some Lake Michigan and Winnebago species, meaning people can safely eat some of those fish more frequently. Advice does remain the same for several systems including the upper Manitowoc and Mississippi Rivers.

Source: La Crosse Tribune

IN BRIEF - Expert cautions against use of antibiotics to treat fish

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Lagos – Mr Remi Ahmed, the national president, Tilapia Aquaculture Development Association of Nigeria (TADAN), on Wednesday 27th of July 2016 warned fish farmers against the use of antibiotics on their products. Ahmed, a culturing expert, said in Lagos that instead of antibiotics, farmers should consider the use of probiotics. He described probiotic as a food or other substance that contained bacteria, and could be used in a positive way to improve health. 

Source: Vanguard

IN BRIEF - Irish Water guilty over 3000 river fish deaths

Friday, July 29, 2016

Irish Water is to work with Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) on rehabilitation works on a river the utility polluted last year, causing the death of more than 3,000 fish.

A district court judge instructed Irish Water to carry out a full review of its waste water treatment plants, and provide a report to her by July 21, 2017.

Judge Catherine Staines’ decision at Portlaoise District Court came after the IFI successfully prosecuted Irish Water for the discharge of chemicals into the Clodiagh River, on August 18 2016.

Source: Irish Examiner

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