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IN BRIEF - Uganda fish exports

UGANDA
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 - Alaska lawmakers on guard for potential new offshore monuments

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

WASHINGTON - Alaska lawmakers are on the lookout for potential presidential decrees that could block fishing and drilling in the state's ocean waters.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski and others have introduced legislation that they hope might stop future presidents from using a 110-year-old law — the Antiquities Act — to carve out lands and waters for new environmental protections. But the chance for new federal legislation to curb executive powers during President Barack Obama's term has all but passed.

Now, with Obama's recent expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine Monument in Hawaiiand designation of the first-ever marine monument on the East Coast, worries about a surprise Alaska announcement have arisen again.

Source: Alaska Dispatch News


IN BRIEF - Brexit offers unparalleled opportunity for our coastal communities to prosper

EUROPEAN UNION
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The EU referendum has handed the Scottish fishing industry an unparalleled opportunity to deliver a significant boost to investment and employment for our fragile coastal communities, say Scottish fishing leaders ahead of 27th September 2016 Holyrood parliamentary debate on Brexit and Scotland’s rural economy.

In a briefing paper for MSPs, the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and Scottish Association of Fish Producer’s Organisations says the 200 miles Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) that will come into operation following the UK leaving the EU contains some of the most productive, valuable and diverse fisheries found anywhere in the world.

But at the moment well over half of the fish caught in this zone are caught by non-UK vessels.

Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the SFF, says: “By insisting on fairer shares of catching opportunities in these waters, with a more effective fisheries management regime geared to business and environmental sustainability, the Scottish government could impart powerful momentum to coastal and island communities at no cost to the taxpayer. The government might also wish to ‘top up’ this impetus with grant funding into innovation and areas of strategic interest.

“Unlike many other industries based on the use of natural resources, responsibly managed fish catching could underpin coastal and island communities indefinitely. A reinvigorated catching sector could be expected to generate significant knock-on effects in investment and employment onshore, from marine engineering and electronics to seafood processing and distribution.

Press Release: SFF


IN BRIEF - Spring Bay Seafoods lodges plans for Okehampton Bay marine farm

AUSTRALIA
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tassal's Okehampton Bay partner Spring Bay Seafoods has lodged a planning application for a marine farming shore facility and wharf at the Okehampton Bay site on the state’s East Coast.

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council will consider the application at its meeting tonight.

Submissions to the Government’s Review Panel for the proposed Okehampton Bay marine farming development closed yesterday.

The planning application also seeks approval for rezoning of a road and Crown foreshore waters near the Triabunna Mill from open space and environmental management to light industrial.

Source: The Mercury


IN BRIEF - Angola re-launches production of canned fish

ANGOLA
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The production of canned fish will be re-launched in Angola with the opening, in October, of a factory in the city of Tômbwa, Namibe province, where the PesSul company has invested about USD 4 million, said the factory’s manager.

Enrique Flores told Angolan news agency Angop that the factory should start operating with a production line of 200,000 cans of tuna a day and another for 50,000 cans of mackerel, with estimated production by the end of year of 3 million 120-gram cans of pelagic species and 9 million units of 80 grams of tuna.

The launch of activity in October 2016, after testing the equipment and trial production at the beginning of 2016, will mark the return of production of canned food to Angola, at a standstill for several years.

Source: Maca Hub


IN BRIEF - Fish oil improves mood, boosts brain functioning

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

New York - Fish oil which contains Omega-3 fatty acids helps to boost brain functions and acts as an anti-inflammatory within the body – helping athletes and soldiers manage intense training better, finds a study, says IANS.

Low concentration of fish oil in the blood and also lack of physical activity may contribute to the high levels of depressed mood among soldiers returning from combat, the study suggested. Fish oil content is especially important for soldiers due to the consistent training and physical regiments performed in and out of combat and risk of traumatic brain injury.

For the study, published in the journal Military Medicine, researchers worked with 100 soldiers to identify which factors affected the moods of those returning from combat.

Source: The Free Press


IN BRIEF - Fishing industries under pressure

AUSTRALIA
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The cod isn't just a fish to David Goethel. It's his identity, his ticket to middle class life, his link to a historic industry.

"I paid for my education, my wife's education, my house, my kids' education; my slice of America was paid for on cod," said Goethel, a 30-year veteran of waters that once teemed with New England's signature fish.

But on a chilly, windy Saturday in April 2016, after 12 hours out in the Gulf of Maine, he has caught exactly two cod, and he feels far removed from the 1990s, when he could catch 2,000 pounds in a day.

His boat is the only vessel pulling into the Yankee Fishermen's Co-op in Seabrook. Fifteen years ago, there might have been a half-dozen. He is carrying crates of silver hake, skates and flounder - all worth less than cod.

Source: News


IN BRIEF - Fisheries workers fear job losses through phosphate mining

NAMIBIA
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fisheries workers at Walvis Bay and Lüderitz say they might lose their jobs if the government allows marine phosphate mining.

There are about 15 000 people working in the fisheries sector in Namibia.

More than 500 of the mostly women working in the land-based factories handed over a petition to the environment ministry at Walvis Bay on Thursday 22nd of September 2016.

The petition was received by the Erongo governor's special adviser, Adelaide Kandjala, for President Hage Geingob's attention.

Source: The Namibian


IN BRIEF - Alaska Gov. Walker appeals for a pink salmon disaster declaration

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Gov. Bill Walker has requested the federal government declare a disaster for four Alaska regions hurt by one of the poorest pink salmon returns in decades.

In a Sept. 19 2016 letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Walker said fishery failures that occurred 2016's summer in the Kodiak, Prince William Sound, Lower Cook Inlet and Chignik areas are having a "significant impact on those who depend on the fishery for their livelihood" and asks for the "soonest possible review" due to the economic importance of these fisheries.

How bad were the humpy hauls?

In Kodiak, fishing remained closed during 70 percent of the pink salmon run, and the catch of 3.2 million fish was 28 percent of the expected harvest. The estimated value to fishermen, Walker wrote in his letter, is USD 2.2 million, compared to a five-year average of USD 14.6 million.

Source: Alaska Dispatch News


IN BRIEF - AP to set up expert panel for aquaculture development

INDIA
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

 

Our Bureau The Andhra Pradesh government is appointing a committee of experts to study aquaculture in the State and suggest ways to improve it. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said on Friday 23rd of 2016 that the State stood first in the sector, but still there was a lot of untapped potential and scope for improvement. “New methods should be found to check diseases and to improve yields and in that endeavour technology should be made use of,” he said.

Earlier, the Chief Minister had participated in the three-day India International Seafood Show which began on that Friday. It is being organised by the Marine Products Export Development Authority and the Seafood Exporters' Association of India.

The Chief Minister also said an aquaculture university would be set at Bhimavaram in West Godavari district in the public-private partnership mode. Earlier, at the inaugural of the seafood show, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu announced that the biggest marine fish market would be established here, with the State government bearing 30 per cent of the cost, the National Fisheries Development Board - NFDB bearing 40 per cent and the Tata Trust the rest. It would cost roughly Rs. 3 crore. All varieties of fish would be sold in the market including tunafish. The land would be provided by the Visakhapatnam port trust.

Source: The Hindu


IN BRIEF - New Zealand and Australia investors keen on salmon shares

NEW ZEALAND
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Interest is high among companies and "mum and dad" investors, both in New Zealand and Australia, seeking a stake in the world's largest king salmon farming enterprise, the company says.

New Zealand King Salmon, which grows and markets three premium brands of king salmon - Ora King, Regal and Southern Ocean - will list on the New Zealand and Australian sharemarkets next month when it releases shares to the public in October 2016.

The share price has been calculated at NZD 1.12 if the offer is fully subscribed.

Source: Stuff


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