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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 - Pacific Andes proposes to raise USD 195.5 million via rights issue

SINGAPORE
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pacific Andes Resources Development (PARD), a global frozen fish supplier, announced on Tuesday that it proposes to undertake a fully underwritten rights issue of 3.83 billion new ordinary shares at an issue price of SGD 0.051 for each rights share.

The offer will be on the basis of 4 rights shares for every 5 existing ordinary shares in the capital of the mainboard-listed company.

The subscription price of SGD 0.051 per rights share represents a discount of about 52.8 per cent on the stock's closing price in Singapore of SGD 0.108 on Monday 24TH of November 2014, the last trading day immediately before the announcement.

Source: The Straits Times

 


IN BRIEF - Outlook good for Alaska fisheries in 2015

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Alaska is poised for some big fish stories next year based on predictions trickling in from state and federal managers.

 

For the state’s (and nation’s) largest fishery - Alaska pollock - the Eastern Bering Sea stock has more than doubled its ten year average to top nine million tons, or 20 billion pounds. And the stock is healthy and growing, according to annual surveys.

“It is one of the most stunning fisheries management successes on the planet,” exclaimed global market expert John Sackton when the pollock numbers were released by the (Seattle-based) Alaska Fisheries Science Center. Alaska pollock represents 40% of global whitefish production, he added.

Source: Sit News

 


IN BRIEF - Geoduck farm proposed for Dungeness Bay

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The largest producer of farmed shellfish in the United States,

Taylor Shellfish Farms

, recently began the permitting process to establish a 30-acre geoduck farm in Dungeness Bay.

 

Although the world renown shellfish farm includes 11,000 acres of tidelands along the Washington coast and British Columbia, with numerous farms around the Puget Sound, the proposed geoduck farm would be the first shellfish farm operated by the company in Clallam County.

“We have a pretty robust permitting and review process, but would love to start farming as soon as possible,” Diani Taylor, fifth generation farmer for Taylor Shellfish Farms, said.

Source: Sequim Gazette

 


IN BRIEF - Developments at Nordurgardur

ICELAND
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

HB Grandi recently signed a contract with Íslenskir Adalverktakar (IAV). The contract is for a new 1,440 square metre extension for the fish processing plant and a 260 square metre facility for waste handling and storage for fishing gear.

According to CEO Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson, the new building extension will contain a workshop for both the fishing and processing divisions as well as storage space for packaging.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held on November 21st 2014 following the signing of the contract.

Source: HB Grandi

 


IN BRIEF - S. Korea moves to intensify penalty against illegal fishing

SOUTH KOREA
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SEJONG - South Korea is moving to significantly strengthen its penalties against illegal fishing by its vessels in high seas that include more than doubling its minimum fine for pirate fishing, a government official said Tuesday 25th of November 2014.

 

Under a revision to the law on deep-sea fishing, already submitted to the National Assembly, the country seeks to increase the minimum fine for illegal fishing to 500 million won (USD 448,350), according to the official from the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.

Source: Global Post

 


IN BRIEF - Companies from Angola, Spain and Portugal sign fisheries agreement

ANGOLA
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Business owners from Angola, Spain and Portugal Wednesday in Benguela signed an agreement of intent, which includes the management, and chartering of vessels in the fisheries sector, Angolan state newspaper Jornal de Angola reported.

 

The agreement was signed by Angolan company Cominder, part of the Consar group, based in the fishing municipality of Baía Farta and Spanish company Malaca Shipping and Portugal’s Overview II.

The chairman of Consar group, Dumilde Rangel, said that the agreement could stimulate fishing activity at a time when Cominder is refurbishing all of its assets and onshore facilities to catch more fish and seafood.

Fuente: Maca Hub

 


IN BRIEF - Commercial Dungeness crab season opens Dec. 1 2014

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NEWPORT — The commercial Dungeness crabbing season is set to open Dec. 1 2014 from southwest Washington to northern California.

Fishery managers in Oregon, Washington and California met over the weekend and agreed to open commercial crabbing from Klipsan Beach, Washington, to Point Arena, California.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says commercial crabbers are allowed to set their gear as early as Nov. 28.

Source: KTVZ

 


IN BRIEF - Ministry promises stern actions for illegal fishing

PHILIPPINES
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

 

After only a month in the job, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti has unveiled her office’s findings on illegal, unreported and undocumented (IUU) fishing operations along the country’s sea borders.

 

Susi said the ministry’s use of radar technology was successful in identifying illegal fishing operations by foreign parties in Indonesian waters.

“We know what they’re up to. They think we don’t [know]. Let them know that we see everything at sea, even the size of the ships,” she said on Friday 21st 2014.

Source: The Jakarta Post

 


IN BRIEF - US waters create potential for shellfish farming

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

 

By the time the sun rose on a chilly November morning, Matthew Moretti and his two-man crew had steamed into Casco Bay, tying up alongside three square rafts bobbing in calm waters. Clambering onto the planks, they began hauling 35-foot ropes from the deep, each laden with hundreds of pounds of slate-gray mussels.

 

“Demand is huge for rope-grown mussel,” said Moretti, co-owner of Wild Ocean Aquaculture, which grows and sells the branded Bangs Island Mussels. “It’s way bigger than we have been able to fill.”


Source: Boston Globe

 


IN BRIEF - Industry warns discard ban could bankrupt fleet

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

 

The Scottish fishing industry is in peril from the discard ban unless governments act urgently, fishermen’s associations are warning.
Large swathes of the industry face bankruptcy unless member state governments can assert their authority over the European Commission to prevent the discard ban.

Stoking the pressure behind the so-called “landings obligation” are organisations like the Pew Trusts, which ignore the economic carnage that will follow from the ill-conceived conservation measure.

Source: Shetland Times

 


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