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IN BRIEF - Italy, India at odds over fishermen shootings
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
On 20 February, Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi warned of 'considerable differences' with India over the alleged killing of two Indian fishermen mistaken for pirates by Italian soldiers on an oil tanker.
"There are currently considerable differences of a legal character. Up to now I have not seen the co-operation between India and Italy that would be desirable and would allow a quick resolution," Terzi said. 'They have immunity'
Italy says the men have immunity from Indian law as the tanker, the Enrica Lexie, was flying with an Italian flag in international waters as it sailed from Singapore to Egypt when the shooting occurred on Wednesday 15 February.
Paul Vecsei, well known sturgeon specialist and fish illustrator, shows in this poster all extant sturgeon species and valid subspecies worldwide, using 27 scientific illustrations.
Each picture is of an individual fish and was made in the technique of pointillism with extreme accuracy. This poster in DIN-A1 format (594 x 841 mm) on 240 g/m2 paper finished with UV-gloss coating, is not only a decoration on any wall but an eye-catcher which will satisfy the viewer. The delivery includes two black poster rails made from plastic material for easy wall mounting.
The poster will be available from bookshops or directly from the publisher
Scottish fishermen have welcomed the announcementon 21 May by European Commissioner Maria Damanaki that the EU has notified the Faroe Islands that it intends to impose sanctions in response to their over-fishing of the Atlanto-Scandian herring stock.
The EU says the measures may include restrictions in the imports of herring and associated species fished by Faroese interests and restrictions on the access of Faroese vessels in EU harbours except for safety reasons. The notification from the EU is in response to the Faroese move earlier this year to withdraw from an international management plan for Atlanto-Scandian herring and set a unilateral quota at a level 145 per cent higher than their 2012 quota. This was set against a context in which all other parties to the fishery had agreed to reduce their quotas by 26 per cent for conservation reasons.
REEDVILLE - Omega Protein Corporation (OME), christened two new vessels at its Reedville, Virginia facility. The two vessels, named the F/V Rappahannock and the F/V Fleeton are state of the art menhaden fishing vessels and are the first new vessels christened by the company in over 20 years. Omega Protein is a nutritional product company and a leading integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty protein products.
"The addition of the Rappahannock and the Fleeton to our Reedville fleet marks a significant investment in our operations here in Virginia," said Monty Deihl, Director of Fishing Operations at Omega Protein. Deihl added, "I'm proud that Omega is reviving the tradition of formally christening our new fishing vessels. It demonstrates our commitment to both our employees here and the community which for so many years this Reedville plant has supported."
INDIANAPOLIS - Exploring the opportunity to bring a feed mill dedicated to producing fish feed to Indiana in hopes of building a new market for Hoosier soybean farmers is the intent of a new grant recently awarded to Indiana Soybean Alliance.
ISA, the state soybean checkoff organization, received a Value-Added Producer Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture earlier this month to conduct a feasibility study on locating a feed mill focusing on aquaculture feeds in Indiana.
Forcing lobster fishermen out of proposed marine park areas could lead to the collapse of lobster stocks in other areas, industry figures say.
South Australian Rock Lobster Advisory Council executive officer Justin Phillips said industry estimates for how much of the annual lobster catch was taken inside the proposed marine parks was about double State Government estimates.
Closing those areas to fishing could force fishermen into more marginal areas, where fishing would have a greater impact on stocks.
In what has been described by Commonwealth fishing operators as “..a shock move..”, the NSW Minister for Primary Industries the Hon.
Katrina Hodgkinson signed a notice removing commercial catch limits for many fish species in NSW, including flathead. This means that state licensed vessels can now take unlimited amounts of flathead, while the same fish are regulated and catch limits imposed on NSW recreational anglers along the coastline of NSW, and that limits remain on Commonwealth commercial fishers in waters outside 3 miles off the NSW coastline.
It also means that NSW commercial fishing licenses that are currently not used may now become active, as unscrupulous operators seek to maximise the loophole created by these legislative changes.
Synthethic Genomics, ExxonMobil to develop algae biofuels United States
Synthetic Genomics Inc announced a new co-funded research agreement with ExxonMobil to develop algae biofuels from strains with significantly improved production characteristics by employing synthetic genomic science and technology.
Cesium findings in eel coverup reported Japan
A scientist has admitted having detected radioactive cesium in eels caught in a boundary river between the Tokyo and Chiba prefectures but claims local governments took no action for nearly two months despite having informed authorities promptly.
Fish exports may generate USD 500mln by 2015 Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is working on increasing its deep sea fishing efforts and doubling fish exports between now and 2015 and to achieve this goal, it will be using new vessels from Japan and China,
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