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IN BRIEF - 'Salmon signature' used to study historic Alaska fish returns

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Alaskan fishermen are no strangers to the roller coaster flux of salmon returning to home spawning grounds. Most fishermen have experienced or at least witnessed both banner years and disaster years, riding out the consequences of a life lived according to marine resources.

Modern biologists have come to recognize these strong and weak variances as cycles that span not years but decades. Now, studies coming out of the University of Washington (UW) are indicating recognizable cycles that cross hundreds of years in their rotation.

Source: Hannah Heimbuch / Alaska Dispatch


IN BRIEF - MHG - Presentation of the Q3 2014 results 22 October at 08:00 (CET)

Monday, October 20, 2014


Marine Harvest ASA hereby invites you to the presentation of the results of the third quarter 2014 at Hotel Continental, Stortingsgaten 24/26, 0117 Oslo, Norway.

Please note that the quarterly report and presentation will be published at 07:00 CET.

The presentation will be held in English and will also be available as a webcast. The webcast will be available here.

You are also invited to participate in an international conference call at 16:00 (CET) on the same day. The participants can call in using the details in the attachment. Participants for the telephone conference are kindly asked to call in 5-10 minutes in advance of the commencement of the conference in order to subscribe.

MARINE HARVEST: MHG - Presentation of the Q3 2014 results 22 October at 08:00 (CET)


IN BRIEF - SHV and Nutreco announce a recommended cash offer of EUR 40 per share for all shares of Nutreco

Monday, October 20, 2014


Amersfoort/Utrecht - Nutreco and SHV jointly announce that they have reached a conditional agreement in connection with a public offer by SHV for all issued and outstanding ordinary shares in the capital of Nutreco at an offer price of EUR 40 (cum dividend) in cash for each Nutreco ordinary share, subject to customary conditions (the "Offer"). The Offer price represents a premium of 42% to the closing price of Friday 17 October 2014 and a premium of 34% to the average closing price for the 3 months prior to and including that date.


Knut Nesse, CEO of Nutreco said: "SHV fully supports the sustainable growth strategy of Nutreco as a whole. We are excited about this new step in the rich history of our company. SHV will be an excellent partner, enabling us to maintain our corporate identity, culture, values and organisation. This offer is in the best interests of all our stakeholders, including our shareholders. Both our Executive and the Supervisory Board fully support and unanimously recommend the Offer, for what we consider to be a fair offer price."

NUTRECO: SHV and Nutreco announce a recommended cash offer of EUR 40 per share for all shares of Nutreco


IN BRIEF - Nutreco trading update Q3 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014


Revenue Q3 2014 EUR 1,428.9 million; a decrease of 4.1% from Q3 2013 of which -2.2% was due to foreign exchange effects;

Animal Nutrition revenues increased by 2.3% to EUR 454.9 million. Organic volume effect was +3.2% due to higher sales in mature markets, growth geographies and young animal feed;

Fish Feed revenues of EUR 639.4 million are 8.2% lower than last year driven by a 5.8% decrease in organic volumes mainly due to significantly lower salmon feed sales to Marine Harvest in Norway. The sales volume growth of fish feed for other species was 5.4%;

Compound Feed & Meat Iberia revenues decreased by 4.4% to EUR 334.6 million. Organic volume growth was 3.3%. Good progress has been made in increasing sales to customers across various channels;

Termination of EUR 100 million share buy-back programme;

Outlook: Based on current trading conditions and barring any unforeseen circumstances, Nutreco confirms its outlook: full year 2014 EBITA before exceptional items from continuing operations to be at least equal to previous year (2013: EUR 256.3 million)


IN BRIEF - Continual Improvement And Best Practices For IUU Vessel Listing Measures In Tuna RFMOs

Monday, October 20, 2014


To strengthen its efforts to combat IUU fishing activities, the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) requested a review the IUU Vessel Listing measures in regional fisheries management organisations responsible for tuna management (t-RFMOs). The purpose of the review was to identify deficiencies and weaknesses in the current IUU listing procedures and develop guidance on best practices to support and strengthen efforts for the conservation and management of tuna resources.


Overall, the t-RFMOs IUU Vessel Listing measures are largely consistent, particularly the measures adopted more recently. However there are a number of differences between the measures as highlighted in the summary table of the t-RFMO IUU Vessel Listing measures. A thorough analysis of the IUU Vessel Listing measures is provided at Part II.

Source: ISSF


IN BRIEF - Fish oil not effective in reducing irregular heartbeat: Study

Friday, October 17, 2014


Researchers from the Montreal Heart Institute in Canada studied 337 patients who have atrial fibrillation. Some of them were assigned to take 4g of fish oil in a day while others were assigned to take placebo. The random assignment lasted for 16 months.


The researchers learned that 64.1 percent of patients who were taking fish oil reportedly showed a recurrence of experiencing atrial fibrillation. This is higher than the recurrence rate of 63.2 percent among those who were taking placebo.

Additionally, the researchers also learned that fish oil supplements do not effectively reduce inflammation which could be the reason why it lacks efficacy.

Source: Tech Times


IN BRIEF - Victory for the bluefin tuna campaign: Atlantic fish numbers are on the rise for the first time in a decade

Friday, October 17, 2014


A celebrity-backed campaign to keep bluefin tuna off dinner plates and in the sea is reaping environmental rewards.

Scientists claim that the endangered fish population is showing signs of recovery, but warn there is still much to do to preserve the species for future generations.

Populations of the tuna remain at historically low levels, but the numbers of Atlantic bluefin are rising for the first time in decades.


Source: Daily Mail


IN BRIEF - 'Fish, a cheap source of protein'

Friday, October 17, 2014

With nearly one-fourth of the population of the country malnourished, fish can be a cheap source of protein to alleviate hunger, said, Shivakumar Magada, professor of Aquatic Biology, College of Fisheries, during the inauguration of the ‘World Food Day’ celebrations here on Thursday 16th of October 2014.

He said the country had more than INR 2 million km of rivers, canals and coastlines as well as 6.47 million hectares of reservoirs, water bodies and lakes available for fishing. “While the World Health Organisation recommends per capita fish consumption to be 18 kg, it is just 11.3 kg in India,” he said. The function followed the theme, ‘Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth’.

Source: The Hindu


IN BRIEF - Europe’s new fishing rules are absolute madness

Friday, October 17, 2014


Just when the seas are full of fish again, Europe’s ban on discards means we can’t catch them, says Bertie Armstrong


The independence referendum was of major significance for Scottish fishing, given that it held the potential for uncertain and abrupt changes in our relationship with Europe. However, we now have the decision, the path has been chosen and it’s time to focus hard on our future.

While we know where we stand constitutionally in the UK, Europe remains hugely important for us because of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). Our industry is wrapped very tightly in the regulations comprising the policy – almost every aspect of the business has a governing rule, and, coming our way from the revision of the CFP (the new one has been in force from 1 January this year) are some serious challenges.

Source: Scotsman


IN BRIEF - Caught in New Zealand, crumbed in China and packed here in Australia: 'Ridiculous' journey of Coles fish to end up on supermarket shelf

Friday, October 17, 2014


There's plenty of fish in the sea, but this one has come a very long way.

Sustainable fishing campaigners have described the extensive international journey of a Coles crumbed dory fillet from the ocean to the supermarket shelf as 'ridiculous'.

According to the packaging, these dory fillets were caught in New Zealand, then crumbed in China and then shipped back to the south Pacific, where they were packaged in Australia.

At a rough estimate, the fish would have travelled at least 17000km - possibly more - before it finally arrived on Australian supermarket shelves.


Source: Daily Mail


IN BRIEF - Seaweed major source of Indonesian farmers' income

Friday, October 17, 2014


JAKARTA - Cultivation of seaweed as a major source of income for tens of thousands of Indonesian farmers is being intensified to improve their economy.


The Indonesian island resort of Bali was the first place where extensive commercial seaweed farming began about thirty years ago.

Since then the cultivation and processing of seaweeds has become a significant industry that provides an income to tens of thousands of people in coastal areas across the country.

Indonesia has several varieties of seaweed in abundance and their cultivation has the potential to improve the countrys economy, Ina Primiana Syinar, professor at Pajajaran Universitys Faculty of Economics stated.

Source: Antara


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IN BRIEF - Caught in New Zealand, crumbed in China and packed here in Australia: 'Ridiculous' journey of Coles fish to end up on supermarket shelf

Seafood labelling campaign raises controversial views
Australia Several conservationists, scientists, fishermen and fish-lovers have teamed up to urge Australian authorities to follow the EU on seafood labelling laws whereas certain caterers and importers question the move.
First federal offshore mussel aquaculture project to get underway
United States The first shellfish aquaculture project permitted in federal waters off the US east coast is expected to begin operating next spring.
Chinese govt takes distance from tuna fishing firm
China Authorities in China have decided to distance themselves from the firm China Tuna Industry Group Holdings, since it is deemed as ‘incompatible’ with China's conservation and management measures.
Anchovy and sardine recruitment assessed in Gulf of Cadiz
Spain Scientists of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography started a fisheries-oceanographic research survey this week in Spanish and Portuguese waters of the Gulf of Cadiz.
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