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IN BRIEF - Pacifical MSC Certified Tuna Now Available at IKEA

SPAIN
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Following a 2015 global corporate commitment to source seafood from MSC and ASC certified fisheries, IKEA Spain has now made MSC certified Pacifical tuna available for all their customers becoming the first IKEA market to offer 100 percent wild tuna, certified as sustainably caught in the pristine ecosystem of the PNA waters and fully traceable from sea to plate. The decision of IKEA Spain illustrates the company’s solid global leadership towards tuna sustainability as well as their support to 8 Pacific economies largely dependent on tuna.

“IKEA’s commitment towards seafood sustainability delivers an influential message; Regardless of the nature of our business, we are all accountable as market participants to guarantee tuna species are available for generations to come. We congratulate IKEA Spain for its leading and bold step in marine conservation and look forward to continue working closely together to supply other regions with Pacifical MSC certified tuna” – Henk Brus, Managing Director. Pacifical.

While being best known for its furniture business, the IKEA Food business represents over five percent of the IKEA Group total revenue and has been recently valued at over EUR 1.7 billion The MSC certified tuna on IKEA’s Spain menu is caught in the world’s largest ocean, The Western Central Pacific, by setting nets only on free schools of adult fish, ensuring that bycatch of unwanted species and juvenile tuna is largely eliminated.

Press Release: Pacifical


IN BRIEF - Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products to pay FY 2016 annual div on 2017 July 14

CHINA
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products Co Ltd :

Says it will pay FY 2016 dividend to shareholders of record on July 13 2017.

The company's shares will be traded ex-right and ex-dividend on July 14 and the dividend will be paid on July 14.

Source: Reuters


IN BRIEF - Former Bell Aquaculture facilities in Indiana acquired for USD 14 million

UNITED STATES
Thursday, July 27, 2017

The new owner of an eastern Indiana fish farm says it plans to restart production there in 2018.

Maynard, Massachusetts-based AquaBounty Technologies has acquired the facilities formerly used by Bell Aquaculture near the Delaware County town of Albany for USD 14 million.

AquaBounty spokesman Dave Conley said the last Bell-raised fish, rainbow trout, were harvested before the sale closed. He said AquaBounty plans to use the facility about 75 miles northeast of Indianapolis to produce its genetically engineered salmon, for which it received federal approval in 2015.

Source: IBJ


IN BRIEF - Minister pledges to free fisheries from middlemen

INDIA
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thousands of fishers throng Marine Drive for Matsyotsavam; 40 stalls on various aspects of modern fisheries

Minister for Fisheries J. Mercykuttyamma said here on Tuesday that the fisheries sector would be freed of middlemen by strengthening the auctioning of catch through societies under the apex cooperative Matsyafed. She was speaking at the inauguration of ‘Matsyotsavam’ fisheries festival and Matsya Adalat at Marine Drive in the city.

She said that fishermen, who were unable to pay back loans on account of disability and diseases would be given interest-free loans. Matsyafed was planning to take a loan of INR 100 crore from Natioanl Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, the Minister said.

Source: The Hindu


IN BRIEF - Les Mousquetaires Develops Aquaculture Cooperative

FRANCE
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

French retailer Les Mousquetaires has partnered with Pêcheurs d'Opale and Groupe Le Garrec to develop a new aquaculture cooperative, Scopale.

Scopale will finance the construction of fishing vessels in the form of joint ownership with local fishermen. For each boat, costing about EUR 2.5 million, fishermen or local fishing collectives will contribute one third of the budget and Scopale the other two thirds.

Created in 2015 in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Scopale is owned by Scapêche (40%), Pêcheurs d'Opale (40%) and Groupe Le Garrec (20%). It had already developed three 19.20 meter vessels at the Manche Industrie Marine (Dieppe) and Padmos (Netherlands) shipyards.

Source: ESM Magazine


IN BRIEF - Govt urged to regulate fish imports – ADAZ

ZAMBIA
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Aquaculture Development Association of Zambia (ADAZ) has urged Government to put in place measures that will regulate the importation of fish to ensure quality products enter the market.

ADAZ chairman Fisho Mwale said there is need to safeguard the sub-sector from imports that have an adverse effect on the health of both the humans and the fish.

Mr Mwale said currently, there is an outbreak of tilapia lake virus, which has ravaged most East Asian countries.

“Zambia has been importing most of her fish from East Asia following shortages of fish in the country. Most fish coming from East Asia is [very] cheap, but is diseased fish, throw-away fish usually called rants, and it is finding its way into our market.

Source: Zambia Daily Mail


IN BRIEF - MPI to host public meeting on proposed changes to aquaculture standards

NEW ZEALAND
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking public input on proposed national environmental standards that it hopes will improve the aquaculture industry.

The ministry is hosting a public meeting on Wednesday at the Invercargill Working Men's Club that is part of a series of meetings being held throughout the country as part of the consultation.

In June, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced the proposal for marine aquaculture to make re-consenting existing marine farms more consistent and efficient.

A national environment standard is established under the Resource Management Act 1991 and sets national rules that replace regional council rules.

Source: Stuff


IN BRIEF - Tassal salmon farm at Okehampton Bay 'puts calving southern right whales at risk'

AUSTRALIA
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fears have been raised about the impact a proposed salmon farm could have on calving whales on Tasmania's east coast.

Salmon giant Tassal wants to build 28 salmon pens in Okehampton Bay, and on Tuesday night, the Glamorgan Spring Bay council voted to rezone the area from environmental to "light industrial".

Conservation group Environment Tasmania has highlighted the plight of the endangered southern right whale.

Source: ABC


IN BRIEF - Premier says government considering appeal of aquaculture ruling

CANADA
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Premier Dwight Ball says his government is considering whether to appeal a Supreme Court decision that ordered more environmental review of the Grieg aquaculture project in Placentia Bay. NTV’s Don Bradshaw reports.

Source: NTV


IN BRIEF - Marine Harvest seeks to fill posts at Skye factory

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Marine Harvest has begun a recruitment drive to fill 55 posts at a fish feed factory it is having built on Skye.

A quarry at Kyleakin is being developed at a cost of GBP 93m. Highland Council approved the project in February.

The construction of the factory is expected to be completed in the autumn of next year.

Marine Harvest said the 55 vacancies were across a range of disciplines including production, logistics, maintenance and health and safety.

Source: BBC


IN BRIEF - U.S. Senate looks to renew ‘Frankenfish’ import ban

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

With support from Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Congress is preparing to renew a ban on the importation of genetically engineered salmon.

On Friday 28th of July 2017, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved a bill funding agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for another year. Included within that budget bill, which now faces a vote of the full Senate, is a provision renewing the ban.

“This is important stuff to our local economies,” Murkowski said before the committee approved the bill.

The target of the bill is a fast-growing engineered salmon approved for human consumption by the FDA in 2015. That salmon, known as the AquAdvantage, is produced by AquaBounty Technologies. The salmon is fertilized in Canada and farmed in Panamanian pens.

Source: Juneau Empire


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