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IN BRIEF - Tassal moves to correct Huon Aquaculture market statement

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tassal is concerned about inaccurate data provided to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on July the 17th of 2017. The EPA has clarified that each Salmon grower in Macquarie Harbour is allocated 13 tonnes per hectare. If any company opts to implement a waste capture system, that would allow an additional 15 tonnes per ha for the 2016 year class, as long as fish waste is captured.

Tassal’s highest potential stocking density would be 13 tonnes per ha plus 15 tonnes per ha, totalling 28 tonnes per ha, not 49 tonnes which has been misstated. Importantly, these facts are already on the public record. Further, last week the EPA confirmed that at all times the public was aware that the EPA's declaration that lease 266 (Tassal) was included in the biomass calculation, for the year 2016 class fish in Macquarie Harbour. 

Press Release: Tassal

IN BRIEF - Tofino salmon farmer receives permit to use hydrogen peroxide on sea lice

Thursday, April 19, 2018

B.C.’s Ministry of Environment has approved Cermaq Canada’s application to use hydrogen peroxide at 14 of its salmon farms in Clayoquot Sound.

The company applied for a permit to use the pesticide Paramove 50, which contains hydrogen peroxide, to kill sea lice at its farms last year and the province issued that permit on March 26.

“The pesticide, Paramove 50, has been assessed by Health Canada to ensure their general use will not result in adverse impacts to human health and the environment,” Environment Minister George Heyman told the Westerly News in an emailed statement.

With the permit in hand, the company can begin Paramove 50 treatments starting May 3 and the approved application is good for three years, expiring on March 26, 2021. Each site may be treated a maximum of six times a year. This would be the first time Cermaq has used hydrogen peroxide in Clayoquot Sound as the company has used an antibiotic insecticide coated onto fish food and ingested rather than applied topically like Paramove 50, to treat its fish for sea lice in the past.

Source: BC Local News

IN BRIEF - Terengganu fishermen benefit from artificial reef projects

Thursday, April 19, 2018

BESUT - Over 8,000 fishermen in Terengganu benefited from the implementation of artificial reef projects embedded between three and five nautical miles off the state's coastal area since 2006.

Terengganu Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Plantation and Commodities Management Committee chairman Datuk Muhamma Pehimi Yusof said a total of 1,194 artificial reefs were constructed during the period involving an expenditure of RM8.9 million from both federal and state allocations.

He said the six types of artificial reefs that were recently embedded, including the soft base concrete reef, were capable of producing fish breeding ground and prevent trawlers from continuously damaging the ecosystem and sea bed.

Fuente: Bernama

IN BRIEF - Aldi named as best British supermarket for sustainable fish

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The discount grocer Aldi has been named the best British high street supermarket for sustainable fish, according to a new league table.

Some 79% of the seafood range stocked by the fast-growing German discounter is certified sustainable, the annual survey from the Marine Stewardship Council(MSC) found. This year’s results also show that supermarkets are selling more sustainable seafood than ever before – a 60% rise over the last two years.

The MSC is the international NGO that sets the standard for sustainable fishing around the world and its blue label indicates that seafood has been sustainably caught and traced back to its source. More than 20,000 seafood products worldwide now carry the MSC blue fish label.

Source: The Guardian

IN BRIEF - New biofouling guides aim to stop dirty vessels entering New Zealand

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has released guidance on how international vessels can comply with strict new biofouling rules.

Next month, New Zealand will become the first country in the world to introduce a nationwide standard for biofouling. From 15 May, all commercial and recreational vessel operators will have to show they have managed biofouling on their vessels before they enter New Zealand waters.

"Biofouling presents a major biosecurity risk to New Zealand. The new standard aims to reduce this risk and protect our unique marine environment and our aquaculture industries by ensuring vessels arrive with a clean hull," says MPI's biosecurity and environment group manager, Paul Hallett.

Source: MPI

IN BRIEF - Ukrainian annually consume 6 kg less fish than recommended - expert

Thursday, April 19, 2018

KYIV – The volume of fish consumption in Ukraine is around 14 kg per capita a year, which is 6 kg less than the recommendations of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Director General of the Association of Ukrainian Fish and Seafood Importers Dmytro Zahumenny has said.

"With population of 35 million in Ukraine, Ukrainians consume 9-14 kg of fish per capita a year. In the world the figure exceeds 20 kg per capita a year," he said at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine on Tuesday.

He said that in Japan the figure reaches 65 kg, in North America – 24 kg, in the EU – 21 kg and it is permanently growing in China.

Source: Interfax Ukraine

IN BRIEF - SFP releases Target 75 Coldwater Crab Sector Report

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

About 44 percent of global coldwater crab production can be classified as sustainable or improving, and that number can improve quickly with more effort in North America and Europe, according to the newest sector report released by Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP). 

The report, released today, is the latest sector report focused on SFP’s Target 75 Initiative, a global movement launched last year that sets the goal of seeing producers of 75 percent of the world’s seafood operating sustainably or improving toward sustainable production by the close of 2020.

According to the report, A great deal of the coldwater crab that is not yet considered sustainable or improving is in the US, Canada and Europe, where markets are already engaged in sustainability. This places buyers in these markets in a position to use their influence to promote fishery improvement projects (FIPs) or assessment for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.

IN BRIEF - Fish farmers turn to drones for health, feed monitoring

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Aquaai, Aquabyte employ robotics and vision software to help farmers tackle animal health tasks, improve feed efficiency Norwegian salmon farmer Kvarøy Fiskeoppdrett, which operates farms near the Arctic Circle, this June will deploy robotic fish supplied by San Diego-based startup Aquaai to improve site monitoring. 

Source: GAA

IN BRIEF - Fishing industry warning over future of small boats before Brexit

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hundreds of small fishing boats will be lost before Brexit is complete unless they are allowed to land bigger catches, industry figures have warned.

They fear a draft copy of the Fisheries White Paper suggests the existing fishing quota system will not be significantly reformed.

Jerry Percy, from their trade body, said the quota should be moved from big to small boats.

A government spokesman said he could not comment on leaked documents.

Mr Percy, from the New Under Ten Fishermen's Association, said: "It'll be lost jobs, lost boats. It'll be lost local fishing landings. It'll be lost culture, lost tradition."

Source: BBC

IN BRIEF - Fishermen oppose fishing rights to Mudirajs

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Fishermen under the banner of the Zilla Gangaputra Sangham took out a rally demanding the cancellation of G.O. Ms. No. 6 here on Monday, which they felt turned out to be detrimental to their occupational interests.

They also protested against the alleged harsh comments of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav on the fishermen societies. Later, in a memorandum submitted to the District Collector sangham president Neeli Ramchander said Mr. Yadav during his recent visit to Darpally mandal literally unleashed threats to fishermen societies saying if they did not allow people from Mudiraj community into the societies, they would be scrapped.

He alleged that the TRS leadership keeping an eye on the Mudiraj vote bank wanted to benefit them against the interests of fishermen by bestowing fishingrights though they had nothing to do with the occupation. Fishermen had been living on fishing from time immemorial and fishing was their only source of income, he said.

Source: The Hindu

IN BRIEF - New cannery hopes to bring canned Australian salmon to dinner tables of Aussie families

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Australian salmon has a poor reputation with consumers, but a new cannery to be opened in Perth hopes to bring life back to an industry that is struggling to stay afloat.

It has been more than two decades since Western Australia had an operational cannery. The well-known Albany cannery closed down in the late 80s due to a collapse of markets.

It left only a sardine cannery, operated by Perth-based company Mendolia Seafoods. But when a herpes virus decimated sardine stocks in WA in the 90s, that too was no longer viable.

Source: ABC


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Norway The Norwegian Fisheries Directorate has rejected Marine Harvest Norway’s application for six development licenses to produce salmon on a bulk vessel.
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ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
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Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
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W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
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Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
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Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
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BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
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FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
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Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
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David Suzuki Foundation
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