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IN BRIEF - New technologies needed as prawn, shrimp exports dwindle

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Myanmar shrimp and prawn exporters are facing a growing shortage of supplies due to the erosion of their natural habitats and unsuccessful breeding techniques, according to a report analysing exports to Japan supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

A lack of preservation of fishery resources in Myanmar has led to a decline in wild supplies of fish and other marine life, including shrimp and prawns bound for exports, the report said.  

Meanwhile, in the farmed fisheries sector, viruses have culled substantial supplies of shrimp and prawns, too.

And that is all taking place at a time when local demand is rising. As incomes rise, demand for seafood as part of the daily Myanmar diet is increasing as more are able to afford the additional protein. Meanwhile, demand for local seafood by tourists to Myanmar has also been robust.

Source: Myanmar Times

IN BRIEF - Stop eating cod and tuna in favour of more sustainable fish, Britons told

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Consumers should avoid eating cod and tuna in favour of more sustainable fish, a leading marine charity has urged. 

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has issued an updated Good Fish Guide to encourage consumers to choose more sustainable options and verge away from the "big five".

Britons tend to favour cod, salmon, haddock, tuna and prawns, but the MCS said Britons should try more unusual options to help the seas and UK fishing industry.

Source: The Independent

IN BRIEF - Brexit threatens UK seafood exports

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Scottish farmed salmon accounted for GBP 600 million of that figure, but politicians warned yesterday that Brexit could have severe consequences – given that 40 percent of Scottish food and drink exports go to the EU market.

Overall Scottish food and drink exports were valued at about £6 billion, of which food exports were worth GBP 1.6 billion – an increase of 15 percent (GBP 214 million) during the same period. Exports of food to Europe were worth GBP 1.1 billion after an increase of 13 percent, or GBP 125 million – enhancing concerns over the possible impact of Brexit.

Rural Economy Fergus Ewing said: “Scottish food and drink exports are at an all-time high – with world-renowned Scottish goods like salmon and whisky being consumed across the globe at record levels. That’s due in part to sectors working together to sell our remarkable products, and creating or enhancing our national brands.

Source: The Fish Site

IN BRIEF - Stofnfiskur win approval to continue export of Atlantic salmon ova to Chile

Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Chilean National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (SERNAPESCA) has approved the two-year renewal of the import permit for Atlantic salmon eggs produced by the Iceland based company Stofnfiskur, owned by Benchmark Holdings.

This means that StofnFiskur is currently the only authorised company to export salmon eggs to Chile, and ensures that the Chilean border remains open for egg imports from the company's product units in Iceland. The renewal is the outcome of two years of team efforts, outstanding biosecurity standards and the favorable result of the independent quality audit on Stofnfiskur.

The decision of SERNAPESCA is based on the report presented by the Chilean Animal Health Department and the information provided by the MAST (the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority) on the system that allows them to evaluate and declare disease-free compartments.

Source: The Fish Site

IN BRIEF - Russia and the Republic of Korea plan joint aquaculture investments

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Russia and South Korea agreed positions on co-operation over fisheries in the open part of the Sea of Okhotsk, as well as agreeing to facilitate joint activities on technology and aquaculture with the aim of attracting Korean investment for mariculture projects and fisheries in the Russian Far East. Agreement was reached to develop a plan for joint investment aquaculture projects up to 2020.

Seoul hosted the 27th session of the Russian-Korean Commission on Fisheries. The Russian delegation was led by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture  and head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries Ilya Shestakov, and the Korean delegation by the Deputy Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea, Cho Seung-hwan.

Russia noted the great importance of the decision taken by the Korean side in April 1993 on the voluntary ending of unregulated fishing on pollock in the open part of the Sea of Okhotsk, which contributes to the conservation of stocks of this species. The Korean side confirmed that in 2018 the necessary measures will also be taken to prevent Korean fishing companies from fishing in the open part of the Sea of Okhotsk.

Source: World Fish

IN BRIEF - Mombasa court fines Chinese KSh50,000 for selling fish in Kenya without permit

Saturday, March 17, 2018

- A court in Mombasa sentenced a Chinese national to six months in jail after he was found guilty of selling fish without a working permit

- The court slapped Un Your with a KES 50,000 fine or be sent to jail for six months for breaking Kenyan laws

- Yours pleaded guilty but tld the court there had been delays in issuance of his work permit A Chinese national who came into the country as a tourist on a one-month visa was charged and jailed for six months or pay a fine of KES 50,000 after he was arrested selling fish without a working permit in Mombasa.

Source: Tuko

IN BRIEF - Recycling system converts fish nutrients into a fertiliser vegetables love

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Native and ornamental fish are helping to provide nutrients for a vegetable grower on the New South Wales mid-north coast.

Well-known vegetables along with more exotic types, including a leafy vegetable that tastes like wasabi, are being watered with nutrients supplied by the fish.

"The basis of our farm is the fish becoming the fertilising agents for our produce," former chef Luke Tutt explained, standing at the top of a hill beside several tanks.

Source: ABC

Canada’s fish and seafood exports climbed to $6.9B in 2017

Friday, March 16, 2018

OTTAWA – Canada exported $312 million more in fish and seafood products in 2017 than it did the previous year, representing an increase of five per cent.

Total sales for the year were approximately $6.9 billion, according to a news release from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) on March 9.

China and Japan were responsible for most of the export growth. An additional $194 million went to China, a 25 per cent increase from 2016, while exports to Japan grew by $40 million, 13 per cent higher.

Much of the fish and seafood exported by Canada goes to the United States. Exports there were steady in 2017 at $4.3 billion.

Canada's top three exports by species in 2017 were lobster ($2.1 billion), snow/queen crab ($1 billion), and Atlantic salmon ($909 million). Canada exported fish and seafood products to 137 countries last year.

VARD announce a contract for the construction of one fishing vessel for Remøybuen AS

Friday, March 16, 2018

VARD is pleased to announce a contract for the construction of one fishing vessel for Remøybuen AS in Norway. The contract value is approximately NOK 60 million.
Classified for deep sea fishing, the new fishing vessel is a combined long liner and Danish seiner, and can accommodate a crew of 11 persons on board. The vessel will feature the first-of-its-kind electric-driven seine drums developed by Seaonics, which will deliver a winch package of two seine drums, two net drums and one cod end winch.
The fishing vessel is specially developed for Remøybuen, and designed by the customer in close relationship with West Maritime in Fosnavåg, Norway.  It has a length of 28 meters and a beam of 9.5 meters.
Delivery of the vessel is scheduled from Vard Aukra in Norway in 2Q 2019.

IN BRIEF - Fish catches, aquaculture harvests rise

Thursday, March 15, 2018

HCM CITY - The total fish catch in the country reached 496,900 tonnes in the first two months of the year, up 1.2 per cent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Marine fishing increased by 2.2 per cent to 473,900 tonnes while the inland catch declined by 14.8 per cent to 23,000 tonnes.

Many provinces and cities have reported good catches because of favourable weather and the appearance of large quantities of fish after T?t (Lunar New Year).

Source: Viet Nam News

IN BRIEF - Alaska restricts king salmon fishing in Susitna, Little Su and upper Inlet

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued three emergency orders on Tuesday closing or restricting king salmon sport fishing in the Susitna River drainage and Little Susitna River drainage as well as king salmon commercial fishing in the Northern district of the Upper Cook Inlet.

Citing below-average king salmon returns in recent years, Fish and Game said in a news release that sport fishing for king salmon will be closed in the entire Susitna River drainage, though catch-and-release will be open in the Deshka and Yentna river drainages. In the Little Susitna River drainage, king salmon fishing will be allowed, but the fish may only be retained on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Those orders go into effect May 1 and run through July 13.

Commercial king salmon fishing with setnets in all waters of the northern district of upper Cook Inlet will also be closed May 28 and June 4, 11 and 18, Fish and Game said.

Source: Anchorage Daily News

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