A group campaigning to help prevent global warming has demanded the Food and Drug Administration disclose the name of the importer of fish from Fukushima and of the Japanese restaurants in Bangkok serving seafood from the area worst hit by the 2011 nuclear disaster.
Srisuwan Janya, chairman of the Stop Global Warming Association, said on Tuesday the FDA must protect the rights of consumers by ordering restaurants serving Fukushima fish to make that information available to their customers, so they could decide whether to eat it or not.
The association’s move follows a report on the website of the Japan Times newspaper that a shipment of fish from Fukushima landed in Thailand last week. It was the prefecture’s first export of fish since the March 2011 meltdown of the nuclear power plant damaged by a tsunami, and release of large amounts of radiation.
A group of international scientists, including a University of Central Florida biologist, recently discovered that a species of fish living in the north Atlantic Ocean has an ability to adapt to changing environmental conditions that are linked to the depth of its watery habitat.
The unknown mechanism, which gives the roundnose grenadier its "super power," appears to be coded into the species' genetics.
Findings of the team's study are published this week in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. The work was conducted at Durham University in the United Kingdom in collaboration with a team of scientists and students from UCF, the University of Liverpool and Marine Scotland.
BOSTON – Move over turkey, ham and roast beef. America’s restaurants and delicatessens will never be the same again if Chicken of the Sea’s newest product innovation catches on as expected: deli-style yellowfin tuna slices created for sandwiches, salads, wraps and more.
Chicken of the Sea® Yellowfin Tuna Slices™ is the world’s first pre-sliced, pre-seasoned tuna slices made from whole yellowfin tuna loins. Offering consumers a healthier, convenient alternative to traditional luncheon meats, the revolutionary new product will be unveiled March 11-13 at the Chicken of the Sea booth (#519) at Seafood Expo North America in Boston.
The new line is one of four 2018 Seafood Excellence Award finalists in the Best New Foodservice Product category, determined by a panel of seafood experts on the basis of uniqueness and appropriateness to the market, taste, packaging, market potential, convenience, nutritional value and originality. Winners will be announced March 11 2018.
Envisioned as the latest on-trend seafood concept, Chicken of the Sea Yellowfin Tuna Slices is being tested and rolled-out nationwide. The line was created in response to the FDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 which challenges Americans of all ages to increase their seafood consumption to a minimum of two servings per week.
Press Release: Seafood Expo North America in Boston
Having abandoned a plan to have its own aquaculture leasing program, Freeport is working to set criteria for people wanting to take part in one run by the state.
The town’s Ordinance Committee will review an amendment to the town’s Shellfish Conservation Ordinance at its 5:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday.
According to an email from Town Manager Peter Joseph, an amendment was originally considered last year. He noted it is not a controversial proposal rejected by the committee that would have created a municipal program separate from the state-run program.
Indications have revealed that Nigeria and other neighbouring countries in West Africa are currently losing up to 40 per cent of their smoked fish being exported to the United States and Europe due to improper packaging and labelling. Consequently, this economic loss to improper packaging and labelling represents about USD 2 billion in revenue generation and also 300,000 job losses to West Africa’s economy.
The National President, Catfish and Allied Fish Farmers Association of Nigeria (CAFFAN), Rotimi Oloye, in a chat in Lagos, revealed that 40 per cent of smoked fish exported from Africa is detained, returned or destroyed at the U.S. and European ports due to improper packaging and labelling. He said the huge trade in smoked fish was a consequence of the growing demand by the increasing number of Africans, living in the Diaspora, adding that local exporters of catfish in Nigeria are facing challenges in terms of fish exports to the US and Europe, amid improper packaging and labeling which are not in line with international specifications. According to him, the association has advised catfish farmers to key into the international demand for the commodity, by packaging and exporting their produce in a bid to avert fish rejection at the international stage. Oloye said that farmers needed to improve their farm practices, to tap into the available market for the export of smoked fish.
BANGKOK – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet members visited one of Thai Union Group manufacturing plants in Samut Sakhon’s Mahachai district, during the mobile cabinet meeting in Samut Sakhon and Petchburi.
During the visit, Thai Union’s top management led by chairman Kraisorn Chansiri, CEO Thiraphong Chansiri and Rittirong Boonmechote, president for global frozen, welcomed Prayut and the other ministers, including Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister Chatchai Sarikulya, Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda and Kobsak Pootrakool, Minister of the PM Office.
During the meeting, Thai Union executives briefed the mobile cabinet about Thai Union’s business, in addition to an overview of the Thai seafood industry. After the briefing, the Prime Minister and members of the cabinet viewed production lines and talked to Thai Union workers.
CUTTACK - Genetically improved farmed Tilapia (GIFT) fish variety is gaining popularity among fish farmers in the state. The freshwater fish species, which is rich in protein, ensures good returns as a result of which more farmers are now attracted towards its farming. Stat government’s fisheries department in technical collaboration with WorldFish organization has started the programme to promote Tilapia fish farming in Odisha. The project has been started with an aim to give a boost to fish production and increase farmers’ income and officials have claimed the efforts are yielding desired results.
Almost five months back, the project was started on a pilot basis in Nischintakoili in Cuttack district. Two farmers in Ishani Berhampur village in Nischintakoili had taken up cultivation of Tilapia fish variety in ponds spread over 80 decimel of land.
We thank Mr Ong Junkai for his views on local aquaculture (More must be done to boost local aquaculture; Feb 21 2018).
Local production is a key strategy for Singapore's food security, as it acts as an important buffer in the event of an import disruption.
In this regard, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) provides extensive support to improve the productivity of our farms. For example, AVA account managers work closely with local farms in areas such as technology adoption, capability building, business development, and applications for incentive schemes.
Private equity fund acquires Morenot majority stake Norway
FSN Capital V has acquired a majority stake in Norway based Mørenot Holding II, a world leading supplier of equipment and services to the world’s fishery- and aquaculture industries as well as marine seismic.
EU and Côte d'Ivoire renew fishing agreement European Union
The negotiations held in Abidjan have allowed the European Union and Côte d'Ivoire to agree on a new fisheries partnership protocol that gives access to Ivory Coast waters to 36 EU vessels.
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