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IN BRIEF - Law to regulate fish auction and sales: Fisheries Minister J Mercykutty Amma

Thursday, July 12, 2018

KOLLAM - The state government plans to streamline the fish auction and sales along with quality regulation through a law, said Fisheries Minister J Mercykutty Amma. She was speaking after inaugurating the National Fish Farmers’ Day at CSI Convention Centre here on Tuesday. The minister said the new law will be applicable for seas, lakes and other inland fishing sectors.

Mercykutty Amma, who introduced tough action against catching juvenile fish for the fertiliser industry, reiterated her stand against the practice. The department has collected `2 crore as fine against catching juvenile fish. Mercykutty Amma said efforts will be taken to expand fish farming in the state.

At present, only 20 per cent of the 68,000 hectares of water bodies in the state cultivates fish. “Pisciculture will be tried as an intercrop in more areas. We will focus on measures to protect the cultivation along with the expansion,” she said. She asked local bodies to come forward in promoting fish farming. According to her, the plan for increasing the number of Matsya Bhavans was under active consideration.

Source: New Indian Express

IN BRIEF - Illegal fishing clampdown

Friday, November 16, 2018

Among the many pressing issues accorded priority by the Thai Government, the problem of IUU fishing is at the forefront. Over the past three years, the Government has spared no effort in its fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Thailand, with the battle being waged on many fronts simultaneously. It is worth highlighting some of them.Among the many pressing issues accorded priority by the Thai Government, the problem of IUU fishing is at the forefront. Over the past three years, the Government has spared no effort in its fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Thailand, with the battle being waged on many fronts simultaneously. It is worth highlighting some of them.

A strong legal framework is an essential foundation for the Government’s endeavours and, in this regard, a new law was passed in 2015 governing the entire fisheries sector. Furthermore, necessary amendments to existing legislation have been made and over 100 new implementing regulations have been enacted. This comprehensive legal reform of the fishing industry has enabled the Government to gain complete oversight over fishing activities, while also providing the tools to punish violators of the law.

Fisheries management is of utmost importance in order to prevent overfishing and ensure the sustainability of marine resources. New regulations were issued to control fishing gears with high-catch capacities. Fishing methods deemed to be highly destructive were prohibited. The period of validity of fishing licenses issued to fishing vessels will henceforth take into account the quantity of existing fish stocks that can be caught on a sustainable basis.

Fuente: Reuters

IN BRIEF - Ban on fish import comes into effect

Friday, November 16, 2018

PANAJI - The state government on Tuesday issued the order banning import of fish from other states with immediate effect. However, traders who have complied with all the food safety rules have been exempted from the ban. 

“The government imposes a ban on the import of fish into the state of Goa with immediate effect. However, this ban shall not apply to any person carrying on fish business as trader or transporter or in any manner dealing with fish, who has complied with fish, who has complied with the Food Safety and Standard Act and Rules and Regulations framed thereunder, including taking necessary licenses or registration as the case may be under  the Food Safety and Standards Act, Rules and Regulations,” under secretary, health, Maria Seomara De Souza stated in the order.

Source: Times of India

IN BRIEF - Ocean Shock: Big Aquaculture Bulldozes Borneo

Friday, November 16, 2018

PURU NI TIMBUL - Swinging his machete with an economy of movement that only the jungle can teach, Matakin Bondien lopped a stray branch from the path of his boat. He hopped barefoot from the prow, climbed a muddy slope and stared once more at what he'd lost.

Not long ago, the clearing had been home to mangroves, saltwater-loving trees that anchor a web of life stretching from fish larvae hatching in the cradle of their underwater roots to the hornbills squawking at their crown. Now the trees' benevolent presence was gone, in their place a swath of stripped soil littered with felled trunks as gray as fossils.

A view of a destroyed mangrove forest outside the Sunlight Seafood shrimp farm in Pitas, Sabah, Malaysia, July 6, 2018.

"Do you think we can find any food in this place now?" asked Bondien, a village leader of the Tombonuo people. "The company thinks it can do anything it wants - that we don't count."

Source: Voa News

IN BRIEF - Use of fish byproducts could lead to higher profits: experts

Friday, November 16, 2018

HCM CITY - The fisheries sector in Vi?t Nam should use more seafood by-products such as bones, heads and skin to add value to the industry, experts said during an event held between Vietnamese and Norwegian fishery firms on Wednesday in HCM City.

For the last 30 years, Vi?t Nam and Norway, which are among the top 10 biggest fishery nations in the world, have been working together in the marine industry.

Norwegian firms have been developing technologies and processes to use as much from the fish as possible, or what the industry calls "Marine Rest Raw Materials", to make human and animal food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products.

Source: Viet Nam News

IN BRIEF - Đồng Tháp aquaculture farms almost reach full-year tra production target

Friday, November 16, 2018

Ð?NG THÁP - Ð?ng Tháp Province, the Mekong Delta’s largest tra fish producer, has more than 2,200ha of aquaculture farms breeding the fish and they have produced about 438,000 tonnes so far this year, equivalent to almost the full-year target.

More than 2,000ha of farms breed for export.

Nguy?n Van Công, director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the province is developing concentrated large-scale tra fish farming areas.  

It is also establishing co-operatives and co-operative teams for tra farmers to ensure they maintain high quality, he said.

Source: Viet Nam News

IN BRIEF - Bến Tre aims to increase aquaculture area to 50,000ha

Friday, November 16, 2018

B?N TRE – The Mekong Delta province of B?n Tre plans to develop its aquaculture areas to 47,000ha with an annual output of 300,000 tonnes of aquatic species in the 2018-20 period.

Of the figure, 40,200ha will be saltwater and brackish water aquaculture areas and the remaining freshwater aquaculture, under a new fishery development plan to 2030.  

The province also targets expanding its aquaculture area to 50,000ha in the 2021-30 period.

Nguy?n H?u L?p, deputy chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said the province would restructure breeding methods and kinds of aquatic species to suit the province’s natural conditions and adapt to climate change.

Source: Viet Nam News

IN BRIEF - New commercial manager of TASA

Friday, November 16, 2018

Starting on December 3 rd , 2018 Mr.Louis P. Rens will be assuming management of the commercial department of TASA, succeeding Mr. Gustavo Ferreyros.

Louis has more than 20 years of experience in B2B high technology business development and sales leadership roles. Previously, he worked as the Commercial Director of Tecnofil S.A. (2013– 2018) and Head of Sales of Pratt & Whitney (2010 – 2013).

Louis is a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Bath, England, and he also has a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, USA.


IN BRIEF - Fighting IUU to promote fish exports

Friday, November 16, 2018

The international fish trade has been rapidly expanding over recent decades. This development plays a crucial role in supplying fish for human consumption, generating revenues and providing employment in the fisheries sector, particularly for developing countries. 

Source: The Jakarta Post

IN BRIEF - Licensing, cheap loans key to fisheries growth, says Kadin

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) has urged the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) to simplify licensing procedures and provide businesspeople with a lending facility to help boost the fishing industry.

Source: The Jakarta Post

IN BRIEF - Call for plan to make coast safer for fishermen

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The first state-level Maritime Search and Rescue (M-SAR) workshop organised at the Indian Coast Guard district headquarters near Panambur beach on Wednesday focussed on an integrated approach to enhance safety of fishermen in the sea.

Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil S inaugurated the workshop, ‘Meenugararu Namma Snehitaru – Fishermen Are Our Friends’.

The officer urged stakeholders to come up with a pin-pointed action plan to help the district administration and the Indian Coast Guard to make the coast safe for the sea farers. “The need of the hour is that all stakeholders work as a team,” he stressed. 

Source: Deccan Herald

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