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IN BRIEF - Hong Kong-bound 3k kg ray fish skin intercepted

Friday, October 12, 2018

Consignment of endangered species was of leading city exporter.

The Mumbai unit of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) intercepted a container carrying 3,000 kg of dried ray fish skin, meant for export to entities in Hong Kong.

The consignment, which had been sent from Chennai, was offloaded at a Malaysian port and shipped back, said DRI sources.

Source: Mumbai Mirror

IN BRIEF - TASA and Bureo sign work agreement to convert fishing nets into alternative products

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lima  - The fishing company TASA and the social enterprise, Bureo, signed an agreement in favour of the “Net Positiva” program today, for providing a new use for fishing nets at the end of their useful life.

Thanks to the implementation of a process that cleans and transforms the nets into granules, this program will permit the manufacture of products such as skateboards, sunglasses, table games, among others. In this manner, companies of the fishing sector in Peru will reduce the impact of this material on the marine fauna.

Like TASA, the fishing companies CFG- Copeinca and Austral Group have also committed to the program. All the money collected from the sale of the recycled products will be used for the financing of environmental programs and projects.

IN BRIEF - Indonesia eyes top position as decorative fish exporter

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Indonesia aims to become the world’s leading exporter of decorative fish, capitalizing on its large maritime territory and rich marine life.

Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry Aquaculture Director General Slamet Soebjakto said in Jakarta on Monday that exports of decorative fish to numerous countries had grown at a rate of more than 13 percent annually since 2015.

“Decorative fish with significant export growth include guppy, chef, hickey, corydoras and koi,” Slamet said on the sidelines of a meeting at his office in Jakarta, as quoted by kontan.co.id.

Source: The Jakarta Post

IN BRIEF - Kenya Gov't Makes U-turn, Lifts Ban on Imported Chinese Fish

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The government has lifted a ban imposed on fish imported from China.

A ban on fish imports from the Asian country took effect in November last year after President Kenyatta's directive.

This came after local traders complained to the President that cheap Chinese fish that had flooded the Kenyan market was killing their businesses.

Source: Mwakilishi

IN BRIEF - Scientists seek out the secret of salmon during ocean voyage

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

An international team of 21 scientists left Sunday on a wintry expedition that could help untangle some of the greatest mysteries surrounding Pacific salmon: Where do these migrating fish go when they leave their local waters, and why are they dying in such large numbers?

Biologists, oceanographers and other specialists from five countries will travel into the rough waters of the Pacific Ocean during the winter in search of six species of salmon, as well as the prey they eat and the predators that would eat them.

Source: Kitsap Sun

IN BRIEF - Sustainable ASEAN Aquaculture Industry Set for Moderate Growth despite Industry Challenges

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

SINGAPORE - Over the past few years, the ASEAN aquaculture industry has witnessed moderate growth due to land expansion, species diversification, and farming intensification.

Furthermore, with stable industry development in countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand, aquaculture production in ASEAN is projected to grow to 19,842 kilo tonnes by 2022. Frost & Sullivan forecasts the ASEAN aquaculture market to reach US$34.89 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 5.3% between 2017 and 2022.

"As global marine supplies shrink and ecosystems become more fragile, sustainability will become increasingly important for ASEAN aquaculture industry longevity," said Ria Imandin, Consultant at Frost & Sullivan.

Source: PR Newswire

IN BRIEF - Farmers asked to supply raw materials for fish feed factory

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The operators of a AUD 56 million aqua feed mill under construction at Wesley Vale, have held preliminary meetings with farmers to supply the raw product to the factory.

The BioMar Australia facility, first proposed late in 2017, is expected to produce aqua feed by early 2020 on the former particleboard mill site at 329 Mill Road.

Latrobe Mayor Peter Freshney said he visited last week and was pleased to see the way the project was providing employment in the construction phase. 

Councillor Rockliff said the civil works were progressing.

Source: The Advocate

IN BRIEF - Hawaii aquaculture industry struggles to compete with foreign fish imports

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

HONOLULU - Foreign imports make up 90 percent of the seafood Americans consume.

Their foothold in the market is even evident in Hawaii, where the state’s aquaculture industry is struggling to grow.

Hawaii shrimp and fish farmers said the most significant barrier to new enterprises are choking state and federal regulations ? a bureaucratic structure that largely doesn’t apply to foreign imports.

That’s despite safety concerns about those imports.

Source: Hawaii News Now

IN BRIEF - Consumer group claims fish may be non-halal

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

GEORGE TOWN — Muslims must be wary about eating fish as some farms are feeding them non-halal animal by-products, the Penang Consumers Association (CAP) claimed on February 2019.

CAP president SM Mohamed Idris claimed that in 2009, some fish farms in the country were found to have used wastewater from swine farms in their fish feed to purify it.

“In 2013, a farmer was convicted of feeding cultivated Patin (a species of fish) with pig intestines,” he said.  

He said there was another case where animal skulls and bones were spotted at the base of a fish pond and the bone sample was positive for swine DNA.

Source: Malay Mail

IN BRIEF - British start-up breeds high performance bugs for animal feed

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

LONDON - After centuries of selective breeding of animals and plants to maximize yields in agriculture, bugs are getting the same treatment, as demand for insect protein grows.

British start-up Beta Bugs is breeding high performance strains of black soldier fly for the insect feed sector, and is selecting traits like growth rate, protein content, fat composition and even temperature tolerance according to clients’ needs.

Most animal feed is made from soy which is blamed by some for deforestation as farmers try to meet increasing global demand for the crop. This has led to the search for more sustainable sources of protein.

Source: Reuters

IN BRIEF - Why the Filet-O-Fish Sandwich Has Been on the McDonald's Menu for Nearly 60 Years

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

McDonald's has introduced and quietly killed many dishes over the years (remember McDonald's pizza?), but there's a core group of items that have held their spot on the menu for decades.

Listed alongside the Big Mac and McNuggets is the Filet-O-Fish—a McDonald's staple you may have forgotten about if you're not the type of person who orders seafood from fast food restaurants.

But the classic sandwich, consisting of a fried fish filet, tartar sauce, and American cheese on a bun, didn't get on the menu by mistake—and thanks to its popularity around Lent, it's likely to stick around.

Source: Mental Floss

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Spain CEPESCA and Abanca have signed a collaboration agreement whereby this financial institution will make available to the Spanish fishing sector a series of financial products and services designed for their particularities and specific needs.
SNP: Protected area in the south is for resources and not for artisanal fishing
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