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IN BRIEF - Officials of Fisheries department suspended

PAKISTAN
Sunday, January 15, 2023

The Balochistan government has suspended Assistant Director, three Inspectors and others officials of Fisheries Department involved in corrupt practices and launched a formal inquiry against them. The action was taken after conducting secret inquiry against them, said a news release issued here Saturday.

The provincial government has further expedited its efforts to take strict action against the boats involved in illegal fishing in its coastal waters. Balochistan has seized many trawlers involved in illegal fishing at the marine boundaries of the province. Progress was made in curbing illegal fishing trawlers in the Gwadar’s marine area.

The Gwadar district administration, Fisheries Department and security agencies are taking strong measures against trawling to curb such illegal activities in future. The Fisheries Department and other agencies have stepped up patrolling against illegal trawling at the Gwadar’s waters in the wake of directives of Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Quddus Bizenjo to the provincial government in this regards.


Other media | MundoAcuicola: They approve a bill that requires transparency from salmon farms and increases penalties for escapes

CHILE
Friday, January 13, 2023

Law obliges salmon farms to make transparent the data on the use of antibiotics, antiparasitics, mortalities and production.

The marine conservation organization Oceana celebrated the approval of the law on transparency and salmon escapes, which concluded the process in Congress after four years. This is an important step for the regulation of an industry that systematically refused to be transparent and to assume environmental responsibilities as a result of the leaks.

Source: MundoAcuicola l Read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: Fish yes, but not in plastic containers

NORWAY
Friday, January 13, 2023

According to a recent survey by the Norwegian Seafood Council, 60% of consumers prefer not to buy seafood in plastic packaging. This is clear from an interesting study carried out by the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC), which surveyed 15,000 consumers from 15 different countries.

70% of those surveyed affirm that they prefer fish products packaged in recyclable materials, while a good 60% affirm that they avoid buying fish in plastic containers.

Specifically, in Thailand, 77% of consumers stated that they avoid buying fish products in plastic packaging, 76% in China, 70% in Germany, 58% in the United Kingdom, 35% in Sweden, 31% in Norway and 17% in Japan.

Source: EuropaAzul l Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: Maine’s scallop industry is offering fishermen new opportunities at sea

UNITED STATES
Friday, January 13, 2023

Scallop aquaculture in Maine has been developing for the past 20 years – giving former and existing commercial fishermen new job prospects in the blue economy.

Maine’s fishermen are facing numerous threats from climate change and changing ecosystems, and aquaculture offers a solution. The state’s wild fisheries have become very focused on the lobster industry, but farming sea scallops gives an opportunity to diversify the seafood harvesting business and increase resiliency for coastal communities built around seafood production.

Source: The Fish Site l Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fishing Daily: OECD Review of Fisheries 2022 – two-thirds of fish stocks in good health

FRANCE
Friday, January 13, 2023

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has launched their report on the ‘OECD Review of Fisheries 2022’.

The Review of Fisheries is the OECD Committee for Fisheries’ flagship report. It aims to support policy makers and sector stakeholders in their efforts to deliver sustainable and resilient fisheries. Based on data reported by governments, the Review analyses major policy developments in OECD countries and emerging economies with large fisheries and suggests priorities for action at national and international levels.

Source: The Fishing Daily l Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Japan and Russia agree to terms of 2023 fisheries-access agreement

JAPAN
Friday, January 13, 2023

Japan and Russia have agreed to reduce the total allowable catch in each other’s fishing areas by 33 percent after the 39th meeting of the Japan-Russia Fisheries Committee.

Japan and Russia have a longstanding agreement to allow reciprocal fishing access to areas of each other’s exclusive economic zones (EEZs). The Japan-Russia Fisheries Committee was established based on the Soviet-Japanese Agreement on Offshore Fisheries, which came into effect in 1984.

Author: Chris Loew / SeafoodSource l Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Seafood boosts Hilton Group 2022 sales

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, January 13, 2023

SEAFOOD was one of the key drivers behind a strong Christmas sales lift for the Hilton Food group.

In a 2022 trading update yesterday and without giving firm figures , the company said that sales were in line with the board’s expectations and were up on 2021. It also said it was carrying out a major review of this sector.

In a few short years Hilton has grown from a regional Huntingdon meat food producer to one of Britain’s most important food companies, expanding into fish and across the globe in Australia and New Zealand. It recently moved into Singapore.

Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer l Read the full article here


Other Media | aqua.cl: Redes de América: New certification for disused fishing nets will allow traceability of recycled plastic

MEXICO
Thursday, January 12, 2023

The Redes de América program, which brings together six countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, has as a three-year goal until 2024, to collect 4,500 tons of disused fishing nets.

A new milestone for sustainable fishing and a breakthrough for the Redes de América program was carried out at the premises of the Comberplast and Atando Cabos plant during this day, in which the agreement between the Latin American Alliance for Sustainable Fishing and Security was signed Alimentaria (Alpescas) and the Professional Certification company Certpro.

This alliance seeks to establish plans and procedures to implement and formalize waste management, establishing compliance parameters for the alliance's recycling program, in order to promote the circular economy with traceability

Source: aqua.cl l Read the full article here


Other Media | iPac.aquaculture: FutureEUAqua addresses the energy price crisis in European aquaculture

EUROPEAN UNION
Thursday, January 12, 2023

The recent energy price crisis has brought with it great challenges for European aquaculture. The price of energy is a critical element for the aquaculture industry in general, although its impact, as recalled by FutureEUAqua, does not affect all aquaculture farmers equally. In fact, his analysis shows that those fish farmers who had high energy consumption and lower profitability before the impact were the most vulnerable to the potential effects of the current price crisis.

Source: iPac.acuicultura l Read the full article here


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Tension in France between trawlers and gillnet boats displaced by the 87 closed seasons

FRANCE
Thursday, January 12, 2023

The Frenchmen denounce that they find 20-kilometre nets deployed that prevent them from fishing

When the EU published the implementing act prohibiting bottom gear between 400 and 800 meters in 87 areas, those affected advanced the economic damages that this decision would cause them. But they also advanced that there would be problems at sea. You fight for physical space. Because when flyers and pincheiros were expelled from their areas, they would have to move to others where there was already activity.

Source: La Voz de Galicia l Read the full article here


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