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IN BRIEF - Goa’s aquafarmers left high and dry as Fisheries Department unable to provide them with shrimp, fish seeds

Monday, May 08, 2023

Salcete farmers engaged in aquaculture activities are facing a major setback due to the unavailability of fish seeds, despite the abundant potential for fish farming in Goa. The Fisheries Department has admitted to only providing services for freshwater fish farming after the closure of the prawn hatchery in Benaulim. This has led to a situation where farmers, especially those engaged in shrimp farming, have to depend on other coastal States like Kerala and Tamil Nadu for fish seeds, resulting in exorbitant costs.

John Fernandes, a farmer from Varca, expressed his frustration at the lack of support from the government, saying, “Taking into consideration the large number of farmers engaged in shrimps farming, the government should have come up with some projects by now in order to lessen the burden on them and encourage the farmers to become self-sufficient. ”

Other farmers, like Travor Fernandes from Salcete, have shifted their focus to pearlspot (Kalundra) due to the difficulties faced in getting fish seeds. He said he has managed to breed the fish and produce seeds in his own farm, to reduce dependence on others for the seeds.

With crab farming and other aquaculture activities like mussel and shrimp farming becoming more popular in Goa, farmers are demanding that the government provide more facilities to support them. The Goa government recently announced plans to establish a sea bass nursery to increase production of Asian sea bass, commonly called ‘Chonak’, as the requirement for sea bass seeds in the State is around two lakh, annually. However, this has done little to help shrimp farmers.

Source: Herald

Other Media | AP News: China’s squid fleet avoids Peru to dodge new port law

Monday, May 08, 2023

A port regulation adopted by Peru to combat illegal fishing by Chinese squid vessels appears to have backfired and driven the world’s largest overseas fishing fleet deeper into the shadows, increasing the risk of forced labor, according to new research.

Peru in 2020 began requiring any foreign fishing boat entering its ports to use a vessel monitoring system allowing its activities to be tracked in real time 24 hours a day. 

Author: Joshua Goodman / AP NEWS / read the full article here

IN BRIEF - Fall in value for norwegian king crab

Friday, May 05, 2023

  • Norway exported 64 tonnes of king crab worth NOK 37 million in April
  • Export value fell by NOK 2 million, or 6 per cent, compared to April last year
  • Export volume grew by 5 per cent
  • The USA, the Netherlands and Germany were the biggest markets for king crab in April

April is usually the weakest export month for king crab due to the conservation period in the quota-regulated area.

Higher volume than last year

“This year is no exception, even if the volume is higher than the same month last year. The drop in value of NOK 2 million is due to a drop in the export price of live king crab”, says Josefine Voraa, Manager for Shellfish with the Norwegian Seafood Council.

In April, the USA was both the largest growth market and recipient of live and frozen king crab, with an increase in export value of NOK 14 million, or 174 per cent, compared to the same month last year.

Source: Norwegian Seafood Council

IN BRIEF - Tirunelveli Collector inspects open sea cage fish farming

Friday, May 05, 2023

Collector K.P. Karthikeyan on Thursday had first-hand experience of open sea cage fish culture in the coastal hamlet of Kooththenkuzhi in Tirunelveli district when he ventured into the sea in a boat for about a km and took a look at the cages lowered into the sea with fingerlings.

The coastal hamlet of Kooththenkuzhi in the district, housing around 300 fiberglass country boats, created an open sea cage fish farming facility on a trial basis in February last to improve the living standards and the economic status of the fishermen by increasing seafood production.

When the system was introduced at Chippikulam near Thoothukudi a few years ago, after local fishermen, who were stakeholders of the scheme, were trained by Thoothukudi-based Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), it paid rich dividends to the beneficiaries.


IN BRIEF - The hook (longline) fleet closes the worst coastal mackerel (mackerel) in recent years in Bizkaia

Friday, May 05, 2023

For the arrantzales, the overpopulation of the bighorn and its voracity with mackerel has prevented them from carrying out a vital campaign, which they have defined as "a disaster".

"A disaster". In this way, the arrantzales of the hook fleet of Bizkaia define the coastal mackerel (mackerel). In fact, the scarcity of catches has forced the vessels that operate in the ports of Bermeo, Lekeitio and Ondarroa, as well as in Armintza-Plentzia and Santurtzi, to end one of their main campaigns. The situation has also been repeated in the rest of the Cantabrian coast.

"In some cases, they have chosen to change species and in others to begin preparations to leave as soon as possible for the northern tuna," they point out from the federation of Brotherhoods of the territory.

Although the fishermen do not dare to confirm for sure the reasons why they have not been able to cover the quotas, which range between 14 and 16 thousand kilos per day per man depending on the size of the boats, they point in only one direction; the overpopulation of bluefin tuna, better known among sailors as cimarrón.

Source: El Correo

IN BRIEF - Shrimp population and ecosystem study campaign launched

Friday, May 05, 2023

The National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP) launched -through the Willie coastal vessel- the new campaign of population and ecosystem studies of shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri) in coastal waters of the province of Buenos Aires.

"During 5 days, researchers and technicians will seek to verify the presence of concentrations of shrimp accessible and vulnerable to the shrimp net on the coast of the province of Buenos Aires, in addition to exploring new trawl areas south of parallel 38°15' S" , indicated in a statement the INIDEP that is based in the city of Mar del Plata.

In addition, in this campaign, "the spatio-temporal structure of the shrimp sizes off the Buenos Aires coast will be determined and the spatial distribution of mature females and impregnated females will be analyzed for the estimation of fecundity indices, ovarian maturation and size at first maturity". .

The campaign will work on two areas: the first between latitudes 38º 00' S and 38º 04' S and from the coast to three miles; and the second between latitudes 37º 35' S and 37º45' S, from the coast to three miles.

Source: INIDEP

Other Media | FishFarmer: Registration now open for Seawork 2023

Friday, May 05, 2023

The 24th edition of Seawork, Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition, returns to Mayflower Park on 13-15 June 2023.

The show is expected to attract more than 6,400 visitors from more than 60 countries. Seawork will be welcoming back over 45 associations and supporting organisations, including International Harbour Masters Association; Big Blue Ocean Clean Up; Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA); International Ship Engineering Service Association Ltd (ISES); Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA); Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (YDSA).

Source: FishFarmer | Read the full article here

Other Media | Aqua: They launch a call for Corfo's aquaculture diversification focused on three species

Friday, May 05, 2023

The initiatives that they apply must aim to solve productive challenges for the Japanese oyster, golden conger and the floater kelp. Corfo will co-finance up to 60% of the project, with a cap of $3,000 million.

The Corporation for the Promotion of Production (Corfo) launched the call for the "Technological Program for the Diversification of the Chilean Aquaculture Industry", which seeks to accelerate and consolidate the development, adaptation and/or productive and commercial scaling of new species for the diversification of the national aquaculture industry.

Source: Aqua | Read the full article here

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Cepesca and ARVI join the protest on May 9 against the fishing policies of the EC

Friday, May 05, 2023

The Spanish Fisheries Confederation (Cepesca) and the Vigo Shipowners Cooperative (ARVI) join the protest action led by the EBFA (European Bottom Fishing Alliance), together with Europêche and EAPO (European Association of Organizations of Producers), next Tuesday, May 9 (Europe Day), at 12:00 in the morning. On this day, it is sought that community fishing vessels, whatever their location, sound their horns for 5 minutes, both those that are in port and those that are on the high seas. The action also has the support of the ETF union, which includes CC.OO. and UGT.

Source: IndustriasPesqueras | Read the full article here

Other Media | SeafoodSource: Grupo Lamar, Pescafácil thriving in spite of Venezuela’s political challenges

Friday, May 05, 2023

Grupo Lamar is poised to boost production even further, despite the challenges of operating in Venezuela, which has been beset by political and economic woes.

The Maracaibo, Venezuela-based company produced around 45,000 metric tons (MT) of vannamei shrimp in 2022, and is aiming for 50,000 to 60,000 MT in 2023, according to Grupo Lamar Board Chairman Luis Comella Barboza.

Author: Cliff White / SeafoodSource | read the full article here

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