A second attempt by Australia's orange roughy fishery certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard has been thrown out by an independent adjudicator.
The decision puts to rest a fight between WWF and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) over the certification of the orange roughy fishery, a species considered endangered, threatened, and protected under Australian law.
In 2020, U.S.-based MRAG Americas recommended Australia’s orange roughy fishery be certified as sustainable according MSC certification guidelines.
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Dutch lighting giant Signify has launched new solar-powered fish-pond lights that it says increase growth and improve feed conversion ratio (FCR) in many different species, including tilapia.
The grow lights fit any pond and can illuminate for up to six hours after sunset, said the company, which markets the product under its Philips brand.
Research by the South China Agricultural University in a commercial-scale trial at a tilapia farm using 60 solar luminaires in a 7,000m² pond confirmed a 10% increase in fish growth and a 10% reduction in FCR, meaning that fish farmers need less feed per kilogram of fish, Signify said in a press release.
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A unique, free and comprehensive overview of the tilapia farming sector in Sub-Saharan Africa is due to be published in the autumn.
The report is being compiled by Willem van der Pijl, who has joined Aqua-Spark* as editor-in-chief of Aqua Insights, the fund's new report and blog series. Intended as an industry introduction, the series aims to encourage more investors to become involved in sustainable aquaculture.
The first report will address how tilapia can and should play an important role in solving the challenges Sub-Saharan Africa faces in producing sufficient food for its growing population.
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The Lerøy Seafood Group announced today that its harvest volumes increased by 7% during the first three months of this year.
The upbeat message was delivered in a trading update. The company ended the first quarter with a harvest total of 42,100 tonnes of salmon and trout, against 39,400 tonnes during the same period last year.
The total has been broken down into regional figures with Lerøy Aurora harvesting 9,000 tonnes (8,500 tonnes in 2019), Lerøy Midt harvesting 16,500 tonnes (14,500t), while in Lerøy Sjøtroll the harvest volume was 16,700 tonnes (16,300t).
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Astilleros Gondán has delivered the 'Magne Arvesen' freezer trawler, which will be operated by the Norwegian company Engenes Fiskeriselskap A / S in North Atlantic and Arctic waters.
This new vessel, designed by Kongsberg Maritime - also in charge of supplying the main equipment - has a length of 69.9 meters and a beam of 16 meters. Constructed of steel with an aluminum superstructure, the fishing vessel will operate in the North Atlantic, in the waters of the Barents Sea and the Svalbard Islands archipelago.
In the first collaboration between a canned tuna product and classic Japanese anime, Thai Union’s SEALECT Tuna brand has launched a limited edition can with packaging featuring Doraemon, the famous manga series.
The launch coincided with the release of The Movie: Stand by Me Doraemon 2, the latest film to feature the time-travelling cat robot.
“The limited edition of ‘SEALECT Tuna x Stand by Me Doraemon 2’ commemorates the 50th anniversary of Doraemon, which was first launched in 1970,” explained Saran Rattanarungruengchai, general manager - emerging markets at Thai Union Group.
Egyptian leader uses channel liberation and patriotism to gain popularity
Two months after leading the Army in removing the country's first democratically elected ruler, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi made a pilgrimage to the Suez Canal. In a ceremony laden with patriotism, the former general announced a mega-project that would revive Egypt after the chaos of the Arab Spring: an expansion of the canal, one of the most powerful symbols of Egyptian national identity, worth $ 8 billion. "We must move forward, and do it firmly, to get out of the circle of poverty in which we are immersed," Sisi said then.
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Of the total commercial tuna catches worldwide, 87.6% continue to come from stocks with “healthy” levels of abundance, according to the latest report from the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) on the state of stocks. Furthermore, 9.6% of the total tuna catches come from overexploited stocks and 2.8% from stocks with an intermediate abundance level. This is the second update to this report since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began to affect the work of regional fisheries management organizations (OROP).
Tuna stocks around the world are considered overexploited or subject to overfishing
La salud de los recursos marinos del Índico, así como de los medios de vida de las regiones costeras de la región, están “amenazados” por la presión pesquera en alta mar, según ha advertido Greenpeace.
La ONG acaba de publicar un nuevo informe en el que alerta sobre el impacto de las redes a la deriva en el Índico o la creciente pesca de calamar “sin control”, problemas que se incrementan ante la "debilidad" de la gestión por parte de la IOTC. El informe se publica después de que la ORP concluyera su última reunión extraordinaria sin acuerdo para el yellowfin.
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In a press release, YO!, the multi brand, multi-channel Japanese and Asian food group writes that it has signed an agreement to supply YO! Food to Go products to WH Smith.
Launching in April, the trial will see a specially selected range of YO! Food to Go items such as chicken katsu bites, vegan sushi, and salmon and avocado poke initially on offer in seven WH Smith stores.
The initial trial will run in hospitals at Pinderfields in Yorkshire, and Southampton, as well as several travel hubs. This includes Victoria, Waterloo, Liverpool Street and Euston stations, as well as Heathrow Terminal 2.
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