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Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Seafood company Thai Union Group PLC and global conservation organisation The Nature Conservancy (TNC), have released the inaugural progress report on their partnership on a commitment to improve on-the-water transparency in global tuna supply chains.
Since March 2021, Thai Union and TNC have been working together on a commitment which will see that the tuna Thai Union produces is sourced from vessels that are confident in the way they conduct their fishing activities by permitting monitoring at sea.
Lower prices for crabs, including those from Russia, have led to more active crab shipments at the end of the year, when demand is high. When we interviewed several trading companies, manufacturers, and processors, we found that "crab sales have increased by 50% compared to the previous year" (manufacturers) and "We have received many additional orders, resulting in an increase of 50% compared to the initial order volume up to around September."
There were a number of responses such as (processor) indicating that the business is doing well. Domestic consumption of both snow crab and red king crab is likely to increase at the end of this year.[...]
There is no technical support from Imarpe to modify the minimum size of the anchovy, which is 12 centimeters.
Likewise, the quota of 1,682,000 tons for the second anchovy fishing season was determined based on a technical-scientific report from Imarpe, Minister Choquehuanca said.
In order to guarantee sustainable and responsible fishing development, the Ministry of Production (Produce) indicated that, as recommended by Imarpe, the current minimum size of the anchovy resource, which is 12 centimeters, will not be modified.
The head of the sector, Ana María Choquehuanca -->
In the meetings held with the fishermen's unions, the National Fisheries Society (SNP) and the owners of Law 26920, it was reported that the request to reduce the minimum sizes of juveniles required an extremely detailed and long-term Imarpe study. , to know if the anchovy can really reproduce with smaller sizes in the face of new environmental conditions; and that there was no basis to modify it.
Source: PRODUCE (translated from original in spanish)
The Minister of the Sea and the director of Cetmar analyzed with the ambassador of the African country in Spain the projects that both have underway after years of relationship
The collaboration between Galicia and Mozambique is not new. Years ago, the and developed a training program to strengthen the professional capabilities of the maritime-fishing sector through an alliance between the Spanish Cooperation Agency (Aecid), the Consellería do Mar, the Ministry of the Sea, Augas Interiores e Pesca de Mozambique and the Group Nova Pescanova, present in the Mozambican country.
But it could be expanded. The Minister of the Sea, Alfonso Villares, and the director of the Centro Tecnolóxico do Mar-Cetmar Foundation, Paloma Rueda, held a meeting yesterday with the ambassador of Mozambique in Spain, Eugénio Agostinho Langa, in which, apart from taking stock of this cooperation , valued opening new avenues of collaboration in the fishing field.[...]
Source: La Voz de Galicia (translated from original in Spanish)
Punta Arenas - One of the amazing species that lives in the Southern Ocean is the Antarctic cod, a large fish that can measure more than two meters in length and weigh more than one hundred kilograms. For the rest, it can live for more than thirty years and as it grows, it migrates towards deeper waters, reaching below 2,000 meters, interacting with the seabed.
It plays a key role as a “top predator”, since it controls the populations of other species that are located at lower levels of the Antarctic food web. It is for this reason that it is essential for scientific teams to know what it feeds on, how valuable its prey are for its nutritional contribution and whether its diet changes as it progresses in its development (from juvenile to adult).
The answers to these questions are contained in an article recently published by Chilean researchers in international collaboration with scientists from the Institute of Fisheries and Marine Ecology (IFME) of Ukraine in which they analyzed the diet of this species applying visual and genetic identification techniques of the prey, to then study the fatty acid composition of those samples. [....]
The Chief Envoy of the European Union (EU) to Cambodia yesterday announced a new round of financial support for Cambodia to help the Kingdom’s government reform its fisheries sector.
The announcement was made by EU Ambassador Igor Driesmans while paying a courtesy call to Dith Tina, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF).
According to the Ambassador, the EU will release around $7 million in grants to the Ministry of Economic and Finance (MEF) to support key areas of the fisheries reform, such as monitoring, control, and surveillance; flooded forest protection; conservation of marine fisheries; transfer of grants to community fisheries; research; and food safety.
Cambodia’s economy and food security are significantly influenced by the fishing industry. Fish consumption was 52.4 kg/capita in 2021, and the fishing sector contributed 7-8% of the country’s GDP.
Launched in 2019 as the most important programme ever for the European Union to support the fisheries sector in a partner country and in Cambodia, the CAPFISH Programme (EUR 112 million) was implemented by the Fisheries Administration attached to the MAFF, supporting all pillars of the current national strategy in fisheries until 2025.[....]
Source: Taing Rinith / Khmer Times (translated from the original in English)
Research on digitalization has begun in Yamaguchi Prefecture's puffer (Tetraodontiformes) longline fishery to make fishing site selection more efficient.
The system automatically captures the temperature of the ocean floor where puffer fish are most commonly found, and displays it on a smartphone chart overlaid with the catch record, which can be used as a basis for deciding where to set the next line. The aim is to reduce costs and shorten operation time by leveraging the experience of fishermen and further exploring the correlation between environmental data and catches.
The research is being carried out under the "Smart Fisheries Social Implementation Promotion Project'' commissioned by Yamaguchi Prefecture, and is led by Associate Professor Hirofumi Matsumoto of the Fisheries College of the Fisheries Research and Education Organization.
Even if surface water temperatures and current speeds of the ocean are available, water temperatures and currents differ at depths of 100 meters or deeper, where puffers live. It was not possible to determine in which temperate zone they were most abundant, and as a result, the selection of fishing grounds was largely based on the experience and intuition of fishermen.[....]
Kaohsiung (CNA) A majority of Taiwan's long-distance saury fishing vessels have switched to using light emitting diodes (LEDs) to conduct saury fishery in the Pacificfor environmental reasons, the Kaohsiung City Government's Marine Bureau said Tuesday.
The methods for which fishermen catch squid or saury are similar, hence many boats venture out to sea twice a year to catch these two types of fish, the bureau said.
Citing an example, it said boats travel to the Southwest Atlantic to fish for squid in the first half of the year, return and then venture out again to fish for saury in the North Pacific in the following months.
The fishing for saury happens at night, with artificial light playing an important role in attracting the fish to nets.
In the past, fishermen often used incandescent light bulbs or high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps to get their catch, but these types of lighting tend to consume a lot of energy, the bureau said.[...]
The Mauritanian Ministry of Fisheries announced the closure of sardinella fishing for shipowners operating in coastal and offshore segments due to alarming stock assessments.
A measure which may be lifted by the Mauritanian Institute of Oceanographic and Fisheries Research depending on the progress observed.
It is following evaluations by the Mauritanian Institute of Oceanographic and Fisheries Research (Imrop) having established abundance indices in continuous decline and reported an increase in sardinella mortality through fishing, that the Mauritanian Ministry of Fisheries has decided to close access to this resource.[...]
President Ken Ikemi "One step toward a virtuous cycle in 2024, top management speaks''
On the 4th, Maruha Nichiro President Ken Ikemi held a year-end press conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, where he spoke of the need for "resilient'' business operations in a rapidly changing environment.
"We will work on providing market-oriented products, ROIC (return on invested capital) management, and promoting innovation",Ikemi said. Responding to the decline in marine resources was a major issue.[....]
In response to the comprehensive joint advice submitted by the North Western Waters Advisory Council (NWWAC), North Sea Advisory Council (NSAC), and Market Advisory Council (MAC) on brown crab (Cancer pagurus), Charlina Vitcheva, the Director-General of DG MARE in the European Commission, expressed gratitude for the valuable insights provided.
The letter, dated 22 September 2023, highlighted various aspects of brown crab fisheries, covering research, threats to stock status, management, supply chain, and market issues.
Source: TheFishingDaily | Read the full articlehere
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