The Alaska House of Representatives passed a resolution to protect Southeast Alaska’s troll fishery on Wednesday. House Joint Resolution 5 calls for state and federal agencies to defend Alaska’s troll fisheries from a lawsuit that seeks to hold them accountable for the decline in killer whales in the Puget Sound area. The legislation passed on a 35-to-1 vote.
Rep. David Eastman, serving District 27 in Wasilla, was the only “no” vote.
The complainant is the Wild Fish Conservancy, a conservation organization based in Washington. Their official position is that terminating Southeast’s king salmon troll fishery might allow Chinook salmon to migrate back down the coast through key hunting grounds of the Southern Resident killer whales.
The resolution to protect Alaska’s troll fishery was introduced by freshman Rep. Rebecca Himschoot of Sitka, who sits on the House Special Committee on Fisheries.
Many of the region’s local governments have passed similar resolutions opposing the lawsuit, including Juneau, Petersburg, Wrangell, Ketchikan and Sitka.
The trade turnover between Russia and China from January to February grew at an annual rate of 25.9%, exceeding $33.68 billion, the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China announced this on Tuesday.
As follows from the published data, exports from China to Russia increased by 19.8% over two months and amounted to about $15.03 billion. Imports of Russian goods and services increased by 31.3%, to about $18.65 billion.
Thus, the positive balance of Russia from January to February reached $3.62 billion, having nominally increased almost three times compared to the same period in 2022.
The main part of the cost of goods imported from the Russian Federation to China falls on oil, natural gas and coal. Other key imports from Russia include copper and copper ore, timber, fuel and seafood. China exports a wide range of products to the Russian Federation, a significant share of which is smartphones, industrial and specialized equipment, children's toys, shoes, vehicles, air conditioners and computers.
According to Chinese customs data, trade between Russia and China in 2021 grew by 35.8%, reaching $146.88 billion. In 2022, it increased by 29.3%, to a record $190 billion.
The main product, "Crab cream croquette made by a crab shop", uses red snow crab caught in Japan, and is particular about the rich flavor of fresh crab and the smoothness of the cream, which is unique to the crab shop. croquette.
In addition to the same product for mass retailers, the "Sanin Gohobi Croquette", which has been selected as a return gift for Yasugi City's hometown tax payment, is a popular product on major mail-order sites. This product uses only red snow crab from Tottori Prefecture, and the cream is made from Shimane Prefecture milk, and is filled with plenty of crab meat.
On March 15 and 17, the fifth meeting of the Network of Institutions will be held at the headquarters of the "José Benito Vives de Andreis" Institute of Marine and Coastal Research (INVEMAR), in the city of Santa Marta, Colombia. Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Networks of the Pacific Alliance (IIPA-AP Network).
The IIPA Network was born in 2017 in the context of the Work Plan established that year by the Ad hoc group on Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Pacific Alliance whose creation was agreed at the XI Summit of the Pacific Alliance in July 2016, with the objective of building a joint marketing strategy for fishery products of the Pacific Alliance.
The network is made up of the Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP) of Chile, the National Institute of Fisheries (INAPESCA) of Mexico, the Institute of the Sea of Peru (IMARPE) and INVEMAR in Colombia. INIDEP (Argentina), SCIRO (Australia) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have also participated as observer institutions.
The objective of this meeting, organized jointly between IFOP and INVEMAR, is to prepare a Work Plan for the period 2023-2024, based on the priority issues defined by the institutions in a previous meeting (2022), which include: Ecosystem Approach, Climate Change and Biodiversity, among others.
The large Chilean salmon company Nova Austral has admitted it is in debt default after grappling with various financial problems.
So far, a plea for patience from bondholders has met with a cool response.
Although the company is based in Chile, its bonds are listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Nova Austral said in a Stock Exchange announcement at the weekend that it is facing operational challenges and liquidity constraints.
Author: Vince McDonagh / FishFarmer | Read the full articlehere
In addition to the EU Action Plan for fishing, the deployment of offshore wind power contemplated in the Maritime Space Management Plans (POEM) was another of the issues addressed in the last plenary session of the Galician Fisheries Council.
The Minister of the Sea, Rosa Quintana, regretted that this planning "lacks" in its design the "necessary dialogue with the autonomous communities and the sectors involved" and that it does not properly guarantee, as she explained, the compatibility of the implementation of this industry with the fishing activity and the preservation of the ecosystem.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here
Winners of the product competition to be announced at Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America
The 11 finalists for the 2023 Seafood Excellence Awards, the prestigious Best New Products competition at Seafood Expo North America, have been announced. Winners of the competition will be revealed on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 3:30pm in the Demonstration Theater during Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America. The three-day Expo takes place March 12-14, 2023, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, USA.
The Choice Group and Ocean Beauty are among the bevy of seafood companies launching products at Seafood Expo North America, scheduled to take place 12 to 14 March in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
After success with its frozen Seafood Boil bags, launched last year, Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A.-based Choice Group’s Tastee Choice brand is featuring two new seafood boil bags – Clam Bake and Crawfish Boil – along with Breaded Butterfly and Coconut Butterfly Shrimp in SENA’s New Items display case and at Booth #1549 at Seafood Expo North America.
Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | read the full article here
Around 1:30 pm on the 5th, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force reported to the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters (Naha) that a fishing boat had capsized in the waters near the Senkaku Islands. According to the Japan Coast Guard, seven people, one Taiwanese and six Indonesians, are believed to have been on board, but none of them have been found.
The site is about 150 kilometers north of Ishigaki Island in Okinawa Prefecture and about 40 kilometers east of Kuba Island in the Senkaku Islands. The Japan Coast Guard is searching the area with four patrol boats.