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Demand from Asian markets boosts Peruvian exports of frozen squid

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PERU: After the impact in the non-traditional fishing sector as a result of the El Niño phenomenon in 2017, which affected exports of squid, frozen fish and shrimp, shipments recovered in 2018, and this same positive trend is expected to continue this year.
 
One of the most requested products is giant squid, which has a very encouraging outlook, mainly in Asian markets such as China, South Korea and Thailand, said Diego Blotte, Country Manager of Maersk Peru.

High mercury levels found in sashimi tuna

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HONG KONG :The Consumer Council warns that a study has found high levels of mercury in fresh tuna and salmon sold in Hong Kong markets, sometimes above the legal limit.
 
According to Consumer Council tests on 50 sashimi samples, 49 (98 per cent) contained heavy metal, methylmercury (an organic compound of mercury), of which, 10 out of 19 sashimi tuna samples were found to contain methylmercury exceeding the statutory limit for mercury content in Hong Kong by up to nearly twofold.

Women among the fishers in Indonesia

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INDONESIA: If you ask the Indonesian public who has made the biggest difference for Indonesian fishers, one name will keep coming up: Susi Pudjiastuti, Indonesia’s minister of fisheries and maritime affairs. A colourful self-made entrepreneur, Susi has gained a reputation as a maverick and a bold reformer through her policies, including cracking down on illegal foreign fishing.

International Arctic Forum looks at the prospects for the region’s fishing industry

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The “Key Aspects of Promising Areas of the Arctic Fishing Industry” session was held as part of the ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ 5th International Arctic Forum. During the event, representatives of the government structures of the Arctic states, fisheries associations, scientific and other organizations discussed the most important aspects of international cooperation and the prospects for sustainable fisheries in the Arctic region.

Influence of Fisheries on Social Development of Territories to Be Discussed at GFF 2019

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  A roundtable dedicated to ‘Fisheries: The Social Dimension as a Factor for the Development of Territories’ will be held as part of the 3rd Global Fishery Forum business programme. Fishery experts and representatives of industry-related agencies from Russia and major fishing nations will discuss the creation of modern fishing industry infrastructure and its role in regional development.

The social aspect of fisheries in coastal areas remains relevant: the fishing industry provides direct and indirect employment for at least 120 million people worldwide.

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