THAILAND :Public and private sectors in Thailand working together to end illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) have achieved "tangible" progress although they still need to work more to attain "IUU-free status," argue the managers of Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF).
JAPAN: After 83 years in operation, the Tsukiji fish market was finally moved to a new site at the Toyosu waterfront area, an artificial island in Tokyo bay.
Tokyo's iconic market closed its doors on 6 October 2018, when the last tuna auction took place. The new market, which has a surface of 407,000 square metres, is scheduled to open on 11 October 2018.
INDIA : Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)-National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) at Chennai for technical partnership in the promotion of aquaculture in the country.
SPAIN :ANFACO-CECOPESCA has signed a cooperation agreement with the Union of Exporters of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (UECPLP), with the aim of establishing a permanent action program in support of the development of the fishing sector.
PERU : The Peruvian fishing fleet will close this year with a catch of 10,000 tons of tuna, similar to that registered in 2017, without having recorded an increase in fishing.