VISAKHAPATNAM, INDIA - Despite being blessed with a well-endowed coastline, fisherfolk representatives are worried that several species of marine catch are dwindling at an alarming rate along the Vizag coast.
UNITED STATES : National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported shrimp landings in July reached 6.7 million pounds in the region of the Gulf of Mexico, which is 44.9 per cent below the prior fourteen-year historical average.
BANGLADESH :Bangladesh authorities have the intention to increase the country's fish production rate in order to attain self-sufficiency in the fisheries sector in the next two years.
The announcement was made by fisheries minister Sayedul Haq at the opening of a two-day workshop on fisheries research planning held by Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI), The Financial Express reported.
Sole farming centre. (Photo: Cupimar)
SPAIN :The Andalusian Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development through the Institute of Agricultural and Fisheries Research and Training of Andalusia (IFAPA) has agreed with the company Cultivos Piscícolas Marinos (CUPIMAR) on the launch of a new research and development project to improve breeding and disease control in aquaculture sole farming.
Improving systems that underpin rights-based tuna management in the western and central Pacific, while identifying ways to add value to benefit the industry are twin goals of the new chief executive of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA).
Goans are banned from using trawlers fitted with LED lights.
Goa Vikas Party legislator, Fransisco 'Miccky' Pacheco on Tuesday questioned the "rationale" behind state Fisheries Department banning fishing using LED lights.
INDIA :Several shrimp farms have been hit by an outbreak of white spot disease along the coast of Nagapattinam district in the state of Tamil Nadu.
As a result of the disease, which was first spotted in a shrimp farm at Avarikadu, many farmers have opted to destroy the farms leading to a huge loss amounting to INR 150,000 (USD 2,240) per acre, The Hindu reported.
Pacific fishing nations say they are satisfied with improved financial gains from their industry, but need measures to rebuild the depleted stock of bigeye tuna, and to manage fishing on the high seas.