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Sea pollution hits prawn, fish catch

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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.

Fish production boosted to reach self-sufficiency in two years

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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.

Andalusia pushes project to control sole diseases and reproduction

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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.

New PNA CEO focuses on governance

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Ludwig Kumoru

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).

White spot outbreak affects shrimp farms in Tamil Nadu

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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.

Andalusia doubles its marine aquaculture production

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SPAIN : The Andalusian marine aquaculture production totalled 10,673 tonnes in 2015, almost double that from the previous year, when it produced 5,831 tonnes. According to the Board of Andalucia, this figure shows the sector is meeting the objectives of the Andalusian Strategy for the Development of Marine Aquaculture for 2014-2020, which envisages a three-fold growth in production in this period.

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