CAMBODIA: Chinese-owned Jin Yu Tang Aquaculture is planning to invest USD 100 million in freshwater and seawater aquaculture projects in Preah Sihanouk and Koh Kong provinces to meet the local and international demand.
The company representatives announced at a meeting with Minister of Agriculture Veng Sakhon that they intend to invest in aquaculture projects in Koh Kong’s Sre Ambel district, which will spread over an area of 240 hectares, Khmer Times reported.
MARSHALL ISLANDS: The PNA free-school skipjack and yellowfin tuna fishery has been officially recertified with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).
After a long and in-depth analysis of all 24 objections presented by the IPNLF against PNA's recertification were completely dismissed by an independent adjudicator.
PERU : The National Fisheries Health Agency (SANIPES) will not issue sanitary certification for the import of live white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) and tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) from countries where the presence of acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) has been confirmed.
The Minister of Production, Lieneke Schol, said the restriction is the result of a preventive measure to prevent the entry of the disease that causes serious losses in the production of shrimp, but it has no impact on human health.
Release March 2018
TUNA 2018 BANGKOK
Braving Challenges: Towards a Traceable and Sustainable Tuna Industry
In about two months the largest global tuna industry meeting, TUNA 2018, is set to take place again in Bangkok. With the theme “Braving Challenges: Towards a Traceable and Sustainable Tuna Industry”, the conference will be chaired by Dr. Transform Aqorau, the former CEO of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA), and who now has a supporting and mentoring role as Legal and Technical Support Adviser. Joining him as co-chair will be Dr. Chanintr Chalisaparong, President, Thai Tuna Industry Association (TTIA). We are also pleased to announce that Mr. Luciano Pirovano, Bolton Food Sustainable Development Director as well as Chairman of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), will be delivering the Keynote Address.
INDIA : The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) has developed a database of Indian export-oriented aquaculture farms using information obtained through GPS.
With this initiative, the aim is to ensure that shrimp and other exportable fish are free from banned antibiotics and other unwanted substances.