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Press release 23 May 2019

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SHRIMP 2019

INFOFISH World Shrimp Conference and Exposition
“Modelling for Sustainability”
12-14 November 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

Kuala Lumpur, 23 May 2019 - Preparations for SHRIMP 2019, the seminal event for the global US$10 billion shrimp industry, are continuing apace, indicating the keen interest in its central theme “Modelling for Sustainability”. 

Japan to share its experience and best practices at Global Fishery Forum 2019

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A representative delegation from Japan will visit the III Global Fishery Forum in St. Petersburg on 10–11 July 2019. Officials and representatives of industry associations from one of the main fishing nations in the Asia-Pacific region will take part in business programme events.

The role of fishing in the economic development of the Japanese city of Kushiro will be discussed by its Mayor, Hiroya Ebina, at the roundtable “Fisheries: social dimension as a factor in the development of territories”.

Global Fishery Forum Press Release

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Global Fishery Forum to determine how to boost the value of Russia’s fish business

The business programme of the III Global Fishery Forum includes, among other key events, the conference “Value of the fishing industry: how to assess the efficiency of commercial use of the national resource?” Representatives of federal departments, fishing companies and associations, analysts and experts of international financial organizations will discuss increasing capitalization of the fishing business, including in Russia.

ASEAN emerges as one of biggest importers of panga fish

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VIET NAM : ASEAN has emerged as the fourth biggest importer of Vietnamese tra fish (pangasius) after the US, China and the EU, according to the Viet Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).

Pangasius exports to ASEAN countries rose 41.5% to US$202.6 million last year, in which exports to Thailand, Singapore, and the Philippines increased 48.8%, 20.7%, and 32.1%, respectively.

Spanish tuna fleet starts process to obtain MSC certification for all its catches

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SPAIN: The Spanish tuna fleet has launched the process to certify as sustainable all its fisheries in the three oceans in which it operates (Pacific, Indian and Atlantic) and for the three species it catches (yellowfin, skipjack and bigeye).
 
The objective of the fleet, grouped in OPAGAC, is to obtain the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, for which it will evaluate this organism and certify a large part of its catches of tropical tunas, amounting to 380,000 tons per year, which represents 8 per cent of the world's production.

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