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.
PERU: The Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) announced that the fisheries sector registered an important advance in January this year, thanks to the good anchovy catches obtained during the second fishing season in the north-central zone of the Peruvian coast.
"The maximum anchovy catch was achieved last January. Nearly half a million tonnes (of anchovy) was caught and we are waiting for information on the anchovy fishery," said Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Hector Soldi.