INDIA : Seafood exporters from India have voiced concern over the new Seafood Import Monitoring Policy (SIMP) regulations of the United States on shrimp and other marine products, since they fear they could experience a backlash on surging exports.
In the sector’s opinion, the move — which will be effective from January 1 — may impact 50 per cent of India’s shrimp production that is headed for the US unless some effective steps have been taken by exporters, The Hindu BusinessLine reported.
WORLDWIDE: New research suggests that fishing companies operating worldwide are leaving between USD 51 billion and USD 83 billion in unrealized net economic benefits on the table every year due to the overexploitation and underperformance of fish stocks.
The analysis was carried by the Sea Around Us initiative, the Institute for the Oceans and Fishers at the University of British Columbia, the Fish Tracker initiative and the Sea Around Us - Indian Ocean project.
MALDIVES : Luxurious resort Soneva Jani has become the latest member of non-profit association International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) through its new Responsible Tourism Initiative.
This initiative connects hotels and resorts with local sustainable fisheries for the benefit of guests and staff, local fishing communities and the marine environment, explains IPNLF. It is specifically aimed at improving sustainability in the supply chain in hospitality establishments and enhancing the understanding of one-by-one tuna fisheries.