Luxury holiday resort operator supports one-by-one tuna fisheries by joining IPNLF

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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.

Permira buys 50 pct of aquafeed producer Grobest

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TAIWAN : A company backed by global investment Permira funds is to acquire 50 per cent of aquatic feed producer Grobest shares through a new joint venture company that will become its sole corporate shareholder.
Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Taiwan, Grobest has operations in Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Malaysia. In addition to this broad presence across Asia, the world’s largest aquaculture market, it is a pioneer and technological leader in an array of innovative and differentiated functional feed products, focused on preventing and combating diseases as well as increasing yields.

SFP, Conservation International, and UCSB release new best practices for aquaculture management guide

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INDONESIA : A new aquaculture management guide from Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), Conservation International, and the University of California Santa Barbara’s Sustainable Fisheries Group provides zonal management best practices for seafood farmers seeking the most environmentally sustainable operations. The guide – Best Practices for Aquaculture Management: guidance for implementing the ecosystem approach in Indonesia and beyond – was released today and is available online.

86pct of worldwide tuna catches come from healthy stocks, ISSF report

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WORLDWIDE: Of the total tuna catch worldwide, 86 per cent comes from stocks at “healthy” levels, an 8 per cent increased share of the total catch compared to previous reports, according to a report published by the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF).
In its latest report on the status of the tuna stocks worldwide, the ISSF points out that skipjack tuna stocks — at healthy levels in all ocean regions — still comprise more than one-half of the total catch.

Spanish fleet expressed concern about socioeconomic impact of bigeye tuna measure

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The Spanish tuna fleet has expressed its concern over the adoption of a new measure to manage the resources of bigeye tuna in the Atlantic Ocean by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).
In this regard, it warns of the high impact that the reduction of catches of this species can have on others, such as yellowfin and skipjack, which are also targets of the fleet, due to the fact that in most of the fishing sets the three species are caught.

ICAR-CIBA transfers technology for seabass hatchery startup

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INDIA : ICAR-CIBA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the technology transfer for a seabass hatchery to start the first hatchery for the resource in Andhra Pradesh.

Through the MOU, ICAR-CIBA transfers hatchery technology it has developed for the production of seabass seed and nursery rearing technology for the fingerlings to an entrepreneur, Nishanth Reddy, who is to set up the seabass hatchery in the state.

Sorong skipjack and yellowfin tuna fishery approaches MSC certification

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INDONESIA: The PT Citraraja Ampat Canning (PT CRAC) Sorong pole-and-line skipjack and yellowfin tuna fishery could be Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified and supplying products to local and international markets before the end of this year.
The news was welcomed by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia (MMAF), the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) and its Member companies involved in the supply chain.

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