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Pacific fisheries patrol ensures fisheries rules are respected

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NEW ZEALAND :The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have just conducted maritime patrols in the Exclusive Economic Zones of Samoa and Tokelau as part of a programme to support Pacific neighbouring countries.

As part of the operations and with the participation of enforcement personnel from both island territories, 10 vessels were inspected without detecting any serious offending under their fisheries legislation.

CPF recognises Thailand's progress in ending IUU fishing

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THAILAND :Public and private sectors in Thailand working together to end illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) have achieved "tangible" progress although they still need to work more to attain "IUU-free status," argue the managers of Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF).

Iconic Tsukiji market finally closed its doors

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JAPAN: After 83 years in operation, the Tsukiji fish market was finally moved to a new site at the Toyosu waterfront area, an artificial island in Tokyo bay.

Tokyo's iconic market closed its doors on 6 October 2018, when the last tuna auction took place. The new market, which has a surface of 407,000 square metres, is scheduled to open on 11 October 2018.

Minister announces new campaign in CONXEMAR to promote seafood consumption

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SPAIN : The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food participated on Tuesday in the opening of the XX International Fair of Frozen Seafood (CONXEMAR), an annual meeting for the entire seafood processing sector, distributor, importer and exporter.
 
For the minister, this fair that is held in Vigo, Galicia, is a reference, a showcase of quality products, combined with cutting-edge technology.

World aquaculture would reach 109 million tonnes in 2030

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SPAIN : Aquaculture contributes to reducing poverty, facilitates access to food, fosters local and international trade, improves the use of resources and offers employment opportunities. In addition, and as indicated by the hundred experts gathered in Madrid at the International Conference on Sustainability "From the sea to the table", organized by the Norwegian Seafood Council, together with Innovation Norway and the Norwegian Embassy, fishing and aquaculture are essential for the conservation of oceans, seas and marine resources and contribute to sustainable development.
 
According to the predictions of the United Nations, in 2050 the world population will have exceeded 10 billion people, a fact that will cause a 70 per cent increase in food production and will require the implementation of more efficient and sustainable practices to supply global demand.

Pacific leaders welcome aerial surveillance

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Pacific Forum leaders have welcomed the increased air surveillance capacity of the new Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Aerial Surveillance Program funded by Australia under the Pacific Maritime Security Program, PMSP.
 
In a special event hosted at Nauru International Airport, leaders were able to inspect one of two King Air200 aircraft, fitted with high tech sensor, avionics and communications technologies capable of detecting fishing vessels over a broad range of ocean.

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