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.
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).
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.
INDIA : Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)-National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) at Chennai for technical partnership in the promotion of aquaculture in the country.
SPAIN :ANFACO-CECOPESCA has signed a cooperation agreement with the Union of Exporters of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (UECPLP), with the aim of establishing a permanent action program in support of the development of the fishing sector.