Fulfilling the Paris Agreement would benefit fisheries around the world

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CANADA : New research from the University of British Columbia (UBC) suggests that achieving the Paris Agreement global warming target could protect millions of tonnes in annual worldwide fisheries catch, and billions of dollars of annual revenues for fishers, workers' income and household seafood expenditures.

The study, published in Science Advances, compared the ecosystem and economic impacts of the Paris Agreement warming scenario of 1.5 degrees Celsius to the current "business as usual" 3.5 C warming scenario.

ANOVA announces its Indonesian tuna fishery initiates MSC assessment process

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UNITED STATES : Anova Food, LLC. announced its tuna fishery in North Buru Island, Indonesia, will begin the full assessment process to obtain Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.
The company, a leader in the trade of sushi quality tuna in North America, emphasizes that it is the first tuna fishery with handline in Indonesia that initiates this process.

Thailand and Marshall Islands agree to exchange tuna transshipment data

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MARSHALL ISLANDS: Fisheries authorities from the Marshall Islands and Thailand signed an important memorandum of understanding in Bangkok recognizing that the reciprocal exchange of fisheries data is an area of critical importance that requires mutual collaboration.

In that sense, it is important to point out that tuna transhipments from fishing vessels to refrigerated carrier vessels in Majuro port are a vital element of the Pacific tuna fishery and the Monitoring, Control, and Surveillance (MCS) efforts undertaken by Pacific Island countries.

New plant based tuna reaches US consumers

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UNITED STATES :Whole Foods Market and Thrive Market are the first retailers to sell shelf-stable plant based tuna products manufactured by Good Catch in their stores throughout the country.

According to the company, its products of vegetable origin provide the maximum in terms of its seafood taste, texture and nutrition with minimal impact on the planet and fragile ocean ecosystems.

Government and sector analyze tropical tuna fisheries management

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SPAIN : The Secretary General of Fisheries, Alicia Villauriz, met with the owners of high-altitude freezer tuna vessels associated with the Organization of Associated Producers of Large Freezer Tuna (OPAGAC). This association has six associated companies, with a fleet present in all the oceans and a total catch that represents around 6 percent of the world catches of tropical tunas.

Tuna fleet grouped in OPAGAC joins UN global pac

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SPAIN : The Spanish tuna fleet grouped in the Organization of Associated Producers of Large Freezer Tuna (OPAGAC) has joined the United Nations Global Compact, becoming the first fleet in the country to join this initiative, integrating within its activity the 10 basic principles contemplated in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. This pact is the most important voluntary corporate social responsibility initiative in the world, with more than 13,000 participants from 170 countries.

First fishing season quota to be known in March

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PERU :The Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) plans to announce the 2019 first fishing season quota at the beginning of March, after the Peruvian Sea Institute (IMARPE) concludes its scientific research to determine the start of the new season and the recommended catch.

"At the beginning of March, a report will be delivered, which will determine how much the first quota of the year will be," said Minister Rául Pérez-Reyes, according to Andina news agency.

ANFACO works in detection of microalgae producing biotoxins

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SPAIN : ANFACO-CECOPESCA is working on the development of a methodology for the detection in seawater of several species of microalgae that produce toxins.
The association of Spanish canners participates in a project that has among its main objectives the detection of microalgae of the genus Ostreopsis, responsible for the accumulation of certain toxins in marine organisms such as fish and molluscs.

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