Mediakit 2018

Chinese official promises Fiji processing jobs, training for fisheries access

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China’s top fisheries official has promised Fiji major investments in processing and training in return for access to its waters.

Speaking to officials at Fiji’s Ministry of Fisheries in Navu, Yu Kangzhen told his hosts, “We have huge potential for cooperation,” and promised China would create employment locally in processing, warehousing, and research facilities.

New study shows fish rich diets may increase mercury toxic levels in women

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WORLDWIDE:A new study covering 25 countries found toxic levels of mercury in women from Alaska to Chile and Indonesia to Kenya due to fish-rich diets and to industrial pollution.

These researchers from IPEN found that women in the Pacific islands were the most pervasively contaminated as a result from their reliance on eating fish, which concentrate the mercury pollution found across the world’s oceans and much of which originates from coal burning.

FDA: Only ice can be used for preserving fish

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INDIA: The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) is awaiting laboratory reports of the fish samples drawn from Margao and Panaji markets last week.

Salim Veljee, director, FDA told TOI on Monday that the samples were taken to examine if formalim was used as a preservative. They are expected to receive the reports on Wednesday.

Pacific Tuna Forum 2017 - Opened Today with lots of exciting happenings!

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The 6 th Pacific Tuna Forum, the biggest tuna industry gathering in the Western and Central Pacific region is to be scheduled on 13-14 September 2017 at the 6-star The Stanley Hotel & Suites, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The largest tuna convention of the Pacific is expected to be attended by more than 250 delegates with over 30 well known speakers are set to speak at the event.

Iceland looks to the future of aquaculture

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ICELAND: A working group appointed by the Ministry of Fisheries has delivered its findings, stating the obvious with its conclusions that the establishment of a heavyweight aquaculture industry should be done alongside protecting natural environments and upholding sustainable practices.

Fish database could identify fraud and substitution

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UNITED STATES: A team of scientists ensures that they are making strides toward the development of a protein database capable of definitively identifying fish species.

This study result could help nab imposters of salmon, tuna and other popular fish before they reach people’s plates.

These researchers stress that fish can be tagged with misleading names at numerous points along their journey from the docks to processing plants to retail establishments.

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