Tuna purse seiner. (Photo: The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency)
KIRIBATI: Western and Central Pacific fishery bloc has decided to maintain a tuna industry management system that has allowed it to increase revenue by over 500 per cent in the past six years.
THAILAND : An El Niño-induced record drought hitting Thailand has forced the closure of almost 200 fish farms in the central part of the country, where 26 out of 76 provinces have been declared disaster zones.
NORWAY :It is probable that a dietary supplement based on the findings that residual products from shrimp shells have blood pressure lowering effect will be launched on the US market this year.
This supplement, called Systolite, was created thanks to the research carried out by scientists from Nofima and the University of Tromsø, and it is expected that it should be ready for the European market in the course of 2018.
INDIA :Researchers from the Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) in Chennai have developed indigenously formulated feed for the shrimp industry, which is being dominated by a few foreign companies in the country.