Nueva Pescanova seeks to strengthen its shrimp leadership

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SPAIN :Pescanova intends to turn farmed shrimp into a widely consumed product worldwide. It is the big bet of the company chaired by Jacobo Gonzalez-Robatto.

So after visiting a few weeks ago Argenova (Argentina), its largest foreign subsidiary, Pesquerías Belnova (Uruguay), Promarisco (Ecuador) and Pescanova USA, advisor delegate Ignacio Gonzalez, this week is visiting Guatemala and Nicaragua, to audit on field production capacity of vannamei shrimp variety, reports La Voz de Galicia.

PSMA comes into force by June

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The international Port State Measures Agreement will come into force on 5 June, following its ratification by 29 States and the European Union.

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has strongly welcomed the announcement, saying that stronger port controls are a critical step that helps take profit out of pirate fishing.

Crowd-Sourcing for Small-Scale Fisheries

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WORLDWIDE:Small-scale fisheries occur throughout the world, in fresh and marine waters of developed and developing nations. Often not subject to the same level of recording and reporting as larger industrial fisheries, particularly in developing nations, our understanding of small-scale fisheries is hampered by scattered and incomplete information.

Tuna exports expected to grow by 15pc this year

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THAILAND :The Thai Tuna Industry Association (TTIA) expects tuna export value to rise by 15 per cent to THB 85-90 billion (USD 2.3/2.5 billion) this year, thanks to growing demand in the Middle East, South Africa and Latin America, says president Chanintr Chalisarapong.
TTIA also expects the volume of tuna shipments to increase this year after five consecutive years of decline.

Japan to regulate net fishing of bluefin tuna

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Japan's Fisheries Agency will set up a national system in July to oversee fixed-net fishing of the threatened Pacific bluefin tuna, aiming to stem a decline in stocks.
Japan accounts for about 80 per cent of global consumption of Pacific bluefin, which is prized as a high-end sushi ingredient. Bluefin populations have fallen by half in the Pacific Ocean over the past decade. Japan has imposed regional catch limits, dividing its waters into six zones with separate quotas for each.

Mediterranean bluefin tuna TAC raised by 60pc this year

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The TAC for bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean has been raised by 60 per cent this year, to reach 11,203 tonnes.
The season runs from May 26 to June 24 in the Mediterranean and the Eastern Atlantic, allowing large purse seiner vessels to fish the species up to a pre-determined limit. This is part of a recovery plan agreed at international level to bring the Bluefin tuna stock back to sustainable levels. The Bluefin tuna fishery is regulated by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), of which the EU and its Member States are members.

Illegal fishing appears in dialogue with China

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ARGENTINA :The Argentinian news agency Pescare reports that the repeated illegal incursion of Asian vessels in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Argentina prompted the issue to be addressed during the recent meeting of the Subcommittee on Fisheries formed by China and Argentina.

Sri Lanka fisheries ready for return

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SRI LANKA: With its ban on fisheries exports to the EU market lifted, the country anticipates it will start to reinstate crucial trade links from next month, writes Jason Holland.

The lifting of the red card given to Sri Lanka that had banned the export of the country’s fisheries products to the European Union for 15 months presents its seafood industry with the opportunity to quickly regain a big slice of its former EUR 100 million (USD 113.5 million) export market, according to fishing and political leaders.

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