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Andalusia doubles its marine aquaculture production

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SPAIN : The Andalusian marine aquaculture production totalled 10,673 tonnes in 2015, almost double that from the previous year, when it produced 5,831 tonnes. According to the Board of Andalucia, this figure shows the sector is meeting the objectives of the Andalusian Strategy for the Development of Marine Aquaculture for 2014-2020, which envisages a three-fold growth in production in this period.

Aquaculture Farming Holds Major Promise For The Future

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FIJI: Aquaculture farming has the capacity to produce seafood as demand for fresh fish has put a strain on natural populations in the oceans and there is still a lot of idle land and adequate water resources which can be utilised for aquaculture development.
 
These were the remarks made by Director Research and Development for the Ministry of Fisheries and Forests, Sanaila Naqali at the closing of a two- day workshop on Tilapia and Prawn Farming at the Nacocolevu Research Station in Nadroga on July the 31st 2016.

Malaysia set to boost tilapia production

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The fisheries department has launched a range of programmes in collaboration with WorldFish
to improve tilapia production in the country. (Image Source:WorldFish/Flickr)
 
According to the Fisheries Department, about 35,400 mt of tilapia worth US$60.93m in production value were recorded in Malaysia last year. The aim is to boost tilapia production by more than 70 per cent within the next four years.

Cost-efficient microalgae farming method developed

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GERMANY :Scientists of Cologne University have developed a more cost-efficient method to cultivate algae, which could lead to an increase in the use of microalgae in a wide range of applications – from food production to medical applications and nutrient recovery.

Investments sought to develop Natuna fisheries industry

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Illegal fishing vessels. (Photo: Kementerian Kelautan dan Perikanan Republik Indonesia)
 
INDONESIA: Indonesian authorities intend to attract foreign investors to develop fisheries in the Natuna and Riau islands, around which foreign boats seized for conducting illegal fishing activities will be sunk on August 17, the country’s Independence Day.

Pew insists on the need to ban Pacific bluefin tuna fishing

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WORLDWIDE: The Pew Charitable Trusts has called for a two-year moratorium on commercial fishing of the highly depleted Pacific bluefin tuna, as this resource has been highly depleted. The non-government organisation warns that scientists have found that the population is at just 2.6 per cent of its historic size and that overall fishing mortality remains up to three times higher than is sustainable.

'New era in the fight against illegal fishing,’ starts, FAO states

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IUU fishing is estimated to add captures reaching 26 million tonnes each year. (Photo: Greenpeace)
 
WORLDWIDE: The Port State Measures Agreement "marks the beginning of a new era in the fight against illegal fishing," but it is necessary to act quickly to ensure that its implementation is effective, yesterday ensured FAO director general Jose Graziano da Silva, in an event centred on the first international treaty in the world specifically aimed at combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

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