HIGHLIGHT: TUNA 2018 Bangkok, Thailand.

Over USD 600 million lost due to Pacific illegal tuna fishing

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SOLOMON ISLANDS : Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Pacific Ocean represents an expense amounting to over USD 600 million a year and is mainly being carried out by legally licensed fishing vessels, a new report reveals.
The report, released by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), also informs that, nevertheless, the financial damage island states are suffering is less than previously estimated, due, in part, to improved fisheries policing given some of the credit, Stuff.co.nz informed.

Tuna 2016 Bangkok - Catch the early bird registration before 25 March

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Tuna 2016  Bangkok - Catch the early bird registration before 25 March

Only two months to go ahead to meet up the top Tuna Industry players in the world  at Shangrila  Bangkok from 23 -25 May 2016.

Registration of the industry players is progressing well with the conference and also the exhibition, The exhibition booths are already taken up except a few for you to grab. Don’t miss the best chance of exposing your products and innovations to the right audience.

You will get a rare opportunity of hearing   some 32 speakers  of top tuna stakeholders in  the world,  addressing the current drivers affecting the global tuna industry.

Here is the link to the tentative conference programme.

Mr. Adolfo Valsecchi,the Chairman of Tuna 2016, the well experienced figure in the global tuna industry  says,

“During the 3 days of the  Conference we will have the unique opportunity of jointly looking ourselves " at the Mirror "  and sharing a Global Balance about what we have really done during the Last 4 Years as a Serious Business Category , each one within its specific Segment Area.

Have we been capable so far to give clear, exhaustively "backed up", understandable answers to the Social expectations of our Consumers? I believe Not Yet. Not enough.

There is still too much controversial communication around our Business Category that at the end may  damage the credibility of everybody.

During the last 4 years Tuna Industry has made a lot of progress in terms of Scientific Research and material "Know How" Achievements capable to better  drive and support responsibilities, sustainable Tuna Fisheries in all Oceans.

But Tuna Industry, so far, has not enough shared such achievements with All the different Stakeholders.

This next Tuna 2016 Bangkok Conference will be the Opportunity! ‘’


Take the advantage of our early bird registration at the conference of which the deadline is on 25 March

Be a  valued sponsor of the event by signing up Platinum, Gold, silver and bronze  sponsorships.



Farmers take action to combat shrimp disease

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PHILIPPINES: Shrimp and prawn farmers in Negros Occidental were forced to take action to deal with the effects of the emergence of early mortality syndrome (EMS), worsened by the prolonged heat associated with El Niño phenomenon.

US joins worldwide effort against illegal fishing

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Vessels performing illegal fishing for tuna. (Photo: Greenpeace)

ITALY :The United States has brought added momentum to global efforts targeting illegal fishing by adhering to a FAO-brokered international pact.

US Ambassador to the United Nations agencies in Rome, David Lane, Monday formally presented FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva with the US' instrument of ratification of the Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing.

Omega-3 PUFA market expected to reach USD 18.95 billion by 2020

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The market for Omega-3 PUFA is projected to reach USD 18.95 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of about 13.8 per cent from 2015 to 2020. The Omega-3 PUFA market is fueled by the growing health awareness among consumers and the increasing incidences of chronic conditions such as blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Globally, the rise in aging populations and the growing health concerns has led to a large-scale adoption of Omega-3 PUFA for various applications.

Misiones performs first census of aquaculture producers

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ARGENTINA : An ambitious program aims to develop the aquaculture industry in the province of Misiones, with an investment of USD 4 million.

This initiative is part of the Programme of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (Prodespa), with external financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The National Ministry of Agro Industry (MAIN)’s programme foresees a total investment of up to USD 10 million in the fish farming activity at the national level.

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