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Dept sets high target for tilapia production

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MALAYSIA: About 35,400 metric tonnes of tilapia worth RM248mil in production value were recorded in Malaysia in 2015, said Fisheries Department Director-general Datuk Ismail Abu Hassan.

He said the department had set the production of tilapia, worth MYR 7,000 per tonne and MYR 12,000 per tonne in retail, to reach 130,000 metric tonnes by 2020 to meet the nationwide demand.

Canned fish consumption up 9pc

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The Spanish have increased their consumption of canned seafood in more than 350 grams since 2010. This increase implies a 9 per cent consumption growth, highlighting canned seafood, as the only product of fishing and aquaculture that has increased its per capita consumption in the latest six years.

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.

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