SINGAPORE: Guidelines on how ready-to-eat raw fish should be handled and prepared could be developed as early as the end of in March 2016.
GUATEMALA: Paraiso Springs Aquaculture Guatemala is Latin America’s first company qualified to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) tilapia, the Global Aquaculture Alliance announced in early March.
Cochin, seafood auction. (Photo: Terje Engoe/Copyright: FIS)
INDIA :Fisheries and aquaculture is an important sector for food production in the country, since it provides nutritional security to nation's food basket, contributes to agro exports and provides employment to 14 million people.
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.
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.
The 15th session of COFI Sub-Committee on Fish Trade was held at Agadir, Morocco during 22 - 26 February 2016. INFOFISH was represented by Dr Abdul Basir Kunhinmohamed, Director, INFOFISH.
Opening ceremony COFI-FT 2016 in Agadir, Morocco
A Workshop on Offshore Mariculture was organized by the Jamab Engineering Consultancy, Tehran, Iran during 21 - 22 February 2016 at Tehran, Iran.
Mr Mohd Zaini Baharuddin, Development Manager, INFOFISH delivered a speech on "The role of INFOFISH in the fishery industry"
JAPAN:The Fisheries Agency is considering adopting annual catch limits for Pacific bluefin tuna, which according to an international conservation body is facing extinction, government sources said.
The new total allowable catch quotas, to be tested nationwide from July 2016, would replace the existing framework of self-imposed guidelines adopted by parts of the fishing industry aimed at keeping in line with global limits.
GERMANY :Today the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has reached an important milestone with the launch of the 20,000th MSC labelled product.
The product that has made it possible to reach this milestone is "Las Cuarenta Paella", a frozen food ready for consumption that is now available in Netto stores across Germany, made with pollock from Alaska and Russia, blue shell mussels from Denmark, and shrimps from Suriname.
MALAYSIA: A local student gets a chance to carry out research on shrimp aquaculture at a university in Scotland.
As a visiting student researcher, Angelica Tan’s work should lay the foundation for future applications in shrimp aquaculture.
INDIA :Higher cost of production and diseases are likely to have a negative impact on Indian farmed shrimp production in the current year, according to officials from the Society of Aquaculture Professionals (SAP).