SPAIN : The Spanish tuna fleet and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) have signed an agreement to test, for a period of between 12 and 14 months, biodegradable fish aggregating devices (FADs) in waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
The agreement includes the deployment of new non-entangling and degradable devices developed by the Spanish fleet, in collaboration with the technological institute AZTI and the International Seafood Sustainabilty Foundation (ISSF).
INDONESIA : The International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), the charity that is committed to developing and supporting responsible one-by-one tuna fisheries and supply chains, announced the launch of its new film, ‘An Indonesian tuna tale: Championing sustainability’.
The film shows the story of Indonesia’s one-by-one tuna fishers and fish workers, explaining why they are committed to fishing sustainably, as well as the value that good management can bring.
SRI LANKA: Colombo: Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development P. Harrison says since the per capita fish consumption in Sri Lanka is still not high enough to meet the nutritional needs of the people, it is necessary to take measures to increase the freshwater fish production in the country.
INDIA : Seafood exporters from India have voiced concern over the new Seafood Import Monitoring Policy (SIMP) regulations of the United States on shrimp and other marine products, since they fear they could experience a backlash on surging exports.
In the sector’s opinion, the move — which will be effective from January 1 — may impact 50 per cent of India’s shrimp production that is headed for the US unless some effective steps have been taken by exporters, The Hindu BusinessLine reported.