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Malaysian Govt analysis US import alert

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MALAYSIA:Malaysian authorities will have decided to request clarification from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the “import alert” placed on the country’s shrimp and prawns over the alleged presence of banned antibiotics in the seafood.
 
According to Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, the export of frozen prawns from Malaysia to the US was a private arrangement, which did not involve approval or monitoring from any authority including his ministry, the Ministry of Health (MOH) or Ministry of International Trade and Industry, The Nation reported.

The 2nd Bali Tuna Conference and the 5th International Coastal Tuna Business Forum announced

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INDONESIA: The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) of Indonesia has today announced the 2nd Bali Tuna Conference (BTC) and the 5th International Coastal Tuna Business Forum (ICTBF) will be combined into a special conference programme in 2016, taking place at the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, Bali, Indonesia on 19-20th May.
 
Supported by the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), delegates can look forward to important commercial topics including international market opportunities and access requirements, human rights and social issues, as well as updates on the progress of the National Plan of Action for Tuna, Skipjack and Neritic Tuna. At the same time, top-level speakers will update regional stakeholders on new regulations, policies and performance.
 
Press Release: IPNLF

FDA issues import alert on imported shrimp from Malaysia

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UNITED STATES :The FDA’s District Offices may detain, without physical examination, imports of shrimp and prawns from peninsular Malaysia due to testing that found that approximately one-third of imports from peninsular Malaysia contained residues of nitrofurans and/or chloramphenicol.

Skipjack tuna maintains MSC certificate, but yellowfin loses it

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Pole and line tuna fishing. (Photo: IPNLF)
 
MALDIVES : A recent independent audit determined that the Maldives pole and line skipjack tuna fishery meets the requirements to maintain its Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certificate. But the yellowfin tuna fishery has been suspended the certification since April 15 this year.

SFP spots Asian areas in need to boost shrimp farming

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Shrimp farm in Malaysia. (Photo: Stock File)
 
WORLDWIDE:  Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has identified geographical areas in Southeast Asia that need to improve its shrimp aquaculture industry.
 
SFP's first study on the sector covers shrimp produced in Thailand, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, and Cambodia.

PNA advocates tuna management system continuity

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Tuna purse seiner. (Photo: The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency)

KIRIBATI: Western and Central Pacific fishery bloc has decided to maintain a tuna industry management system that has allowed it to increase revenue by over 500 per cent in the past six years.

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