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.
CHINA - China will strengthen the top-level design of its maritimestrategy and make a basic maritime law between 2016 and 2020, the draft outline of a 13thFive-Year Plan said on Saturday 5th of March 2016.
INDIA - The Bengaluru-based online fish marketing start-up – Sashimi Foods Pvt Ltd, which markets fish on buyfish.in – is planning to have pan-India presence by March 2017.
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.