Calvo enlarges its tuna fleet

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Tuna vessel belonging to Calvo's fishing fleet. (Photo: Celtapesca)

EL SALVADOR: Calvo Group has invested USD 10 million in the purchase of two ships, contributing for its tuna fleet to now have a total of six vessels operating in international waters.

The two new ships, Montecelo and Montefrisa, have already been fishing under Salvadoran flag in the Atlantic Ocean.


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INFOFISH along with FAO is jointly organising a 3 day regional capacity building workshop on “Regional and National Good practices in Seafood Traceability in Asia”, at Kochi, Kerala, India during 22nd-24th March 2016. The workshop  is intended at capacity building for Government officials in Asian countries on seafood traceability related to sustainable fisheries management and trade in legal seafood products, in order to combat IUU fishing and illicit trade in CITES listed aquatic species.


THAIFEX-World of Food Asia Announces Highlights of May 2016 Show

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
THAILAND – THAIFEX- World of Food Asia (WOFA), Asia’s most influential international food and hospitality show and the biggest food and beverage trade event, has announced details of its show happening May 25 – 29 2016 at the prestigious IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Vietnamese shrimp exports to the EU drop

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VIET NAM : Vietnam’s shrimp exports to the European Union (EU) declined by 19.7 per cent year on year in 2015, to USD 548.6 million, due to the fact that regional economy faced troubles, that consumers tightened spending and to the euro devaluation against the dollar, which negatively affected imports.
Among the three main Vietnamese shrimp importing markets in the EU bloc, the UK was the only market recording positive growth of 13.4 per cent compared to 2014 due to higher demand for warmwater shrimp caused by lower coldwater shrimp supply with high price, reported the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers (VASEP).

Thai Union buys 40pc of Avanti Feeds unit

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THAILAND:Thai Union Group PCL has acquired a strategic stake in the new frozen foods business belonging to Indian shrimp processor and exporter Avanti Feeds Ltd for INR 1.25 billion (USD 18.5 million).
According to the Thai firm, the aim of the deal is to develop the shrimp processing and exporting business operated by Avanti Foods Private Limited, a subsidiary firm Avanti Feeds owns as a whole.

ADN tests confirm 99pc of MSC seafood labeling data

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WORLDWIDE: New research carried out by Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) shows that a great number of seafood consumers (55 per cent) doubt that the seafood they consume is what it says on the packet.
The survey, which included 16,000 seafood consumers across 21 countries, also revealed that 65 per cent of those purchasing seafood say they want to know that their fish can be traced back to a known and trusted source, with six in ten (63 per cent) saying they look to ecolabels as a trusted source of information.

Pole and line tuna demand opposes fisheries decline

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WORLDWIDE:In its latest report, International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) reveals that although many of the world’s pole-and-line fisheries have been in a state of decline for numerous years, some of them are showing stable and even increased production.

Over USD 600 million lost due to Pacific illegal tuna fishing

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SOLOMON ISLANDS : Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Pacific Ocean represents an expense amounting to over USD 600 million a year and is mainly being carried out by legally licensed fishing vessels, a new report reveals.
The report, released by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), also informs that, nevertheless, the financial damage island states are suffering is less than previously estimated, due, in part, to improved fisheries policing given some of the credit, informed.

Tuna 2016 Bangkok - Catch the early bird registration before 25 March

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Press release


Tuna 2016  Bangkok - Catch the early bird registration before 25 March

Only two months to go ahead to meet up the top Tuna Industry players in the world  at Shangrila  Bangkok from 23 -25 May 2016.

Registration of the industry players is progressing well with the conference and also the exhibition, The exhibition booths are already taken up except a few for you to grab. Don’t miss the best chance of exposing your products and innovations to the right audience.

You will get a rare opportunity of hearing   some 32 speakers  of top tuna stakeholders in  the world,  addressing the current drivers affecting the global tuna industry.

Here is the link to the tentative conference programme.

Mr. Adolfo Valsecchi,the Chairman of Tuna 2016, the well experienced figure in the global tuna industry  says,

“During the 3 days of the  Conference we will have the unique opportunity of jointly looking ourselves " at the Mirror "  and sharing a Global Balance about what we have really done during the Last 4 Years as a Serious Business Category , each one within its specific Segment Area.

Have we been capable so far to give clear, exhaustively "backed up", understandable answers to the Social expectations of our Consumers? I believe Not Yet. Not enough.

There is still too much controversial communication around our Business Category that at the end may  damage the credibility of everybody.

During the last 4 years Tuna Industry has made a lot of progress in terms of Scientific Research and material "Know How" Achievements capable to better  drive and support responsibilities, sustainable Tuna Fisheries in all Oceans.

But Tuna Industry, so far, has not enough shared such achievements with All the different Stakeholders.

This next Tuna 2016 Bangkok Conference will be the Opportunity! ‘’


Take the advantage of our early bird registration at the conference of which the deadline is on 25 March

Be a  valued sponsor of the event by signing up Platinum, Gold, silver and bronze  sponsorships.



Farmers take action to combat shrimp disease

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PHILIPPINES: Shrimp and prawn farmers in Negros Occidental were forced to take action to deal with the effects of the emergence of early mortality syndrome (EMS), worsened by the prolonged heat associated with El Niño phenomenon.

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