CHILE :The preliminary accumulated total of fishery and aquaculture product landings in 2015 was higher than 2.9 million tonnes, representing a decrease of 9.3 per cent over the previous year, and is a 17.8 per cent lower than the average of the five years between 2010 and 2014.
EGYPT :As part of a new project, WorldFish scientists will begin to experiment with feed ingredients that can increase the nutritional value of tilapia.
AquaLINC, funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), aims to increase supplies of fish that are more affordable and have a higher nutritional content for consumers in Egypt and Bangladesh.
THAILAND: The European Union has agreed to maintain the yellow card imposed on Thai fishing industry but to give the country another six months to improve its performance on IUU (illegal, unreported, unregulated) fishing and to prepare training manuals for IUU fishing enforcement.
MEXICO :Mexico has managed to move from 17th to 16th position in the ranking of FAO’s international fishery production from 2012 to date.
This has been achieved thanks to public policies implemented during the current administration and the private and social sector participation, said the national commissioner of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Mario Aguilar Sanchez, during his speech at the first forum "Strengthening social participation in fisheries public policy."
UNITED STATES :The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Fishin' Company by which the US supplier will encourage its tilapia processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills to join the iBAP programme, so as to obtain the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.
INDIA :Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) has been given green light from the Coastal Aquaculture Authority in Chennai to set up a hatchery for producing vannamei shrimp seeds in this State.
POLAND :Global Fish in central Poland has become the first recirculated aquaculture system (RAS) tilapia farm to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification by a third party certifier to the ASC Tilapia Standard.
This is the first Malaysian fish genome to be sequenced and the first achieved by a Malaysian university.
Professor Christopher M. Austin, genomics cluster leader at the School of Science, said: “The arowana belongs to a very old group of fish which you could refer to as ‘living fossils.’”
Malaysia:Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) aims to handle 1.35 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) for its container handling business in 2016.
This will be supported by demand from the Batu Kawan industries and the northern region completely knocked-down (CKD) automotive industry.
ECUADOR :The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, granted a USD 10 million loan to Operadora y Procesadora de Productos Marinos Omarsa S.A., one of the biggest shrimp export businesses in Ecuador, to assist it with its expansion plans.
PHILIPPINES: The Philippine Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) is ready to launch a 5-year national fisheries plan.
The implementation of the Comprehensive National Fisheries Industry Development Plan (CNFIDP) 2016-2020 will be announced by the agency in February, during the first National Fisheries Industry Summit at the Philippine Trade Training Center in Pasay City, immediately after the national Bangus Congress.