Misiones performs first census of aquaculture producers

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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.

COFI Sub-Committee on Fish Trade 2016

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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


Workshop on Offshore Mariculture, Tehran, Iran

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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 weighs annual catch quota for endangered Pacific bluefin tuna

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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.

20,000 products already bear MSC label

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GERMANY :Today the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has reached an important milestone with the launch of the 20,000th MSC labelled product.

The product that has made it possible to reach this milestone is "Las Cuarenta Paella", a frozen food ready for consumption that is now available in Netto stores across Germany, made with pollock from Alaska and Russia, blue shell mussels from Denmark, and shrimps from Suriname.

Looking into the shrimp business

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MALAYSIA: A local student gets a chance to carry out research on shrimp aquaculture at a university in Scotland.

As a visiting student researcher, Angelica Tan’s work should lay the foundation for future applications in shrimp aquaculture.

Decks cleared for shrimp facility in Visakhapatnam

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INDIA - The AP state department of animal husbandry, dairy development and fisheries has cleared the decks for the establishment of an Aquatic Quarantine Facility (AQF) and Brooder Multiplication Centre (BMC) for Litopenaeus vannamei (L Vannamei), a kind of shrimp, in Visakhapatnam district.

USD 426 million spent on imports of shrimp for processing

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VIET NAM :Vietnam exported seafood for USD 6.57 billion in 2015, which represented a fall of 16.1 per cent over 2014. At the same time, imported seafood for USD 1 billion, up 0.5 per cent compared to the previous year, according to Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers (Vasep)'s statistics.

Sabah relaxes ban on fish exports

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MALAYSIA:Sabah authorities have decided to partially lift a ban on fresh seafood exports and allow live aquaculture raised fish to be brought out of state.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Yahya Hussin said the partial lifting of the export ban was because aquaculture was a key source of income for many Sabahans, and it also may help improve the trade balance.

Fisheries specialists recommend a greater role for women in aquaculture

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Training women in aquaculture tasks. (Photo: Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture)

INDIA :Fisheries scientists recommended a greater role for women self-help groups to boost aquaculture production in the country.

The specialists state that women could play a key role in the development of the aquaculture sector through the creation of small-scale entrepreneurship in the cultivation of ornamental fish fry breeding, the culture of live food for fish larvae, fattening crabs, rearing crab seed, shell crafts and pearl culture, among other activities.

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