DENMARK: The environment and food minister Eva Kjer Hansen has announced that the government will set aside 24 million kroner for projects aimed at generating growth and knowledge in the fishing and aquaculture sector.
VIET NAM :The Vietnamese Government has approved the plan devised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to amend regulations related to tra or pangasius rearing, processing and exporting.
CHINA:Tilapia farm Qionghai Zhongpingzi Grobest and Chengmai Xingyuan Development Co Ltd have become the first Chinese farms to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification, reflecting the pioneering initiative and efforts of a few farms in the industry to tackle some of the major challenges facing tilapia farming in China.
CHILE :The negotiations conducted by the Ministry of Finance and the Internal Revenue Service (SII) for Chile to sign the agreements to avoid international double taxation with Italy and Japan have concluded successfully.
PHILIPPINES:Philippine authorities cancelled flights and ordered thousands of people living in coastal areas to move to safer ground on Saturday 17th of October 2015 as a powerful typhoon approached northeastern parts of the main island of Luzon.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND:A new system for measuring fish length is being rolled out by the Ministry of Environment and Water to promote environmental sustainability and protect natural resources.
CHINA :Chinese authorities ensured that the two lighthouses recently built on reefs in the South China Sea will contribute to guide passing vessels and significantly improve navigation safety.
THAILAND:Thai frozen food business operators have denied allegations by the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry that they have been illegally importing fresh shrimp from Indonesia.
INDIA : It is likely that India’s total seafood exports decline 10 per cent-20 per cent this year due to the impact of a lower shrimp production.
Representatives of the sector explain the decline in production has been attributed to a spread of non-viral disease, a situation that was favoured by inadequate rainfall, Economic Times reported.
The 29th session of the Technical Advisory Board Meeting of INFOFISH was held at the Wisma LKIM, Jalan Desaria, Pulau Meranti, Puchong 47120, Selangor Darul Ehsan on 7-9 October 2015. Representatives of 7 member countries (Cambodia, Fiji, Maldives, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia) attended the meeting. The meeting programme included a field trip on 8 October to Department of Fisheries at Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.
AUSTRALIA: Indonesian and Australian authorities have signed an agreement to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and to promote sustainable fisheries governance across the region.