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Penang authorities urged to close shrimp farms

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Mangrove destruction caused by shrimp farms poses concern for environmentalists. (Photo: WWF)
 
MALAYSIA :A group of environmentalists have urged Penang state authorities to close aquaculture farms in Balik Pulau because they are considered to be a threat to the environment and to the livelihood of more than 1,000 coastal fishermen.

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.

“ NATIONAL AND REGIONAL GOOD PRACTICES IN SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY IN ASIA”

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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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PRESS RELEASE
 
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.

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