INDIA:BHUBANESWAR - In its bid to free Chilika from illegal prawn gheris which continue to strangle the brackish water lagoon, the Odisha Government, for the first time, is contemplating to initiate legal action against the encroachers.
PERU:The international marine conservation organization Oceana expressed regret at the decision of the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) to open a second anchovy fishing season, given the "high degree of vulnerability of this species compared to El Niño Phenomenon," as it is indicated through scientific evidence.
The NGO argues that the adopted measure threatens the sustainability of the world's largest fishery, which could experience a population collapse.
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.