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.
FIJI:Fish consumption among Fiji's coastal communities are as high as 113kg per person per year, the Fisheries Ministry has revealed.
Fisheries Minister Osea Naiqamu said sustainable aquaculture would be the only way to meet this growing demand and reduce the pressure on declining stocks.
THAILAND: - Authorities have ordered manufacturers of kapi, or shrimp paste, to recall their products from the market after they were found to have been contaminated.
SPAIN :Most of the Spanish canned tuna producers and distributors have improved in terms of traceability, their fight against illegal fishing and fishing policy of purchasing tuna products, according to Greenpeace.
PHILIPPINES :The Philippine aquaculture industry could be threatened by climate change that would make water temperature rise and the ocean become acidic, affecting Asia-Pacific region’s needs for food security and sustainability.
VIET NAM:The UK has been a potential market as shrimp sales to the market remained high growth rates while other markets declined. Even though shrimp imports into the UK slowed down, shrimp sales from Vietnam to the market saw positive growth. The increase was owing to the UK’s rising demand for small warm-water shrimp.
VIET NAM:Vietnamese tuna exports to Canada increased 61 per cent in August from the previous year, to USD 1.4 million, informed Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers (VASEP).