INDONESIA: The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) of Indonesia has today announced the 2nd Bali Tuna Conference (BTC) and the 5th International Coastal Tuna Business Forum (ICTBF) will be combined into a special conference programme in 2016, taking place at the Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel, Bali, Indonesia on 19-20th May.
Supported by the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), delegates can look forward to important commercial topics including international market opportunities and access requirements, human rights and social issues, as well as updates on the progress of the National Plan of Action for Tuna, Skipjack and Neritic Tuna. At the same time, top-level speakers will update regional stakeholders on new regulations, policies and performance.
Press Release: IPNLF
JAMAICA: ALGIX Jamaica has started breeding, stocking and producing pangasius on its farm at Barton Isle in St Elizabeth, as a replacement of tilapia.
UNITED STATES :The FDA’s District Offices may detain, without physical examination, imports of shrimp and prawns from peninsular Malaysia due to testing that found that approximately one-third of imports from peninsular Malaysia contained residues of nitrofurans and/or chloramphenicol.
UNITED STATES: The FDA announced today that its District Offices may detain, without physical examination, imports of shrimp and prawns from peninsular Malaysia due to testing that found that approximately one-third of imports from peninsular Malaysia contained residues of nitrofurans and/or chloramphenicol.
PAKISTAN:The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has placed a ban on shrimp import from Pakistan as a precautionary measure after detecting white spot disease in crustaceans exported from the country.
Pole and line tuna fishing. (Photo: IPNLF)
MALDIVES : A recent independent audit determined that the Maldives pole and line skipjack tuna fishery meets the requirements to maintain its Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certificate. But the yellowfin tuna fishery has been suspended the certification since April 15 this year.