VIET NAM :Vietnam exported seafood for USD 6.57 billion in 2015, which represented a fall of 16.1 per cent over 2014. At the same time, imported seafood for USD 1 billion, up 0.5 per cent compared to the previous year, according to Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers (Vasep)'s statistics.
MALAYSIA:Sabah authorities have decided to partially lift a ban on fresh seafood exports and allow live aquaculture raised fish to be brought out of state.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Yahya Hussin said the partial lifting of the export ban was because aquaculture was a key source of income for many Sabahans, and it also may help improve the trade balance.
INDIA :Fisheries scientists recommended a greater role for women self-help groups to boost aquaculture production in the country.
The specialists state that women could play a key role in the development of the aquaculture sector through the creation of small-scale entrepreneurship in the cultivation of ornamental fish fry breeding, the culture of live food for fish larvae, fattening crabs, rearing crab seed, shell crafts and pearl culture, among other activities.
CHILE :The preliminary accumulated total of fishery and aquaculture product landings in 2015 was higher than 2.9 million tonnes, representing a decrease of 9.3 per cent over the previous year, and is a 17.8 per cent lower than the average of the five years between 2010 and 2014.
EGYPT :As part of a new project, WorldFish scientists will begin to experiment with feed ingredients that can increase the nutritional value of tilapia.
AquaLINC, funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), aims to increase supplies of fish that are more affordable and have a higher nutritional content for consumers in Egypt and Bangladesh.
THAILAND: The European Union has agreed to maintain the yellow card imposed on Thai fishing industry but to give the country another six months to improve its performance on IUU (illegal, unreported, unregulated) fishing and to prepare training manuals for IUU fishing enforcement.
MEXICO :Mexico has managed to move from 17th to 16th position in the ranking of FAO’s international fishery production from 2012 to date.
This has been achieved thanks to public policies implemented during the current administration and the private and social sector participation, said the national commissioner of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Mario Aguilar Sanchez, during his speech at the first forum "Strengthening social participation in fisheries public policy."
UNITED STATES :The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Fishin' Company by which the US supplier will encourage its tilapia processing plants, farms, hatcheries and feed mills to join the iBAP programme, so as to obtain the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification.
INDIA :Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) has been given green light from the Coastal Aquaculture Authority in Chennai to set up a hatchery for producing vannamei shrimp seeds in this State.