Mediakit 2017

PNA focuses on FAD management

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FIJI: Given the importance of fish aggregating devices (FADs) for tuna fisheries and the huge number in existence in Pacific waters, the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) is focusing on its tracking and management.
The statement was made by PNA CEO Ludwig Kumoru, following last week’s Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) annual meeting in Fiji.

Lymphocystis viruses identified in fish

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SPAIN : A study involving the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) suggests a polyviral origin of lymphocystis, an infectious disease that affects at least 150 species of fish and causes significant economic losses in aquaculture. In addition, it offers the first identification of papillomavirus in fish.

Canned seafood exports forecast to fall

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PERU : As a result of the lower abundance of hydrobiological resources, mainly anchovy, due to the gradual recovery of the sea surface temperature, canned seafood production from Peru is forecast to decrease this year.

Financial restrictions hit seafood exporters

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DENMARK : A team of researchers conducting environmental DNA research developed a new DNA non-invasive method for studying the oceans' vast biodiversity and resources.
These scientists, who work in the University of Copenhagen and the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, found that from just a few litres of water it is now possible to examine the ocean’s fish down to one kilometer below the surface.

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