JAPAN: Although the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tsukiji’s fish merchants are wrangling over the planned transfer of the site in Chuo Ward to the Toyosu district in Koto Ward a few kilometers southeast, there is still a portion of the world-famous market that will remain vibrant and unchanged.
INDIA : The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has set up a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) at its Vizhinjam Research Centre in the state of Kerala, in order to increase the production of commercially important marine fish seeds.
INDIA : Seafood company WestCoast Group has launched a fish e-commerce portal in an attempt to become one of the leading players in seafood e-commerce space by delivering quality products to customers living in Mumbai.
AUSTRALIA : Seafarms Group Limited reported that its total shrimp production in Queensland grew by about 24 percent in 2016 to 1,728 tonnes and said the outbreak of the white spot south of Brisbane has not affected its operations.
The company has seen operational improvements in production and processing and more recently in significant breeding and domestication programs.
INDIA : Scientists from the Agharkar Research Institute (ARI), based in Pune, Maharashtra, have developed a new test to detect white spot disease in shrimp allowing in situ results.
The test, which could be conducted on a simple diagnostic strip by dropping a fluid from the gills of the shrimps, can detect white spot disease in 20 minutes as against the current practice of sending samples to the laboratory and getting results in 3-5 days.
Canned tuna factory. (Photo: Anfaco)
SPAIN : The current situation of the industrial sector of transforming fishery and aquaculture products of Galicia, its future prospects, and its main problems were the main aspects raised to the Galician Government by a delegation of Anfaco-Cecopesca’s board of directors.