ISSF adopts and amends tuna conservation measures

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USA: The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has adopted new and amended conservation measures to facilitate continuous improvement across global tuna stocks. With this initiative, it tries to reflect the participating companies’ commitment to driving positive change.

Shrimp experiences another good year

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ARGENTINA : Fishing sector reports indicate that the shrimp fishing season has been good this year, and it is likely that this crustacean landings exceed 2015 records, considering that there are still several weeks of activity.

Kerala's aquaculture production in threat

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INDIA - Recurring epizootics and the emergence of new aquatic animal diseases are increasingly threatening the aquaculture production in the state, said K V Lalitha, principal scientist, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT). The global losses to White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV), the causative agent of white spot disease in shrimps and other crustaceans, alone would come around US dollars 8-15 billion, she said.

Punjab to subsidy shrimp production to boost the sector

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INDIA : Punjab Government intends to implement a series of measures to boost shrimp production in the state, including granting a 50 per cent subsidy.

The decision was announced by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at a meeting with fish farmers and fishery experts, who were asked by the minister to set up a shrimp producers’ association with fair representation of fish farmers, experts of fishery from Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) and officials from the state fisheries department to enhance the the production of the resource following scientific recommendations, The Indian Express reported.

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