INDIA : Factors like growing affordability, rising health consciousness, increasing consumer awareness and with more women getting into jobs are together likely to boost demand for frozen chicken and sea food products.
Apex industry body Assocham has urged the Union Government to reduce customs duty on chilled and frozen sea food from present level of 30% to 10% to bring down food inflation and satiate high demand for sea food in India.
AUSTRALIA : A new bycatch device would improve the sustainability of wild shrimp fisheries by 35 per cent in Australia’s Northern prawn fishery (NPF).
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston, met with the device developer, Kon Triantopoulos, and representatives of the NPF industry to learn details about its operation.
WORLDWIDE: Fisheries production in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries could account for 24 per cent of world production by 2030, according to a new report by the non-governmental organization WorldFish.
The research, titled Fish to 2050 in the ASEAN Region says that policies to promote sustainable aquaculture expansion and law enforcement in fisheries management are critical to ensure sustainable growth in both sectors.
For ASEAN countries, fish is a hugely important source of nutrition, also providing income, opening up employment opportunities and alleviating poverty.
Source: Post-Courier, February 16, 2017
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: There is a major shift taking place in the global flow of seafood said INFOFISH acting director Ms Shirlene Maria Anthonysamy.
Ms Anthonysamy was speaking at the official launching of the payment system and website link for the upcoming Inaugural Seafood and Technology Exposition and Sixth Pacific Tuna Forum in Port Moresby on 15th February 2017.
HONDURAS : With the installation of four floating cages, the training of more than 100 people and the organization of fishermen's cooperatives, the Government of Honduras seeks to increase the production of tilapia and improve the income of the fishermen of the Gulf of Fonseca.