INDIA:BHUBANESWAR - In its bid to free Chilika from illegal prawn gheris which continue to strangle the brackish water lagoon, the Odisha Government, for the first time, is contemplating to initiate legal action against the encroachers.
PERU:The international marine conservation organization Oceana expressed regret at the decision of the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) to open a second anchovy fishing season, given the "high degree of vulnerability of this species compared to El Niño Phenomenon," as it is indicated through scientific evidence.
The NGO argues that the adopted measure threatens the sustainability of the world's largest fishery, which could experience a population collapse.
DENMARK: The environment and food minister Eva Kjer Hansen has announced that the government will set aside 24 million kroner for projects aimed at generating growth and knowledge in the fishing and aquaculture sector.
VIET NAM :The Vietnamese Government has approved the plan devised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to amend regulations related to tra or pangasius rearing, processing and exporting.
CHINA:Tilapia farm Qionghai Zhongpingzi Grobest and Chengmai Xingyuan Development Co Ltd have become the first Chinese farms to achieve Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification, reflecting the pioneering initiative and efforts of a few farms in the industry to tackle some of the major challenges facing tilapia farming in China.