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Airline reports fish transport strong growth to EU

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SRI LANKA: The airline Emirates SkyCargo has reported an increase in exported fish volumes being transported from Sri Lanka to the European Union (EU) after a ban on the Asian country seafood export was lifted by Brussels last year.

The export of Sri Lankan fishery products to the European Union resumed in June 2016 after a ban was introduced in January 2015 because of a failure to comply with international rules and shortcomings in the introduction of control measures, Air Cargo News reported.

New Zealander tuna association joins IPNLF

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NEW ZEALAND: The Tuna Management Association of New Zealand (TMA) has become the latest Member of the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) in an attempt to improve management and recognition for responsible tuna fisheries.

Founded in 2001, TMA supports a fleet of owner-operated domestic vessels by providing up-to-date information on fishery management issues and ensuring that the fleet remains aware of and compliant with local safety and management system requirements.

Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna recovery still uncertain

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WORLDWIDE: A new stock assessment of eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna conducted by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) concludes that it is too early to determine this once severely depleted population has been fully rebuilt.

The NGO Pew Charitable Trusts states that ICCAT’s determination comes as many groups had expected to be celebrating a full recovery of the stock, which had improved after less than a decade of science-based fishery management policies.

Fisheries Ministry to establish an insurance scheme for fisher community

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SRI LANKA: State Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Dilip Wedaarachchi, said he expects to introduce a new insurance scheme soon for the fishermen that will benefit their families as well.

Pledging to uplift the fisheries industry in coming years in collaboration with the National Fisheries Federation, State Minister Wedaarachchi said he has initiated the program of Blue Economy for the development of the Sri Lanka's fisheries Industry.

Chinese official promises Fiji processing jobs, training for fisheries access

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China’s top fisheries official has promised Fiji major investments in processing and training in return for access to its waters.

Speaking to officials at Fiji’s Ministry of Fisheries in Navu, Yu Kangzhen told his hosts, “We have huge potential for cooperation,” and promised China would create employment locally in processing, warehousing, and research facilities.

New study shows fish rich diets may increase mercury toxic levels in women

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WORLDWIDE:A new study covering 25 countries found toxic levels of mercury in women from Alaska to Chile and Indonesia to Kenya due to fish-rich diets and to industrial pollution.

These researchers from IPEN found that women in the Pacific islands were the most pervasively contaminated as a result from their reliance on eating fish, which concentrate the mercury pollution found across the world’s oceans and much of which originates from coal burning.

FDA: Only ice can be used for preserving fish

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INDIA: The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) is awaiting laboratory reports of the fish samples drawn from Margao and Panaji markets last week.

Salim Veljee, director, FDA told TOI on Monday that the samples were taken to examine if formalim was used as a preservative. They are expected to receive the reports on Wednesday.

Pacific Tuna Forum 2017 - Opened Today with lots of exciting happenings!

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The 6 th Pacific Tuna Forum, the biggest tuna industry gathering in the Western and Central Pacific region is to be scheduled on 13-14 September 2017 at the 6-star The Stanley Hotel & Suites, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The largest tuna convention of the Pacific is expected to be attended by more than 250 delegates with over 30 well known speakers are set to speak at the event.

Iceland looks to the future of aquaculture

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ICELAND: A working group appointed by the Ministry of Fisheries has delivered its findings, stating the obvious with its conclusions that the establishment of a heavyweight aquaculture industry should be done alongside protecting natural environments and upholding sustainable practices.

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