#Vigo16: A consolidated yearly appointment for fisheries stakeholders

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The World Congress co-organized by FAO and Conxemar has become a benchmark event both for professionals of the sector as well as for experts, renowned scientists and the highest fishing authorities worldwide.

The following day, the annual International Frozen Seafood exhibition, the biggest event dedicated to the frozen seafood sector in Spain, will take place over three days.

Indonesia’s shrimp sector on the rise

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The farmed shrimp sector in Indonesia is growing and the majority of the shrimp is exported.

The website of Ipsos states that Indonesia’s shrimp industry has continued to see higher demand from the export market compared to the domestic market. From 2011 – 2015, export market grew at CAGR of 6.9% compared to 5.0% for the domestic market.

Indonesia is estimated to consume only around 40% of its shrimp production volume. Majority of shrimp production was allocated for exports to major markets such as USA, Japan and EU.

Source: All About Feed

Vietnam eyes bigger share in Australia’s shrimp market

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VIET NAM: Vietnam, already one of the biggest seafood exporters to Australia, is aiming to expand its market down under with a major boost in shrimp shipments.

Australia imports 200,000 to 280,000 tons of seafood each year, which accounts for about 70 percent of the country’s demand. Vietnam is its fourth largest seafood supplier, after Thailand, China and New Zealand, with an 11.2 percent market share, according to the Vietnam Trade Office under the Vietnamese Embassy in Australia.

Govt trains 2,455 fishermen to enhance seafood exports

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ISLAMABAD - The government has trained around 2,455 fishermen and fisheries related personnel on modern fishing techniques to improve quality and enhance seafood export. The training was imparted on different aspects of hygiene, deckhand and navigational electronic equipment with an aim to reduce post-harvest losses onboard fishing vessels and bring high quality products that can fetch higher price in market. Sources at the Commerce Division, while enumerating the steps taken by the government to enhance export of seafood products, Sunday said a model shrimp farm in Thatta district had been established by the Fisheries Development Board with funding from the Export Development Fund (EDF) to enhance supply of raw material for seafood industry. They said several new projects including establishment of regional offices and testing laboratories at Peshawar and Gwadar, upgradation and accreditation of quality control laboratories for environmental contamination and reactivation of hatchery complex for production of fish and shrimp seeds, were being implemented to curb seafood smuggling to Afghanistan and other countries.

Source: Daily Times

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