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.
QATAR: In order to stimulate private sector participation in economic development projects, the Qatar Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) Technical Committee promotes the execution of three fish farming and one aquaculture projects through a public tender process.
The Spanish tuna fleet, represented by the Organization of Associate Producers of Large Tuna Freezers (Opagac), advocates extending Ocean Governance in the Pacific and Indian oceans.
SRI LANKA: INFOFISH Ornamental Fish 2017,the 2nd International Ornamental Fish Trade and Technical Conference convened on 8th February 2017 at the Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo. The Ornamental Fish International Trade and Technical Conference is second in series jointly organized by INFOFISH, the National Aquaculture Development Authority of Sri Lanka (NAQDA), Ornamental Fish International (OFI), the Ministry of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources Development, the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, Ministry of Primary Industries, the Live Fish Exporters Association in Sri Lanka following the success of the 1st Conference held here in Colombo in 2014.