Mediakit 2018

New technology to boost murrel farming

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INDIA: The Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) has developed new technology for murrel natural breeding in controlled conditions in Odisha, which will make it possible to increase its production.

This new technological development it will be able to breed the species and to produce seeds in concrete tanks, New Indian Express reported.

More than half tuna stocks have healthy levels, according to ISSF

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WORLDWIDE: The latest report on tuna fishery status released by the organisation International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) indicates that globally, 57 percent of the tuna stocks are at a healthy level of abundance, 17 percent are overfished and 26 percent are at an intermediate level.

This document, called Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna, summarizes and rates the status and management of 23 major commercial tuna stocks, based on the most recent scientific assessments as well as management measures adopted by the Tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations and Bodies (RFMOs). In addition, it ranks the status and management of these stocks using a consistent methodology in terms of three factors: Abundance, Exploitation/Management (fishing mortality) and Environmental Impact (bycatch).

Aller Aqua opens new factory in Qingdao

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CHINA: Aquaculture feed producer Aller Aqua Group has opened a new factory, its sixth, this time in Qingdao, China. This opening follows that of the plant opened in Zambia a month ago.

“We have had a few busy years leading up to the inaugurations and now we are finally ready. I am proud of what we have achieved,” pointed out Hans ErikBylling, Group President for Aller Aqua Group.

Cooperation with Vietnam on fisheries and aquaculture health and safety strengthened

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PERU: The National Sanitary Fisheries Agency (SANIPES) will actively intervene in fisheries cooperation issues between Peru and Vietnam, in particular with regard to strengthening fisheries and aquaculture health and safety in the country.
At the First Meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Affairs and Technical Cooperation between the governments of Peru and Vietnam, held at the headquarters of the Peruvian Foreign Ministry, the national fisheries authority exchanged information with the members of the visiting delegation for these purposes.


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13-14 September, 2017
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
The 6th INFOFISH Pacific Tuna Forum was convened at the Stanley Hotel in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea against the backdrop of high tuna prices, low catches globally and a concerted attack by a grouping of NGOs and academics on the MSC certification of the PNA’s free school skipjack.

World’s conference commits support to one-by-one tuna fisheries

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WORLDWIDE: The world’s first one-by-one tuna conference, held in the Azores Islands, concluded with the definitive commitment to ensure a sustainable and equitable future for fisheries as well as to prioritise the needs of associated communities and cultures.
The conference, hosted by the Government of the Azores’ Regional Secretariat for the Sea, Science and Technology and the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF), has concluded with participants issuing the Azores Declaration in Support of One-by-One Tuna Fisheries.

South Pacific RFMO highlights improved horse mackerel biomass

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CHILE: The Undersecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture (SUBPESCA) described the announcement of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) on the horse mackerel status as good news.
The scientific committee of this international organization, at its fifth meeting, held in Shanghai, China, determined a significant improvement in the condition of the horse mackerel stock, with biomass in 2017 on maximum sustainable yield (MSY). It, therefore, recommended increasing the catch quota by 2018, setting 576,000 tonnes as the maximum level.

Pacifical's agreement with Philippine firm to increase sustainable tuna supply to the EU

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NETHERLANDS: Tuna trader firm Pacifical has signed a memorandum of understanding with Philippine group RD Corporation, a deal that will contribute to increasing tuna availability from the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) with Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification at competitive prices.
As part of the deal, the Philippine-based group has now committed to catching MSC certified free-school skipjack and yellowfin tuna and to creating more jobs and income for PNA island people, by further increasing its processing within Papua New Guinea.
With an annual purse seine tuna catch of around 90,000 tons, RD Corporation is a major player in the global tuna market; the main canner in PNG with its RD Tuna plant in Madang, and its Philbest operation in General Santos, Philippines. Both origins have the possibility for zero percent import duty when a product is imported into the EU.

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