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Influence of Fisheries on Social Development of Territories to Be Discussed at GFF 2019

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  A roundtable dedicated to ‘Fisheries: The Social Dimension as a Factor for the Development of Territories’ will be held as part of the 3rd Global Fishery Forum business programme. Fishery experts and representatives of industry-related agencies from Russia and major fishing nations will discuss the creation of modern fishing industry infrastructure and its role in regional development.

The social aspect of fisheries in coastal areas remains relevant: the fishing industry provides direct and indirect employment for at least 120 million people worldwide.

Bumble Bee becomes first company to use blockchain platform for tuna tracking

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UNITED STATES: Bumble Bee Foods is now using SAP’s blockchain cloud platform to track yellowfin tuna, enabling anglers, buyers, pre-processors and canners to track the movement of fish from origin to packaging via a transparent, real-time supply chain platform.
 
The blockchain platform allows consumers to scan the QR code and see information on where the fish was caught – and the journey it took on its way to the store.

Scientists intend to obtain tough fast growing tilapia in sea water

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SINGAPORE:Scientists from Singapore are breeding tough, fast-growing superfish that have extra amounts of healthy fat and are also disease-resistant and rich in Omega-3 that are able to survive in sea water as part of the efforts to produce more local, high-quality protein.
 
This premium tilapia, being bred in Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory (TLL), will join the ranks of locally produced fish stock - TLL-bred sea bass and barramundi developed by Barramundi Asia, The Strait Times reported.

Pacific Catalyst announces projects to strengthen fisheries management

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FIJI: Pacific Catalyst, a partnership of fishery management experts in collaboration with the University of the South Pacific (USP), has announced their official launch and described several projects they have underway and they also introduced their new website.
 
Pacific Catalyst supports achievement of regional oceanic and coastal fisheries goals and the emergence of a new generation of fisheries managers. Partners include the University of the South Pacific, the University of Wollongong, Duke University, iTunaIntel and Environmental Defense Fund.

Indonesian one-by-one tuna brand is to be launched

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INDONESIA:In close collaboration with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), the Indonesian Pole & Line and Handline Fisheries Association (AP2HI) is to launch the Indonesian one-by-one tuna brand at the Seafood Expo North America in Boston.
 
Using Indonesian Tuna brand, AP2HI and over 30 of its members (Indonesian tuna companies) will promote the sustainable fishing pole-and-line and handline caught tuna to the world.

SFP announces new joint aquaculture improvement project in Indonesia

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INDONESIA: Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is pleased to announce the initiation of a new sustainable aquaculture improvement project in Indonesia.

The project, scheduled for two years in Banyuwangi, East Java, will focus on improving the sustainability of aquaculture in the region, as well as governance and management of ongoing shrimp farming.

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