Pacific leaders welcome aerial surveillance

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Pacific Forum leaders have welcomed the increased air surveillance capacity of the new Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Aerial Surveillance Program funded by Australia under the Pacific Maritime Security Program, PMSP.
In a special event hosted at Nauru International Airport, leaders were able to inspect one of two King Air200 aircraft, fitted with high tech sensor, avionics and communications technologies capable of detecting fishing vessels over a broad range of ocean.

Training program for regional fishermen launched

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CHILE : Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN) launched a technology transfer program to train artisanal fishermen from the Coquimbo region, with support from the Sub-secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture (SUBPESCA) and financed by the Corporation for the Promotion of Production (Corfo).

Meat and seafood demand growth in Asia could strain the environment

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MALAYSIA: Meat and seafood demand in Asia over the next three decades will grow by 78 per cent, leading to huge increases in greenhouse gas emissions and antibiotics used in foods, according to a report by a Singapore-based consultancy firm.
The firm, Asia Research and Engagement Pte Ltd., points out that from 2017 to 2050 with supply chains ramping up to meet demand, greenhouse gas emissions will jump from 2.9 billion tons of CO2 per year to 5.4 billion tons, the equivalent of the lifetime emissions of 95 million cars.

Canning sector insists on more non-tariff tuna to be competitive

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SPAIN: In an attempt not to unbalance the interests of the tuna fleet and that of the tuna processing industry, Minister of Agriculture Luis Planas told Brussels that in the next three years (2019-2021) it is necessary maintain the autonomous quotas of tuna loins as they are, but, both sectors consider that he has not succeeded.

Aquaculture produces more than 400 thousand tons of fish and seafood

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Mexico: A growth in Mexican aquaculture production was detected as a result of the incentives granted by the Aquaculture and Fisheries Commission (CONAPESCA) for the development of the activity and the effort made by producers throughout the country.
This statement is expressed in a report by CONAPESCA, presented at the session held in facilities of the Undersecretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA).

Women in fisheries website launched

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New research exploring women’s roles in fishing families has been instigated to examine how women contribute to the survival of both fishing families and the fishing industry, and aims to shed light on women’s roles, identities and wellbeing.

Fishing output rises 2.64pct in second quarter led by aquaculture

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PHILIPPINES LAquaculture farms and commercial offshore fishing operation output in the Philippines increased by 2.64 per cent in the second quarter compared to the same period in 2017, to 1.13 million tonnes.
The commercial fishing and aquaculture subsectors boosted the growth while the municipal fishery output declined, according to Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
In its Fisheries Quarterly Performance Report for the three months to June, the PSA said that commercial fishing output grew by 2.27 per cent, to 287,680 tonnes, which was attributed to the highest skipjack tuna landings for canneries located in General Santos.

Entrepreneur from Singapore plans to invest in aquaculture

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CAMBODIA: A Singaporean investor has decided to set up fish farms in Cambodia to meet local and international seafood demand.
As an initial step, the entrepreneur, Patrick Yap, managing director of Lush Food Pte Ltd., held a meeting this week with Minister of Environment Say Sam Al to discuss an investment proposal, Khmer Times reported.

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