Maldivian pole-and-line fishermen join IPNLF

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MALDIVES : A new fisheries association based on Gemanafushi, an island in the Maldives, has joined non-profit association International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) so as to support its goal to create awareness in the local community and encourage younger generations to become part of a sustainable pole-and-line industry.

Consultation for indonesia's pivotal tuna management plan to be initiated in Bali

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INDONESIA: Attendees at this year’s 3rd Bali Tuna Conference (BTC) and 6th International Coastal Tuna Business Forum (ICTBF) events will be the first stakeholders to learn specific details of the harvest strategy for tropical tuna in archipelagic waters. Developed by the Indonesian authorities, this much-awaited policy is a vital component in the implementation of sustainable fisheries management. These consecutive, top-level events will provide the ideal platform for delegates to help influence its delivery.

Andalusia opens second call for aid for aquaculture projects

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SPAIN: The Undersecretariat of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of the autonomous government of Andalusia has opened this year a second call for aid to support marine aquaculture projects in Andalusia.
The new order places, in competitive bidding system, EUR 9.3 million at the service of the sustainable development of this activity, for which a line endowed with EUR 10.6 million was already articulated at the beginning of the year (and until February 15).

New tuna factory to start operations in Vila Nova de Cerveira PORTUGAL

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A new tuna processing factory that is being built in Vila Nova de Cerveira, in the north of Portugal, with an investment of EUR 6 million from Galician businesspeople, would start operating in July.
According to the promoters of the project, the construction work is progressing at a good pace in the Fulão industrial park so they expect the plant to start working as scheduled, reported Rádio Alto Minho.

Satlink favours collaboration between tuna fleets and seismic surveys

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SPAIN : A new system based on the exchange of information among vessels jointly developed by the satellite telecommunications company Satlink and the Spanish tuna fleet, introduces a pioneering collaboration among different types of fleets as a new key factor for the sustainability of marine resources.
Broadly speaking, this new collaboration avoids negative interference when boats share the same area of activity and has been used, for the first time, by tuna fishing and geological prospecting fleets.

Pensylvania-based firm obtains USD 5.5 million to develop plant-based tuna products

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UNITED STATES: A Pennsylvania-based company is capitalizing on the recent consumer trend towards plant-based and flexitarian eating, a goal for which it raised USD 5.5 million in funding from Stray Dog Capital.
This new change in taste shown by consumers who used to like fish such as tune partly stems from the concerns over the presence of mercury in this fish or over how dolphins sometimes get killed by being caught in tuna fishing nets.

Chinese firm to invest USD 100 million in aquaculture projects

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CAMBODIA: Chinese-owned Jin Yu Tang Aquaculture is planning to invest USD 100 million in freshwater and seawater aquaculture projects in Preah Sihanouk and Koh Kong provinces to meet the local and international demand.

The company representatives announced at a meeting with Minister of Agriculture Veng Sakhon that they intend to invest in aquaculture projects in Koh Kong’s Sre Ambel district, which will spread over an area of 240 hectares, Khmer Times reported.

Shrimp imports restricted from countries where AHPND presence confirmed

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PERU : The National Fisheries Health Agency (SANIPES) will not issue sanitary certification for the import of live white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) and tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) from countries where the presence of acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) has been confirmed.

The Minister of Production, Lieneke Schol, said the restriction is the result of a preventive measure to prevent the entry of the disease that causes serious losses in the production of shrimp, but it has no impact on human health.

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