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LIVE Camera

Published in Equipment & Supplies
Friday, 27 October 2017 02:14

The LIVE Camera transmits footage from the trawl, live and wirelessly, to a computer on the bridge. The transmission is received via two modem receivers attached to the hull of the ship, one on each side. The product enables real-time observation and facilitates real-time decision-making. The user has a live link to the actions in or around the trawl and can, for example, see if the desired catch is in the trawl, in the desired quantities. Several hours can be saved on a hauling cycle. The LIVE camera provides the user with a set of subsea eyes and brings the seabed to the bridge—a necessity in modern day trawling. It is designed to be a firm fixture on the trawl, and is only detached for recharging, maintenance or to be placed on another position of the trawl. The battery recharge time is eight hours at the most.

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Source: J T Electric

The 11thIndian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (11thIFAF) will be hosted by the ICAR- Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (ICAR-CIFT), at Cochin, Kerala during 21-24 November, 2017. Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (IFAF), organized every three years in different parts of the country by The Asian Fisheries Society – Indian Branch (AFSIB), has been providing a platform for discussion at the national level on issues related to research, development,

education and policies in the field of fisheries and aquaculture. The 11th edition of the event themed at “Fostering Innovations in Fisheries and Aquaculture- Focus on Sustainability and Safety” would have a comprehensive look for the Fisheries and Aquaculture sectors, for achieving greater synergy among the stakeholders and planning strategies for capture fisheries and aqua farming to build higher levels of sustainability and profitability in line with Blue Growth Initiative. The highlights of the event are technical sessions, a few parallel international events, fishers/ farmers meet, exhibition and post forum tours.

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Source: www.11ifaf.in

Efforts to combat illegal fishing in the Asia Pacific Region have received a welcome shot in the arm through a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Australia and Vietnam.

The agreement was signed by Australia’s Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources and Senator Anne Ruston, and Vietnamese Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) ministerial meeting on food security and sustainable agriculture, held in Can Tho, Vietnam.

Australia and Vietnam have a long-standing commitment to tackle illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, acknowledged Ruston. 

“We have worked together successfully for over 10 years under the Southeast Asian Regional Plan of Action to Promote Responsible Fishing Practices Including Combating IUU Fishing,” she said.

Tuan said the MOU would deepen cooperation and lay the foundation for ongoing partnership between the two governments as they address Australian and Vietnamese flag-carrying vessels engaged in IUU fishing.

“Signing of the MOU demonstrates Vietnam’s commitment to work with other countries in the region to combat IUU fishing,” Tuan said. “The associated public information campaign will also assist regional fishers to better understand international fishing rules and Vietnam will work with Australia to implement this campaign as soon as possible.”

As part of the visit, Ruston and Tuan also welcomed the start of an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) country study on regional fisheries policies and regulations.

Ruston said the study would help grow fisheries and the aquaculture sector to benefit local communities, while still taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the global economy.

“Fisheries and aquaculture are an important part of the Vietnamese economy, particularly to the wellbeing of local communities, and so Australia is glad to support the project with a financial contribution of AUD 257,000 (USD 204,838, EUR 171,422),” she said.

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Source: https://www.seafoodsource.com

The Seafood Import Monitoring Program establishes for imports of certain seafood products, the reporting and recordkeeping requirements needed to prevent illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU)-caught and/or misrepresented seafood from entering U.S. commerce, thereby providing additional protections for our national economy, global food security and the sustainability of our shared ocean resources. NOAA Fisheries published the final rule establishing the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) on December 9, 2016.   This is the first-phase of a risk-based traceability program—requiring the importer of record to provide and report key data—from the point of harvest to the point of entry into U.S. commerce—on an initial list of imported fish and fish products identified as particularly vulnerable to IUU fishing and/or seafood fraud.  January 1, 2018 is the mandatory compliance date for this rule.

 

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Source: http://www.iuufishing.noaa.gov

Global landings of small pelagics are expected to grow by 7 per cent this year, compared to 2016, mainly due to the increased catch expected for Peruvian anchovy. An increase in Atlantic mackerel and Atlantic herring landings is also estimated, although not as much as that of anchovy, according to an FAO report.

The increase in herring and mackerel landings in 2017 would be about 4 per cent compared to 2016. This could exercise certain pressure on prices, but as the increase is relatively moderate, there are no drastic changes in prices. However, currency exchange rates may play a greater role in price formation.

The FAO report, which analyzes the market situation in 2016 and for the period from January to March 2017, indicates that the outlook for the anchovy fishery in South America during 2017 is positive. And it adds that a significant increase in landings is expected, despite reports that the stocks are not in good condition.

Peru closed the second anchovy season in 2016 in January, with an accumulated landing of 1.73 million tonnes out of a total quota of 2 million tonnes. At the end of last year, Peru captured 68 per cent of the anchovy quota. In the northern-central region of the country 1.36 million tonnes were landed.

Regarding horse mackerel, the FAO report notes that the Peruvian Ministry of Productionhas set the horse mackerel quota for 2017 at 100,000 tonnes, 7.5 per cent higher than that of 2016. And Chile also increased its horse mackerel quota by 1 per cent, to 300,000 tonnes. In Peru, most of the horse mackerel caught is destined for direct human consumption, while in Chile part is processed and frozen, and a large quantity is processed into fishmeal.

The Seafood Import Monitoring Program establishes for imports of certain seafood products, the reporting and recordkeeping requirements needed to prevent illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU)-caught and/or misrepresented seafood from entering U.S. commerce, thereby providing additional protections for our national economy, global food security and the sustainability of our shared ocean resources. NOAA Fisheries published the final rule establishing the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) on December 9, 2016.   This is the first-phase of a risk-based traceability program—requiring the importer of record to provide and report key data—from the point of harvest to the point of entry into U.S. commerce—on an initial list of imported fish and fish products identified as particularly vulnerable to IUU fishing and/or seafood fraud.  January 1, 2018 is the mandatory compliance date for this rule.

 

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Source: fis.com

UN Declares War on Ocean Plastic

Published in General
Thursday, 27 April 2017 01:15

 

UN Environment launched an unprecedented global campaign to eliminate major sources of marine litter: microplastics in cosmetics and the excessive, wasteful usage of single-use plastic by the year 2022.Launched at the Economist World Ocean Summit in Bali, the #CleanSeas campaign is urging governments to pass plastic reduction policies; targeting industry to minimize plastic packaging and redesign products;and calling on consumers to change their throwaway habits– before irreversible damage is done to our seas.The #CleanSeas campaign is a global movement targeting governments, industry and consumers to urgently reduce the production and excessive use of plastic that is polluting the earth’s oceans, damaging marine life and threatening human health. Throughout the year, the #CleanSeas campaign will be announcing ambitious measures by countries and businesses to eliminate micro-plastics from personal care products, ban or tax single-use bags, and dramatically reduce other disposable plastic items.

The UN environment body aims to transform all spheres of change–habits, practices, standards and policies around the globe to dramatically reduce marine litter and the harm it causes. So far, ten countries have already joined the campaign with far-reaching pledges to turn the plastic tide: Belgium, Costa Rica, France, Grenada,Indonesia, Norway, Panama, Saint Lucia, Sierra Leone and Uruguay.

Each year, more than 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the oceans, wreaking havoc on marine wildlife,fisheries and tourism, and costing at least $8 billion in damage to marine ecosystems. Up to 80 per cent of all litter in our oceans is made of plastic. According to some estimates, at the rate we are dumping items such as plastic bottles, bags and cups after a single use, by 2050 oceans will carry more plastic than fish and an estimated 99 per cent of seabirds will have ingested plastic.

 

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Source: http://web.unep.org

 

 

The Tamil Nadu state government declared that seafood from Ernavur, Kasimedu and Ennore, the places affected by the oil slick since two shops collided on January 28, is fit for human consumption. The report released by the Government says that the abnormal smell of petroleum was not present in the samples of fin fish, crustaceans (prawns, crabs, lobsters,shrimps and crayfish) and mollusks (squids, scallops,snails and oysters). While the concentration of some petroleum pollutants was below detectable levels, the oil and grease values at some polluted spots were within the prescribed limit for harbor water, it added.

Publish at : FTD Issue 97

Source: Times of India

 

Norway will contribute $ 4.8 million to United Nation’s efforts to combat IUU and other fishing crimes in developing countries. The Norwegian government has signed a four year deal spanning during 2017- 2020with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime(UNODC) to combat transnational organized crimes in fisheries in developing countries. The agreement is part of the Fish and Development Programme launched by Norway’s foreign ministry last year, which includes several types of measures against fisheries crimes. UNODC will assist with updating legislation and with police, customs and the courts.

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Source: Intrafish

Ghana: Ban on fishing to save dwindling stock

Published in National News
Friday, 21 April 2017 02:03

 

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and the Fisheries Commission in Ghana have placed a ban on fishing in the country.The two month long ban was imposed to protect the fish and ensure more breeding to replenish declining stocks. About ten percent of the Ghana's population relies on fish and government has adopted the ban as a protective measure against a foreseen shortage offish. Despite the growing opposition against the ban from various stake holders, the Fisheries authorities believe its directive will in the long run help improve the fortunes of Ghana's fishing industry.

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Source: DW.com

Argentina: Shrimp survey completed

Published in National News
Friday, 21 April 2017 02:00

 

The 15 day survey of shrimp (Pleoticus muelleri), was conducted by 8 researchers of INIDEP and 2 officials from the province of Chubut in the Gulf of San Jorge and the coast of Chubut. The survey was conducted with the help of the commercial vessel Bogavante Segundo.In 15 days of work, the researchers and the crew of the vessel were able to verify the presence of concentrations of accessible and vulnerable shrimp to the commercial tangonera network in the areas between latitude 43 °00'S and 45 ° 00'S, west of 064 ° 00'W; And between latitude 45 ° 00'S and 47 ° 10'S, west of 065 ° 00'W.

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Source: http://info.inidep.edu.ar

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