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    Tuna fetches over $100,000 at auction


    The most expensive tuna since 2001 has been sold at a Tokyo fish auctionMarket official Takashi Yoshida said that the 128kg tuna was sold for 9.63 million yen ($104,700). This is the highest amount a tuna has been sold for since 2001 when an all-time record of 20 million yen ...

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    Tropical tuna management plan is step in right direction


    The EC has welcomed the tuna management planKey elements include a 30% reduction over three years in catches of bigeye tuna, and a two-month prohibition on fishing with floating platforms which are used to attract fish, to be extended to three months in 2010.Though these measures do not go as ...

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    Machines taking over in Vietnam


    Navico opened its fourth factory earlier this year to process pangasius. CREDIT: ©Paata Vardanashvili/FlickrProof, if it were needed, is provided by the news that Vietnam's latest, and biggest, white fish processing plant is using more equipment than ever before.Nam Viet Corporation (Navico) opened its fourth factory – Indian Ocean Freezing ...

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    Offshore fish farming needs a ‘social’ licence’ to keep growing


    More than 100 delegates from Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Australasia, met to discuss how to keep their industry growing, in the face of the technological challenges of working offshore, and potential clashes with other users of the maritime coastal estate.The conference was organised by Mercator Media and ...

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    Financial collapse and fisheries


    The present worldwide financial crisis needs a coordinated response on a range of fronts in order to limit its impact on economic growth, jobs and small businesses - says the October resolution of EU summit.

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    High prices on the market


    In the third quarter of this year, fishmeal prices tended downwards somewhat, but much less than the ones of soybean mealIn the third quarter of the year, fishmeal production was characterised by very limited catches, normal features for this period of the year. However, also the overall 2008 production was ...

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    Climbing the €500-million dead fish mountain


    Michel Barnier gathers together his ministerial colleagues in Annecy France as Europe heads towards the autumn stock and quota battle. CREDIT: ©Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries France, Pascal XiclunaPeter O'Neill pulls in the lines from around Europe to gauge whether anything will really change in the ritual, autumn examination of ...

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    American assessment of offshore fish farming


    The US government must be taking offshore fish farming seriously.

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    US$50 billion lost by marine fishing each year


    Economic losses in marine fisheries resulting from poor management, inefficiencies, and overfishing add up to a staggering US$50 billion per year, according to a new World Bank-FAO report. Taken over the last three decades, these losses total over $US2 trillion, a figure roughly equivalent to the GDP of Italy.But The ...

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    Is the aquaculture boom starting to fade?


    In 2006, the world consumed 110.4 million tonnes of fish, with 51.7 million tonnes of that originating from aquaculture.Production by traditional capture fisheries has reached a plateau, so to meet the projected demand for fish of an expanded world population, in 2030 aquaculture will need to produce an additional 28.8 ...

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    Crayfish and mixed grill with carp bycatch


    Happy, repeat client hunters using special safety mats before returning catch to Orellana reservoir - more than 120km2 fed by the Guadiana river Credit: TW:EEC PhotosFrom the air, Extremadura looked arid and brown, yet miles of shimmering lakes and reservoirs reflected back blue. Tourists may be few in this little ...

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    Our gentle fishing partners


    The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Authority (NOAA) has recently revised its 2006 estimates of dolphin abundance in the eastern tropical Pacific (ETP).

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    Japan's tuna fleet suspends fishing to conserve stocks


    According to Japan Tuna Fisheries Cooperative Association (Japan Tuna), Japan's largest association of deep sea tuna fishermen, 233 of its pelagic longline tuna boat operators will each suspend fishing operations for two to three month periods sometime from the start of August 2008 to the end of July 2010 in ...

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    SADC countries to tighten up on illegal fishing


    The Hon. Minister Dr Abraham Iyambo and his Mozambican counterpart, Hon. Minister Cadmiel MutembaThe countries - the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Mauritius and Madagascar - signed a Statement of Commitment to Stop Illegal Fishing at a July meeting of SADC Marine Fisheries Ministers ...

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    'Micronauts' to the rescue!


    Live Chinese mitten crabs waiting for customers at deluxe hotel fish restaurant in Zibo city, Shandong Province, China. Credit: TW:EEC PhotosToday, writes Peter O’Neill, we all rely on microbiologists and pathologists who stick their swabs into the nooks and crannies of cold storage warehouses and chill cabinets. These Micronauts travel ...

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    On fuel and fisheries...


    Some 40 million small-scale and artisanal fishermen that depend on outboard motors and small diesel engines are suffering from the spiralling rise in fuel prices.

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    Wisdom from Russia - now in English


    In January 2007, I reviewed here (see Enlightenment from Russia) a Russian book by L B Klyashtorin and A A Lyubushin, published in 2005 by the Moscow VNIRO (the All-Russian Scientific Institute for Fisheries and Oceanography).

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    Conservation vital for tuna


    Cheap tuna is a thing of the past, the conference was told. Stocks are declining in all oceans and tuna is becoming more expensive to catch. Rising fuel prices and environmental pressures are taking their toll; climate change with increased water temperatures and rising sea levels is having a serious ...

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    Closing the gap between fresh and frozen seafood


    Lars Nannerup, CEO of Aqualife Logistics"The shellfish industry worldwide is growing dramatically. The whole aquaculture industry is now the fastest growing industry in the world and shellfish in particular is undergoing great developments," says Mr Nannerup."For enzymatic reasons, shellfish will deteriorate quite quickly after it is dead. Our objective is ...

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    Omega Protein gains certification


    Friend of the Sea used the following guidelines to certify applicants for sustainability: Target stocks cannot be considered overexploited The applicant's fishing methods cannot impact the seabed There must be a generation of less than average (8%) discards"This is a great result for Friend of the Sea, which would have ...