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IN BRIEF - Government opens call for construction of fish processing plant

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The government launched a call for the expression of interest for the construction and operation of a fish processing plant at the new Marsa fish market.

The fish market, which is built on the site of an old reverse osmosis plant in Marsa, was completed using EU funds.
"This new plant will ensure that jobs are created and that a market is present for all fish that are caught," parliamentary secretary for fisheries Roderick Galdes said.
"This project is a clear example of the government's willingness to work with the private sector and to cooperate with other countries to enhance investment in fishing and aquaculture."
Source: Malta Today

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Seattle-based seafood company Trident Seafoods was in Ketchikan District Court last week to face 20 counts of late fish tickets.

According to charging documents, the Ketchikan Police Department was contacted by a Department of Fish and Game employee in Sitka, who had been investigating Trident Seafoods and already passed the case on to troopers. The employee told police in July that Trident’s fish tickets would be late because the plant modified the prices on the tickets.
Alaska state law requires commercial fish processors to record each catch on an AFG-approved fish ticket, which must be submitted to a local representative within seven days after landing. Charging documents indicate Trident’s fish tickets were between five and 12 days late.
Source: KTOO

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Pew Charitable Trusts is developing a one-stop hub for fisheries-dependent countries which aims to close gaps in surveillance and enforcement.

Experts estimate that illegal and unreported fishing accounts for one in five fish, worth up to USD 23 and half billion a year.
Tony Long of Pew's Ending Illegal Fishing Project says the project involves sharing information like satellite and vessel data to create a global monitoring tool.
"It can be either adopted in house by a government, navy or coastguard of any country in the world, or you can effectively take it virtually, like a virtual watchroom. We're trying to get people to share the various different data sources and the more it's shared, the more reputable it becomes."
Source: Radio NZ

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Scientists have warned that an army of invading species including killer, demon and bloody red shrimps from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain’s waterways.

Five of the invaders from the Ponto-Caspian region around Turkey and Ukraine have already gained a foothold in the UK and ten are just across the North Sea in Dutch ports.
Once here they are expected to rapidly spread to Scotland where, as well as killing off native species, they also spoil the environment for other species including trout and salmon.
Source: The Scotsman

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Bumble Bee Seafoods LLC has attracted bids from companies includin Mitsubishi Corp.(8058) and Post Holdings Inc. (POST:US) as its private-equity owner begins an auction of the tuna brand, people familiar with the matter said.

Lion Capital LLP, which acquired Bumble Bee from Centre Partners Management LLC in 2010 for USD 980 million, is seeking more than USD 1.5 billion for the business, said the people, who asked not to be named because discussions are private. About 12 consumer-products companies and private-equity firms expressed interest before today’s deadline for first-round bids, the people said, though it isn’t clear how many entered bids.
Source: Business Week

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Minister Simon Coveney TD, at October 14th of 2014’s EU Fisheries Council, secured the agreement of the Council and the Commission to bank a portion of 2014’s fishing quotas and transfer them into 2015. This measure will give the fishing industry the option of not fishing part of 2014’s quota and having it available in 2015. This measure will help mitigate the impact of the Russian ban on the importation of fishery products. The banking option will be applied to the mackerel, horse mackerel and Celtic Sea herring stocks as these are directly impacted by the Russian imports ban. The measure will be introduced shortly on the basis of positive scientific advice that it will not adversely impact on the sustainability of the stocks.

Minister Coveney said “I have listened to our industry and the difficulties those fishing Celtic Sea herring, mackerel and horse mackerel are experiencing because Russia has closed its important market to EU fishery products. The price for herring has dropped significantly for this autumn fishery and I want to give the industry the option of banking part of the quota until prices improve. I today secured the agreement of the Fisheries Council and the Commission to bank 25% of this year’s quota until prices improve next year when market conditions have improved. I expect the Commission to receive the required scientific advice that the stocks will not be adversely impacted by this measure over the coming week so that the measures may be adopted in early November. ”
Source: Ein News

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
One of the more unusual recent developments in ocean conservation has been the use of artificial reefs. Old ships and even old subway cars have been used to create environments for fish to congregate in areas of the seafloor that are otherwise featureless. But it's not clear whether these habitats provide a place for fish to gather or actually boost the fish populations in the area.

A new study looked at the productivity of a different sort of artificial reef: the oil and natural gas rigs that dot the state's coastline. The report finds that the oil rigs are the most productive fisheries ever measured—not only in California but in the entire world. The report notes that many of these platforms will be obsolete over the coming decades, and we might want to think about what we do when we're done using them for their original purpose.
Source: Ars Technica

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Laval, Québec - Acasti Pharma Inc."Acasti" or the "Corporation"), an emerging biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of new krill oil-based forms of omega-3 phospholipid therapies for the treatment and prevention of certain cardiometabolic disorders, announces its results for the three and six-months ended August 31, 2014.
"Acasti continues to make important progress in its drug development program to obtain regulatory approval to distribute and market CaPre® as a prescription drug," highlighted Andre Godin, Acasti's Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. "Recently, positive clinical results for both our Phase II double-blind TRIFECTA and Pharmacokinetic (PK) trials were announced. Most importantly, CaPre® was shown to be safe and effective in the treatment of patients with hypertriglyceridemia."

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Harvest volumes Q3 2014 (1)

Farming Norway    64 thousand tonnes
Farming Scotland   14 thousand tonnes
Farming Canada    7 thousand tonnes
Farming Chile        17 thousand tonnes
Other                   5 thousand tonnes
Total                    107 thousand tonnes

In connection with the presentation of the Q2 2014 results, Marine Harvest guided a total harvest volume of 106 thousand tonnes (HOG) for Q3 2014.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Sushi fans in Zurich can enjoy the Friend of the Sea certified sustainable tuna at Yooji’s Restaurants directly from the waters of the Maldives and Philippines.
By offering sustainable yellowfin tuna fished by Friend of the Sea approved fisheries, Yooji’s is allowed to show Friend of the Sea seal of approval on its menu. Customers have visible assurance that Yooji’s products are sustainably caught and fully traceable.
Targeted yellowfin tuna stocks in the fishing areas are not overexploited and fishing gears meet all Friend of the Sea criteria, since tuna is caught using only traditional multihook handline methods.Yellowfin caught for sushi consists mainly of mature individuals, thus the fishery allows stocks to reproduce and does not catch juveniles.
Friend of the Sea: Yooji's Sushi restaurants serve only Friend of the Sea certified tuna

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Scottish fishermen have welcomed the dec the evening of the 13th of October 2014 at the European Fish Council in Luxembourg to give the fishing fleet the facility to bank up to 25 per cent of 2014’s mackerel quota so as to mitigate the impact of Russian trade sanctions.
Ian Gatt, chief executive of the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association, said: “We commend the European Commission and the Council for acting on this quickly following the request made by Scottish and UK governments. It is still too early to assess what the impact of the Russian trade sanctions will be on the Scottish mackerel sector. The fishing season has started and the fish is selling on the international markets.
“But it is important that we have flexibility through the facility to bank and carry forward some of the 2014 quota into next year should it be required. Hopefully we won’t need to use this option, but it is vital that the banking facility is in place as we don’t want to be in a situation where cold stores are full and our boats are catching excellent quality fish that ends up for fishmeal.
Scottish Pelagic Fishermen's Association Limited: Scottish pelagic fishermen welcome agreement to 'bank' mackerel quota

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