Shrimp farmers lose more than USD 12 million in exports

September 22, 2010 - The Honduran aquaculture sector have made an estimated loss of around HNL 240 million (USD 12.4 million) this winter, due to their inability to export five million pounds of shrimp, as a result of adverse weather conditions....

Japan’s Disaster May Affect Europe’s Tuna Industry

March 23, 2011 - EU - The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan are now reported to send the tuna industry reeling, due to infrastructure destruction and decreased Japanese demand for tuna, writes Axel Naver from the European Parliament. ...

CP To Open Supermarkets In Bangkok

Monday, October 17, 2011 THAILAND - Charoen Pokphand Group is to launch CP Food Market at two locations in Bangkok shortly, including the Group’s own meat and seafood products in its offering.

Chinese Illegal fishing vessels will be prosecuted, Govt warns

September 22, 2010 - Any foreign fishing boats found fishing illegally in the waters of the Solomon Islands will be prosecuted if caught, newly appointed Fisheries Minister Jimmy Lusibaea has warned.He gave the warning after serving letters to six Chinese fishing vessels...

Mixed Results for Salmon Industry

October 21, 2010 - Between January and July 2010, several companies from the national salmon industry recorded a decline in foreign sales of salmon, out of a total of 19 that were analyzed in a report prepared by the Aqua website....

Aquaculture Europe - The Future For Aquaculture

March 23, 2011 - GREECE - The annual Aquaculture Europe conference will be held in Rhodes, Greece between 18-21 October. It will address vital questions affecting the development of Mediterranean aquaculture over the next decade. ..

Port of Vigo reduces duties for fishing sector

September 22, 2010 - After repeated demands from fishing businesses, the port of Vigo has reduced the fees applicable to fresh fish by 12 per cent. The measure will be in forced as of 1 January, announced the president of the Port Authority of Vigo (APV), Corina Porro....

US Cuts Dumping Duty On Indian Shrimp

March 16, 2011 - INDIA - Anti-dumping duty on shrimp exports to the US reduced by 40 per cent with the US department of commerce (USDOC) reducing the effective duty for India to 1.6 per cent from the earlier 2.67 per cent. ..

BFAR Declares Seafood From Surigao Del Sur Safe

Thursday, October 13, 2011 PHILIPPINES - The latest shellfish bulletin released by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) declared all edible sea products from Surigao del Sur safe and negative from “Red Tide Toxin.”

Strategic shrimp project to modernise industry in Thailand

September 10, 2010 - The Fisheries Department has finalised its second strategic plan for shrimp, focusing on managing exports in the lucrative industry through 2012. ...

Sureerath Farm in Thailand Exports Organic Shrimp to Germany

October 15, 2010 - Sureerath Farm, Thailand’s leading organic shrimp producer and exporter, has partnered with Deutsche See, Germany’s leading producers of fish and seafood products, to distribute its products in Germany....

Vietnam: Catfish shortage causes processing plants to shut

March 15, 2011 - Catfish processing plants in the Mekong Delta are working well below capacity due to a severe shortage of catfish. “Many plants have suspended operations, others work at just 50 percent capacity,” said Le Chi Binh, vice chairman of the An Giang Provi...

Changes in Inland Fishery Bill Sought

July 2, 2010 - KERALA, INDIA - The Bangalore-based Asoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment has said that the Kerala Inland Fishery Bill should lay emphasis on protection of the habitat and measures to increase fish resources. ...

Vietnam: Tra fish price hits record high

March 15, 2011 - The price of tra catfish (pangasius) has hit an all-time high of VND25, 000 -26,000 per kilogram in the Mekong Delta. With this price, farmers can earn a profit of VND3, 000-4,000 per kilogram, though they cannot benefit from this at the moment as th...

First Chinese Fishery Enters MSC Assessment

Thursday, October 13, 2011 CHINA - The Zhangzidao scallop fishery has become the first Chinese fishery to enter full assessment for Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification.

Dong Nai Claims Compensation From Vedan

July 2, 2010 - VIET NAM - Dong Nai province has requested Taiwanese seasoning company, Vedan, to compensate 119.581 billion dong (VND; US$6.3 million) area residents who suffered from its polluting activities....

Shrimp farmers struggle as CP Prima fails to honor deal

October 15, 2010 - Tulang Bawang shrimp farmers commanded that the Finance Ministry review a renovation agreement that was reached three years ago with Central Proteinaprima (CP Prima). ...

Shrimp Production in Ca Mau Province, Vietnam

March 3, 2011 - Ca Mau Province has 265,000 hectares of extensive shrimp ponds, representing over 40 percent of the shrimp farming area in the in Mekong Delta. ...

Farmers Blame Problems On Fry Imports

July 2, 2010 - MALAYSIA - About 50 siakap fish fry farmers at Kampung Pok Kiang and Kampung Keluang have been hit by a drop in demand since the beginning of the year....

Shrimp Feeds—Uni-President Enterprise Corp.

February 23, 2011 - In Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan provinces, where almost 70% of the country’s shrimp is farmed, the top shrimp feed producers, Yue Hai, Evergreen, Haid, Tongwei and Chai Tai (Charoen Pokphand), produce almost 520,000 metric tons of shrimp feed annual...