A ministerial inquiry into the use and allocation of migrant labor in the New Zealand Seafood sector was launched on 2 July, and is expected to release the interim report to the Minister by the end of August …
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Oman and Indonesia have officially notified the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) of their objections to a measure that would reduce the total allowable catch for yellowfin tuna in the Indian Ocean.
The formal objection will mean that Oman and Indonesia will not have to implement the conservation measure.
Abdulaziz Al-Marzouqi, director-general of Oman’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Wealth, Development, made the country's… Read More
New Zealand-based company New Zealand (NZ) King Salmon has announced that Ben Rodgers has been appointed to the role of chief financial officer.
In a statement last week, the company announced the selection of Rodgers to the role, who will take the position by September. Rodgers was deputy CFO for Z Energy for six years, and prior to that, worked for Telefonica UK, Contact Energy, PWWC, and KPMG.
“Ben has an impressive background in… Read More
The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) agreed to reduce the total allowable catch for yellowfin tuna after months of pressure from non-governmental organizations and some commercial groups.
But according to environmental organizations, the effort has fallen short of ending overfishing, as five members of the commission objected to the rebuilding plan.
The Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) and the International Pole and Line Foundation… Read More
Australian maritime operatives intercepted 19 Indonesian vessels in a two-week period in May through “Operation Jawline,” an operation coordinated by the Maritime Border Command (MBC) – a joint agency task force within the Australian Border Force (ABF) – with close involvement from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA).
The vessels were all believed to be illegally fishing in Australia’s… Read More
The 25th Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission begins Monday, 7 June, and several stakeholders are demanding immediate action from the regional fisheries management organization to put an end to overfishing of yellowfin tuna in the region.
Several non-governmental organizations issued statements in advance of the meeting, saying the IOTC can no longer ignore its responsibility of putting in place an agreement that will save… Read More
A grant of AUD 267,000 (USD 207,000, EUR 170,000) has been awarded to Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) to enhance traceability in seafood products.
The announcement was made by Australian Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud and Australian Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries Jonathon Duniam this week, with both saying the funding would boost export opportunities.
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Auckland, New Zealand-based Sanford Limited said that challenges related to COVID-19 continue to beset the seafood industry, but there are early signs of recovery “as markets start to reopen and new markets gain traction” …
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Non-governmental organizations are calling on the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) to adopt a plan for rebuilding the Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna stock and improve the management of fish aggregating devices (FADs) to reduce catches of juvenile tropical tunas.
The Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) and the International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF), in a statement last week, said that these measures should be adopted during the upcoming… Read More