Auckland, New Zealand-based Sanford Limited said in a statement on 26 February that it will work “constructively to expeditiously address the matter of forfeiture” of its NZD 20 million (USD 14.4 million, EUR 12 million) vessel San Waitaki after it was caught illegally fishing in a protected area.
“We wish to say upfront that we absolutely accept the judge’s decision. We are very sorry about what happened and are… Read More
At this month’s meeting of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Committee on Fisheries (COFI), members were urged by sustainability-focused nonprofits to develop global transshipment guidelines, targeting adoption as early as 2022.
The Pew Charitable Trusts Senior Officer for International Fisheries Dawn Borg Constanzi told SeafoodSource she is hopeful the meeting will lead to the development of… Read More
Surangel Whipps Jr. was sworn in as president of Palau on 21 January, and said he will continue the nation’s signature policy – the Palau National Marine Sanctuary (PNMS).
In his inaugural address last week, Whipps said he considers the famed marine sanctuary as one of the world’s most aggressive environmental initiatives.
“The PNMS has inspired conservation leaders around the world, and set a standard to which… Read More
Millions of dollars’ worth of salmon were allegedly stolen from a processing plant operated by Huon Aquaculture in Sydney, Australia.
According to reports, police have charged five people in the alleged theft of 250 metric tons of salmon reportedly amounting to AUD 4 million (USD 3.09 million, EUR 2.55 million)
In a statement on 18 January, the company said it identified discrepancies in stock records at its Ingleburn processing… Read More
Australia’s seafood industry recorded 30 percent growth in its sales in December, and trade group Seafood Industry Australia is thanking the country’s residents for supporting the industry through the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a press statement, SIA CEO Veronica Papacosta said that the bump in sales during Christmas holidays was made possible through the support of the Australians to the industry.
“It’s no secret 2020 was a… Read More
The Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) purse-seine fishery and supply chain largely avoided COVID-related disruptions and had a positive 2020, according to a report given during a government meeting of the eight nations that make up the sub-grouping on 11 December.
The report indicates that fishing effort in the purse-seine fishery has remained high in 2020, with no significant COVID-related downturn.
“Although they can’t come to