Cape Town, South Africa-based Sea Harvest Group has announced positive interim results for the six months ending 30 June, 2021 – supported by the strong performance of its South Africa fishing operations, Cape Harvest Foods segment, and its Australian venture.
Sea Harvest Group CEO Felix Ratheb said the company posted a 5 percent increase in revenue for the six months, increasing to ZAR 2.1 billion (USD 143.3 million, EUR 121.4… Read More
Oman Aquaculture Company, part of Muscat, Oman-based Al Jazeera Investments, will complete its OMR 5.7 million (USD 14.7 million EUR 12.6 million) Mirbat Abalone farming project in the fourth quarter of 2021 …
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Ghana’s inshore fishery is facing an imminent collapse, with serious repercussions on national food security and incomes for millions of people along the seafood value chain, according to a new report by Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF).
The report details how government reluctance to effectively tackle overfishing and illegal fishing by industrial trawlers, most of which are majority-owned by Chinese but operating under Ghanaian… Read More
The interim plan for rebuilding the Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna stock by the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) should target cooperation of large-scale industrial fishing fleets, as opposed to small-scale fishers, according to India’s Department of Fisheries.
India has objected to the IOTC’s resolution on the rebuilding of Indian Ocean yellowfin tuna. India Fisheries Development Commissioner Intisar Anees Siddiqui, in a letter to… Read More
Tanzania is reviewing its fishing laws with the goal of strengthening them and making them more accessible to stakeholders in the fight against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Tanzanian Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Mashimba Ndaki said the new government of Tanzania President Suluhu Hassan is determined to tighten current fishing industry regulations to avert revenue losses caused by illegal… Read More
South Africa’s cabinet has approved the long-awaited National Freshwater (Inland) Wild Capture Fisheries Policy, providing an efficient regulatory framework for the utilization of the country’s inland fisheries sector.
The policy also formalizes the currently informal and un-recognized activities of small-scale fisheries across the country, according to a government statement after the 4 August cabinet meeting.
“The… Read More
East Africa’s drive to achieve self-sufficiency in fish feed production received a major boost after Dutch producer of animal nutrition, aquafeed, and processed meat products Nutreco N.V. signed a partnership deal with Unga Group Plc. – the largest feed milling operator in the region – for the manufacture of aquafeed.
Nutreco and Unga have agreed to form two joint ventures, which are yet to be named. One joint venture will be… Read More
Mauritania and the European Union signed a new fishing protocol on 29 July that will allow the EU fleet to access at least 290,000 metric tons (MT) of four categories of fish annually in the country’s waters …
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Egypt’s House of Representatives has approved articles of a new bill supporters say is critical to improving regulations on the protection and development of the country's fisheries.
The approval of Article 40 of the new bill paves the way for a ban on all foreign fishing boats from operating in Egyptian territorial or economic waters. However, the ban will only be implemented if it does not affect Egypt’s existing laws granting… Read More
A new report has found that countries in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region have identified and set aside 143 marine and coastal locations as protected areas in an effort to build climate-resilient fishery systems and boost fish stocks.
The protected areas cover 553,163 square kilometers, or nearly 7 percent of the total exclusive economic zone within the WIO region. Of that total, 63 percent of the area encapsulated by protected zones have… Read More