Cape Town, South Africa-based seafood company Premier Fishing and Brands Ltd. has reported a positive financial performance for the six months ending 28 February, 2021, supported by profits generated by its squid division ...
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West African countries in the Gulf of Guinea have stepped up the fight against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing and related crimes with the creation of a regional center to coordinate their fisheries management.
The countries of Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria, through Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) – an intergovernmental organization that promotes… Read More
The development of a fishing industry project in Sierra Leone finance by China is being opposed group of non-governmental organizations who claim it will harm the environment.
The Sierra Leone government said it has received USD 55 million (EUR 45 million) from China for the construction of a fishing harbor and fishmeal plant on 250 acres in the Black Johnson area, nearly 51 years after the project was first considered and then tabled… Read More
Mauritania has submitted a report as part of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), aiming to achieve greater transparency and accountability in the nation’s fisheries sector.
In a press release, FiTI said Mauritania’s issuance of the report “marks an important step to enhancing the public availability of credible fisheries management information.”
FiTI is a global standard for establishing sustainable fisheries… Read More
Tanzania has signed a new agreement with International Fund Agricultural Development (IFAD) enabling the country to produce up to 25 million tilapia and 10 million catfish fingerlings annually.
The undertaking to produce the fingerlings at Tanzania’s 15 aquaculture development centers is a component of the USD 77.4 million (EUR 63.9 million) Agricultural and Fisheries Development Programme (AFDP), an initiative to support rural households… Read More
South Africa’s Department of Fisheries has announced plans to revise its procedures for awarding fishing rights to both local and international entities ...
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Seychelles Fisheries Minister Jean-Francois Ferrari has called the delayed payment of compensation for the country’s seafarers working on European Union fishing vessels “disappointing.”
The minister blamed the delay of payments on the insistence of E.U. negotiators, who he said keep “asking for the same information in different formats,” Seychelles News Agency reported.
Seychelles Fishing Authority (SFA) said… Read More
Oman’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Water Resources has signed an agreement with Middle East Scientific Equipment Corporation (MESEC) to design and develop electronic tracking systems for fishing vessels.
The initiative is a focal point of the Sultanate's efforts to streamline data collection from the country’s artisanal and industrial fishing activities.
Oman Fisheries Minister Saud Hamoud Al Habsi signed the deal… Read More
Global efforts to improve the management of fisheries through efficient collection and utilization of high-quality data have received a boost with a GBP 650,000 (USD 907,834 EUR 753,562) grant from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).
The MSC grant, channeled via the Ocean Stewardship Fund, will help strengthen the at-sea fishery observer safety initiative, reduce unwanted bycatch, and improve fisheries’ harvest strategies and the… Read More
Qatar-based industrial biotech investor Gulf Biotech has signed an agreement with Danish sustainable protein firm Unibio Group, paving the way for the construction of a natural gas processing plant that will produce protein needed in the manufacturing of fish feed.
The use of natural gas-derived protein reduces pressure on the need for soybean and other imports considered critical in achieving food security but diverted into the making of… Read More