Fish Production

Fish Production : National Marine Fisheries Census- 2016 from 1st February

ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CMFRI), will begin the month long National Marine Fisheries Census- 2016 from 1stFebruary in all maritime states and two Union Territories of the country.

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Centre releases new guidelines for fishing in exclusive economic zones

The government has issued new guidelines to regulate fishing in the exclusive economic zones to augment marine fish production from EEZ's to the optimum and sustainable level. Under the new guidelines, the operators would be required to comply with certain procedures regarding reporting the area of operation, complying with responsible conduct of fishing operations and informing catches after completion of each voyage, to designated agency under the government, an official release said.

Courtesy: The Economic Times, November 2, 2002
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Shrimp farming

Experts on development of sustainable shrimp farming in the country began a two-day consultation meeting in Chennai on Wednesday. Out of 1.4m hectares of land suitable for shrimp farming, only 1.6 lakh hectares were being used for the purpose, an official release said.

((Courtesy- The Economic Times, August, 29)

Fisheries institute in talks to transfer packaging tech

The Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) is in talks with a slew of Indian and foreign companies for the transfer of a technology it has recently developed for pouch packaging of ready-to-serve fish curry. CIFT director said that CFIT would transfer the technology and provide consultancy for the successful operations of the company. The consultancy for pouch packaging of fish curry was based on a technology for processing various seafood products in flexible, retortable pouches developed by a team of scientists from CIFT.

(Courtesy- The Economic Times, July, 29)

Seafood exports dip 3.6% in FY02

After two years of growth, seafood exports showed a decline in the financial year ended March ’02 even as there was significant increase in export to the United States, according to data released by the MPEDA. While the total exports declined by 3.6% in quantity, 7.5% in rupee value and 11.5% in dollar terms during the period respectively.

(Courtesy- The Economic Times, July, 20)

Haryana pisciculture to get Rs 43 cr

The Planning Commission has approved Rs 43.40 crore for development of pisciculture in Haryana during the Tenth Plan, state minister for fisheries has said. The state has already crossed the mark of four tonne per hectare annual production of fish thus ranking at number two in the country, and that a target is fixed to produce 55,000 tonnes of fish per year during the Tenth Plan by achieving the growth rate of 11% in production.

(Courtesy- The Economic Times, July, 10)

Bengal gets ready to set up shrimp zone

State Government eyes German firm for alliances, lines up Rs 20 crore investment for projects. Meen Dweep, an island near Haldia will soon become an exclusive shrimp and prawn zone. And this latest showcase project of the West Bengal government will outstrip Haldia Petrochemicals (HPL) in terms of employment generation. Armed with the McKinsey report, which has identified aquaculture, among many, as an area West Bengal should lay maximum thrust, the state government is set to team up with one of the largest German aquaculture firm for developing the island as an exclusive shrimp and prawn zone. The Rs 20-crore project, once implemented will produce 5,000 tonne of different varieties of shrimp and prawn and will generate more than 5,000 direct employment.

(Courtesy- The Economic Times, July, 3)

Taiwan virus threatens shrimp farmers

first surfaced in Taiwan in ’92 and has since spread to several shrimp farms in the country, fishery scientists have warned. They have found that 77 out of the 89 samples were positive for the virus that causes '‘white spot syndrome (WSS)’’ The samples were collected from various landing centres and local fish market of Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram and Mangalore along the east and west coasts of the country.

(Courtesy-The Economic Times, 26th June)

Seafood exports register 2% volume fall

Country’s seafood exports to the USW, European Union and South-East Asia registered a rise in quality and value during the first 11 months of the financial year ‘01-02, even as there was a drastic fall in China’s intake of seafood’s from India, according to MPEDA. Japan, a major market for Indian seafoods, has also shown less import from here during the period. In the overall seafood exports there was a fall of 1.8% in quantity, 8.8% in value in rupee terms and 12.7% fall in dollar terms for the period April- February ‘01-02 in comparison to the corresponding period of last year, said MPEDA.

(Courtesy-The Economic Times)

EU issues ‘red alert’ on Indian aqua products

The European Union (EU) has issued a ‘red alert’ to importers of aqua products from India following the detection of the residue of an antibiotic drug, ‘chloromphenicol’, in some prawns exported by one or two Indian firms a few months ago. The recent red alert means all aquaculture products originating from India will be subjected to a thorough checking before being allowed into the EU countries. Among all major importers of aqua cultural products from our country that include EU, Japan and the US, it’s the EEU that is very quality- conscious and applies very stringent regulations for all imports directed towards the EU countries. Following the EU ‘Red Alert’, the Union ministry of commerce has begun educating aquaculture farmers on the need to stop using the chloromphenicol drug or at least to ensure that no residue of that drug is found in the prawns.

(Courtesy-The Economic Times)

MPEDA warned against using banned antibiotics in seafood

Amidst the growing global concern about the presence of antibiotics in the seafood exported from many Asian countries, the MPEDA has issued an alert to all the players in the seafood sector to not use banned antibiotics on aquafarms.

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Modified vessels set to aid tuna fishing in a big way

una long-lining is all set to get a major boost in the country. The Marine Products Export Development Authority(MPEDA) has identified tuna fishing as a focus area.

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Workshop on fisheries

The college of Fisheries here (Mangalore) will hold a six-day international workshop on "Bio-technological tools in pathogen detection and fish/shrimp health management" from Monday.

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Eco-friendly shrimp farming

Scientific shrimp farming was taken up in Karnataka State during the year 1990. About 4,200 hectares of brackish water in Uttara Kannada, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts have been found suitable for shrimp farming.

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Role of Immunostimulants in aquaculture

In the tropical countries aflatoxicosis is an important problem which seriously affects fish production.

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Black Pearl oyster production near Andaman-Nicobar Islands

The Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) to be undertaking a project of black pearl oyster production near Andaman – Nicobar Islands area, as reported.

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Cryogenic freezing facility for seafood export

At the Indo-Spanish joint venture, India’s seafood export sector added another landmark by inaugurating the cryogenic freezing facility in Cochin. Abad Exim Ltd. group has started the cryogenic freezing facility for the first time in India.This equipment’s have been supplied for about $ 5.7 billion Prazair, USA the world leaders in the supply and distribution of liquid gases and cryogenic freezing equipments. This system uses CO2, which helps quicker freezing and therefore retains the purity and texture of the product as well it improves the appearance and presentation.

Abad group has been in the forefront of the Indian seafood sector with a pronounced emphasis on R & D and innovation. It has installed the first frigoscandia IQF freezer, the first palletised and air conditioned factory. The first palletised computer controlled public cold store and now the first cryogenic freezing facility in India. With the addition of this facility, the 106-year-old family owned ABAD group has 11 seafood processing factories in Kerala with a combined freezing capacity of 250 Mt. per day and provides direct and indirect employment opportunities to hundreds of people.

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