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.
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
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)
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)
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)
pisciculture to get Rs 43 cr
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)
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)
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.
Times, 26th June)
exports register 2% volume fall
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 Chinas intake of seafoods 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.
red alert on Indian aqua products
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, its 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Immunostimulants in aquaculture
In the tropical countries aflatoxicosis is an important problem which seriously
affects fish production.
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.
Cryogenic freezing facility for seafood export
At the Indo-Spanish joint venture, Indias 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
equipments 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.