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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

The Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), the top policy and decision-making arm of the CARICOM agency, met on Thursday in Grand Cayman for its sixth special meeting. The meeting was held as part of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, which is hosted in the Cayman Islands under the theme “Investing in Food and Agriculture”. High on the Ministerial Council’s agenda are plans to develop marine capture fisheries and aquaculture across the Caribbean, with the aim of reducing the region’s US$4 billion food import bill, while building a Caribbean seafood cuisine brand that the region and the world can embrace as a safe and healthy choice.

Wednesday, 02 November 2016

Spanish company Atunlo said it had opened a tuna processing plant in the city of Mindelo on the island of São Vicente in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde). The factory was inaugurated by partner José Antonio Pernas, attended by the Prime Minister of Cabo Verde, José Maria das Neves, according to the Faro de Vigo newspaper. The plant will have capacity to produce 40,000 tonnes of tuna per year, or roughly 100 tonnes per day with a capacity to process not only frozen tuna, but also to can about 3,000 tonnes of fish. Atunlo SL controls 51% of the capital of the Mindelo factory, the Ubago Group’s Frescomar has 33% and Frigrove, controlled by Comercial Pernas (Coper), has 16%. The Mindelo tuna factory will give work to 300 people.

Monday, 31 October 2016

A Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) was first formulated in the Treaty of Rome. Initially linked to the Common Agricultural Policy, over time it has gradually become more independent. The primary goal of the CFP, as revised in 2002, is to ensure sustainable fisheries and guarantee incomes and stable jobs for fishermen. Several changes to the fisheries policy were introduced in the Treaty of Lisbon. In 2013 the Council and Parliament reached agreement on a new CFP, for the long-term environmental, economic, and social sustainability of fishing and aquaculture activities.

With the aim of promoting legal, environmental, economic and social governance frameworks for sustainable fisheries, of gaining access to key fishing areas of the world or of promoting monitoring, control and surveillance schemes to combat illegal fishing, the European Union has concluded more than 20 international fisheries agreements. The European Union concludes bilateral agreements such as sustainable fisheries partnerships and reciprocity agreements, or multilateral agreements such as agreements with regional fisheries management organisations and international conventions.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Prime Minister and Minister for Marine Resources Henry Puna signed the agreement after meeting with the Solicitor General David James and Secretary of Marine Resources Ben Ponia.The signatory on behalf of the EU is the current President of the Council of the European Union, Donald Tusk.Under the Partnership, the Cook Islands will receive nearly $US7 million over a 4-year period in return for providing access to four European flagged purse seine fishing vessels which will target the migratory and abundant skipjack tuna.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Unima, leader in Madagascar’s shrimp production sector, was awarded Aquaculture Stewardship Certification (ASC) for its aquaculture farm Aqualma located in Mahajamba, the northwest coast of Madagascar. It is the first shrimp farm in Africa to receive ASC certification, an internationally recognized labeling scheme that promotes the best environmental and social aquaculture performance. WWF´s partnership with Unima to develop and implement good social and environmental practices started in 2007. Through ASC certification, the company is being recognized for boosting community development, reforestation and for its sound management of mangrove areas, water treatment and waste management.

China has pledged a donation of equipment worth $US82,000 to support marine surveillance in the Cook Islands. Cook Island News reported a delegation from the Cook Islands was in China last week to discuss cooperation between the Guangzhou and Zhuhai government on agriculture, fisheries, culture, tourism and health. The donation will include equipment and transportation facilities. An agriculture and fishery training project was also agreed upon and will start next month. The secretary of cultural development Anthony Turua said ten representatives from the Ministry of Marine resources and the Ministry of Agriculture would visit Zhuhai in mid-October as part of the first training project.

Monday, 03 October 2016

This study describes the situation of employment linked to the fourteen existing Fisheries Partnership Agreements, which the EU has entered into with third countries. It estimates the numbers of persons employed in both the EU and third country partners and where possible attributes numbers of posts to regions and specific Agreements. The study concludes that the EU’s policy of supporting fisheries access to third country waters via the Fisheries Partnership Agreements has had a positive impact on employment in fisheries dependent areas of the European Union and partner countries.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The head of the Cook Islands Ministry of Marine Resources says they remain committed to a sustainably-managed purse seine fishery. This came after a parliamentary committee's assessment of purse seining plans by the European Union was tabled this week. The secretary Ben Ponia, who had been centrally involved in promoting the scheme, said the ministry maintains its view that the ban sought on fish aggregating devices, or FADs, would have no conservation value and deny the country economic benefits.

Friday, 23 September 2016

A four-day campaign co-funded by the EU against illegal fishing off the West Africa Coast has shown concrete results in tackling illegal fishing in Western Africa. From 28 August to 1 September 2016, the West African Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC) organised a regional operation at sea to control vessels fishing in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Gambia, Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Guinea. For the first time, the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) has taken part in such an exercise.