World’s biggest fish market in Tokyo hit hard by COVID-19

It’s been two years since Tokyo’s historic Tsukiji fish market closed its doors and made a costly $5 billion move to the city’s outskirts. Now called “Toyosu,” the new market is almost twice as large, but the 600 or so merchants that moved with it have been struggling with low sales numbers. The pandemic has …

To Save Indian Ocean Yellowfin Tuna From Overfishing, Managers Must Act Now

Market pressure and an Australian proposal could shift policy at upcoming IOTC meeting According to new data from the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), overfishing of yellowfin tuna in that region continues, despite the fact that the species has been classified as overfished since 2015, and has been the subject of a rebuilding plan since …

Social media users sink teeth into sharks at wet marke

Small sharks for sale at a wet maket in Yuen Long have set off a debate on social media about the endangered marine predators and the suitability of its flesh as lunch, or dinner. The fish vendor was captured selling three tiny sharks placed on a metal tray for HK$28. These are suspected to be pygmy …

How Singapore start-up’s sustainable seafood grown from stem cells could disrupt global shrimp industry Read more at https://www.todayonline.com/world/how-singapore-start-ups-sustainable-seafood-grown-stem-cells-could-disrupt-global-shrimp

HONG KONG — At a laboratory in Singapore, researchers are working on a technology with the potential to disrupt the massive — and unsustainable — global shrimp industry. Start-up Shiok Meats, founded by scientists Sandhya Sriram and Ka Yi Ling, is developing cell-based shrimp and seafood, as part of a growing global revolution in protein …

Asian carp roundup opens new front in battle

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Like a slow-motion, underwater cattle drive, wildlife officials in a half-dozen aluminum boats used pulses of electricity and sound on a recent gray morning to herd schools of Asian carp toward 1,000-foot-long (305 meters) nets. The ongoing roundup on wind-rippled Kentucky Lake opens a new front in a 15-year battle …

Spot-prawn market ‘in the toilet’ as Asian glut slashes wholesale prices

A glut of spot prawns stockpiled in Asia and export issues around the pandemic mean B.C. fishermen will get a lot less for their fresh catch or store it frozen until markets improve. It isn’t immediately clear if retail prices for the local seafood delicacy will decline. A survey of some retailers show spot prawns …

Pangasius exports to US continue to fall

Vietnam’s pangasius exports to the U.S., its second largest market, this year has fallen by 41.5 percent to $187.9 million. The exports to the market have been marked by seventh straight months of decline as of August, according to a recent report by the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP). Although the U.S. …

Situation of shrimp and pangasius market in May 2020

Pangasius exports in South America, Middle East and Asean reached zero in the first 12 days of May 2020, sharply fell in the US and EU and slightly decreased in China compared to May 2019. At the same time, Vietnam’s major pangasius producing companies increased working days from the previous month while prices of pangasius …

Coronavirus hits sustainable aquaculture

Tilapia are now mature enough to process in China, but Covid-19 has delayed orders from major importing nations. The damage to China’s aquaculture sector caused by coronavirus could be far-reaching as customers from the US and elsewhere hold off on orders. Companies that specialise in sustainable aquaculture products look to be especially affected because they rely …

EC recognises Việt Nam’s improvements in combating IUU fishing

The European Commission’s (EC) inspection delegation has acknowledged recent improvements made by Việt Nam in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).—  Photo infonet.vn HÀ NỘI — The European Commission’s (EC) inspection delegation has acknowledged recent improvements made by Việt Nam in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU). Trần Đình Luân, …