Devant Maharaj, food production minister, Trinidad and Tobago has announced plans to boost the country's annual aquaculture production.
The government has commissioned a TTD$1.8 million aquaculture hatchery, extension and training facility at the Sugar Cane Feeds Centre (SFC) in Chaguanas, central Trinidad.
Maharaj said the new facility has the potential to boost annual production to 475 tonnes over a five-year period.
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A new partnership between Dubai based maritime centre Dubai Maritime City and Norwegian salmon farming firm SalMar ASA is set to launch a first-of-its-kind salmon venture.
The new partnership has received the support of the Dubai Cooperative Society for Fishermen, a government entity that works to meet fishermen’s needs.
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Four European North Sea traders - Heiploeg, Klaas Puul, Kok Seafood, all of the Netherlands and Stührk, Germany have been fined a total of € 28 716 000 after news of a cartel operation in breach of EU antitrust rules, according to the European Commission.
It is alleged that between June 2000 and January 2009 Heiploeg and Klaas Puul agreed to fix prices and share sales volumes of North Sea shrimps in Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Kok Seafood participated at least from February 2005 and Stührk was involved in price fixing in Germany in the period from March 2003 to November 2007.
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