The ever-growing demand for fish and fish oil due to their omega-3 fatty acids has led to exponential growth in the aquaculture industry—and depletion of the world's oceans. While aquaculture is farmed fish, the fish are fed with wild marine species.
In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences researchers announced that from 1995 to 2007 global production of farmed fish nearly tripled. This year the industry is set to reach a new landmark: aquaculture will account for 50 percent of the fish consumed globally...
Fish oil prices move up again
World fish oil production is declining despite higher Peruvian production. Prices increased in the course of 2009, but without reaching the peaks of mid 2008. Demand for fish oil is strong on the world market, and further price increases are likely in coming months.
The Peruvian industry is expecting an El Niño year in 2010, which will lead to lower fish oil outputs. Production is also forecast to decline in other producing countries, which will lead to a supply shortage. On the contrary, demand continues to be strong and thus prices are likely to move up even further.
their deaths are due to the lack of one of its main foods such as the anchovy, which has moved south or is warming further by the sea. Upon the death of 877 dolphins, although they can not pinpoint.
Moreover, although not expressly say so, is that this is due to efficiencies in government management of the industrial fishery for anchovy fish meal and oil. A fishing sector level, this question relocate IMARPE reports that serve for the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE), state agency administrator fishing sector, set the overall share of anchovy catch for the production of fishmeal that is exported as raw material in large part, for use in feed in the rearing of pigs, cows, chickens, and tilapia, mainly from countries like China. Also, the need for international audit IMARPE Declaring the government of President Humala
The Peruvian government has taken measures to ensure that the anchovy is fished at sustainable levels. Studies indicate that the maximum sustainable harvest is 9.5 million metric tons per year which is only one fifth of the industries capacity.
Rather than limiting the allowable catch for each vessel the Peruvian government opted to regulate other aspects of the industry to keep the annual catch at a sustainable level. The work week has been limited to just five days while the season has been limited to a fraction of the year in order to keep harvests down.
The over capacity found in the Peruvian fishing fleet is mirrored by the overcapacity in the fish reduction factories. It is in these factories where the raw material of anchovies is processed into the tradable commodities of fishmeal and fish oil. These plants have the capacity to process 56 million metric tons of fish per year, while the government's estimates of the maximum sustainable yield is 9.5 million metric tons(9).
Nearly 900 dolphins that washed up along Peru's northern coast since the start of the year died of natural causes, a top official said Tuesday, citing a government report.
Friday 29 may 2009
SECHURA. The shellfish fishermen of the province of Sechura yesterday showed their opposition to oil concessions authorized Bayovar area, and both have said they will not "social license to any company Petro-Tech for their exploitation." This feeling was made public yesterday at a desk, installed at the headquarters of the Regional Government.
KNOC and Ecopetrol acquired Offshore International Group (OIG) on February 9, 2009. Korea National Oil Corp. (Knoc) and Ecopetrol have acquired Offshore International Group for $ 900 million (50% Ecopetrol and 50% Knoc).
The National Oil Company of Korea and the Colombian Petroleum Company have bet their cards in Peru because they believe that future earnings will gain by buying OIG.
OIG's main asset is Petro-Tech, a company focused on exploration, development, production of oil and gas processing activities in Peru.
A few months ago U.S. oil company Petro-Tech Petro Peru paid compensation of $ 16.2 million for a violation of the contract that allows you to exploit the Block Z-2B, located off the coast of Talara, Piura.
President returns to Lima on Sunday.
Ollanta Humala today traveled to the South Korean city of Yeosu to attend the opening of the International Exhibition which starts tomorrow, Saturday, with the conservation of oceans and coasts as a central theme.
The Peruvian head of state also met with local reporters in Seoul, to those who expressed interest in Peru for the purchase of 20 military training aircraft KT-1 South Korea, which is still under negotiation and expected conclude soon.
If the exploitation of oil generates harmful environmental impacts, before the extraction of the first jet of oil to the seabed, the technologies used to explore for black gold cause a severe impact on marine biodiversity. This technology involves using sound waves strike the seabed, through the use of compressed air guns, the famous "air-guns." This will scan the seabed to determine the presence of ancient rock formations that hold oil deposits in the seabed.
The massive bombing (called exploration 2D and 3D) of the seabed includes the execution of explosive shock every 10 seconds for 24 hours at least for 6 months. This means only to the central coast (from Callao to Pisco) 77.167 downloads for scans two-dimensional explosive and explosive 288.000 downloads for the three-dimensional seismic acquisition. To the north of the country, only 3D scans cover almost 1.5 million explosions.
One minute of exposure to sound in the environment of 130 decibels causes permanent hearing loss in humans. Each of the thousands of downloads seismic under the project will cause underwater noise of 208 decibels, ie, 100,000 times the level of noise produced by the permanent loss of hearing in humans.
Environmental impact studies conducted by Walsh Peru SA company, SRL Geolab and Knight & Piesold deny that everything stated is a problem. Walsh says: "The potential loss of individuals of species (fish) is considered of little direct significance and low probability of occurrence." According to Walsh "Most marine mammals have considerable tolerance to noise generated by ships." And again, Walsh said: "The temporary removal of some individuals of species occurrence is considered inevitable, direct and very significant