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FIRST SEAFOOD FROM ATOM POWER PLANT LEAK AREA SOLD
THE† first seafood caught off the coast of Japan's Fukushima region since last year's earthquake and subsequent nuclear power plant crisis has gone on sale. But it was restricted to octopus and marine snails, as other species cannot be sold yet because of contamination.The catch was sold at reduced prices in markets across the prefecture.The earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan's north-eastern coastlines and caused a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear facility. This week's shipment included octopus and whelk, a kind of marine snail, as testing showed they had no detectable amounts of radioactive substances, according to the prefectures' fishing co-operative.
MORE than 300 kilograms of cocaine, worth some $14-million on the street market have been found inside cans of tuna from Ecuador. The illegal consignment was discovered during an inspection as the tuna was being shipped through Mexico following a tip off to customs officers.The drugs were packed into plastic bags and submerged in sunflower oil.
NORWAY CATCHES OVER HALF OF HERRING QUOTA
NORWAY says that around half of its North Sea herring quotas has now been taken up. Of the 11,300 ton allowable catch, purse seiners have caught around 8,700 tons. Most plants are currently working flat out to process the fish, but are expected to come to a halt in a couple of weeks when the annual summer holidays kick in.
ANITA TAKES OVER AT HUMBER SEAFOOD GROUP
ANITA Barker, head of Coldwater Seafoods in Grimsby, has taken over from Wynne Griffiths as chairman of the Humber Seafood Group. Wynne, former chief executive of Young's Seafood,† is stepping down after four years in the post - twice as long as he had planned. During his term of office the group has won notable national awards and helped to put the Grimsby seafood industry on the map. He has also seen hundreds of new seafood jobs created in the past 12 months Anita, who has been deputising for Wynne, will chair the Humber Seafood Conference in Grimsby in September.
BIG RISE IN PAKISTAN SEAFOOD EXPORTS
PAKISTAN has seen its seafood exports rise by 11 per cent in the ten months between July last year and May this year, according to the country's Statistics Bureau. This sector is worth over $296-million to the national economy. One of the country's largest markets is Japan, which is a major buyer of shrimp from Pakistan.
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