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PT Molajaya Samudera Crew Management is a recruitment and placement company located in Jakarta and Bali, Indonesia.

We have been doing recruitment and placement of highly qualified and experienced Indonesian crew, fishing crew & seafood processor for working on fishing vessel and seafood processing plant in Asia, Australia and Europe for more than 26 years.

We are committed to meet our Principal’s expectation by continuously improve our Quality Management System in order to guarantee the quality and language skill of the crew, fishing crew & seafood processor that we supplied.










Russia accuses Senegal of 'piracy'


SENEGAL
Friday, January 10, 2014
Russia's accusation follows Senegal arresting 62 Russians on board a trawler for alleged illegal fishing.
Russia has accused Senegal of engaging in "piracy" after armed naval officers from the west African nation seized 62 of its nationals on a trawler for alleged illegal fishing.
The Russian foreign ministry on Thursday called in the Senegalese charge d'affaires for a 40-minute meeting during which it filed a formal protest aimed at signalling the seriousness with which Moscow treated the affair.
Russian diplomats made "a firm demand to the Senegalese authorities to immediately release the Russian fishing trawler, the Oleg Naydenov, and its crew," foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said.
He said Senegal's charge d'affaires had assured him that Dakar would "make every possible effort to resolve the situation".
Russia's federal fisheries agency argued on Thursday that the ship was actually in the waters of Senegal's southern neighbour Guinea Bissau when it was seized.
Source: Aljazeera

THAILAND
Saturday, January 11, 2014

Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl , Thailand's largest agribusiness company, raised $290 million in Thursday's sale of five-year exchangeable bonds, according o a term sheet for the deal seen by Reuters on Friday.
The company, flagship of unlisted Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group), owned by Thailand's richest man Dhanin Chearavanont, sold the 0.5 percent coupon bonds through a unit called CP Foods Holdings Ltd to yield 2.75 percent, the terms showed.
The bonds will be exchangeable into shares of CP All Pcl , Thailand's largest convenience store operator that is also controlled by Chearavanont's CP Group. They were sold at an exchange premium of 30 percent to CP All's closing price of 41 baht on Thursday.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Phatra Securities managed the deal.
Sorce: Reuters

UNITED KINGDOM
Saturday, January 11, 2014

 Fishing quota changes introduced by the EU have sparked alarm in Wales
Fishermen in Wales are worried about the future of their industry as a result of quota changes introduced by the European Union.
They claim they have been seriously disadvantaged by a move away from a common pool of quota available to all UK fishermen in their category to one where the common pool has been divided among the home nations on the basis of historic track records.
Jeremy Percy, chief executive of the New Under Ten Fishermen’s Association, said that Wales had been seriously disadvantaged.
In an article for the Institute of Welsh Affairs’ journal The Welsh Agenda, he wrote: “Our primary reliance on shellfish over the years means that we have little effective track record on finfish quota species.
“While this may not have an immediate impact on the majority of fishers, it will significantly restrict their vital ability to diversify fishing effort as markets change and species composition in Welsh waters varies over time.”
Under EU rules a distinction has traditionally been made between fishing vessels of more than 10 metres in length, and those below that length.
Mr Percy states: “Historically, the over 10 metre fleet were originally provided with log books to record their daily catches.
“Despite asking repeatedly to be treated in the same way, the under 10 metre fleet were refused log books and told that as their efforts made little impact on stocks, they should just carry on without any effective reporting requirements.
“This has led to the current situation where the over 10 sector receives 96% of the UK quota, with under 10s getting the remaining 4%.
“This was all very well until 2005, as the under 10s were largely ignored and allowed to fish on without undue regulation.
“However, at that point the EU introduced a new system that required first sale buyers of quota species from the under 10 fleet to record and report their purchases.
“The resultant information appears to have come as something of a surprise to officials, as it showed this sector of the industry actually caught relatively significant amounts of quota species. A
“As a result there was a swift reduction in the quotas allocated which then pushed many smaller scale fishers who were reliant on access to quota species either out of business or into non quota species such as bass and shellfish.”
Wales has a total registered fishing fleet of 479 vessels, 440 of which are less than 10 metres in length. About 95% of these vessels rely primarily on shellfish rather than pursuing finfish quota species
Source: WalesOnLine

UNITED STATES
Friday, January 10, 2014

KODIAK, Alaska — The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) says it's taking steps to counter inflammatory stories on websites that claim Alaska-caught salmon is unsafe.
ASMI communications director Tyson Fick says the institute has seen a resurgence of unsubstantiated, scaremongering articles designed to generate advertising revenue by curious readers clicking on websites.
Fick tells the Kodiak Daily Mirror (http://bit.ly/1crItqr) that the latest wave of misinformation claims Alaska fish has been contaminated by radiation from a Japanese nuclear power plant damaged in a 2011 earthquake.
Fick says ASMI previously have countered misinformation that Alaska salmon contained mercury or PCBs.
He says ASMI refers people to the Food and Drug Administration website. The FDA has found has no evidence of dangerous Fukushima radiation in the U.S. food supply.
Source: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

NAMIBIA
Friday, January 10, 2014

THE fishing industry is embroiled in a battle to delay a seismic survey exercise planned for next month by a Norwegian company in Namibian waters since they regard the timing as coinciding with the peak of the fishing season.
Spectrum ASA, the company that is proposing to conduct a 2D seismic survey in the Orange Basin off the coast of Namibia, says the survey area would be approximately 1 485 km in length and cover about 26 500 km².
Persistence from the survey firm to carry out the test comes a few months after government endorsed a task force recommendation, which suggested that companies should refrain from carrying out off-shore exploration in February and March, which is the main season for tuna.
Seismic testing involves bouncing sound waves off undersea rock formations to detect oil and gas deposits.
The Namibian fishing industry and their line ministry also face another headache since there is a planned seismic survey planned for on the South
Source: AllAfrica

NORWAY
Friday, January 10, 2014

HAVFISK reported in a stock exchange notice 9 December 2013 that the Directorate of Fisheries had reallocated quotas to all trawlers. The Directorate of Fisheries decided to stop the fishing on this reallocated quota on 22 December 2013. Prior to this stop, HAVFISK had managed to fish a substantial amount of the reallocated quota. The reallocation of quota and good operations in the fourth quarter of 2013 will give HAVFISK an increased EBITDA for 2013 compared to 2012.

UNITED STATES
Friday, January 10, 2014

The world’s largest tuna companies are making a splash in Washington with a fight over rules that keep some catches out of school lunches.
StarKist and Tri Marine are clashing with Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea over the Agriculture Department’s strict Buy American standards for where tuna is cleaned, canned and shipped.
Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea lose under the rules. Both companies have facilities that process tuna in the United States, but their product is also cleaned overseas. Under the USDA standards, their tuna cannot be served in schools, denying them access to a lucrative market.
StarKist, on the other hand, has a major operation in the U.S. territory of American Samoa. Tri Marine is building up a new facility in the territory as well.
The two factions are sparring over language in the House agricultural appropriations bill that would require the USDA to issue a report on how the department could revise its Buy American standards, including “the option for less than 100 percent of the value of the tuna product be United States produced.”
The language could be slipped into the omnibus spending bill that lawmakers aim to release sometimes this week. If it becomes law, that report could clear the way for Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea to begin selling to schools.
Source: The Hill

UNITED STATES
Friday, January 10, 2014

The University of Michigan (U-M) today became the first Big Ten university to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody certification as part of its overall commitment to offer sustainable food on campus. U-M’s Michigan Dining has earned certification to support sustainably managed fisheries by sourcing MSC certified seafood that can be traced back to a fishery that has been certified against the rigorous, science-based MSC standard.
Michigan Dining will offer MSC certified seafood in five residential dining halls on campus including East Quad, North Quad, Marketplace, Markley Hall and Bursley Hall. Michigan Dining serves 3.5 million meals per year in its residential dining halls to over 9,000 students living on campus and the wider campus community. Seafood comprises 10% of menu items, which now feature MSC certified Alaska Pacific cod, U.S. Alaska pollock and Oregon pink shrimp.

UNITED STATES
Friday, January 10, 2014

SeafoodGrabber is the first B2B networking site that accumulates and organizes prices from wholesale seafood suppliers, and then displays unique pricing to each buyer. The online marketplace borrows the best traits from business networking and e-commerce sites, to create a new way for wholesale seafood buyers and suppliers to do business. SeafoodGrabber streamlines how unique pricing information is sent to buyers, standardizes how products are listed, and displays suppliers pricing side-by-side so that buyers can review prices in an easy to compare format.
SeafoodGrabber's platform allows wholesale seafood buyers and suppliers to network with each other and establish virtual connections. It's through these connections that suppliers send unique and customized pricing to each of their buyers. Buyers can view pricing for all of their seafood, from all of their suppliers, in real time and in an easy to compare format. The online marketplace simplifies how wholesale business is done by removing the need for suppliers to constantly e-mail PDF's, Excel files, and fax pricing lists to each of their customers.

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, January 10, 2014

Aquaculture equipment specialist Fusion Marine has successfully completed a major fish farm pen order for a bass and bream farming operation in Malta.
The contract – worth over 300,000 euros – for leading Maltese fish farming company Pisciculture Marine De Malte Ltd (widely known as P2M) has resulted in the successful installation of 19 Oceanflex and five Aquaflex pens at their farm site on the north side of the Mediterranean island.
In a project supported by the European Fisheries Fund (EFF), P2M has completely refurbished and upgraded its farm site by replacing old rubber pens with a modern ultra-tough Fusion Marine polyethylene constructed farming system.
These 60m Oceanflex and 40m Aquaflex three-ring pens are ideal for exposed farming locations, with their durable and flexible construction designed to withstand extreme weather conditions.
The  Aquaflex and Oceanflex pens were assembled in Valetta Harbour aided by Fusion Marine engineers, with P2M overseeing the logistical operation to ensure the pens were safely installed on their farm site. Fusion Marine’s Malta based aquaculture consultant, Professor Carmelo Agius, also played a key role in ensuring the overall success of the project.
P2M was founded in 1990 and has grown into the country’s leading fish farm operator producing over 1,000 tonnes of quality sea bass, bream and meagre per annum, and employing more than 40 people between its farm and processing operations. The fish are sold whole on ice to the European Union, principally Italy.

VIET NAM
Friday, January 10, 2014

Vinh Hoan Corporation (Vinh Hoan Corp) has obtained the GlobalGAP certificate for its barramundi farm in BaTri district in Ben Tre province. This is the first barramundi farm which was certified by GlobalGAP in Vietnam. The farm covers an total area of 60 hectares, providing around 500 MT of raw barramundi per year.
Since 2010, Vinh Hoan Corp has applied GlobalGAP standards, which require a green and sustainable fish production, to its farms for pangasius fingerlings, commercial pangasius, feed mill and processing plants. GlobalGAP certified barramundi products are to diversify sustainable fishery products of Vinh Hoan as well as provide consumers with green and safe products.
Source: VASEP
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