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Welcome to Molajaya Samudera Crew Management

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.

IN BRIEF - Government to Conduct Tilapia Farming Training at Congress

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) region 2, in collaboration with the Local Government Units of Isabela and SN Aboitiz, is set to conduct ‘Tilapia Congress’ on 30 May at the Magat Dam in Ramon, Isabela.

Severina Bueno, chief-fisheries production division, said it is expecting around 300 fisherfolk from all over the region and nearby towns of the Cordillera Administrative Region to participate in the congress.
The congress, Bueno said aims to update fish farmers on the latest technologies on tilapia culture and likewise to help fish cage and fishpond operators prevent the occurrence of fish kills.
“The fish kill is one the problems which encountered by fish farmers. And so, through the conduct of the congress, we want to teach them the proper managment of fishes in fish cages and fishponds,” Bueno said.
She added that they will also showcase the success stories of some Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Councils (FARMCs) to let other fisherfolk groups adopt these best practices which may contribute to increase their fish production.
"There are active FARMCs in the region with best practices but majority of them were located in the coastal zones," Bueno added.
The FARMC of Claveria town, where they established a ‘Fisherfolk Village’, a resettlement project for landless fisherfolk families, will be highlighted during the congress. The Claveria FARMC also initiated the provision of livelihood projects to the town's fisherfolk families to augment their income.
Source: The Fish Site

Saturday, May 10, 2014

New Caledonia's southern provincial government said on Friday the 9th of May, 2014, it was starting legal proceedings against Vale over environmental damaged caused by an effluent spill at the miner's nickel operations.

Vale said in an earlier statement that the spill contained some acid, but that subsequent test results carried out on a nearby river and the sea showed conditions appeared to have returned to normal.
The mining giant said it had suspended 80 percent of its nickel production in New Caledonia and planned a complete shutdown later on Friday the 9th of May, helping to send nickel prices up nearly 6 percent. A spokesman for Vale could not immediately be reached for further comment.
The southern province of New Caledonia was starting legal proceedings under its environmental code after the spill had killed about 1,000 fish, and swimming and fishing had been suspended in the area, it said in a statement.
The local government did not say when it might allow Vale to resume operations, but said pollution had been contained to a river.
The stoppage had affected 3,500 workers, Vale said, of which 1,300 are employees and the rest subcontractors.
Source: Reuters

Saturday, May 10, 2014

There is growing pressure for producers and retailers to determine the geographical origin of the foods they distribute and sell, in response to new regulations around the traceability of foodstuffs. To do this properly, we need new analytical tools to track and trace what we eat.

European rules demand full traceability for all foods imported into or exported from the European Union. How can this be achieved? I believe that a new technique, known as biological barcoding, will do the trick.
Micro-organisms are always present on the surface of our food and a good source of information about the origin of each product. Biological barcoding allows us to link the organisms we find on our foods to the geographical location of their production.
We've tested this out. A molecular technique using DNA profiling was used to detect the variation of the microbial community present on the surface of produce, including bacteria, yeasts and moulds. This method allowed us to analyse and identify complex DNA structures from all the bacteria, yeasts and fungi we found. All the micro-organisms are visualised on a gel and the band on the gel can be photographed, providing a fingerprint of the ecological origin.
This technique has been applied to fish from South Vietnam harvested in different aquaculture farms, during rainy and dry seasons, and can discriminate between the origins of different fruits from Africa, such as physalis fruits from Egypt and mandarins from Morocco.
When the profiles were identified by multivariate analysis, distinct microbial communities were detected. The band profiles of fish bacteria or fruit yeasts and fungi from different farms were specific for each location.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

McDonald’s announced its “2014 Best of Sustainable Supply” winners in a report highlighting how suppliers achieved significant results by identifying opportunities and applying sustainable solutions in diverse places around the world.

McDonald’s leadership and industry experts recognized sustainable accomplishments across eight platforms:
-Climate Change and Energy
-Land and Biodiversity
-Human Health and Welfare
-Animal Health and Welfare
-Community Impact
“This year, we are delighted to honor 36 suppliers and 51 projects that represent real innovation toward a more sustainable supply chain,” said Jose Armario, executive vice president, McDonald’s Global Supply Chain, Development & Franchising. "Innovation is key to our CSR and sustainability journey, and McDonald’s suppliers have an impressive track record of innovating for what we call sustainability’s three Es: ethics, environment, and economics.”
Source: The Fish Site

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Commercial harvest of gray triggerfish in South Atlantic waters will close at 12:01 a.m. (local time) May 12, 2014.

The 2014 commercial catch limit is 272,880 pounds whole weight. Landing reports indicate the catch limit will be met by May 12, 2014. Commercial harvest will reopen at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on January 1, 2015.
The operator of a vessel that has been issued a federal commercial permit for snapper-grouper and who is landing gray triggerfish for sale must have landed and bartered, traded, or sold such gray triggerfish prior to 12:01 a.m., local time, May 12, 2014.
The prohibition on sale does not apply to sale or purchase of gray triggerfish that were harvested, landed ashore, and sold prior to 12:01 a.m. (local time) May 12, 2014, and held in cold storage by a dealer or processor.
During the closure:
Harvest or possession of gray triggerfish in or from federal waters is limited to the recreational bag and possession limits.
Sale and purchase of gray triggerfish in or from federal waters is prohibited.
The closure applies in both state and federal waters for a person onboard a vessel with a federal snapper-grouper permit.
This closure is necessary to protect the snapper-grouper resource.
Source: The Fish Site

Friday, May 09, 2014

On the 8th of May, 2014, the Lenfest Ocean Program and the University of Washington introduced the Fishery Ecosystem Task Force, a group of scientists who will work to create a practical ‘blueprint’ that managers can use to make ecosystem-based fisheries management operational.

“Scientists have long recognized and supported the idea that fisheries management should consider the relationships of the larger marine environment, but there hasn’t been a clear path to implementation,” said Tim Essington, a marine ecologist at the University of Washington and chair of the new task force. “It’s not as simple as managing one fish at time. If we want to continue catching, cooking, and eating fish, we need to maintain the health of the entire system.”

Led by Essington, professor in the School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington, the task force will bring together natural and social scientists from diverse locations on every coast. Phil Levin, an ecologist and Senior Scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will co-chair the task force and chair an advisory panel of members and staff of fishery management councils and staff from NOAA Fisheries.

“This task force will provide scientific guidance to implement ecosystem-based fisheries management and provide a path forward for managing our fisheries in a more sustainable way,” said Charlotte Hudson, director of the Lenfest Ocean Program. “The advisory panel is critically important because it will help the experts make recommendations that can be implemented using the management structures and data we have today (8th of May, 2014)”.

Friday, May 09, 2014

• Record Q1 revenue (EUR 951 million)
• Record Q1 operating result (operating EBITDA: EUR 85 million)
• Record Q1 operating margin (operating EBITDA margin: 9.0%)

Düsseldorf – In the first quarter of 2014, revenue generated by GEA GROUP continuing operations increased by 2.9 percent to EUR 950.7 million (previous year: EUR 924.2 million). Exchange rate developments impacted this figure by –3.1 percent. Organic revenue thus increased significantly by 6.0 percent year-on-year.
At EUR 85.1 million, the group’s operating EBITDA was up EUR 12.7 million, or 17.6 percent, as against the prior-year figure. As a result, the operating EBITDA margin improved by around 110 basis points to 9.0 percent of revenue. Consolidated profit amounted to EUR 47.2 million, a 15.6 percent increase year-on-year. This corresponds to earnings per share of EUR 0.25 (previous year: EUR 0.21).
Assuming that there is no unexpected slowdown in global economic growth, GEA is reiterating its previous business outlook for 2014.

Friday, May 09, 2014

The lily pond at Eaton Park has been fenced off for almost a month, after members of the public reported that dead fish were floating in the water.

In the middle of April (2014), Norwich City Council put up a blue sign on the wire fencing, which stated: “The lily pond has been fenced as a precaution while the health of the fish is investigated. No fish are to be moved into or out of the pond unless authorised. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”
City Hall officers have now confirmed that some fish had died and revealed a string of tests have been carried out to establish what was causing them to perish.
An Environment Agency technical officer tested the water’s oxygen levels, which proved to be normal.
A spokesman for Norwich City Council confirmed tests of water samples for heavy metal contaminants also came back clear.
But, with the riddle remaining, the council has asked other experts to carry out further tests.
The spokesman said: “Following the tests we carried out for the presence of heavy metals, we asked Cefas (the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) to carry out more tests for us.
Source: Evening News

Friday, May 09, 2014

LUNENBURG, NS, May 8, 2014 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --- First quarter of 2014 produces USD 13.8 million in Adjusted Net Income, a 41% increase over 2013, and the quarterly dividend increases 11% -

High Liner Foods Incorporated ("High Liner Foods" or "the Company"), the leading North American value-added frozen seafood company, today reported financial results for the thirteen weeks ended March 29, 2014.
High Liner Foods' common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange and are quoted in Canadian dollars ("CAD"). Yesterday, HLF common shares closed at CAD 44.14(1). The Company reports its financial results in USD and the average USD/CAD exchange rate during the first quarter of 2014 was USD 1.1020.
Today, the Board of Directors of the Company approved a quarterly dividend of CAD 0.21 per share on the Company's common shares payable on June 16, 2014 to holders of record on June 2, 2014 and will be adjusted pro rata in the event shareholders approve the 2-for-1 stock split being recommended by the Board at the Company's annual general meeting being held later today in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The quarterly dividend of CAD 0.21 per share represents an 11% increase from the CAD 0.19 per share quarterly dividend paid on March 17, 2014, reflecting the fourth dividend increase over the last six quarters and the Board's continued confidence in the Company's operations.
Source: High Liner Foods

Friday, May 09, 2014

Greenpeace has just slapped several U.S. fishing vessels with a blacklisting after they were caught setting nets around marine mammals in violation of international marine protections. Five of the vessels in question are managed by South Pacific Tuna Corporation, which was set up as "a high-seas tuna joint venture project between 4 of the world's largest seafood companies, Bumble Bee (USA), Chicken of the Sea (USA), Thai Union (Thailand) and FCF Fisheries (Taiwan).
The blacklisting by Greenpeace come on the heels of fines by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for these violations. These stern rebukes stand in stark contrast to the silence of Earth Island Institute, the financially self-interested organization that has set itself up as responsible for maintaining (and profiting off of) the "dolphin-safe" consumer label.
The Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna calls on Earth Island Institute to issue an immediate recall of the 8 million pounds of tuna caught during these fishing trips. According to Earth Island Institute's own so-called "standards" the tuna caught during these sets is not dolphin-safe and should not be labeled as such.
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Friday, May 09, 2014

The third instalment of Raymond Blanc’s series of private eye films hits the screens today. Since January (2014), ‘Inspector Blanc’ has investigated the curious cases of the Fish in the Canteen and Seafood Sabotage! Over 20,000 people saw the films online with students from 22 MSC certified universities among them. The latest film see the intrepid inspector investigate the Curious Case of the Fish out of Water.

Behind the Inspector Clouseau-style silliness, is a serious message. Since he first arrived in the UK, Raymond has campaigned for sustainable fishing and his restaurant, the Michelin-starred Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons is the only two starred restaurant that is Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified. By making the films, Raymond hopes to highlight the importance of sustainable fishing and a simple way to choose sustainable fish.

Raymond explained: “Fish is a subject close to my heart. Many of the great dishes are based around fish and it is essential that we source them sustainably. I want to encourage other chefs, whether they are in top restaurants or the family chef making some dinner, to choose sustainable fish. To choose MSC certified, because that way, you know the fish is sustainable.”

MSC’s Toby Middleton said: “Anyone who has seen Raymond on TV will know he has great comic timing, he’s a natural to play Inspector Clouseau. ‘Inspector Blanc’, private investigator takes a light hearted look at a serious topic and helps illustrate the importance of sustainable sourcing. I hope these films will prove inspirational for the food industry, encouraging others to follow his lead and consider how they source their seafood to protect the future of our oceans.”


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