Livestock

Vietnam takes action to combat illicit fishing activities

Fishing boatAs European Commission has asked Vietnam to take appropriate action against illegal fishing, the country takes steps to implement national action plan to combat illicit fishing activities

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Japan plans to export fully farmed bluefin tuna to bigger marketplaces

Tuna 1Japan is planning to ship out the bluefin tuna fish as early as November 2017, and have also considered exporting the fish to the bigger market

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India’s Nagaland state launches AI scheme to increase pig production

NagalandIndia’s Nagaland state has launched artificial insemination (AI) of pigs on a pilot basis aiming to boost pig production, double farmers’ income and eliminate recurring diseases

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Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Matjhabeng Local Municipality, South Africa

chicken 1884873 640The Centre for Food Safety has contacted the South African authorities over the issue and will closely monitor information issued by the World Organisation for Animal Health on avian influenza outbreaks 


The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced on 10 October 10, that in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in Matjhabeng Local Municipality, South Africa, it has banned the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from the area with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong. 

A CFS spokesman said that no poultry meat or poultry eggs were imported from South Africa in the first six months of this year.

"The CFS has contacted the South African authorities over the issue and will closely monitor information issued by the OIE on avian influenza outbreaks. Appropriate action will be taken in response to the development of the situation," the spokesman said.

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Pakistan to explore markets for export of meat, dairy products

AdobeStock 81703988Pakistani government is seeking to explore new markets for export of meat and dairy products with a focus on Global Halal Food Trade

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