Tag Archives: Fish

31Aug/17

Climate change may be making bears vegetarian

Grizzly bears on Kodiak Island changed their diets and started eating berries instead of salmon because of climate change, according to a new study. Continue reading

07Aug/16

Sun-dried – simple technology helps Malawian traders improve fish market

Traders in southern Malawi are being encouraged to effectively process their fish and increase incomes by using solar tents to dry fish. Researchers say the innovation provides a more conducive environment for drying fish rather than putting them out in the open which exposes fish to contamination and predators.

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19Jul/15

Australian surfer Fanning escapes uhurt after punching away a shark

JEFFREY’S BAY, SOUTH AFRICA (JULY 19, 2015) (WORLD SURF LEAGUE) – Australian surfer Mick Fanning survived a shark attack unscathed as he was preparing for Sunday’s (July 19) final of the World Surfing League’s J-Bay Open, fighting off the circling predator with his fists.
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09Mar/15

Japanese sushi – made in Africa

(Reuters Business Report) – The idea of the Japanese eating sushi fish from a tiny landlocked African country may sound unlikely.

But that’s exactly what’s happening.

The mountainous kingdom of Lesotho is completely encircled by South Africa, and supplies water to its much bigger neighbour.

It’s also home to this fish farm project, hoping to boost the country’s economy by meeting overseas demand for trout.

MAMPOI LEROTHOLI LABORATORY TECHNICIAN,

“We have a good catchment area, we get low temperature and that suitable for the growth of our product which is rainbow trout. Also pollution and other problems that you get in city life you don’t get them here, we don’t get disturbances. The fish can live peacefully.”

The Highlands Trout project exports about 2,000 tonnes of trout a year to Japan’s CGC supermarket.

It is even by-passing Tsukiji, Tokyo’s massive wholesale fish market – to sell the directly to the retail market.

Once the premium fish is processed for export in Lesotho, remaining pieces are shared among community members.

Selemo Sitsane, is nursery supervisor at Highlands Trout

SELEMO SITSANE, NURSERY SUPERVISOR, HIGHLANDS TROUT,

“Residents will be given the heads of the fish to eat. The people who work here are locals; the project has brought many changes and made things better for the community.”

Lesotho’s residents have long worked as migrants in South Africa – the vast majority underground.

But with South Africa’s gold industry is in a state of steep decline, projects like Highlands Trout are welcomed by locals.

The company has been up and running since 2012, and now now wants to expand its annual output to 10,000 tonnes a year.