At a Glance

Internal trade of fisheries products within EU Member States is subject to a regulation specifically related to sanitary conditions aimed at the protection of consumer’s health. As a result, imported products have to comply with the same standards

Namibia strengthens its fishery products testing potential

Namibia is a major exporter of fish and fishery products. It also has a growing aquaculture industry. The Namibian Standards Institute (NSI) has been delegated by the Ministry of Trade and Industry as the official technical inspectorate and Competent Authority for the sanitary inspection and certification of fishery products.

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Interview: Ian Goulding, Module 1 expert

How do you typically work with Competent Authorities (CAs) in Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)?

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World production in the spotlight

According to FAO, the total world production of fish, crustaceans and molluscs continues to increase, reaching 140 million tonnes (Mt) in 2007. The production from wild catch remains at about 90 Mt since 2001. The production of aquaculture continues to grow 6.5% annually. It increased from 36.8 Mt in 2002 to 50.3 Mt in 2007 (worth USD 87 billion).

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Agreements to combat illegal fishing

On 1 January 2010 a series of new measures entered into force to support the control system of the EU Common Fisheries Policy.

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“Improving health standards”

Interview with Gary Preston, module 1 coordinator 'Strengthening health control capacity'

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Calls for tenders for the supply of laboratory equipment in the ACP/OCT countries

The Secretariat of the ACP Group of States in Brussels is issuing a new series of calls for tenders in the framework of the programme “Strengthening Fishery Products Health Conditions in ACP/OCT Countries”. They are for the supply of laboratory equipment for the purpose of quality control and inspection of fishery products.

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