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Fishing Agreement $35,000 a year!!

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Kamundu, Jan 12, 2010.

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    Kamundu JF-Expert Member

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    They can not fish Whale in Canada and US now is time to take advantage of poor country.

    From IPP MEDIA
    Under the agreement, 30 Japanese vessels will pay $35,000 license fees to fish in Tanzania’s territorial waters for a year.
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    Zungu Pule JF-Expert Member

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    Kamundu, I would appreciate it if you can provide a link to this story?
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    Jasusi JF-Expert Member

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    DAILY NEWS Reporter, 11th January 2010 [FONT=&quot]

    TANZANIA and Japan have signed a one year deep sea fishing agreement. The agreement between Japan Tuna Co-operative Association and Deep Sea Fishing Authority of Tanzania, comes at a time when foreign fishing vessels are fishing illegally in the country's deep sea areas.

    Speaking at the signing ceremony today, the Minister for Livestock Development and Fisheries, Mr John Magufuli, said the event marks the beginning of foreign countries fishing vessels adhering to the country's rules and regulations.

    "Japan's company has opened the way on conditions that should be followed by foreign countries fishing vessels in our Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)," the minister said.

    The minister said 30 fishing vessels from Japan will arrive any time to conduct fishing in the country's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

    He said Japan was committed to comply with fisheries management measures, in accordance with the country's laws and regulations and is also keen on following international laws and protocols on fisheries.

    According to the minister, the country will benefit from licence fees, get reliable fishing date as well as allow the two countries to benefit from the fish hauls.

    He said in collaboration with Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), his ministry will continue conducting sea patrols in important major and minor waters to eliminate illegal fishing, seeking assistance on the war from the Japanese government

    "My ministry shall not rest or lay down tools until illegal fishing is wiped out. I hope the Japanese government will support us to fight the war," he added.

    The Japan Tuna Co-operative Association president on his part, said there was a need for strategic measure to safeguard tuna fish being fished illegally.[/FONT]
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    I was just watching "The Cove" which is a documentary about whaling / dolphin fishing in Japan, na jinsi gani wajapani wanavyowaua dolphins, na jinsi gani wanavyohonga nchi ndogo ili ziwasaidie kuwapigia kura katika vyombo vya kimataifa ili waweze kui defeat anti-whaling/ dolphin fishing movement.

    Wajapani washapita visiwa vya Carribbean huko washahonga sana, naona sasa wanakuja bongo, hiyo $ 35, 000 ni cha mtoto tu, kuna wakubwa washachukua mamilioni ya dola hapo nina hakika.

    Documentary 'The Cove' makes waves as it exposes dolphin slaughter in Japan
    By Steve Persall, Times Film Critic
    In Print: Thursday, August 13, 2009

    The Cove (PG-13) (92 min.) - Documentaries are meant to inform viewers, but Louie Psihoyos' debut takes the genre to another level.

    Packing as much suspense as any blockbuster, The Cove is also a top-notch thriller because Psihoyos (pronounced "SOY-yos") doesn't just passively expose the slaughter of dolphins and health risks in eating their meat. He gathers a daredevil crew risking their lives for an Ocean's Eleven-style caper to do something about it.

    The cove in question is a small lagoon in Taiji, Japan, where fishermen - allegedly backed by Yakuza mobs - annually herd and trap hundreds of dolphins. Some are sold to amusement parks, but most are harpooned, dissected and sold as whale meat. Psihoyos presents evidence that the meat contains toxic levels of mercury poisoning. One constant buyer is Japan's public school system for its compulsory lunch program.

    Psihoyos claims the International Whaling Commission's ostensible protection of the species is controlled by Japan's delegation and a cadre of small nations bribed for support. Aided by dolphin trainer-turned-activist Ric O'Barry, Psihoyos aims to obtain video evidence of atrocities occurring in the cove.

    But how? The lagoon is guarded around the clock by fishermen who will do anything to protect their livelihood. One protester already died under mysterious circumstances. Others were jailed on trespassing charges.

    The answer makes The Cove a truly astonishing film. Psihoyos gathers a team of eco-commandos with unique skills: freedivers who don't require noisy air tanks, nervy friends with tactical prowess and designers from George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic special-effects lab. They disguise cameras and microphones as rocks and branches, to be installed under cover of darkness and threat of capture.

    By the time Psihoyos methodically explains why the mission is necessary - dolphins are intelligent enough to suffer, the mercury poisoning and corruption angles - the clandestine activity crackles like a Jason Bourne adventure. The first shot from the underwater camera, of clear water gradually turning blood red, is one of the year's most unforgettable sights.

    The Cove confidently makes its case for dolphin protection then transforms into a thriller unlike any documentary before. By the time O'Barry strides into a whaling commission meeting wearing a TV screen playing Psihoyos' footage, I was ready to stand and cheer. Not entirely for the message, but for its intrepid messengers. The Cove is easily one of 2009's best films. A

    Steve Persall, Times film critic
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    Jasusi JF-Expert Member

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    Wajapani kule kwao wameishiwa sasa wamewakuta Watanzania mambumbumbu.
    Hebu soma. 'afu hizo $35,000 kwa mwaka ni bei ya samaki mmoja tu. Tumeliwa

    ENVIRONMENT-JAPAN: Readying for Life Without Bluefin Tuna Dishes
    By Suvendrini Kakuchi

    TOKYO, Oct 23, 2006 (IPS) - Fish vendors in this seafood crazy country are yet to recover from the shock of seeing their government accept a drastic 50 percent cut in Japan's catches of the prized southern bluefin tuna.

    ''I am shocked,'' said Masaru Ikeda, 55, who runs a small fish shop in Meguro, a residential area of Tokyo. ''How can I manage to run my shop if supplies keep dwindling,'' he said, soon after the cuts were announced last week.

    Ikeda, however, acknowledges that his business has been facing tough times in recent years because of poor supply caused by over-fishing and that slices of raw southern bluefin tuna already command the highest prices in his shop.

    ''It's getting harder to find fish at prices that are reasonable,'' he said, explaining that bargain hunting at Tsukiji, the world's largest fish market located in Tokyo, has become a daily battle.

    The fatty part of tuna, called ‘toro' in Japanese, is a prized delicacy, selling for almost 10 US dollars per kg in the wholesale market and ten times more when served up in sushi restaurants.

    Conservationists see things differently from Ikeda and point out that the cuts were needed to protect the seriously dwindling numbers of tuna and prevent drastic consequences for Japan itself - the world's leading consumer of fish resources.

    ''There is no doubt the Japanese will have to forgo their penchant for fish consumption, given the dwindling supplies. But the good news is that at last the issue of over-fishing is becoming a national problem and people are seeking a solution,'' Arata Izawa, officer at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Japan, told IPS.

    Izawa says the fact that the government accepted a halving of its bluefin tuna quota to 3,000 tons annually for the next five years, is a clear indication that Japan is ready to rein in its rapacious fishing industry and save marine resources.

    The landmark agreement, based on evidence that Japan had caught 1,800 tons of southern bluefin tuna more than permitted, was reached during the Oct. 10-13 meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna in Miayazaki, southern Japan. Representatives included officials from Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, the European Commission and South Korea.

    Australia was permitted to maintain its quota of 5,265 tons, while South Korea and Taiwan will see their quotas decline 12 percent to 1,000 tons each. The new quotas will be effective from early next year.

    Izawa was critical of Australia being allowed to get away with no cuts at all in is large quota especially because most of its catches were destined for the Japanese market. WWF expressed fears that this could leave a gaping loophole in the new agreement.

    Japan's and Australia's quotas, taken together, account for 80 percent of the total annual catch and the two countries have been accusing each other of exceeding their set quotas.

    Southern bluefins comprise three percent of the 580,000 tons of tuna supplied to the Japanese market - the largest in the world-each year.

    Scientists say over-fishing is the main culprit responsible for the dwindling stocks of not only bluefin tuna and other fishes but also marine products such as crab and shrimp.

    They also point to the huge problem of illegal fishing, now rampant across oceans, that is expected to continue as long as there is a lucrative market.

    ''Protecting the fishing supply is becoming more difficult by the day as technology development such as powerful trawlers has seen a boom in commercial fishing all over the world,'' said Takao Kawamichi, a biologist at the Kansai Wildlife Research Institute.

    Experts also point out the growing appetite for fish across the world and richer consumers in rapidly developing countries like China also threaten marine supplies.

    ''It is time to rethink consumer attitudes where money is the main factor, rather than searching for a trade that seriously considers conservation,'' said Prof. Akira Harashina, an expert on ocean environment.

    Farming of bluefin tuna is now being explored in Japan as an alternative, but Izawa says this is not easy. ''Experiments have shown that farming of bluefin tuna is still very costly given the high prices of marine feed. We also have to remember that feed comprises small fish and over-harvesting can affect the natural marine production supply again,'' said Izawa.

    Meanwhile, the Japanese fishing industry is bracing for sky high prices of fish for lack of supply. ''Japan's traditional diet was based on fish. But that culture is now facing a threat,'' said Harashina. (END)
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    Juma Contena JF-Expert Member

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    We already know there isn't even an Iota of patriotism amongst our African leaders.

    What about moral obligations to their people, if we are witnessing this level of greediness in our times.

    Surely this proves the final barbaric slave trade was fuelled by greedy African selling their fellows for a little reward.

    We have to feel sorry for those Tanzanians who struggle to meet ends needs, when their government is selling their rightous meal far away from our continent.

    Mungu Ibariki Tanzania.
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    Jasusi JF-Expert Member

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    Ukiangalia Michuzi ya jana yule mheshimiwa wa kampuni ya samaki ya Japan kaenda Ikulu kukutana na Kikwete. For $35,000 a year?
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    matambo JF-Expert Member

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    wajinga ndio tuliwao
    hivi $35,000 ni kitu gani?it is about millioni 40 shillings za kibongo,je wao watachukua tani ngapi za jodari,changu,tasi.papa n.k wetu?
    bado haiingii akilini
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    Nyambala JF-Expert Member

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    And what about this? which is which?

    Magufuli lands Sh200bn deepen fishing contract
    [​IMG]The Director of the Fisheries Department in the Livestock Development and Fisheries ministry, Mr Geoffrey Nanyaro, exchanges documents with the president of the Federation of Japan Tuna Cooperative Associations, Mr Moshiro Ishikawa, after signing an agreement in Dar es Salaam yesterday. Looking on is Livestock Development and Fisheries minister John Magufuli.The minister is spearheading effort to boost national income from marine resources

    By Frank Kimboy

    The government yesterday signed a major fishing contract with Japan that is expected to earn the country over Sh200 billion in licence fees and tax revenues annually.

    The contract is the first one of its kind for the since the establishment in 2007 of the Deep Sea Fishing Authority to enhance management of the fisheries sector.

    It is also a significant victory for Livestock and Fisheries minister John Magufuli, who is spearheading government efforts against corruption and piracy to boost national income from the country?s marine resources.

    Rampant corruption among public officials and fish exporting companies and international piracy in Tanzania's Exclusive Economic Zone in the Indian Ocean have been denying the State tens of billions of shillings each year.

    Yesterday, Dr Magufuli said the agreement signed with Japan's Tuna Co-operative Association (JTCA) had opened a new chapter in the country's efforts to fully exploit the fishing industry's potential.

    The agreement was signed at the ministry's headquarters in Dar es Salaam by permanent secretary Charles Nyamrunda and the JTCA president, Mr Masahiro Ishikawa.

    The contract provides for 30 fishing vessels from Japan to harvest tuna from the country's Exclusive Economic Zone. It was not immediately known how many tonnes of fish would be harvested according to provisions in the contract.

    But Dr Magufuli noted that the Japanese vessels would strictly conduct its activities in compliance with the Fishing Authority Act and its regulations of approved last year.

    He said by signing the agreement, Tanzania was sending a strong signal in its commitment to sustainable resources use and development. He said the contract would also promote mutual economic relations between the two countries.

    "Japan Tuna Co-operation Association has opened the way on conditions which should be followed by foreign countries? fishing vessels in our Exclusive Economic Zone," Dr Magufuli said.

    The minister said for many years international pirates have combed the deepsea waters for illegal fishing and trawling that cost billions of shillings in income flight.

    More than 200 vessels were engaged in the business unabated for nearly half a century, he noted.

    He said governments in East Africa and member countries of the South Africa Development Corporation (SADC) have declared war on piracy to end illegal and unmonitored fishing in their waters. The countries have mounted joint patrols in the past.

    Dr Magufuli said the contract with the Japanese provided for electronic security surveillance to aid the local deepsea authority and the foreign vessels during their enforcement.

    Apart from the electronic monitoring device, Dr Magufuli said that to avoid any swindling they have established some terms in the agreement that in all the fishing vessels that requires the inclusion of some representatives from the Tanzania government.

    He added that they have instructed the Japanese company to work together with the Tanzania defensive forces in order to eliminate illegal fishing.

    "The level of security at the see would automatically be raised as the JTCA being the lone legal operator would not allow any country to conduct illegal activities at the zone," he said.

    Dr Magufuli told reporters that the government was expected to sign a similar agreement on January 18 with a country he declined to name, saying negotiations were still going on.

    For his part, the Japanese ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Hiroshi Nakagawa, who was also present at the signing, said Japan was committed to complying with Tanzania's fisheries management regulations.

    He said the agreement would also benefit the country technologically as Tanzania would be exposed to high fishing technology.

    The huge contract is likely to appease politicians and good governance and anti-corruption campaign groups that have protested at the unchecked exploitation of the fisheries resources.

    The leader of the Official Opposition in Parliament, Mr Hamad Rashid Mohammed, has said in the past that the government could raise Sh100 billion more every year in income from the deep sea alone if well managed.

    The magnitude of the loss was recently revealed when a joint security exercise with South Africa netted a foreign vessel with hundreds of illegally harvested Tuna.

    The vessel's captain and over 30 crewmembers from different nations declared 70 tonnes of fish harvested, but inspections revealed over 200 tonnes.

    The suspects are currently in remand prison facing charges of fishing illegally in the Tanzanian waters.

    During the last budget, Dr Magufuli said the country was harvesting 342,821.1 tons of fish which were valued at Sh371.4 billion.

    He said 281,690 tons which is 97 per cent was harvested in cold water with only 43,130.2 tons harvested from the salt waters.

    Meanwhile, the remaining 100 tones of illegally harvested fish which were supposed to be distributed in the Zanzibar would be distributed in the Tanzania Mainland starting from tomorrow.

    Dr Magufuli told the reporters that the decision was made after the Isles government asked him to do so due to the power problems in Zanzibar.

    He said however the priority during the distribution exercise would be put to Zanzibar based institution which would request for the fish.

    Source: The citizen
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    Al Zagawi JF-Expert Member

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    kweli tanzania ni shamba la bibi