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Other Media | iLasks.no: Color Line inserts 'SuperSpeed 1' as pure cargo ship for salmon

Friday, March 27, 2020

"Superspeed 1" was taken off the regular route on March 16, as a result of government action to deal with the coronavirus. Now the car ferry will be used to transport both fresh and frozen fish between Kristiansand and Hirtshals.

"Superspeed 1" was supposed to have undergone an ordinary dock stay in Denmark, but due to the COVID-19 situation lay at the quay in Kristiandsand, Color Line said in a press release.

Now the ship will be transporting goods, including fish. The authorities in countries in Europe make exceptions to the entry and quarantine rules for the carriage of goods.

- On all Color Lines routes we ship a lot of thermo trucks, as well as containers and tanks. All of our ships have facilities that allow us to plug in the thermocouples of electricity through the crossing. We generally have great demand from carriers that transport fish, both fresh and frozen. The reopening of the Kristiansand route to Hirtshals is important for Norwegian fish exports. Over the past 24 hours we have experienced positive feedback from the transport industry, which is confirmed by high activity with the booking of seats, writes CEO Trond Kleivdal in an e-mail to iLaks.

Author:Stian Olsen / iLaks.no | Read the full article here

Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Milarex slashing orders after corona infection

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

The processing company Milarex has this weekend diagnosed two employees in Slupsk located factory with coronavirus. Due to this and the current world pandemic, the company is reducing its processing level of salmon.

“We are still receiving fish, but we are reducing our orders to minimize the risk that we have raw materials that we are unable to process. We are doing more of our buying “just in time,” says Thomas Farstad, CEO at Milarex to SalmonBusiness.

Milarex has earlier on stated to SalmonBusiness, that they pursue to annually process 35,000 tonnes. Thomas Farstad does not want to comment on the amount the company is processing at the moment.

Thomas Farstad also states that they have until now been able to fulfil their orders, but will not be able to from now on.

Thomas Farstad does not want to comment on if the company has gotten fewer orders due to the pandemic. He informs that they have toned down their production capacity since European countries started closing borders and schools a few weeks back.

Author: Katrina Poulsen /SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here

Other Media | The Fish Site: Singapore eyes southern aquaculture expansion

Monday, April 06, 2020

The government of Singapore is looking into the possibility of farming more fish in the country’s southern waters as it aims to become more self-sufficient in food production.

The government set out a strategy to become less reliant on food imports last year – an initiative that has been given further impetus by the disruptions to global supply chains that are currently being caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Currently, 108 of the republic’s 110 offshore fish farms are located in the Johor straight, to the north of the country, and these produced around 4,700 tonnes of fish - amounting to 10 per cent of country’s total consumption – in 2019.

However, as parts of this area are thought to be approaching their carrying capacity, the government is now looking elsewhere.

The Straights Times reports that a spokesman for the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said last week that: "SFA has conducted a broad scan of the southern waters for potential aquaculture sites and is targeting for sustainable farming systems to be adopted at those sites. Various spatial, production and environmental constraints were taken into consideration to determine potential sites."

Source: The Fish Site | Read the full article here

Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Lerøy Q1 harvest up 22% year on year

Monday, April 06, 2020

Lerøy harvested 39,400 tonnes of salmon and trout in the first quarter of 2020, an increase of 7,100 tonnes (22%) of the same period last year.

The fish farming and fishing company said production for the most northerly of its three Norwegian regions, Lerøy Aurora, was impacted by more winter wounds than normal, which had a negative impact on price achievement.

Production in other regions met expectations, and the group is maintaining to its guidance for harvest volume of between 183,000 and 188,000 tonnes for 2020.

The company said its value chain for seafood is managing the challenging situation caused by the Covid-19 epidemic in a satisfactory manner.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here

Other Media | SeafoodSource: New report explores the future of alternative aquafeed ingredients

Monday, April 06, 2020

A new report from Lux Research explores the future of alternative aquafeed ingredients, evaluating insect protein, single-cell protein, and algae protein as potential replacement options in fishmeal.

The FAO estimated in 2018 that aquaculture production would reach 201 million metric tons (MT) by 2030, in line with a 10 percent annual increase in demand for fish protein. However, according to IFFO, global annual fishmeal production from marine organisms – including fish, krill, shellfish, and algae – has remained at 5 million MT in recent years, with one third of the world’s fishmeal production coming courtesy of by-products from wild-capture fisheries and aquaculture.

That number will have to significantly increase in order for the aquaculture sector to remedy future supply and demand gaps, Lux Research posited. The firm predicted in its latest report – which identified 20 producers of algae, 28 insect feed companies, and 16 producers of single-cell protein – that over the next 30 years, 15 million MT of new protein will be needed for aquaculture to meet the shortfall between supply and demand.

Author:Nicki Holmyard / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here

Other Media | FishFarmer: Norway suspends salmon processing exemptions

Monday, April 06, 2020

NORWAY has suspended further applications from salmon companies who want to send fish overseas to be processed.

The move by the seafood and fisheries minister, Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen, follows a storm of criticism from politicians and smaller independent processing companies after the salmon farming giants Mowi and Lerøy were granted exemptions.

A number of other companies, including Sekkingstad and Ocean Quality, have since submitted similar applications.

The minister said: ‘We are now considering whether the exemption guidelines should be tightened up. In light of this, I have asked the Food Safety Authority to wait to before processing exemption applications.’

According to the current regulations, production fish must be sorted and any faults, wounds or deformities corrected before being exported.

Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here

Other Media | WorldAtlas: What Is Japan Doing To Conserve Bluefin Tuna?

Monday, April 06, 2020

Japan wants to restore bluefin tuna stocks to at least 20% of their historic levels by the year 2034.

Blue tuna is a hot commodity. It is often used in sushi and sashimi- a Japanese bite-sized raw fish dish. The sought-after fish is tasty, but it is also expensive. It often sells for about $40 per pound in Japan, but depending on the time of year and the demand, that price can soar even higher, once going up to $3 million for a 612-pound fish. Why is blue tuna so expensive? In part, because it is in danger of going commercially extinct.

As the birthplace of sushi, and lovers of tuna, Japan is trying hard to protect the stocks of blue tuna now available in the sea. Sometimes, however, that proves to be difficult, and the battle is an uphill one between humans, governments, money-hungry hands and nature.

Author: Victoria Simpson / WorldAtlas | Read the full article here

IN BRIEF - Maine elver fishing enters first weekend of delayed year

Monday, April 06, 2020

Maine’s baby eel fishing season is entering its first full weekend, two weeks after it was originally slated to begin.

Maine Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher delayed the start of the eel fishing season from March 22 to March 30 because of concerns about coronavirus. The state has since announced practices designed to help the fishermen limit spread of the disease.

The baby eels are called elvers and they’re often worth more than $2,000 per pound. They’re harvested in rivers and streams and sold to Asian aquaculture companies that use them as seed stock. The eels are raised to maturity, and some come back to the U.S. for use in Japanese restaurants.

The season is scheduled to run to June 7.

Source: The Associated Press

Other Media | The Cordoba Times: Where are the herring going?

Monday, April 06, 2020

Implanting Prince William Sound fish with acoustic tags has opened up a new realm of possibilities for determining how long individual fish remain in an area, the timing and direction of their movements, and connectivity between fish stocks.

Beginning in 2013, the Prince William Sound Science Center, in collaboration with Canada’s Ocean Tracking Network, and the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, installed a series of underwater hydrophones throughout Prince William Sound. When a tagged fish swims within the detection range of the hydrophone, the receiver records the individual identification code, and a time and date stamp for that fish.

Currently there are around 65 acoustic receivers deployed in the Sound. Most of these receivers are located in “curtains” that span the major entrances between the Gulf of Alaska and Prince William Sound.

Author: Arissa Pearson/The Cordova Times | Read full story here

Other Media | The Fish Site:Tuna stock levels hold firm

Monday, April 06, 2020

Eighty-four percent of the total commercial tuna catch worldwide came from stocks at “healthy” levels of abundance, according to the latest report from the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF).

The organisation's Status of the Stocks report, which was published this week reveals that, in addition, 15 percent of the total tuna catch was from overfished stocks, and 1 percent was from stocks at an intermediate level of abundance.

Ratings for the following species have changed since ISSF’s last report in October:

  • The spawning biomass (SSB) ratio for Atlantic Ocean yellowfin has improved from yellow to green.
  • The fishing mortality rate ratio for Indian Ocean bigeye has downgraded from green to orange.
  • The fishing mortality ratio for Indian Ocean albacore has downgraded from green to orange.

Those tuna stocks currently considered overfished and/or subject to overfishing include the Atlantic Ocean bigeye, Eastern Pacific yellowfin, Indian Ocean yellowfin, Pacific bluefin tuna stocks, Eastern Pacific bigeye, Indian Ocean bigeye and Indian Ocean albacore.

Source: The Fish Site  | Read the full article here

Other Media | The Bristol Bay Times: Fishing continues despite pandemic (Bering Sea)

Monday, April 06, 2020

Commercial fishing continues in the Bering Sea during the coronavirus pandemic, though there are precautions in place keeping the fishermen confined to their boats while making deliveries to processing plants.

In the snow crab fishery, 34 boats were still fishing last week out of 59 that started the season, which was 79% complete with 7.2 million pounds still in the water, according to Ethan Nichols, of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Unalaska. The average catch per pot was 142 of the little snow crab, also known as opilio or "opies."

While many businesses and government organizations are closed because of the deadly coronavirus, Fish and Game's office remains open to the public, although Nichols said people are encouraged to take care of business online or via telephone, to limit social contact.

Author: Jim Paulin/The Bristol Bay Times | Read full story here

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