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Other Media | SeafoodSource: New e-commerce platform launched to boost UK seafood sales

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, May 22, 2020

KuulFoods, a retail arm of software developer KuulGroup, has unveiled a new sales solution specifically aimed at giving the means to increase online trade to U.K. seafood companies.

Funding for the platform was provided by the Fish on Friday’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Program (RRGP), which was developed by the Fishmongers’ Company’s Fisheries Charitable Trust (FCFCT) and Seafarers UK to assist food charities, fishing and seafood businesses impacted by the ongoing coronavirus situation.

KuulFoods said that it has been working closely with Fishmongers’ Company since the start of the crisis to build the solution. Coming at no cost to the user, it runs online orders and payments and includes a reporting tool for all sales, orders, revenues, and stock.

Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


Other Media | Alimarket: Mercadona, Consum and Ikea are committed to innovation and the physical store

SPAIN
Friday, May 29, 2020

The national food distribution has passed the examination it has undergone with the arrival of the health crisis caused by Covid-19. But how is the future presented? Precisely this unknown has been the basis of the virtual round table organized today, May 27, by Ainia, under the slogan 'The Great Distribution, working towards the future, companies facing the challenge of Covid-19' and which has had the participation of Mercadona's quality director, Luis Pla; the director of the consumer-client department of Consum, Manuel García, and the Ikea Food Country manager, Carlos Cocheteux.

The first big conclusion is the importance of continuing to bet on innovation to get out of this situation as quickly as possible, given that "Covid is going to be a catalyst for innovation, a lever" and "you have to go forward with innovation , you can't get out of a crisis any other way ", in the words of Carlos Cocheteux.

Source: Alimarket | Read the full article here


IN BRIeF - The European Parliament rejects a pact with London to leave fishing out

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, May 29, 2020

The text incorporates the amendments of the popular MEPs Millán Mon and Gabriel Mato
 
The European Parliament's Committee on Fisheries approved its recommendations on the relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom after Brexit on Monday.The text, which is chaired by French popular MEP François-Xavier Bellamy, incorporated the amendments tabled by MEPs Francisco Millán Mon and Gabriel Mato, both reported in a statement. According to the agreement, the European Parliament will not support any trade agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom if it does not include a comprehensive, balanced and long-term fisheries agreement that maintains access. reciprocal to water and resources. Mon and Mato expressed concern about the lack of progress in the negotiations in recent weeks.

IN BRIEF - A Nova Scotia fisherman made a one in a million catch

CANADA
Friday, May 29, 2020

As a reporter living near the ocean in Nova Scotia, I get to see some incredible marine life as when people make discoveries along the coastline. I've seen my share of whales, came within an arm's length of a great white shark, but never had I seen an albino lobster.

Until now.

Lobster fisherman AJ Francis tells me "It was the last trap on the trawl and I saw something white," from aboard his boat docked at the Pictou Landing wharf.

The start of lobster season had to be delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but for Francis, it certainly started out with a bang.

Albino lobsters are considered to be 1 in 100 million, the rarest of the rare.

Author: Nathan Coleman /  theweathernetwork.com


IN BRIEF - 17% increase in this year's pacific bluefin tuna catch quota, the highest ever with additional allocation

JAPAN
Friday, May 29, 2020

The Fisheries Agency announced on the 27th that there will be 300 tons of large-sized fish (30 kg or more) that had been transferred from Taiwan for Pacific bluefin tuna, which is feared to be depleted of resources, and 2020 including the unused portion of the previous fishing season when the addition was permitted. Announced catch quota. The total of large fish and small fish (less than 30 kg) increased by 17% from the previous year to 13,397 tons, the largest since 2015 when resource management was introduced.

Pacific bluefin tuna will set a catch limit for each country / region at an international conference. The transfer from Taiwan was agreed in September last year, and was temporarily put on hold since it was too late for the fishing season this year, but it was officially transferred in March this year.

Source: Kyodo News


Other Media | ipac.acuicultura: Blue IMPACT, the new concept of BioMar to reduce the environmental impact of feeding fish in the environment

DENMARK
Friday, May 29, 2020

Blue IMPACT ™ is a new feeding concept that BioMar has launched with the aim of contributing to the progress being made in the aquaculture field to minimize its potential environmental impact.

This concept, as indicated by the company, is especially intended for those who want to go a step further in the sustainability of their farms "while guaranteeing a viable business model with a focus on health and farm performance "

The first food in the series, which the company had already announced earlier this year, has been designed to address the challenges facing cage culture in the Baltic Sea area; and more specifically, it has focused on reducing the total phosphorus in the feed.

Source: iPac.acucultura | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fishing Industries: The European Commission proposes to inject an additional 500 million to the next EMFF to face the crisis

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, May 29, 2020

Almost three months after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the EU and after weeks of political debate on the endowment or access to aid, the European Commission has presented its proposal for economic recovery. The plan, which is called Next Generation EU, is endowed with 750 billion euros and through specific reinforcements of the long-term EU budget for the period 2021-2027, it is planned to increase the total financial capacity of the EU budget. Union at 1.85 trillion euros. The European Commission defends its plan as "sustainable, uniform, inclusive and fair for all Member States" in its objectives of achieving recovery and improving EU resilience.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: China’s domestic salmon sector facing pressure from bad economy, Norwegian imports

CHINA
Friday, May 29, 2020

China’s economy is weakening, and that could spell the end of the country’s fledgling marine salmon sector.

In April, the CKGSB Business Conditions Index (BCI) registered a score of 42.2, up less than one percentage point from March (41.3), but well below the 50-point mark, which suggests a positive reading. The latest monthly reading of the index, compiled by the respected Beijing business school of the same name, comes with a warning for the future.

“From this, we can tell that the economy is still extremely weak,” the BCI report said. “Without strong government policy intervention, economic growth is unlikely to be very positive going forward. Indeed, if by the end of the year, GDP growth is above zero, this will be considered a decent result.”

Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Hello Fresh deal before coronavirus saved salmon farmer

NEW ZEALAND
Thursday, May 28, 2020

“You’ve got to have some luck sometime”. Akaroa Salmon started to supply the international meal-kit company before the pandemic.

Many salmon sellers have lost up 95 per cent of their trade due to the shutdown of the HORECA trade.

New Zealand-based Akaroa Salmon had their bacon saved when it entered into an agreement with the meal-kit giant Hello Fresh before COVID-19 took hold. According to a press release, between July and September 2019, the company delivered 69 million meals to 2.6 million customers worldwide.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert:RSPCA Assured targets return of farm visits

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, May 28, 2020

RSPCA Assured today announced a three-phased return to in-person farm assessments, in a bid to continue safeguarding the welfare of its members and their animals as Covid-19 restrictions ease.

The certification body suspended in-person assessments on March 23, replacing them with virtual assessments carried out via live streaming through various platforms including WhatsApp, Google Meet and Google Hangouts.

More than half the salmon produced in Scotland is farmed in compliance with the certification body’s standards.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here 


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Cooke-owned Canadian seafood supplier AC Covert pivots to home delivery

CANADA
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada-based AC Covert is rolling out new seafood boxes available for home delivery in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

The seafood distribution company, which is owned by Cooke Inc., caters to retailers, restaurants, and the tourism and hospitality sectors, but has pivoted its sales focus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“With the travel restrictions, we saw an opportunity to make it easier for people to buy seafood from our region,” Cooke Vice President of Public Relations Joel Richardson said. “We have been working hard to supply grocery stores, because in the Maritimes, seafood is a huge part of our culture, which brings comfort during challenging times. 

Author: Cliff White / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


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