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Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Virtual summit promises real interest for RAS professionals

UNITED STATES
Friday, August 07, 2020

The “pioneers of sustainable seafood production” are to be celebrated at the first-ever 2020 RAS Virtual Summit on September 16.

The global online event will gather together leaders in land-based aquaculture to deliver executive insights and best practices from recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) experts.

The RAS Virtual Summit is organised by RAStech magazine and has been designed with RAS operators in mind.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: The sale of seafood on the Internet doubled after the confinement

SPAIN
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Barbanzanas companies found a thriving alternative market on the Internet

The sale of fish and shellfish over the Internet underwent a real transformation during confinement. It was a relief for thousands of families because they could access a virtual square without leaving the kitchen and get a fresh, quality product with all the sanitary guarantees. Many companies also saw in the networks an opportunity to continue their businesses and avoid closure. Firms from the region confirm that orders increased considerably and this activity, "chegou to stay".

Source: La Voz de Galicia | Read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: Sea Shepherd accuses French trawlers of catching protected species

UNITED STATES
Saturday, September 26, 2020

The environmental organization Sea Sheperd accuses vessels of 16 meters or more, especially trawlers, of French fishing of decimating the dolphins and sharks of the Atlantic coast. According to Sea Shepherd, for a month she has been patrolling the French Atlantic coast, to witness the activity of small-scale fishing. The small ship Sea Sheperd, Le Clémentine, followed the activities of the French fishing vessel "Voluntas Dei" from Arcachon, which currently operates in Finistere (Brittany). The "Voluntas Dei" is a relatively modest 16 meter long fishing vessel giving the image of working in responsible and reasoned fishing, when it is not.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Tennessee forms commission to halt invasive Asian carp

UNITED STATES
Friday, September 25, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed an executive order establishing a commission that will provide advice on mitigating the invasion of Asian carp into the state’s lakes and river systems, according to a news release.

Asian carp were first imported to the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s and now threaten to upend aquatic ecosystems, starve out native fish and wipe out endangered mussel and snail populations along the Mississippi River and dozens of tributaries.

Nationally, state and federal agencies have spent roughly $607 million to stop them since 2004. Projects in the works are expected to push the price tag to about $1.5 billion over the next decade.

Lee signed the order Wednesday. The new Asian Carp Advisory Commission will provide its first report in October.


Other Media | aqua.cl: SalmonChile subscribes to the international organization of sustainable aquaculture

CHILE
Friday, September 25, 2020

This non-governmental institution was founded in 1997 and since then has been dedicated to the promotion, education and leadership of responsible aquaculture.

The Chilean Salmon Industry Association A.G. (SalmonChile) and the Technological Institute of Salmon (Intesal), which is the technical arm of the union, recently joined the international organization Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA). “This - according to what was assured by SalmonChile - thanks to the work and efforts made in matters of sustainability and social responsibility that allowed the union and the more than 50 small, medium and large companies that make it up to join this network that promotes responsible aquaculture ”.

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Spanish land-based salmon farmer switches RAS tech provider

SPAIN
Friday, September 25, 2020

Previously it was announced that Israeli RAS specialists AquaMaof were to supply tech, now is it Danish Alpha-Aqua working for Norcantabric.

Last week SalmonBusiness reported that construction at Spains’ first land-based salmon farm was restarted after seven month COVID delay.

The Norcantabric project, which aims to provide five per-cent of Spain’s demand for salmon, ie 3,000-tonnes-a-year (eventually 10,000) is set to cost around EUR 31 million. 

Author: Owen Evans / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: UN hears how seaweed farming relieves poverty

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, September 25, 2020

A global seaweed expert will tell a UN meeting today how the seaweed industry is helping people in developing nations escape poverty.

Dr Flower Msuya, from Tanzania, is representing the GlobalSeaweedSTAR programme, which addresses the challenges in the sector and is led by the Oban based Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS).

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: VisNed files complaint against Greenpeace

NETHERLANDS
Friday, September 25, 2020

Dutch fishermen’s association VisNed has filed a formal complaint against Greenpeace following its latest stunt in dropping boulders on Dogger Bank fishing grounds. VisNed states that contrary to Greenpeace’s claims, there is no illegal fishing in the area.

The latest Greenpeace boulder publicity stunt, the latest in a long series of these going back a couple of decades, has been widely condemned by fishermen’s organisations – with many pointing out that fishing vessels are pursued relentlessly for the slightest infringement, while Greenpeace appears to be able to carry out clear infringements of the law (including the UK’s Merchant Shipping Act) without an interference from the authorities.

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Mexico develops through Inapesca projects to ensure the sustainability of the shrimp fishery

MEXICO
Friday, September 25, 2020

It is one of the most important fisheries in the country

The National Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Mexico (Inapesca) is carrying out several projects to ensure the sustainability of the shrimp fishery, it ranks second in volume and represents 45% of the value of the national fish production.

And for this, it has worked together with the various actors in the productive sector to propose solutions such as the “Pink shrimp (Farfantepenaeus duorarum) fishing management plan of the Campeche probe” and the “Seven barbas shrimp Fishing Management Plan (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri) on the coasts of the states of Campeche and Tabasco "(PMP), published in the Official Gazette of the Federation in 2014.

Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here


Othe Media | SeafoodSource: Seafood Expo Asia moves online with Seafood Expo Asia Reconnect

SINGAPORE
Friday, September 25, 2020

Seafood Expo Asia, an annual seafood trade show produced by Diversified Communications, has announced its 2020 event will take place online as a three-day “Seafood Exo Asia Reconnect” experience 17 to 19 November, 2020.

Seafood Expo Asia, which has taken place in the past in Hong Kong, was set to move to Singapore this year, but the coronavirus pandemic put a pause on those plans. Instead, Diversified Communications said it has created “a digital solution to connect seafood buyers throughout Asia with suppliers from around the world.”

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


IN BRIEF - Fishcor CEO's bail appeal in October

NAMIBIA
Thursday, September 24, 2020

A BAIL appeal by suspended National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor) chief executive Mike Nghipunya is set to be heard by two judges in the Windhoek High Court next month.

Nghipunya's appeal against deputy chief magistrate Ingrid Unengu's decision to turn down his application to be granted bail was due to be heard by judge Claudia Claasen on Tuesday, but has been rescheduled for a hearing on 15 October before a two-judge bench.

Claasen informed one of Nghipunya's lawyers, Milton Engelbrecht, and deputy prosecutor general Cliff Lutibezi on Tuesday that the court also wanted them to address some questions about the approach followed when Nghipunya applied for bail in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court in June.

The court's questions are about the impact of the decision to bring the bail application based on an affidavit by Nghipunya, instead of oral testimony from him. 

Author: Werner Menges /The Namibian


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