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IN BRIEF - Spawning pink salmon run up in autumn Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido

JAPAN
Thursday, September 24, 2020

In the Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido, which is a World Natural Heritage Site, the run-up of pink salmon has reached its peak with the arrival of autumn.

In the river that flows through Rausu Town, pink salmon with a body length of about 50 to 60 cm spawn, so I was aiming for the upstream with my life. The male had a prominently raised back, which is peculiar to the breeding season, called " Hector's dolphin ", and swam to snuggle up to the female.

On the other hand, some of them were injured by spawning, weakened, and exhausted at the bottom of the river. Such pink salmon is a valuable food for brown bears and other animals in the harsh winter. According to the Nemuro Jurisdiction Sake and Breeding Program Association (Shibetsu Town), it is a year of good fishing every other year, and the number is larger than the previous year.

Source: Kyodo News


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Galicia reproaches the EU for being inflexible with the Atlantic and lax in the Mediterranean

SPAIN
Friday, October 23, 2020

Brussels seeks for this year a sustainability that in other areas leaves for 2025

The better the worse. It turns out that most of the target species of the Galician fleet are already exploited within the maximum sustainable yield (MSY) and, nevertheless, the sector continues to be scared with more sacrifices and cuts, as suggested by scientists for hake south, which they intend to harvest almost a hundred tons next year.

Although the Brussels proposal on total allowable catches (TACs) and quotas for the Atlantic is not yet on the table, the one concerning the Baltic Sea is.

Source: The Voice of Galicia | Read the full article here


Other Media | aqua.cl: AKVA rates its pontoon 'AC800PVDB' as 'the strongest' it has ever built

NORWAY
Friday, October 23, 2020

Arctic Offshore Farming has invested in a new type of steel pontoon that excels in size and robustness.

The salmon farming company Arctic Offshore Farming AS (AOF) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Norway Royal Salmon ASA (NRS). In 2018, NRS / AOF received development licenses from the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries to establish semi-submersible steel structures (cages) for farming salmon in Troms, Northern Norway. And today, two centers with a total capacity of 5,990 tonnes are being built for the Fellesholmen facility west of Tromsø.

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here


Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: APROMAR's 'Aquaculture of Spain' project starts

SPAIN
Friday, October 23, 2020

The Aquaculture Business Association of Spain (APROMAR) has launched this Wednesday, October 21, the project "Aquaculture of Spain" with the opening of the website and social networks and the beginning of a series of communication activities in different channels. Among the activities that will take place in the coming days, a press conference has been planned to present this project, where some of the most relevant data from the Sustainability Report on which APROMAR is working will also be shown. All this, framed in the Strategic Communication Plan that the association has launched.

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Revenue down and EBIT flatline for Marel Fish

ICELAND
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Orders received for Marel Fish are at a similar level as prior quarter.

In Q3, overall the Icelandic processing machine manufacturer Marel (meat, poultry and fish) delivered revenues of EUR 287 million, down from Q3 2019’s EUR 312.5 million. EBIT flatlined compared to last year’s EUR 44.3 million, at EUR 44.1 million.

Marel Fish, which predominantly consists of sales of solutions into salmon (but also whitefish), represented 12 per-cent of total revenues. 

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Web events focus on growing US retail demand

UNITED STATES
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Changing trends in the United States seafood market will be examined by panellists at two free webinars next week.

Feed manufacturer BioMar Chile and Corbion, which produces omega-3 feed ingredient AlgaPrime DHA, are promoting the online events, called “The Breakfast Series”.

Organisers said the events would be especially interesting to Chilean salmon producers, who export much of their fish to the US, but also to people from the US, including retailers, foodservice operators, meal kit providers and nutritionists.

Author: Daniella Balin / fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Arctic farm business selects three for Women in Aquaculture programme

NORWAY
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Norway’s Kvarøy Arctic has welcomed three new team members as part of its international Women in Aquaculture programme, which aims to provide hands-on training opportunities for women building careers in aquaculture.

The family-owned salmon farm, based on the Island of Kvarøy along Norway’s Arctic Circle, launched the programme in May 2020. Participants get the opportunity of ‘a fully immersive and collaborative work experience’ with full relocation expenses, accommodation, and professional compensation for their work.

Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here


Othe Media | SeafoodSource: New salmon, prawn products making waves in Australia, including latest Huon range

AUSTRALIA
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Coles Supermarkets Australia is now carrying Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)-approved Huon Salmon, according to a 19 October announcement Huon Aquaculture.

The products, which feature logos displaying their RSPCA approval, are expected to give consumers peace of mind, Huon Aquaculture General Manager of Sales and Marketing Callan Paske said.

“Our fish have met health and welfare standards second to none in the industry,” Paske said in a press release.

Currently, Huon is the first and only seafood producer in Australia to have earned recognition under RSPCA’s Approved Farming Scheme.

Author: Madelyn Kearns / SeafoodSource | Read the full article
here


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Ghost nets are the most lethal plastic for marine life, according to WWF

WORLDWIDE
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Abandoned nets, protagonists of ghost fishing, are the most lethal plastic waste for marine species, says the conservation group WWF, which has launched a worldwide campaign to end this threat to life in the sea. The entity maintains that the problem is so serious that it is estimated that, worldwide, 66% of marine mammals, half of birds and all species of sea turtles have been trapped in them; some have been injured and others have died.

WWF warns that plastic is drowning the planet. He estimates that 11 million tons of that material end up in the ocean each year.

Source: The Voice of Galicia | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: How to meet the demand for fish products of the Chinese population?

CHINA
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Consumption continues to grow, both due to population growth and a diversification of preferences

By 2030, China will need between 6 and 18 million additional tons of fishery products to cover estimated domestic consumption, an amount that represents an increase of between 9 and 27% compared to current data. A study published in One Earth by researchers from the center Beatrice Crona, Emmy Wassénius, Max Troell and Patrik Henriksson together with colleagues from Australia, China, Canada, Malaysia and the United States, analyzes how China can cover this demand and includes three options : the first focuses on intensifying aquaculture production; the second to increase imports of fishery products; and the third to expand the fishing industry in distant waters. 

Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Police investigating two salmon frauds, as well as other several attempts

NORWAY
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Salmon theft case in Northern Norway has grown in scope.

It’s been just over a year since an Estonian lorry driver in his 40s was remanded in custody and charged with embezzlement as well as smuggling salmon from Norway to the Baltics. The man was stopped by police at Mowi’s factory at Herøy, Nordland, on the 13th of September, just as he was about to pick up fish.

Since then, Norwegian and Estonian police have been cooperating on the investigation. In March, police confirmed that seven people had been arrested by Estonian police, charged with organised crime and fraud in connection with the case.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


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