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Other Media | SeafoodSource: Pacific Seafood facing new coronavirus outbreak at Warrenton facility

UNITED STATES
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Pacific Seafood's processing plant in Warrenton, Oregon, U.S.A is facing another mass outbreak of COVID-19 amongst its workers, a little more than four months after dealing with more than 130 employees testing positive for the coronavirus among its five plants in the area.

According to a 24 September press release from the Clatsop County Public Health Department, testing of the plant’s 159-member night shift conducted earlier this week by a private laboratory revealed 77 positive results for COVID-19.

Author: Cliff White / SeafoodSource | Read the full article
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IN BRIEF - Mowi ASA: Organisational change

NORWAY
Monday, October 26, 2020

With reference to stock notice on 30 June 2020.

Mowi has today appointed Fernando Villarroel (45) as Chief Operating Officer Farming Americas. Mr Villarroel is Managing Director of Mowi Chile and has held a variety of executive positions in the farming industry including being Managing Director of Cermaq Canada for 10 years. Mr Villarroel holds a degree in Auditing and Management from the Universidad Austral of Chile.

“I am very pleased that Fernando has accepted this challenge. He is a very experienced farmer with 20 years’ experience from various key positions in the salmon industry. Fernando and his team have delivered stellar biological figures in Mowi Chile after he took the reins in 2017”, says Ivan Vindheim, CEO of Mowi.

Further to this appointment Mowi Faroes will be organised under COO Farming Scotland and Ireland.

The changes will be effective from today, 26 October 2020, and the Group Management Team will consists of:

  •  CEO: Ivan Vindhei
  •  CFO: Kristian Ellingsen
  •  COO Farming Norway: Øyvind Oaland
  •  COO Farming Scotland, Ireland and the Faroes: Ben Hadfield
  •  COO Farming Americas: Fernando Villarroel
  •  COO Sales & Marketing: Ola Brattvoll
  •  COO Feed: Atle Kvist
  •  Chief Technology Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer: Catarina Martins
  •  Chief HR Officer: Anne Lorgen Riise

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Othe Media | SeafoodSource: Chile’s Blumar submits USD 4 million plan to triple frozen handling capacity at Talcahuano plant

CHILE
Monday, October 26, 2020

Santiago, Chile-based salmon farmer Blumar has submitted a proposed project to the national environmental impact evaluation service (SEIA) for a USD 4 million (EUR 3.4 million) expansion of its frozen products plant, located in the Isla Rocuant sector in the municipality of Talcahuano.

According to documents submitted to the SEIA, the project would expand raw material processing capacity for frozen fish production of Blumar’s Pesquera el Golfo brand, from 200 tons per day to 600 tons per day.

Author: Christian Molinari / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: The Singaporean firm that aims to transform Asia's crayfish sector

SINGAPORE
Monday, October 26, 2020

Desmond Chow, the founder of Singapore Crawfish, is so convinced that crayfish aquaculture is ripe for investment that he’s spent the past two years, and considerable amounts of his own capital, developing a range of crayfish farming technologies and products, including specialized crayfish feed and high-tech integrated farming systems.

He aims to develop disease resistant crayfish larvae to be on-grown by partners in various parts of Asia – namely Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Author: Rob Fletcher / The Fish Site | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Norsk Sjømat puts listing on hold

NORWAY
Monday, October 26, 2020

Norsk Sjømat is postponing plans to list on the Oslo Stock Exchange, blaming increasing turbulence in the financial market.

The company said the uncertainty was particularly acute in the seafood sector at the moment.

The surprise announcement comes just three weeks after salmon farmer Norsk Sjømat and conventional fishing company Nergård announced they were joining forces to create a giant group, Norwegian Seafood.

The two operations are major players in their respective spheres and are owned by Per Magne Grøndahl and Bjarte Tunold.

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


IN BRIEF | Aqua Nor is set for August 2021

NORWAY
Monday, October 26, 2020

After almost a year with a lot of uncertainty and a lack of important meeting places, there are many questions related to next year’s Aqua Nor. The Nor-Fishing Foundation removes all doubt - there will be an Aqua Nor in August 2021.

The management shares how they're planning the fair in relation to the ongoing pandemic and reveals new features that will renew and improve the exhibition experience.

 


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


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