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Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Irish government announces new investments in seafood companies, including salmon processors

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Good Fish Company and Kerry Fish to get government of Ireland/European Union co-funded boost.

In a statement on Friday, Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue announced EUR 4.9 million in new investment in nine seafood processing companies, two of which process salmon. The investment is topped up with the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Programme, which has provided a EUR 1 million grant.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Spain streamlines unloading procedures in the United Kingdom with a 24/7 customer service

SPAIN
Saturday, February 27, 2021

A technical operation for the validation of access authorizations to British ports

The logistics between the United Kingdom and the European Union have been complicated after the 'Brexit'. Operators prefer to call at Community ports, read broadly Ireland, and from there access the continent via ferry. Neither the procedures nor the bureaucracy are clear, and the schedules are also a challenge. Now, Spain has announced that it streamlines the procedures for unloading at UK ports. The General Secretariat for Fisheries has announced that it has launched a technical operation for the validation, during weekends and holidays, of the port access authorizations of Spanish vessels that intend to access the ports of the United Kingdom.

Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here


Other media | MundoAcuicola: Chile leads work focused on protecting the oceans

CHILE
Saturday, February 27, 2021

Undersecretary of Fisheries invited the delegations to develop their tasks with an eye on artisanal fishing and small-scale aquaculture, and particularly on women who work in the sector.

Chile is leading the work of the Fisheries and Oceans Group, focused on the protection of the seas, during the 2021 version of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum, which is being carried out by New Zealand, as the host economy.

Funete: MundoAcuicola | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: COVID-19 strengthens home meal replacement trend in Japan

JAPAN
Saturday, February 27, 2021

“Nesting behavior” has taken hold in Japan due to COVID-19, resulting in people eating out less.

It’s a trend that is only expected to intensify as Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, and Fukuoka prefectures extend their state of emergencies, which were due to lift on 7 February, for another month. While the declarations are in place, the government is asking restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m.

Instead of eating out, many consumers have been turning to fast food, take-out, and more frequently, to home meal replacement for convenience in Japan, with the latter option known to feature seafood in sushi and tempura formats, among other options.

Author: Chris Loew / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Brexit costs Scottish salmon farmers £11m in two months

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, February 26, 2021

Scotland’s salmon farmers have incurred losses of at least £11 million as a direct result of the changes brought about by Brexit, the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) announced today.

The publication of the figure coincides with the second meeting of the UK and Scottish government joint task force on seafood exports, which was set up at the urging of the SSPO. The information was presented to the task force this morning by SSPO chief executive Tavish Scott.

Source: fishfarmingexpert |  Read the full article here


Other Media | aqua.cl: Sardine and anchovy season will begin on March 1 in Biobío

CHILE
Friday, February 26, 2021

The season will remain open until the referential evaluations of the available scientific data on both species warrant it.

Next Monday, March 1, the artisanal fishing sector in the Biobío region will be able to start catching common sardines and anchovies.

The Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca) said that it adopted the provision based on scientific information - provided by the Institute for Fisheries Development (IFOP) - "which shows an adequate condition for the extraction of both resources in the area."

“Subpesca adopts management measures based on technical and scientific information.

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Salmones Camanchaca’s operating revenue was halfed in Q4

CHILE
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Operational performance continues to suffer, mainly due to lower demand, reduced prices, and more restrictive processing.

Salmones Camanchaca’s operating revenue amounted to USD 66 million during the quarter, down 53 per-cent from USD 139 million in Q4 2019. The decrease is due to a 35 per-cent decrease in sales volume, combined with a 27 per-cent drop in prices for Atlantic salmon, wrote the Chilean salmon farmer in a stock exchange announcement.

Operational EBIT before fair value adjustments in Q4 2020 was minus USD 13 million, compared with USD 34 million the period in 2019.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article
here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Hong Kong’s supermarkets making slow but steady improvements in sustainability efforts

HONG KONG
Thursday, February 25, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on Hong Kong’s seafood trade, but the city retains an outsized role in Asia in promoting more sustainable consumption of seafood. With the second-highest per capita seafood consumption levels in Asia (and eighth-highest globally), the city’s role as a free port and trading hub for the mainland Chinese market also makes it a prime location for changing purchasing habits in greater China.

A report on how the city’s retailers and high volume vendors of seafood, have been faring on improving their sustainable and traceable products suggests retailers are moving in the right direction – slowly.

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


Other Media | The Fish Site: 100,000 tonne underground salmon farm seals genetics deal

NORWAY
Thursday, February 25, 2021

World Heritage Salmon (WHS), which aims to produce Atlantic salmon in a former mine in Norway, has entered into a five-year contractual agreement with Benchmark Genetics.

WHS plans an annual production of up to 100,000 tonnes of salmon, in a facility consisting of 15 tunnels in Synnylvsfjorden. These would require an annual demand of 20 - 25 million ova. The contract is initially for five years, starting 2023, and with a further option for additional five years.

Source: The Fish Site | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: UK Industry Needs Tax Incentives To Invest

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, February 25, 2021

A group of UK fishing industry bodies and businesses have written to the Treasury to point out the shortcomings of current tax legislation that result in disincentives to investment in building new, safer, more environmentally friendly fishing vessels.

In a letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the Western and South-Western POs, the Scottish Whitefish Producers Association, shipbuilders C Toms & Son and Parkol Marine Engineering, and fishing companies Hooktone Group, Interfish and Waterdance state that legislation dating back a quarter of a century is negatively affecting investment – and are asking that the matter be given urgent attention before the forthcoming government budget.

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


Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: Cargill Ecuador achieves GLOBAL G.A.P.

ECUADOR
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Cargill Ecuador has received the Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) certification, a standard of good agricultural practices, which covers aspects of responsible handling of agrochemicals, food safety and sustainability. NSF certification to a GAP standard allows a food supplier to guarantee that food has been produced, prepared and handled in accordance with the most recognized international standards “thus providing an important competitive advantage to many Cargill Ecuador customers in the markets. international ”, they add from the company.

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here


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