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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Organic pacific oyster producer, Angel Seafood, has reported a net profit of AUS$719,000 for the six months to 31 December after shifting its focus from restaurants to retail amid Covid-19 pandemic shutdowns.
The South Australian company’s 74% increase in post-tax profit follows record half-year sales of 5.1 million oysters, up 55% on the first half of 2020, generating revenues of AUS$3.8 million.
Founder and chief executive, Zac Halman, said the latter half of 2020 was a period of ‘significant progress and development’ for the company.
With the current shrimp ban and the next crab ban, it will further complicate the entry of money for fishermen, informed the fishing leader Cuauhtémoc Castro Real
Sinaloa.- As of the first day of May, the crab ban begins in the State of Sinaloa, a situation that will complicate the entry of money for fishermen due to the current shrimp ban, announced Cuauhtémoc Castro Real, president of the area center of the federation of fishing cooperatives of the state of Sinaloa.
In May the crab ban season begins in Sinaloa (Photo: Jorge Cota / Debate) -->
The fishing leader recalled that, to date, those who make a living from fishing are only dedicating themselves to the crab, scale and shark, which will limit the possibilities of entry of resources for the families of the different fishing fields.
The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) reports on the audits and mortality management that have been carried out around the contingency of massive mortality of salmonids due to harmful algal blooms (FAN) in the regions of Los Lagos and Aysén . To date, over 90% of total mortality has been removed in both regions in the affected areas, which corresponds to 5,476 tons.
Since the beginning of the contingency, Sernapesca together with the competent authorities, within the framework of the Sustenta Network, have been supervising and monitoring the mortality management of the groups of salmonid concessions (ACS) affected by FAN and oxygen losses.
The Irish Government has launched the 2021 Action Plan for agriculture, food and the sea, a roadmap with 75 priority actions to support a “sustainable, innovative and competitive” fishing, agri-food, forestry sector. The plan is committed to continuing to offer "support" to farmers, fishermen and foresters, "who are the lifeblood of a balanced rural and coastal economy and community," says the government. Among the objectives of the proposal are to work to develop initiatives and policies that support the income of the fishing and agricultural sectors.
Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full articlehere
In a letter to Senate Appropriations Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) on 9 April, Acting Director for the Office of Management and Budget Shalanda Young requested USD 6.9 billion (EUR 5.8 billion) for the agency. That’s USD 1.4 billion (EUR 1.2 billion) more than the agency received for this current budget year.
More than half of the increase is tied to additional investments in climate research that would give support the work of regional and local decision makers and help make U.S. communities more resilient toward climate change.
Author: Steve Bittenbender / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here
Fisheries officers in Kipini, Tana River County are pursuing a ship caught practicing illegal fishing.
A prawn trawler, MV Roberto was on Sunday halted from fishing, after the local community and fishermen raised an alarm over dead turtles washing up on the shore.
Fisheries Officers head towards the trawler ship in Kipini,Tana River County. Photo: courtesy I Nation Media Group ?
According to the County fisheries director Evan Nyarango, the ship was trawling fish in shallow water around known turtle breeding sites near Ziwayu, against the fisheries management act, and was heavily loaded with illegal catch.
"They had lots of young fish including 43 young sharks on board, which is illegal as per the acts governing fishing in our country and even in the county," he said.
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A Maine university will play a role as the American representative in a new international aquaculture project funded by the European Union.
The University of New England says it will be a part of the AquaVitae Consortium, which is aimed at speeding up development of sustainable aquaculture in countries along the Atlantic Ocean. The European Union is funding the $8.9 million project through the Horizon 2020 program.
The university is joining 35 other groups on the project. The project is focusing on aquaculture of species that are low on the food chain. The effort has partner groups in places as far apart as Brazil and South Africa.
With the pace at which the construction of new land-based salmon farms is progressing, one can get the impression that there are few challenges that remain when it comes to RAS technology. For the technology provider Krüger Kaldnes, however, the increasing number and size of the facilities creates incentives to solve challenges that must be solved in order for the facilities to become sustainable.
Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) has been around for decades.
Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
An economic analysis commissioned by the salmon industry in British Columbia has found that hundreds of urban jobs are also at risk as a result of the Canadian government’s decision to close salmon farms in the Discovery islands region.
The report, from independent consultants RIAS, analysed the economic importance of fish farming for processing and related business in Surrey, a city on British Columbia that is a key centre for the industry. The report follows an earlier analysis by RIAS on the direct impact of the closure decision on farms in the Discovery Islands/Campbell River region.
Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
The Delegation of the European Union to Mauritania has responded to a recent Greenpeace statement claiming ‘massive looting of Mauritanian fish stocks essential to food security’ by freezer trawler Margiris.
According to a statement by the delegation, Margiris has been fishing in Mauritanian waters since 7th March this year fishing in accordance with the rules established by the fishing partnership agreement between Mauritania and the EU and with the Mauritanian regulations provided for this type of fishing.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere