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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


IN BRIEF - Crab ban season will begin in Sinaloa in May

MEXICO
Friday, April 16, 2021

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.

Author: Gabriela Castro / Debate


Other media | Sernapesca: Sernapesca reports on progress in the withdrawal of mortality due to FAN contingency

CHILE
Friday, April 16, 2021

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.

Source: Sernapesca | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Ireland launches 2021 action plan to achieve a 'sustainable, innovative and competitive' fisheries sector

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Friday, April 16, 2021

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 article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Biden wants 25 percent funding increase for NOAA

UNITED STATES
Friday, April 16, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden has called on Congress to give the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration a more than 25 percent increase in funding for the 2022 fiscal year.

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


IN BRIEF - Tana Officials Impound Trawler Practising Illegal Fishing

KENYA
Thursday, April 15, 2021

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.

Author: Stephen Oduor / All Africa


IN BRIEF - Maine university joins international aquaculture project

UNITED STATES
Thursday, April 15, 2021

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.


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: 'There is probably room for saving up to 15-20 % of the energy used in a RAS facility as a whole'

NORWAY
Thursday, April 15, 2021

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 article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Report counts urban cost of BC farm closures

CANADA
Thursday, April 15, 2021

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 article here


Other Media | Fisker Forum: Response To Greenpeace’s Margiris Claims

EUROPEAN UNION
Thursday, April 15, 2021

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 article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Norway salmon exports to UK worth 30% less in Q1

EUROPEAN UNION
Thursday, April 15, 2021

The value of salmon exports from Norway to the UK dropped by 30% in the first three months of this year compared to the same period in 2020, the deputy chief executive of Seafood Norway has said.

Trond Davidsen blamed both Brexit and strict Covid measures for causing difficulties but said the flow of goods was now working more smoothly.

Although Norway is not in the EU, the end of the Brexit transition period at the end of 2020 meant the country’s trade relations with the UK were no longer regulated by the European Economic Area (EEA) agreement which governs trade between EU member states and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Author: Therese Soltveit & Ole Andreas Drønen / fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


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