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IN BRIEF - IFOP has a new Executive Director

Friday, May 20, 2022

Today Gonzalo Pereira Puchy assumes as Executive Director of the Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP). He is a lawyer from the Catholic University of Valparaíso, holds a diploma in International Relations from the University of Chile and a Master's in Law from the PUCV.

With extensive experience in management positions, he has served as Head of the Legal Department in the National Fisheries Service, National Director of Customs, Secretary General of the CPPS and Executive Secretary of the Pacific Coastal Marine Action Plan.

He was currently working as Head of the Fisheries Development Division of the Undersecretary of Fisheries.

Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: The sardine was sold for less than 4 euros a few hours after lighting the fire

Saturday, June 25, 2022

It had been a long time since Juan Carlos Corrás, president of Lonja de A Coruña, had not witnessed a sardine unloading on the Wall of such caliber. If you're pressed, since 2010. Or that's what Pescagalicia's statistics reveal. Between 80 and 90 tons were put up for auction yesterday. It was past ten in the morning and the purse seiners continued to unload kilos and kilos of the most demanded fish for these festivities.

Source: La Voz de Galicia | read the full article here

Other Media | SeafoodSource: UK retail seafood sales drop due to record-breaking inflation

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Chilled seafood sales in the U.K. grocery sector plunged in the quarter ending 15 May, primarily due to record-high price inflation.

Overall chilled seafood sales dropped 11 percent to GBP 489.9 million (USD 601 million, EUR 568 million), according to grocery research firm Kantar.

Sales of all sub-categories of chilled seafood dropped, Kantar said in its latest Meat, Fish, and Poultry report. 

Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | read the full article here

Other Media | FishFocus: New measures in gulf of lion to protect mediterranean

Friday, June 24, 2022

France and Spain are set to roll out stricter measures in the Gulf of Lion to protect precious fish stocks and habitats as part of conservation efforts supported by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

As of this week, in an area of 45 square kilometres in the Gulf of Lion, all fishing of demersal stocks (i.e. fish living and feeding on or near the bottom of the sea) carried out in a way that could endanger their sustainability is banned.

Source: FishFocus | read the full article here

Other Media | Fish Farmer: BC farm licences renewed in last minute reprieve

Friday, June 24, 2022

The Canadian federal government has given the go-ahead for open-net pen salmon aquaculture to continue for the next two years at 79 farms off the coast of British Columbia.

The decision, which comes just a few days before the existing licences expire on 30 June, only represents a stay of execution for the industry on Canada’s west coast. The federal government said it remains committed to its pledge “to transition from open-net pen salmon aquaculture in British Columbia’s coastal waters in a manner that protects wild salmon, the environment, and the economy.”

Author: Vince McDonagh / FishFarmer | read the full article here

Other Media | The Fishing Daily: Danish fishermen face uncertainty as UK closes important fishing grounds

Friday, June 24, 2022

The United Kingdom’s decision to close trawling on the British part of Dogger Bank will have serious consequences for Danish fishing fleet claims national fishing organisation leaders.

On 08 April 2022, the UK decided to close large parts of Dogger Bank to fishing with bottom trawling gear. Following a round of consultations that did not change the decision, the closure took effect on 13 June, and applies to all vessels – including the Danish vessels.

Source: TheFishingDaily | read the full article here

Other Media | EuropaAzul: Seychelles and Mayotte sign a new 6-year fishing agreement

Friday, June 24, 2022

Seychelles and Mayotte sign a new 6-year fishing agreement that allows seychelles-flagged tuna vessels to operate in the waters of the French overseas department, while being reciprocal in its terms for Mayotte vessels fishing in Seychelles waters.

The six-year agreement was signed by the Seychelles Chief Fisheries Secretary, Roy Clarisse, and Emmanuel Berck, Deputy Head of the Trade Negotiations Unit.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here

Other Media | Fishfarmingexpert: Portuguese retail giant buys 10.1% stake in on-land salmon farmer

Friday, June 24, 2022

Jerónimo Martins, a Portugal-based international food industry group, has agreed to invest NOK 173.9 million (£14.4m) in Norwegian on-land fish farmer Andfjord Salmon through a directed private placement of new shares.

The investment will give Jerónimo Martins a 10.1% share in Andfjord Salmon, which will stock its first smolts this month and plans to eventually produce 69,000 gutted weight tonnes of salmon a year at three sites on the island of Andøya.

Source: Fishfarmingexpert | read the full article here

Other Media | The Fish Site: AquaEasy and eFishery target improvements to Indonesia's shrimp farms

Thursday, June 23, 2022

AquaEasy, a spin-out from Bosch's innovation hub Grow, recently signed a collaboration agreement with eFishery, the Indonesian aquaculture technology startup.

eFishery and AquaEasy have established a partnership that includes a distribution partner agreement, namely the implementation of an artificial intelligence (AI) solution supported by water quality internet of things (IoT) sensors, which have been developed for more than five years specifically for vannamei shrimp farming in Indonesia.

Source: TheFishSite | read the full article here

Other Media | SalmonBusiness: BC’s 79 farmed salmon licenses renewed for two years

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Canada’s Minister of Fisheries Joyce Murray on Wednesday announced she is renewing for two years the 79 farmed salmon licenses that are expiring on June 30.

“The decision follows two years of engagement with partners and stakeholders on these new measures. It will allow the industry to continue to operate within the current regulations while the transition plan is being collaboratively developed to define the future of the industry,” her department, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), said in a statement.

Author: Liza Mayer / SalmonBusiness | read the full article here

Other Media | SeafoodSource: China's salmon consumption growth imperiled by higher import prices

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Chinese consumers are facing soaring prices for imported salmon, and that may not be good for long-term market growth, according to Fan Xubing, head of the Beijing-based seafood marketing consultancy Seabridge.

Exports of fresh Norwegian Atlantic salmon to China increased 67 percent in value year-on-year between January and May 2022, even while dropping 11 percent in volume.

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

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Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: The sardine was sold for less than 4 euros a few hours after lighting the fire
United Kingdom
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Other Media | SeafoodSource: UK retail seafood sales drop due to record-breaking inflation
United States
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Patagonian toothfish: US-UK diplomatic friction over fishing off the Falkland's
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Two sub-areas are closed to prevent the capture of juvenile shrimp
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Norway reduces 2022 mackerel quota
United Kingdom
Jun 24, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Opinion: Some fishing deals in West Africa make little economic sense
Viet Nam
Jun 24, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Kien Giang Province has used a variety of methods to promote propaganda and encourage fishermen to strictly abide by anti-IUU regulation
Russian Federation
Jun 24, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Catches situation for herring and mackerel in Russian waters
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Conarpesa disembarks with millionaire investment in the province of Buenos Aires
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Discontinued supply of shrimp at the Chubut plants
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Statistics │ Export │Atlantic salmon: fresh and frozen │ week 23
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Passage counting │ Alaska sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) │ Port Moller │ June-2019-20-21-22
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Catches │ Alaska sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) │ 2021-22 (until June 14-15)
United States
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Catches │ Chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta)│ 2021-22 (until June 14-15)

Patagonian toothfish: US-UK diplomatic friction over fishing off the Falkland's
United States The following is an excerpt from an article published by Associated Press: MIAMI (AP) — It's one of the most expensive fish in the world. It sells for $32 a pound (450 grams) in Whole Foods s...
Kamchatka salmon season in Russia breaks records: 3 times more than last year
Russia Fed. “Krasnaya Putina” (Salmon Season) started at an accelerated pace: 8.3 thousand tons of salmon have already been harvested - 3 times more than last year By June 21, 2022, the catch of Pa...
Kien Giang Province has used a variety of methods to promote propaganda and encourage fishermen to strictly abide by anti-IUU regulation
Viet Nam Kien Giang province focused on adopting synchronized solutions to prevent illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, therefore there were no ships in the fourth quarter of 2021 and first quar...
Two sub-areas are closed to prevent the capture of juvenile shrimp
Argentina This is the western fringe of subareas 13 and 15. The fleet is located from the beginning of the season towards the center of the authorized area. Yields have been good, but they are watching closely ...

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