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Friday, May 20, 2022
The EU-27’s total organic aquaculture production reached a level of around 74,032 tonnes in 2020 and accounted for 6.4% of the region’s total farmed output, according to a new report from the European Commission’s European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA).
EUMOFA’s “Organic Aquaculture in the EU” study states that production has increased by 60% compared to 2015 (46,341 tonnes), mainly due to a growth in organic mussel production.
Author: Jason Holland / Worldfishing | Read the full articlehere
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
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.
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 articlehere
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
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.
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
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.
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 articlehere
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