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Other Media | WorldFishing: Chicken of the Sea rebrand

Monday, January 23, 2023

California-headquartered seafood company Chicken of the Sea has announced its first complete rebrand in over 20 years, including a refreshed mascot, new packaging and an updated website.

The rebranding and design were created in partnership with Little Big Brands, a branding agency located in the New York City area specialising in brand strategy, design and activation.

To celebrate the launch, Chicken of the Sea is offering a US$1,000,000 grand prize to anyone who can submit an unaltered video that documents a real-life mermaid in action. More achievably, the company is also asking people to submit mermaid-inspired images and for a chance to win a “Swimmer’s Up Prize” of $2,500.

Author: Jason Holland / Worldfishing l Read the full article

IN BRIEF - EU provides funds to Cambodia to reform the fisheries sector

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

The Chief Envoy of the European Union (EU) to Cambodia yesterday announced a new round of financial support for Cambodia to help the Kingdom’s government reform its fisheries sector.

The announcement was made by EU Ambassador Igor Driesmans while paying a courtesy call to Dith Tina, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF).

According to the Ambassador, the EU will release around $7 million in grants to the Ministry of Economic and Finance (MEF) to support key areas of the fisheries reform, such as monitoring, control, and surveillance; flooded forest protection; conservation of marine fisheries; transfer of grants to community fisheries; research; and food safety.

Cambodia’s economy and food security are significantly influenced by the fishing industry. Fish consumption was 52.4 kg/capita in 2021, and the fishing sector contributed 7-8% of the country’s GDP.

Launched in 2019 as the most important programme ever for the European Union to support the fisheries sector in a partner country and in Cambodia, the CAPFISH Programme (EUR 112 million) was implemented by the Fisheries Administration attached to the MAFF, supporting all pillars of the current national strategy in fisheries until 2025.[....]

Source: Taing Rinith / Khmer Times (translated from the original in English)

IN BRIEF - Digitalizing pufferfish longline fishing

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Research on digitalization has begun in Yamaguchi Prefecture's puffer (Tetraodontiformes) longline fishery to make fishing site selection more efficient.

The system automatically captures the temperature of the ocean floor where puffer fish are most commonly found, and displays it on a smartphone chart overlaid with the catch record, which can be used as a basis for deciding where to set the next line. The aim is to reduce costs and shorten operation time by leveraging the experience of fishermen and further exploring the correlation between environmental data and catches.

The research is being carried out under the "Smart Fisheries Social Implementation Promotion Project'' commissioned by Yamaguchi Prefecture, and is led by Associate Professor Hirofumi Matsumoto of the Fisheries College of the Fisheries Research and Education Organization.

Even if surface water temperatures and current speeds of the ocean are available, water temperatures and currents differ at depths of 100 meters or deeper, where puffers live. It was not possible to determine in which temperate zone they were most abundant, and as a result, the selection of fishing grounds was largely based on the experience and intuition of fishermen.[....]

Source: The Suizan-Keizai Daily News (translated from original in japanese)

IN BRIEF - Majority of Taiwan's saury fishing boats switch to LEDs

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Kaohsiung (CNA) A majority of Taiwan's long-distance saury fishing vessels have switched to using light emitting diodes (LEDs) to conduct saury fishery in the Pacificfor environmental reasons, the Kaohsiung City Government's Marine Bureau said Tuesday.

The methods for which fishermen catch squid or saury are similar, hence many boats venture out to sea twice a year to catch these two types of fish, the bureau said.

Citing an example, it said boats travel to the Southwest Atlantic to fish for squid in the first half of the year, return and then venture out again to fish for saury in the North Pacific in the following months.

The fishing for saury happens at night, with artificial light playing an important role in attracting the fish to nets.

In the past, fishermen often used incandescent light bulbs or high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps to get their catch, but these types of lighting tend to consume a lot of energy, the bureau said.[...]

Source: focustaiwan.tw

IN BRIEF - Sardinella banned from fishing by the Mauritanian government

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

The Mauritanian Ministry of Fisheries announced the closure of sardinella fishing for shipowners operating in coastal and offshore segments due to alarming stock assessments.

A measure which may be lifted by the Mauritanian Institute of Oceanographic and Fisheries Research depending on the progress observed.

It is following evaluations by the Mauritanian Institute of Oceanographic and Fisheries Research (Imrop) having established abundance indices in continuous decline and reported an increase in sardinella mortality through fishing, that the Mauritanian Ministry of Fisheries has decided to close access to this resource.[...]

Source: Mélanie Chartier / Le Marin (translated from original in french)

IN BRIEF - Maruha Nichiro promotes ROIC management

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

President Ken Ikemi "One step toward a virtuous cycle in 2024, top management speaks''

On the 4th, Maruha Nichiro President Ken Ikemi held a year-end press conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, where he spoke of the need for "resilient'' business operations in a rapidly changing environment. 

"We will work on providing market-oriented products, ROIC (return on invested capital) management, and promoting innovation", Ikemi said. Responding to the decline in marine resources was a major issue.[....]

Source: Minato Yamaguchi (translated from original in japanese)

IN BRIEF - Statement from Naviera Ancora, owner of the F/V 'Lodairo'

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Glasgow - Ancora, shipowner company of the Spanish cod fishery Lodairo, reports that the two crew members who suffered an accident on board the ship on November 29 continue to be stable and progressing favorably at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow.
Iván López Van der Veen, the ship's owner, remains in the Scottish city and will remain there for a few more days, accompanying the relatives of the sailors, who arrived in Glasgow on November 30.
Likewise, Ancora and the families of the crew express their gratitude to the United Kingdom rescue services and the staff of the Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, particularly in the Intensive Care and Trauma areas. “Their exquisite treatment of family members, respecting their privacy, and the support received are being fundamental in the recovery process, both from their own
crew members, as well as their families,” says Iván López.
The shipowner also wants to thank the “incredible” work and tenacity of the Lodairo crew during the first aid provided to the injured, since their level of training in health matters and the support received by the Radiomedical Center of Spain allowed the sailors to be stabilized until the arrival of the rescue helicopter.

IN BRIEF - He was selected as 'The Most Beautiful Ocean Fisherman'!

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

In order to thoroughly implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important expositions on agriculture, rural areas, rural revitalization and publicity and ideological work, carry forward the spirit of distant-water fishermen who are brave in pioneering, not afraid of hardships, hard-working and tenacious, and move forward courageously, tell the story and highligh of China’s distant-water fisheries.

The style of the fishery industry, and through tree selection and publicity, it inspired pelagic fishermen to work hard and lead the industry team building. In 2022, the China Pelagic Fisheries Association launched the "Searching for the Most Beautiful Pelagic Fishermen" activity, and finally selected 15. Finally the professor Chen Xinjun from the School of Marine Science of Shanghai Ocean University was selected.

Chen Xinjun is a leader and pioneer in the science and technology of pelagic squid fishing in China; He is currently the dean and second-level professor of the School of Marine Science of Shanghai Ocean University. He is also the director of the National Pelagic Fishery Engineering Technology Research Center and the Ministry of Education's Key Laboratory of Sustainable Development of Ocean Fishery Resources.[...]

Source: The Paper·Government Affairs


IN BRIEF - In Russia they propose to ban the production of canned fish

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

The Fish Union came up with a proposal to ban the production of canned fish according to technical specifications (TU), which are subject to GOST standards in the country.

These are, for example, sprats in oil or natural saury. This initiative was announced during an open meeting of representatives of Rosselkhoznadzor and the fishing community, which the publication “Veterinary and Life” organized at the site of the VII International Fishery Forum in St. Petersburg.

Sergei Gudkov, head of the consumer market development department of the Fish Union, began his speech with a problem: Russians eat little fish, and the level of its consumption is declining. According to the Fishing Union, fish consumption in Russia has decreased by 30% since 2013. “No other food product has undergone such critical changes, and we attribute this to two reasons,” said Sergei Gudkov. One of them is the increase in the cost of fish raw materials, which is higher than inflation, in contrast to meat and dairy products. But this is not the main reason for the sharp decline in fish consumption, the speaker noted. “We came to the conclusion that the reduction in consumption is most influenced by the quality of products,” said a representative of the union.

Source: Vetand Life (translated from original in russian)

IN BRIEF - Oversea seafood buyers begin business trip in Japan

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

AOMORI – Fish wholesalers from the United States, Canada and Singapore started a business trip on Monday to four northeastern prefectures as the local fishing industry continues to reel from China's import ban on Japanese marine products.

The tour was organized by the government-linked Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) to help the country's fishery business operators find alternative buyers for their products.

The Chinese government has banned imports of Japanese marine products to protest against the release of treated water into the ocean from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in the Tohoku region.

The buyers from six companies, who are interested in scallops, yellowtail and sea urchin, observed an auction at a wholesale market in the city of Aomori on Monday morning.

Later, they inspected bluefin tuna caught off Aomori Prefecture and held a meeting with a local fishery wholesaler.

The wholesalers will, from Tuesday, visit fish markets and fishery business operators in the prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima.

Source: The Japan Times

Other Media | EuropaAzul: Germany prepares the largest shrimp farm on land

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Europe is preparing to host the largest and most modern land-based shrimp farm in the world. Germany is preparing to launch an extraordinary initiative. Prawn farming company Aquapurna has partnered with German chemical company K+S to carry out this ambitious project in Sigmundshall, near Hanover.

Startup Aquapurna is collaborating with German fertilizer giant K+S to build this modern facility near Hanover, after securing a seven-figure investment from private investors.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here

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