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IN BRIEF - Squid and cuttlefish market trend

WORLDWIDE
Thursday, March 23, 2023

Japan’s imports of squid and cuttlefish continued to climb in the first half of 2022, from 67 781 tonnes during this period in 2020 to 72 169 tonnes in 2021 and to 77 760 tonnes in 2022 The largest supplier by far was China, which accounted for 61 percent of the total, followed by Peru with 12.5 percent.

China’s exports of squid and cuttlefish increased sharply again, from 247 767 tonnes in the first half of 2021 to 310 797 tonnes in the same period in 2022 (+25.4 percent). The largest markets were Japan, Thailand and the Republic of Korea. However, Korean imports of squid and cuttlefish declined by 13 percent during the first half of 2022, to 73 079 tonnes.

Spanish consumption of cephalopods is picking up again this year due to the return of tourists to the country. Imports of squid and cuttlefish increased from 123 138 tonnes during the first half of 2021 to 143 919 tonnes in the first half of 2022. Thus, the country is on track to a “normal” situation. As usual, the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) were the main supplier, followed by Peru and Morocco.

Source: FAO/Globefish


IN BRIEF - With just two more days until THAIFEX - Anuga Asia 2024 concludes on 1 June 2024

THAILAND
Friday, May 31, 2024

The excitement is set to continue over the next few days! 

Future Food Experience+ at Hall 5 | All Day: Tune in as industry experts share their invaluable experience and expertise on trends, deep tech, food innovation, and more! Get ready for a line up of insightful panel sessions and engaging presentations!

Halal Pavilion at Hall 2 foyer | All Day: The influence of the halal trend shines bright! Here's a fascinating tidbit: Did you know 20% of our exhibitors feature halal-certified products? 

Start-Up Showcase and Networking | 31 May, 2.30PM - 3.30PM: Don't miss it - 3 startups are set to take center stage, presenting their innovative products! 

Thailand Ultimate Chef Challenge | 1 June, from 3.30PM: Join us as we unveil the winners of the prestigious Best Ultimate Establishment Award, Best Ultimate Asian Gourmet Challenge, Best Ultimate Asian Chef Award, Best Ultimate Professional Chef Award, and Best Ultimate Junior Chef Award.

With just two more days until THAIFEX - Anuga Asia 2024 concludes on 1 June 2024, don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in a world where innovation and inspiration reign supreme!


IN BRIEF - Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) launches its IV 'Seas Forever Week'

SPAIN
Friday, May 31, 2024

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international non-profit organization that annually celebrates "Seas Forever Week" and, in this edition, has taken Oceans Day (June 8) as a reference.
 
Under the motto, Sustainable fishing means more..., this year MSC celebrates the fourth edition of this initiative and throughout the week, from June 3 to 9, a series of activities will be carried out focused on showing how sustainable fishing successfully contributes to the protection of our oceans and, therefore, to the health of the planet and our own.
 
 
“Seas Forever Week” has the collaboration of around 90 entities from the scientific, commercial, educational, communication and sustainability fields. Among this year's activities, the collaboration between the Coloring The World Foundation and MSC stands out, which has materialized in an urban intervention open to the public by the renowned multidisciplinary artist Okuda San Miguel.
 
With this original installation, using art as a transformative tool, the growing interest of global consumers, and Spanish consumers in particular, in the health of the oceans and the importance of sustainable fishing for promote its conservation and regeneration.

IN BRIEF - The first cruise of the scientific ship Dra. Barbieri set sail, it will study yellow and red prawns and nylon shrimp

CHILE
Thursday, May 30, 2024

It will take place between May 16 to August 15, 2024.
 
On May 16, the scientific vessel Dra. Barbieri set sail from the Port of Valparaíso to carry out the "Direct evaluation of yellow shrimp, red shrimp and nylon shrimp between the Regions of Antofagasta and Biobío" the project leadership is led by the Researcher Carolina Lang. The captain of the ship is Rolando Cabrera, and the head of the cruise ship is the fishing engineer Bernardo Leiva.
 
 
Gonzalo Pereira, Executive Director of IFOP, expressed “this is a new milestone for the Dra. Barbieri ship, which set sail on the first crustacean research cruise, between Antofagasta and Santa María Island in the south of Chile, a total of 20 participating people among the crew, researchers from the direct evaluation department as well as from the oceanography and environment department and scientific observers.

For us, this cruise is tremendously important because we are beginning a new stage, in which we have two scientific vessels carrying out parallel research work, which previously had to be done alternately either with the Abate Molina or with leased vessels. I have to highlight that this first cruise has the participation of the pilot Ailyn Miranda.”

Source: IFOP

IN BRIEF - Índice NASDAQ del Salmón Exportadora Semana 21/2024

NORWAY
Thursday, May 30, 2024

The NASDAQ Salmon Index is the weighted average of weekly reported sales prices and corresponding volumes in fresh Atlantic Superior Salmon


Other media | MundoAcuicola: Court of Appeals of Punta Arenas suspends bankruptcy of salmon farm Nova Austral

CHILE
Thursday, May 30, 2024

The Court of Appeals of Punta Arenas has decided to suspend the liquidation of the Norwegian capital company Nova Austral, after Ewos presented a de facto appeal against the resolution of the Court of Letters and Guarantee of Porvenir that had declared the bankruptcy of the production company. salmon.

The resolution of the appeal court, composed of ministers Jorge Kusanovic and Caroline Turner, and the Court's prosecutor, Pablo Miño, accepted an order not to innovate requested by Ewos, which has temporarily paralyzed the liquidation process of the salmon farm.

This decision represents significant relief for the company's 3,600 workers, who would be affected by bankruptcy.

Source: MundoAcuicola l Read the full article here


Other Media | Alimarket: New frozen seafood company in financial trouble

SPAIN
Thursday, May 30, 2024

In a few months it goes from diversifying towards the modern refrigerated fishmonger to reducing its activity

The frozen seafood sector is witnessing the financial difficulties of another operator, this time of a processor that also had everything ready for its diversification into the modern refrigerated fish market in trays. In the last edition of Conxemar he talked about his latest developments in this regard and now, just a few months later, his activity depends on an agreement with the bank.

We reveal the evolution of this company, which came to have a notable presence in chains such as Dia, Carrefour and Alcampo

Source: Alimarket l Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Focus: Greenpeace calls for greater protection of Sargasso Sea

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, May 30, 2024

New figures released by Greenpeace UK reveal the extent of industrial fishing and shipping in the Sargasso Sea.

The overall volume of vessels of any type crossing the Sargasso has increased by more than 30% since 2018. The vast majority of fishing activity, 97%, consists of drifting longlines associated with high levels of bycatch of marine mammals, turtles, seabirds and sharks.

Source: Fish Focus l Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Garware puts recycled rope on sale in Chile

CHILE
Thursday, May 30, 2024

Net and rope maker Garware Technical Fibres has introduced what it says is the first rope made entirely from recycled materials into the Chilean aquaculture market.

Garware Chile business associate Marcos Jofré said the Renew Rope demonstrated the company’s commitment to Chile’s Clean Production Agreement (CPA), circularity and the reduction of plastic waste, contributing to sustainability throughout the life cycle of the products.

Source: fishfarmingexpert l Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Thousands of Icelanders sign petition against net-pen fish farming

ICELAND
Thursday, May 30, 2024

More than 46,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Icelandic government to outlaw open net-pen salmon farming in the country’s fjords.

The poll has the backing of Icelandic sport fishing groups, which have been conducting a long campaign against this type of aquaculture.

The campaign took on new momentum last autumn following a serious escape at an Arctic Fish facility in the Westfjords.

Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer l Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Miyagi Coho Salmon production expected to reach 14,500 tons

JAPAN
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Landing of "Miyagi Coho Salmon Special"  to end at the end of June

The cumulative production volume of Miyagi-farmed Coho Salmon this season (March to July 2012) is expected to be 14,500 tons, down 20% from the previous season. 

This is due to a decrease in the amount of young fish brought to the sea surface fish ponds. Furthermore, the seawater temperature at the sea surface fish farms from the beginning of the year to early spring was 5 to 6 degrees higher than usual, which resulted in extremely poor growth and an average size that is one size smaller than usual. 

The growth rate, which has been good in recent years at 12 to 13 times, is also likely to be lower than average.

Among the farmed coho salmon produced in Miyagi Prefecture, only those that are processed to preserve freshness when landed, such as by "ikejime" (killing the fish alive) or "nerve-killing", are certified as the highest quality brand, "Miyagi Salmon."[....]

Source: Minato Yamaguchi (translated from oroginal in Japanese)


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