IN BRIEF - Pakistani enterprises eyes potential in aquaculture cooperation with China
Thursday, September 21, 2023
BEIJING, More and more Pakistani aquatic product exporters enjoy zero tariffs and become aware of the details of the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA).
“We have registered new species under the second phase of CPFTA, which can help increase our exports to China,”said Ghulam Qadir, commercial counselor of the Pakistani Embassy in China.
At present, many Pakistani companies seek to deepen their cooperation with Chinese partners to increase their exports of aquatic products.
On September 13, a Pakistani agricultural delegation led by Shahid Firoz, representative of Pakistan Arfeen Group and vice chairman of Belt and Road Development Company, paid a visit to the China Aquatic Products Processing and Marketing Alliance(CAPPMA) in Beijing, China, and had an in-depth discussion on deepening China-Pakistan cooperation in aquaculture industry, CEN reported.[...]
The same source reported that Vietnamese shrimp exports in November recorded 310 million dollars, a year-on-year increase of 3.5 percent. With that sum, the income from sending this item abroad during the first 11 months amounted to 3.15 billion dollars, a figure that represented a drop of 22 percent compared to the same period in 2022.
The main receiving markets for this product from Vietnam are the United States, China, Japan, the European Union and South Korea.
Shrimp exports remain dominated by price competition amid global oversupply and low sales values.
According to VASEP assessments, demand for shrimp in Southeast Asia and the Far East is expected to improve at the end of the year thanks to Christmas and the Lunar New Year. Prices could increase during that period.
China's largest comprehensive fishery scientific survey vessel, Lanhai (Blue Ocean) 201, recently set sail for the first time to carry out fishery resource survey tasks. After quarantine inspection by Shanghai Chongming Customs, the Lanhai 201 has departed from Shanghai Hengsha Fishing Port, according to local media reports on Wednesday.
The Lanhai 201 survey vessel is the largest investment, tonnage, and most advanced facility of its kind by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. It belongs to the East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences and is a 3,000-ton fishery comprehensive scientific survey vessel. It was independently developed and designed by China and has global navigation capabilities (outside of polar ice regions).
Weighing 3,000 tons and measuring 84.5 meters in length and 15 meters in width, the vessel has a cruising power of 10,000 nautical miles and integrates advanced technologies, according to the Xinhua News Agency.
The vessel is capable of collecting and analyzing data and samples in various missions, such as fisheries resource survey and assessment, fishery ecological environment monitoring and research and tests on fishing gears and techniques.[...]
One of Scotland’s largest family-owned manufacturers of quality seafood products is marking 20 years of partnership with Aldi.
The fifth-generation family business was established in 1947 in Boddam and has grown from strength to strength in recent years – a success owners credit to their long-standing relationship with Aldi and as a result of their innovative product offering.
Stephen Main, Commercial Director and Ryan Scatterty, CEO, with the Aldi team.
Thistle Seafoods started out supplying Scottish Aldi stores with just two products in 2003.
Today, their expanded product offering is available in every UK Aldi store with 39 different products including fresh Melt in the Middle Fishcakes, frozen Breaded and Battered Fish, and speciality lines for the festive season including Salmon Wellingtons and Luxury Fish Pies.
Headquartered in Peterhead, Thistle acquired a second site in 2022 in Uddingston as part of its strategy to develop a ‘sea-to-plate’ seafood processing business.[...]
Fishermen have been catching and selling blue fin tuna from UK waters on a trial basis.
A pilot fishery started in August, with seven of 10 licences going to fishermen in Cornwall and two in Devon.
The species is newly returned and stocks have been increasing in recent years, with researchers and the government closely monitoring levels.
They can be 10ft (3m) long, weigh more than 1,000llbs (454kg) and some this year have sold for more than £3,000.
It has been extended by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) by a month due to poor weather conditions making it difficult for the boats to get out over the autumn.
There are strict limits on quota, with each of the 10 licensed boats permitted 3.9 tonnes in total, and to catch no more than three of the fish on any one day.[...]
Zenma Sanma announced the total of saury landings for the 2023 fishing season as of the end of November. The amount of fish landed was 24,046 tons (35% increase compared to the same period last year), returning to the 20,000-ton level for the first time in three years since the 2020 fishing season (final 29,566 tons). However, because the average unit price was 30% lower, the value of the fish landed was 10,007,971,000 yen (3% decrease), lower than the previous fishing season.
In November, a single month increase of 8,575 tons (25% increase) was achieved. In addition to being visible off the coast of Sanriku in late October, schools of fish have been seen off the Sea of ??Okhotsk in Hokkaido, and for the first time in a long time, a major fishing ground has been formed in the waters near Japan. For the past two years, only large vessels were able to fish for saury, mainly in international waters, but small and medium-sized vessels are now able to fish for saury for the first time in three years.
The total was about 14,000 tons, including about 6,000 tons from the Sea of ??Okhotsk fishing grounds and about 8,000 tons off the coast of Sanriku. Approximately 60% of all catches have so far been caught in waters near Japan. It was a year in which the tide changed, with the amount of fish landings turning to increase for the first time in five years. [....]
WWF celebrates today’s decision by Mediterranean countries gathered at the 23rd COP of the Barcelona Convention in Portoroz (Slovenia) to increase the protection of six threatened species of sharks and rays by prohibiting their landing and put in place better conservation measures for three others.
This is a crucial step forward for the protection of these species, especially in a region that has the highest percentage of sharks and rays threatened with extinction globally. It’s also an important contribution to the achievement of the 30% protection target of the CBD Global Biodiversity Framework.
To make this even more effective, we agree with the need to assess and mitigate the possible adverse socio-economic impacts of the decision and work with communities to support potentially required transitions, and secure incomes and livelihoods.
WWF also welcomes the decision to establish a Regional Activity Center for Climate Change in Türkiye aimed at increasing regional collaboration to accelerate action to address the impacts of climate change.
Felipe Kauak Martabid is an Aquaculture Engineer from the Austral University of Chile and specialization in strategic negotiation and sales team management. His experience in the salmon farming industry is more than 10 years, in which the first three years he worked in R&D-based companies, and then he worked for seven years in a recognized multinational company, technology provider for the industry. of the salmon. And since Tuesday, December 5, he is the new Commercial Manager of Imenco Aqua in Chile.
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The European Commission has adopted the 12th edition of the European List of Ship Recycling Facilities, which renews the listing of two shipyards located in Turkey and one in the USA and extends the expiration date of the listing of one shipyard located in Finland and five listed shipyards in Norway. Additionally, the new list removes three facilities located respectively in Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway because they are no longer engaged in ship recycling.
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