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IN BRIEF - In election year, Peltola walks complicated path on fisheries and drilling

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola of Alaska this spring unexpectedly pulled her support for a Republican-led bill that seeks to pave the way for more oil drilling in the state, opening her up to criticism from opponents who claim she’s supporting a pro-Biden agenda.

It was the latest in a series of moves by the Democrats that led to a mix of reactions from conservation and tribal groups and resource development advocates.

Peltola late last month backed the controversial Donlin Gold prospect, joining Alaska Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan in a friends-of-the-court legal brief expressing support. That effort drew criticism from a tribal group in the region, and praise from industry trade groups. They called the Southwest Alaska mine one of the state’s “most important and necessary economic development projects.”

Also on May 1, Peltola introduced legislation in the House to stop the Pebble copper and gold mine in the Bristol Bay region that’s home to the world’s largest commercial sockeye salmon fishery. That move drew widespread applause from conservation and tribal groups, and opposition from the mine developer.[continues...]

Author/Source: Alex DeMarban/Alaska Journal of Commerce


Other Media | Faro de Vigo: The 'Furor' teaches how to stand up to illegal fishing in the largest maritime exercise in West and Central Africa

GUINEA
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

The Maritime Action Vessel (BAM) Furor, built by Navantia in its shipyard in Ferrol, is immersed in the maritime security exercise Obangame Express 2024, which takes place between May 11 and 16 in the waters of the Gulf of Guinea. The maneuvers in which the Galician vessel participates will serve to evaluate the role it plays together with the rest of the forces present, promoting its "interoperability" to increase the deterrence capacity of the coastal countries against illegal fishing, piracy, illicit trafficking and other maritime threats. It is the largest maritime exercise in West and Central Africa.

Source: Faro de Vigo l Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Algae oil producer achieved 50% volume increase as demand for Omega-3 rises

NETHERLANDS
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Algae oil producer Veramaris increased its production volume by 50% in 2023.

“2023 marks a pivotal year for Veramaris, as we not only achieved a record increase in production volumes but also solidified our market position. We are now poised to scale up sustainably, streamlining our production processes and forging new partnerships,” said Veramaris CEO Gertjan de Koning.

Source: SalmonBusiness i Read the full article here


Other Media | WorldFishing: Brussels urged to safeguard EU tuna

EUROPEAN UNION
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Europe’s association of fish processers and traders is calling on the European Commission to back the industry as it continues negotiations on a free trade agreement with Thailand.

Ahead of the third round of talks, scheduled for June in Brussels, AIPCE-CEP is urging the Commission to consider the concerns of the industry, and in particular exclude some tuna products from any deal in order to safeguard European production.

Source: Worldfishing i Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Aldi makes pitch to seafood suppliers, launches Air Fryer Salmon

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Aldi U.S., which is rapidly growing its footprint across the country, has introduced a multitude of new seafood products this year and is lowering prices on products across its stores.

The Batavia, Illinois, U.S.A.-based operator of around 2,200 discount grocery stores announced it will drop its everyday low prices on more than 250 items, passing along USD 100 million (EUR 92.8 million) in total savings to customers. The move is similar to one taken by the company in 2023, which saved shoppers more than USD 60 million (EUR 55.7 million), according to Aldi U.S. President Dave Rinaldo.

Author:Christine Blank / SeafoodSource  i Read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: Chile, the United States and African countries increased the production of fishmeal

WORLDWIDE
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Chile, the United States and African countries increased fishmeal production, according to the IFFO report.

The Marine Ingredients Organization recently published this in-depth report on global fishmeal and fish oil production trends in the first three months of 2024.

The report addresses global fish oil and fishmeal production trends in the first three months of 2024.

Source: EuropaAzul l Read the full article here

 


IN BRIEF - Sea of ​​Japan herring (preliminary report at the end of April) 6,540 tons New highest in recent years

JAPAN
Monday, May 13, 2024

The coastal herring fishery in the Sea of ??Japan, caught using gill nets and set nets, reached a new high in recent years with a total of 6,540 tons caught in the area from Soya to Hiyama, according to preliminary reports at the end of April.

  • According to a summary by the Extension Instructor of the Growth Industries Division of the Prefectural Fisheries and Forestry Department, the total amount was 5,707 tons, which was 1,000 tons more than the previous year, with 1,316 tons in northern Shishi, 3,012 tons in Ishikari, 1,373 tons in Rumoi, and 5 tons in Soya. 
  • In addition, Shinanbu caught 815 tons, including 349 tons in Suttsu Town, more than four times the amount from the previous year.
  • Hiyama's production was 19 tons, the same as last year. 

The fishing season has been extended overall, and large, older herring fish were not cut off until the latter half of the season.


IN BRIEF - Kyokuyo to increase sales by 50% in 3 years

JAPAN
Monday, May 13, 2024

Announcement of new medium-term plan, further expansion of “Overseas” and “Food”

On the 10th, Kyokuyo (President Makoto Inoue) announced a new medium-term management plan, "Gear Up Kyokuyo 2027", covering the years 2024 to 2027.

For the last fiscal year ending in March 2027, sales estimated at 400 billion yen (261.6 billion yen in the fiscal year ended March 2024) and operating income will be 13.5 billion yen (8.8 billion yen), an increase of approximately 53% in three years.

The target value for the overseas sales ratio is 15% or more.


IN BRIEF - Fisheries Minister inaugurates second fish selling point in capital secretariat

YEMEN
Monday, May 13, 2024

SANA'A (Saba) - The Minister of Fisheries in the caretaker government, Muhammad Al-Zubairi, inaugurated the second fish selling point in Bani Al-Harith District in the capital secretariat.

The inauguration of the point of sale comes within the economic empowerment projects for poor families, with the support of the Supreme Agricultural and Fisheries Committee, the Ministry of Fisheries, the Capital Secretariat, the Agricultural Cooperative Union, the Fisheries Cooperative Union, the Agricultural, Fisheries Initiatives and Projects Financing Unit in the Secretariat.

Al-Zubairi pointed out that the goal of these points is to alleviate the burden on citizens in light of the current difficult living conditions of the citizen as a result of the aggression and siege, pointing out that the Ministry is moving to generalize this experience to many places and regions, with a focus on population density.

For his part, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Industry and Trade for the Internal Trade Sector, Muhammad Qatran, explained that this project will create competition in order to provide fish to citizens at competitive prices, less costs and better quality, after the citizen suffered during the previous period from high fish prices.


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Discontent in the sector as the EU diverts fishing funds to other 'urgent challenges'

EUROPEAN UNION
Monday, May 13, 2024

Just when fishing is claiming a place among the community priorities and now that it seemed that issues related to food sovereignty had begun to interest Brussels and the Member States, the sector is disappointed with an EU budget modification, approved by both the Council and the Community Executive, which withdraws money from the specific structural fund for fishing, the FEMP (European Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund) to respond to other "urgent and common challenges", says the European Commission proposal.

Source: La Voz de Galicia l Read the full article here


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