The USDA has earmarked an additional $14 billion for aquaculture producers who continue to face market disruptions and increased costs due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
The US Department of Agriculture is urging producers to sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Programme (CFAP-2) after gaining an additional $14 billion in funding. The programme will run through 11 December 2020.
Aquaculture operations that are experiencing ongoing financial difficulties due to Covid-19 can apply for CFAP 2 at local county Farm Service Agency offices.
Atlantic cod has been a stable, steady commodity for the global seafood market in the past decade. And it will continue to serve that role in the coming years, according to a panel of cod experts assembled for a 1 October webinar, “Opportunities and Challenges in the Atlantic Cod Marketplace,” organized by Sea DataCenterin cooperation with Maritech Solutions and SeafoodSource, and hosted by Sea Data Center Managing Director Anna Björk Theodorsdottir.
Global groundfish catches have been stable over the past three years, averaging 7 million metric tons (MT) each year.
Author: Cliff White / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
Since September 21, the Primorsky branch of the FSBI "Glavrybvod" has begun to catch chum salmon spawners on the rivers: Barabashevka, Ryazanovka, Narva, Poyma, Khasansky district of Primorsky Territory and on the Serebryanka River in Terneisky District of Primorsky Territory.
n total, the specialists of the Primorsky Branch hunted 770 chum salmon and 1786 male chum salmon, transplanted the caught broodstock into cages for aging, and conducted bioanalysis. Selection and laying of eggs are planned during the week. The ratio of females to males is currently 0.4: 1. The development of the quota is 7,921 tons out of 184,196 tons (4%). In accordance with the order of the Federal Agency for Fishery of December 10, 2019, the Primorsky branch was provided with the corresponding volume of chum salmon for commercial fish farming - 184.196 tons, and on July 23, 2020, permits were obtained to catch chum salmon for commercial fish farming.
Proximar Seafood plans to produce land-based salmon at the foot of the iconic Mount Fuji in Japan. Now the largest owner of Proximar Seafood, the Grieg family, has announced that the company may be listed on the Oslo Stock Exchanges’ Merkur Market during the autumn.
SalmonBusiness has reported on Proximar Seafood several times, most recently at the end of July, when co-founder and CEO Joachim Nielsen stated that they were ready to start construction of the facility.
Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
The UK fleet recorded its third £1 billion turnover year in a row in 2019, according to figures published by Seafish.
Seafish’s The Economics of the UK Fishing Fleet 2019 report follows the release of the Fleet Economic performance dataset earlier this year and includes analysis from Seafish. A new online tool allowing users to access and explore the underlying data more easily has also been released.
The Economics of the UK Fishing Fleet 2019 report demonstrates that the total operating profit for the UK fleet in 2019 was £240 million, a similar figure to 2018 as drop in total costs offsets a decrease in income.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions, and ongoing worldwide uncertainty, VNU Group modifies its show calendar to secure successful inter-regional exhibitions during the second half of 2021.
The schedule modifications will result in the postponement of six leading events in the agribusiness sectors, which are organized by VNU Asia Pacific, VNU Europe, and partners. The events were originally planned to take place in the upcoming months in Southeast Asia.
VIV Asia and the newly co-located events, Meat Pro Asia and Free from Food Asia, were originally planned for March and are now scheduled to take place on September 22-24, 2021 at IMPACT, Bangkok, Thailand
ILDEX Vietnam will now take place from July 21-23, 2021 at SECC (Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Following in Q4, both ILDEX Indonesia and Aquatica Asia shows will take place from November 24-26, 2021 at ICE (Indonesia Convention Exhibition), Jakarta, Indonesia.
ICES has announced its 2021 North-Eastern Atlantic quota recommendations for mackerel, Atlanto-Scandian herring, horse mackerel and blue whiting.
The recommendation is for mackerel to be set at 852,284, an 8% reduction on this year’s quota. The stock is regarded as being in a strong condition with consistently good recruitment, even though the advice is for a reduction in catches.
Participating nations failed to agree on 2020 mackerel catch allocations, and quota for this year add up to 1,090,879 tonnes, exceeding the ICES 2020 recommendation for a maximum catch of 922,064 tonnes.
Author: Quentin Bates / FskerForum | Read the full articlehere
After weighing up all the elements of risk and contingency, the EAS Board has decided that the Aquaculture Europe 2020 event planned in Cork next April cannot now go ahead. The Board has therefore decided to organise AE2020 as an ONLINE event, held over the same dates April 12-15, 2021.
The basic format of the event will stay the same as ‘normal’ Aquaculture Europe meetings, with morning plenary sessions and then breakout parallel sessions for oral and Eposter presentations. The parallel sessions will be made up of shorter slots for pre-recorded video presentations of the oral presentations and with time allocated to review Eposters and for Q&A.
The Board has also agreed to extend the deadline for submission of abstracts to January 31st.
While Chilean Naviera Orca is currently in legal proceedings against wellboat competitors Aquaship and Sølvtrans, major shareholder Odd Einar Sandøy has the support of another foreign shareholder, namely former Rostein chairman of the board Kjell Audun Aasen.
Odd Einar Sandøy, owner of the world’s largest wellboat company Rostein, has been reported as a stakeholder in Naviera Orca, the Chilean shipping company that is dragging Sølvtrans and Aquaship through the Chilean legal system for alleged violations of ownership laws in the country.
Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
The course of pelagic fishing week 43 Norway
This autumn's best NVG herring week and less mackerel from the North Sea
We received significantly smaller quantities of mackerel than in the previous three weeks. A total of 23,100 to...