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Other Media | FishFocus: Solomon Islands chooses Spanish technology company Satlink to reinforce its commitment against illegal fishing.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

• The contract is part of the government’s strategy to preserve the sustainability of its fishing activity in a country where the tuna industry accounts for 18% of the Gross Domestic Product.

Madrid, 13 September 2023.- The Solomon Islands government takes another step to strengthen its commitment against illegal fishing and guarantee good practices in the fishing industry, and to achieve so, they have once again trusted Satlink’s technology. 

Source: FishFocus | read the full article here

Other Media | SeafoodSource: UK fishing fleet continues to face post-pandemic, Brexit challenges despite rising fish prices

Thursday, September 14, 2023

The profitability of U.K. fishing vessels declined in 2022, with a rise in fish prices that drove higher revenues failing to outweigh the myriad difficulties faced by the industry last year.

According to information from U.K. public body Seafish’s annual fishing fleet survey for 2022 and its dataset showing the annual economic performance of the fleet in 2021, the size of the U.K. fleet decreased year over year in both 2021 and 2022, with just under 4,080 vessels active last year.

Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | read the full article here

IN BRIEF - Vigo will host the 11th World Tuna Conference this week, which will bring together hundreds of international tuna executives

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

La "Tuna Vigo 2023" se celebrará entre los días 14 y 15 de este mes y en ella participarán más de 20 países

Nearly three hundred managers of tuna companies from several countries plan to meet this week in Vigo at the XI World Tuna Conference 'Tuna Vigo 2023', the organizers, ANFACO, reported.

At the conference, scheduled this Thursday and Friday, September 14 and 15, representatives of fishing catches, canning and processing of seafood and auxiliary industries from Portugal, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Spain appear as guests. among the main European countries.

Representatives of the sector from the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Ivory Coast, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia and Thailand have also announced their participation.

In total, the participation of representatives of the sector accounts for more than 80% of the world's production of canned tuna, according to the organizers of the conference under the title "Leading in times of uncertainty."

Autor/Fuente: A.Paz/CadenaSer

IN BRIEF - The Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) '5th Wild Alaska Pollock Annual Meeting'

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

SEATTLE, Wash.— Consumer insights and market intelligence will be core to the fifth-ever Wild Alaska Pollock Annual Meeting on September 28th, the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers (GAPP) announced.

As it does each year, Ketchum PR will present in-depth consumer insights gathered from surveys designed to measure consumer perception of Wild Alaska Pollock and highlight opportunities for the fish in the future. Excitingly, Ketchum’s head of data and analytics, Mary Elizabeth Germaine, will be joined on stage this year by two social media ‘influencers’ who participated in campaigns throughout the past year to raise awareness of Wild Alaska Pollock, sharing original recipes and anecdotes about cooking with the fish.

The meeting will once again bring together representatives across all segments of the Wild Alaska Pollock industry for a day-long agenda at the Four Seasons, Seattle, of networking, enlightened presentations and panels and delicious Wild Alaska Pollock entrees.

The event will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Seattle and will run from 8:30am – 5:00pm with an evening reception to immediately follow. Registration is available here for those wishing to register to attend the Wild Alaska Pollock Annual Meeting either in-person or virtually.[...]

Source: GAPP

IN BRIEF - The European Parliament gives the final green light to the increase in bluefin tuna catches in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Yesterday, the plenary session of the European Parliament gave the final green light to the management plan for bluefin tuna in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, which implies an increase in the limit of fishing capacities and by-catch with respect to the 2018 thresholds.
According to the new rules, EU countries with bluefin tuna quotas, including Spain, must establish an annual fishing plan, which defines the number of vessels and traps, with an increase in the capacity of purse seine vessels up to 20% compared to the 2018 limits. Bycatch must not exceed 20% of the total catches on board at the end of each trip.

The annual fishing plan should also pay particular attention to artisanal and small-scale vessels authorized to catch this species and Member States should make greater efforts to ensure a fair and transparent distribution of fishing opportunities between artisanal and commercial fleets. larger size.[...]
Source: europapress (translated from original in spanish)

IN BRIEF - The Nueva Pescanova works council asks to suspend the ERE to negotiate 'alternative solutions'

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The Nueva Pescanova works council asks to suspend the ERE to negotiate "alternative solutions"
According to employees, the company has "important" challenges in the coming years, so a situation of this magnitude "can endanger the brand and the company itself", subtracting "present and future viability and profitability."
It was last Wednesday, September 6 (see article below), when Nueva Pescanova informed the company committees and union delegates of its intention to start this ERE, which it justifies "for economic and organizational reasons" and that it will be limited to the support areas of Chapela and Madrid. .
In a statement, the company noted that the objective is to "adapt to a challenging global environment and ensure the long-term sustainability of the company," and specified that the regulation "affects less than a hundred workers, of the more than 10,000 that make up the multinational", although he did not specify the exact figure.
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IN BRIEF - Another 12 Russian enterprises received the right to export fish products to China

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The General Administration of Customs of China has expanded the list of Russian exporters of chilled and frozen aquatic products, the press service of Rosselkhoznadzor reports.

Another 12 enterprises and fishing vessels from our country received the right to export to China. Thus, today the list of Russian exporters of fish products to China includes 892 enterprises. New organizations were registered through the Chinese information system CIFER, the message emphasizes.

In addition, ten new Russian facilities were allowed to supply live aquatic products to China. Today, the number of such objects has reached 176, noted Rosselkhoznadzor.

Author/Source: Alexey Makeev/vetandlife (translated from original in russian)

IN BRIEF - Blue Harvest files for Ch. 7 bankruptcy, company likely to liquidate assets

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Chapter 7 bankruptcy is a closure and liquidation of all the company’s assets in order to pay back debts. If the assets don’t cover the debts, the company can essentially walk out on the tab.

NEW BEDFORD — Blue Harvest Fisheries has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, according to records in U.S. federal court in Delaware, concluding an eight-year private equity roll-up of New Bedford’s fishing industry.

It is a move that some had expected following the company’s quiet decision to shut down all fishing operations on Sept. 1. The company has still not made a public announcement, leaving industry regulators, fishermen and city officials in the dark as the largest groundfish company on the East Coast abruptly grinds to a halt.

The company filed nine separate bankruptcy cases that included 40 individual LLCs. According to the Sept. 8 filings, the company’s assets range from $50 million to $100 million and its liabilities are estimated between $100 million and $500 million. Chapter 7 bankruptcies usually lead to liquidation.[...]

Author/Source:  Will Sennott/newbedfordlight.org

Other Media | FishFarmer: Two month long salmon price decline ends

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The long decline in fresh salmon prices may be over. The latest figures from Statistics Norway show they rose last week for the first time in more than two months.

The figure for week 36 was NOK 76.81 per kilo (£5.76), an increase of 2.2% on the previous week. Export volumes are continuing to run at a high level, totalling 25,523 tonnes, slightly higher than in week 35.

Author: Vince McDonagh / FishFarmer | read the full article here

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The production of marine fish in Spain grows by 11.8% in volume and 36.3% in value

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The aquaculture harvest in Spain in 2022 was 326,520 tons and a first sale value of 760.7 million euros. The most abundant species this year was the mussel with 255,218 t and an estimated value of €159.3 M. This was followed by sea bass with 23,622 t and a value of €181.6 million; rainbow trout, with 16,328 t and a value of €43.6 M; and bluefin tuna with 10,877 t and a value of €183.2 M. These are some of the main general data, which, having as a source the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA), are collected in the 2023 edition of the annual report on the evolution of the aquaculture sector in Spain and Europe, prepared annually by the Aquaculture Business Association of Spain (Apromar), “Aquaculture in Spain 2023”, which analyzes Ipaquaculture in depth.

Source: IndustriasPesqueras | Read the full article here

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