The head of the the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance has signed an open letter calling on the Federal Government to unleash Canada’s huge potential to produce more sustainable, affordable food.
“With the war in Ukraine, ongoing challenges from Covid, global supply chain problems and environmental shocks from climate change, Canadians and citizens around the world are facing higher food costs and food shortages. These shortages will disproportionately affect the poor. It is time for Canada to intensify food production to sustainably and affordably feed Canadians and the world”
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The Danish government has announced that €200 million of its European Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund will be will be dedicated to improve resource efficiency and competitiveness of SMEs in the aquaculture sector and in the protection and restoration of biodiversity, through innovation and development of selective fishing gear and river restoration.
In an announcement via the European Commission, Denmark highlighted its commitment to including fisheries and aquaculture industries in the nation’s green transition
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The Basque freezer tuna fleet grouped in the National Association of Freezer Tuna Vessel Owners (Anabac) regrets that, still in May 2022, the fishing licenses that would allow its associated Dakartuna pole-and-line fleet to resume its activity have not yet been issued in the Senegalese fishing ground. In this sense, Anabac urges the European and Senegalese authorities to resolve their differences "so that the European fishing fleet, the Senegalese fishermen who work on board it and the Senegalese auxiliary industry stop being victims of this situation."
Faced with the progressive arrival of offshore wind farm projects, the members of the Southern Consultative Council (CCS) have agreed on a resolution calling on the EC to recognize the effects of these infrastructures on fishing. "The objectives framed in the Green Pact must always start from the fact that the implementation of alternative energies, such as offshore wind power, must respect marine ecosystems and fishing activity," they maintain.
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The new procedures and tools, launched today, will become mandatory for ASC-certified organisations from 30 May 2023.
The additional requirements, which are being introduced following a series of development steps including a public consultation period, are part of a new suite of assurance procedures and tools that reflect responsible practice and including provision for use of digital traceability and innovative product authentication techniques.
Vietnam crab exports to the US increased by nearly 80% in the first quarter of this year. Following the growth in the fourth quarter of 2021, Vietnam’s crab exports continued to grow well in the first quarter of 2022. The value of crab exports in this quarter reached nearly USD 52 million, up 62% over the same period in 2021. This is the highest level in the past 5 years, doubling compared to the same period in 2019, the time before the Covid-19 pandemic.
A new National Geographic documentary is advocating for the protection of a large portion of Chile's coastline from further commercial salmon-farming development.
The documentary, titled “Canoeros: Memoria Viva” (Canoeists: Living Memory), and its creators are calling for Chile's Kawésqar National Reserve to be classified as a national park, effectively halting farming in the region.
The Kawésqar National Park extends over 2.8 million hectares, making it the second-largest park in Chile.
Author: Christian Molinari / SeafoodSource | read the full article here
The majority of the population considers that fish is healthy and its consumption is key to a healthy diet, however this is not enough to prevent the continuous decline in the intake of seafood. This is one of the main conclusions reached at the first congress of the Interprofessional Fishing Organization Interfish-Spain "Fish, a healthy food source", which took place last week in Vigo.
Due to the invasion of Ukraine, the European Union (EU) included in the fifth package of sanctions against Russia the prohibition of the entry of ships with the flag of that country in the ports of the Twenty-seven. However, the restrictions, in force since April 17, "do not affect fishing vessels or vessels or cargo ships with a gross tonnage of less than 500 GT."
In addition to the fact that Russian fishing vessels can dock at all Spanish docks, those and others with the flag of countries outside the EU refuel in Spain
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Exports with a slight drop in May Argentina
According to data provided by CAPECA, foreign sales registered a 1.6% decline compared to the same period in 2021. In the first 5 months of 2022 there were sales of 674 million dollars. The biggest fa...