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IN BRIEF - Border exemptions leaves fishing industry 'hugely relieved'

NEW ZEALAND
Monday, September 28, 2020

NZ-flagged deepsea trawlers which were set to be tied up due to overseas worker shortages could be back fishing again by November.

The Government has established time-limited border entry exceptions for up to 30 veterinarians, 570 deep sea fishing crew and 210 agricultural and horticultural mobile plant operators.

The move has left some in the industry “hugely relieved”.

Sealord's 'Aukaha' trawler (Photo: courtesy Sealord)

In exchange for the border exception, the fishing industry has committed to removing barriers to employing New Zealanders, including reviewing pay structures and business models, and investing significantly in training and education.

Stuff recently reported some fishing companies were out of business while others were bracing for large financial hits as the deep water New Zealand industry, unable to get skilled foreign workers into the country, began tying up vessels.

Author: Tim O'Connell / Stuff

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Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Traditional fishmongers join the 'take away'

SPAIN
Monday, September 28, 2020

Fedepesca reaches an agreement with Komefy to implement the service

The traditional fishmongers, like many other retail businesses, were making their first steps in the online world, when a global pandemic arrived that forced them to take an accelerated computer course. And they proved to be outstanding students. Overnight they organized by phone, WhatsApp, email, social networks and web pages ... to serve their long-time customers. Thus, during the weeks of confinement, the fishmongers reached historical figures for home delivery, as they even accounted for 80% of total sales for the day, explains Fedepesca, the federation that represents fish retailers.

Source: The Voice of Galicia | Read the full article here


Other Media | aqua.cl: ASC-MSC: The world's first certified seaweed products go on sale in Korea

SOUTH KOREA
Monday, September 28, 2020

The ASC-MSC standard applies globally to all places and scales of production, including the collection of wild populations and the cultivation of macro and micro algae.

In a world first in responsible and sustainable seafood, Koreans can now purchase ASC-MSC certified seaweed products in stores and online, finally giving conscientious consumers an option to reward the producers responsible for this popular and important food in said Asian nation.

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: NAFO: 1500 tonnes of cod for all of 2021

EUROPEAN UNION
Monday, September 28, 2020

The 42nd annual meeting of NAFO, which this year was held telematically due to the restrictions of the pandemic, has ended confirming the sharp reduction for the cod quota in the 3M. The scientific recommendation, which was 1,000 tons - compared to the 8,500 adopted for 2020 - has not been met, but just barely.

The parts of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization have approved a 1500 tonne quota, of which the EU is the main beneficiary with 716 tonnes; followed by Denmark (Faroe Islands and Greenland) with 336; United Kingdom with 140 and Norway with 139 tons. 

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Postive ISA test confirmation means 485,000 salmon will be removed from Cooke-owned site

UNITED STATES
Monday, September 28, 2020

Cooke-owned Cold Ocean Salmon hit by virus.

In a statement, the salmon farmer Cold Ocean Salmon, which is owned by Cooke Aquaculture, writes that it received positive test results confirming infectious Salmon Anaemia virus (ISAv).

The site is at Grip Cove, located near Gaultois, NL, East Canada, and contains seven cages that are stocked with approximately 485,000 Atlantic salmon.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Canada opens door to seafood sector’s potential

CANADA
Monday, September 28, 2020

Canada’s aquaculture industry has welcomed a government commitment to developing the blue economy and encouraging the growth of coastal and rural communities.

The prime minister’s Speech from the Throne – which starts a new session of parliament and outlines government priorities – was delivered by the governor-general, Julie Payette, on Wednesday.

Tim Kennedy, president and CEO of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA), said: ‘Canada is a water nation. With three coasts and some of the most marine and freshwater resources in the world, communities and families rely on capturing value from our waters.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: More honours for salmon firm

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, September 28, 2020

Salmon specialist JCS Fish are  week celebrating no fewer than six ‘Great Taste’ stars across its range of smoked fish products.

BigFish Traditional Smoked Salmon and BigFish Traditional Smoked Sea Trout were recognised for the third year running in these awards, this time with two ‘Great Taste Stars’ each, while BigFish Signature Smoked Trout and Signature Smoked Salmon received their first ‘Great Taste’ recognition, each achieving One Star status.

Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer  | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Ilya Shestakov: 'Aquaculture is one of the most powerful drivers for the development of the fishing industry'

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Monday, September 28, 2020

" Today, aquaculture is one of the most powerful drivers of development of the fishing industry", -  he said in a speech at the College of Ilya Shestakov. - "Since the adoption of the federal law currently reach more than 1.5-fold increase in the volume of farmed fish, and the production of salmon - has doubled," -  he added.

The volume of production of commercial fish products of aquaculture in 2019 reached 248 thousand tons, which exceeds the indicators of 2018 by 20%. At the end of the first half of 2020, 169 thousand tons of aquaculture products were produced, which is 17% more than in the first half of 2019.

The volume of state support for the development of aquaculture amounted to almost 353 million rubles.

Source: Press Service of the Federal Agency for Fishery


IN BRIEF - China suspends seafood imports from two Russian vessels for a month

CHINA
Saturday, September 26, 2020

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will stop accepting import declarations from two Russian vessels for four weeks, after the coronavirus was detected on the outer packaging and samples of Russian aquatic products.

The customs office on Saturday said the coronavirus was detected by authorities in the eastern coastal province of Shandong.

The two vessels were named as fishing vessel Vladimir Starzhinsky LLC Roliz and transport vessel Crystal Africa.

The trawler processing vessel 'Vladimir Starzhinsky'(Photo: courtesy Vulcano Shripyard)

The restrictions come as China tightens seafood imports from a number of sources due to the coronavirus.

Customs on Friday said it would suspend seafood imports from a Brazilian company for a week after a package of fish tested positive for the coronavirus.

Last week, China suspended imports from an Indonesian seafood producer for one week after a batch of its frozen hairtail fish tested positive for the coronavirus.

Chinese authorities in the northeastern Jilin province had also detected the virus on the packaging of imported squid from Russia last week.

Source: Reuters reporting by Emily Chow and Wang Jing; Editing by Sam Holmes


Other Media | SeafoodNews.com: Marel, Fusion Marine Technology Announce New Partnership

ICELAND
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Marel Inc. and Fusion Marine Technology Inc. are pleased to announce a partnership for exclusive service in the commercial fishing marine industry.

As stated by Einar Einarsson, President of the North American Region “ As the world’s largest and most innovative producer of advanced processing equipment it is imperative to support the equipment in a manner that allows the processor to utilize the full potential of the machinery, and realize the full value their purchase.

Source: SeafoodNews.com | Read the full article here


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