Innovasea, a global leader in technologically advanced solutions for aquaculture and fish tracking, has announced that it has helped the Gulf Offshore Research Institute secure federal grant funds to continue its plan to repurpose a defunct oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico for aquaculture.
The $100,000 grant from the Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will help GORI finance the next phase of its proposal to transform Station Padre, a former oil platform 25 miles east of Padre Island, Texas, into a working fish farm.
San Francisco-based Wildtype, which grows salmon meat from cells, has announced distribution partnerships with a US sushi bar chain and a poke bowl restaurant chain, Vegconomist website reports.
SNOWFOX operates sushi bars at 1,230 grocery locations across the US, while Pokéworks is a rapidly growing fast-casual restaurant chain that currently has 65 locations. These partnerships will ultimately allow customers to sample Wildtype’s cultivated sushi-grade salmon for the first time.
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The dispute over licences for EU vessels to fish within the UK 6-12-mile limit appears to be resolved, although whether this constrains the wilder rhetoric surrounding the issue remains to be seen, writes the NFFO.
Since the start of 2021, when the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement came into effect, EU-registered fishing vessels are legally obliged to have a UK-fishing licence to operate inside the EEZ. During the Brexit campaign, promises were made to the British fishing industry that third country fishing vessels would be limited to outside the 12 nautical mile limit but under the TCA
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A panel of tasters from the Good Housekeeping Institute has awarded Mowi's smoked salmon "best for traditionalists."
As reported from Mowi Scotland, “Our smoked salmon is expertly cured, dried and smoked and cooked slowly over many hours to give it supreme quality, texture and a tender bite. The distinctively rich flavor comes from the traditional oak chips used in the process. "
Before the harvest of green seaweed (monostroma nitidum), which represents the taste of winter, began in earnest in Matsukawaura, Soma City, Fukushima Prefecture, lushly colored seaweed shelves are spreading in the bay.
Matsukawaura is the only place in Fukushima prefecture that produces the largest blue paste in eastern Japan. It is separated from the Pacific Ocean by the long and narrow terrain "sandbar" formed by the accumulation of sand, and it is a calm shallow sea suitable for blue seaweed cultivation. As the low tide approaches, a net of blue glue emerges from the surface of the water, and the green veil appears to be unfolding.
The sandbar broke down in the tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake, and about 24,000 fences for fixing the nets were washed away. Fisheries officials have made repeated efforts to rebuild the species, such as conservation of seed fields, and in February 2018, shipments resumed for the first time in seven years.
NE Canadian seafood producers express concerns over maximum vessel length rules. The Association of Seafood Producers says it shares industry concerns related to safety about the maximum-length rules for vessels used in the inshore fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador.
ASP says it shares concerns expressed elsewhere, including apparent discrepancies in vessel length rules in the Maritimes versus Newfoundland and Labrador.
Though the relationship between the ocean, climate and biodiversity dominated much of the statements and agreements emerging from COP26, the conference remained largely quiet about the role sustainable aquaculture plays in addressing the climate crisis. A recent panel discussion at The Economist’s World Ocean Summit Asia Pacific gave a de-brief on COP26 and the ocean – looking at how the conference addressed ocean conservation and industries. Author: Megan Howell / The Fish Site | read the full articlehere