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OTHER MEDIA | EuropaAzul: A Eumofa study explores the challenges and opportunities faced by aquaculture products

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, July 05, 2024

A Eumofa study explores the challenges and opportunities these products face at the point of sale. The sustainability and competitiveness of European aquaculture products is a key challenge for the fishing industry.

Prevalence of imports and domestic consumption

In 2021, 69% of the supply of fishery and aquaculture products in the EU came from imports, while only 11% of consumption came from Member States' aquaculture, reaching a total of 10.60 million tons.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


OTHER MEDIA | IndustriasPesqueras: Anfaco-Cecopesca and ICSEM promote the 2nd Workshop 'Gender Equality in the Blue Economy'

SPAIN
Friday, July 05, 2024

Within the framework of the "WinBlue" project, Anfaco-Cecopesca and the Institute for Sustainable Business Growth (ICSEM) organize, on July 22, the 2nd Workshop “Gender Equality in the Blue Economy”. The objective of the workshop, which will take place at the Anfaco-Cecopesca headquarters in Vigo, is to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women in key sectors of the blue economy. Thus, strategies and practices will be addressed to overcome gender inequalities and seek to promote female leadership and entrepreneurship, while sharing knowledge and experiences.

Source: IndustriasPesqueras | Read the full article here


OTHER MEDIA | SeafoodSource: Fishing reps call on EU to take action against Norwegian fishing practices

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Friday, July 05, 2024

Irish fishing representatives and E.U. advisory councils are seeking to tie Norway’s access to the E.U. market – which buys around 70 percent of Norway’s farmed salmon annually – to negotiations over fishery quotas, arguing that the Norwegian seafood industry should not be able to enjoy such large access to the E.U. while also fishing unsustainably in European waters.

The Irish Fish Producers Organization (IFPO) specifically wants to stop Norway’s practice of setting unilateral quotas for North Atlantic mackerel stocks – a practice IFPO said continues to endanger the stock’s sustainability.

Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


OTHER MEDIA | FishFarmingExpert: Grieg Seafood's harvest fell by a third in Q2

NORWAY
Friday, July 05, 2024

Norway and Canada salmon farmer Grieg Seafood harvested 15,300 gutted weight tonnes in the second quarter of this year, it said in a trading update today.

The volume is 32% smaller than in same period last year, when Grieg harvested 22,645 gwt.

Harvest volumes by region for Q2 2024 were:

Norway:

  • Rogaland: 2,800 gwt
  • Finnmark: 3,900 gwt

Canada:

  • British Columbia: 8,600 gwt
  • Newfoundland: 0

Source: FishFarmingExpert | Read the full article here


OTHER MEDIA | FishFocus: Scotland Food & Drink launch training programme to enhance food tourism.

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, July 05, 2024

  • Training programme seeks 50 businesses to participate in pilot
  • Applicants to pay £75 for £2,500 worth of training and mentoring support
  • 19% of long-haul visitors name food and drink as reason for visiting Scotland

Scotland Food & Drink, the leadership organisation for the nation’s food and drink industry, has announced the launch of a pilot training programme designed to enhance bookable tourism experiences for food and drink businesses nationwide.

Source: FishFocus | Read the full article here

 


IN BRIEF - Russian fishermen's catch in the first half of the year exceeded 2.5 million tons

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Thursday, July 04, 2024

By July 3, 2024, according to the Federal Agency for Fisheries’ industry monitoring system (Federal Fisheries Monitoring System),The catch by all Russian users exceeded 2.52 million tons– 1% higher than the 2023 level for the same period.

Photo: ITAR-TASS

Including the following:

– Far Eastern basin – 1.9 million tons (+2%)

– Northern basin – almost 268.3 thousand tons (+5.4%)

– Western basin – 49 thousand tons.

– Azov-Black Sea basin – 16 thousand tons

– Volga-Caspian basin – 46 thousand tons.

In the exclusive economic zones of foreign states, conventional areas and the open part of the World Ocean, the Russian fleet has produced more than 229 thousand tons.

Source: Federal Agency for Fisheries (translated from original in Russian)

 


IN BRIEF - Fish waste is proposed to be processed into bio humus using larvae

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Thursday, July 04, 2024

Scientists from the Institute of Biology, Ecology, and Agrotechnology of Petrozavodsk State University (IBEAT) have developed a technology for processing fish waste into bio humus using the larvae of the tropical fly 'Hermetia illucens'. The larvae themselves can also become valuable raw materials for the feed and cosmetic industries.

IBEAT scientists suggest that fish processors use larvae to dispose of fish waste as a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective alternative to traditional disposal methods. In the report, the scientists point out that during the digestion process, the larvae grind up the waste, extracting all the nutrients from the organic matter and reducing its volume by 80%. The output of the product is biohumus, which can be supplied to agricultural enterprises, and larvae, which can be further processed to extract Omega-3 and other useful substances.

The currently existing alternatives - waste incineration and burial - are both energy-consuming and expensive, pollute the environment, and leave an unpleasant odor at disposal sites. At the same time, waste processing by larvae does not harm the environment, is inexpensive, and allows you to get a valuable feed product, omega-3 acids, and vermicompost.

Source: sfera.fm (translated from original in Russian)


IN BRIEF - Morocco increases octopus quota by 19% for the upcoming season

MOROCCO
Thursday, July 04, 2024

Morocco has announced a significant increase in its octopus quota for the upcoming season compared to last year, setting it at 17,200 tons, up 19%, Undercurrent News reports.

The total allowable catch for the season has increased in all fisheries sectors.

Morocco and Mauritania had recently announced that the octopus fishing season would begin on July 1. The announcement came as stocks fluctuated and demand in Europe increased as the summer tourist season began.

Morocco and Mauritania account for the majority of frozen octopus imports to the EU.

Sources say that octopus stocks in Italy are almost depleted, while in Spain there are still some left. Stock levels in these Mediterranean countries are currently the main influence on market dynamics and price fluctuations.

An industry expert told Undercurrent News that octopus prices are rising, an improvement he attributed to the "peak summer season," a period marked by increased consumption.


IN BRIEF - Mackerel processing begins today in Neskaupstaður

ICELAND
Thursday, July 04, 2024

  • First landings of Icelandic mackerel 2024 season
  • The fishing vessel 'Beitir NK' arrives with the first shipment of mackerel of the season

The B/P 'Beitir NK' arrived in Neskaupstaðir with 474 tonnes of mackerel caught in the Icelandic jurisdiction in the east of the country. Processing will begin at the Síldarvällður fish processing plant immediately after the ship's arrival. Quality director Karl Rúnar Róbertsson confirmed that all preparations were complete upon the ship's arrival.

“Everything here has been checked, is spotless and ready, and the crew is ready to go. According to reports from Beitir, the mackerel is large, weighing more than 500 grams and the feed level is approximately 3, so things are looking good,” says Karl Rúnar.

Furthermore, the ship Vilhelm Þorsteinsson EA arrived yesterday morning from the Smugan Bank fishing grounds with 851 tonnes of mackerel, a catch in which Vilhelm and Börkur NK recently collaborated.

As previously reported, the fishing vessels Beitir NK, Börkur NK, and Barði NK from Síldarvinnslan are collaborating in the mackerel fishery with the vessels Samherji Vilhelm Þorsteinsson EA and Margrét EA. Beitir, Börkur, and Vilhelm have been fishing these last few days, while Barði and Margrét went fishing on Monday, July 1.

Source: Síldarvinnslan hf


IN BRIEF - Heiner Méndez Barrientos, president of Incopesca, resigned

COSTA RICA
Thursday, July 04, 2024

President Rodrigo Chaves received the official's resignation letter this July 3, he will be replaced by Nelson Peña Navarro.

Heiner Méndez Barrientos, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture and executive president of the Costa Rican Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Incopesca), resigned from his position this Wednesday, July 3, Presidential House confirmed in a statement.

A lawyer by training, he had assumed office on May 8, 2022 and his resignation was accepted this Wednesday by President Rodrigo Chaves. This same day, the president appointed Nelson Peña Navarro in his place.

The official's departure comes after several episodes during his administration that sparked criticism from different sectors.

On May 9, 2023, the Institute was forced to reverse its decision to include wildlife species such as iguanas, turtles and corals on a commercial exploitation list.

Among the reasons for annulling the decision, the fact that the flora and fauna index was never consulted with the Incopesca Scientific-Technical Coordination Commission stands out.

In November 2023, the Contentious Administrative and Civil Court of the Treasury accepted a precautionary measure requested by the MarViva Foundation to suspend the study on trawling promoted by the Institute, which was vetoed in 2020 by the Government due to the damage it causes. . to other species incidentally.


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