A senior Chinese official recently told a meeting of Pacific island fisheries officials that China wants to increase its fisheries presence in the region.
During a recent meeting of the China-Pacific Island Countries Fishery Cooperation and Development Forum, held in Guangzhou, China, Ma Youxiang, the deputy minister of fisheries at China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs
Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource | read the full articlehere
Until next January 7, the draft royal decree amending the General Coastal Regulation is in the public information phase. Said reform has among its main objectives to develop the new provisions of the controversial article 20 of the Climate Change and Energy Transition Law regarding the duration of concessions in the maritime-terrestrial public domain, where it is established that the terms of this type of Occupation titles "will be computed from their granting and will include all their extensions."
Rounding out almost the two days of negotiation, the Twenty-seven Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries reached an agreement this Tuesday morning on the total allowable catch (TAC) and quotas that the community fleet will be able to fish next year. The negotiation closed with an 8% cut in the possibilities of catching hake from Iberian waters.
Source: La Voz de Galicia | read the full articlehere
The Coast Guard is overseeing the salvage and removal of a fishing vessel, Friday, that became grounded near Duck, N.C.
On December 7, 2021, the Coast Guard rescued four fisherman from the disabled fishing vessel Bald Eagle II off the North Carolina coast.
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer from Station Elizabeth City is lowered into the ocean as the F/V Bald Eagle II flounders in the surf off Southern Shores, N.C. on Dec. 7, 2021. [photo courtesy Katie Morgan/Instagram] --->
The Coast Guard is working with the vessel owner and in coordination with state and local partners to mitigate impacts to the environment after the vessel ran aground near Southern Shores. The owner is continuing efforts to salvage the vessel and is working with an Oil Spill Removal Organization to safely remove the 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel on board.
The cause of the grounding is currently under investigation by Coast Guard Sector North Carolina.
Spain is one of the main European aquaculture producers, being considered a key sector in the food chain that is supported by a strong, competitive and highly technological value chain.
That is why it is essential to create an international meeting space for the industry in this country, as a sign of the potential, quality and talent linked to this sector.
This is how Aquafuture Spain’22 was born, designed as a point of reference for professionals in the international aquaculture sector, in which to be able to update themselves on the latest technological innovations and market strategies
Author: Janice Johnston / FishFarmer | read the full articlehere
Consumers who took part in a “blind” smoked salmon taste test in Denmark preferred conventionally farmed fish to organically farmed and wild salmon - but the results were different in a second test where they knew the origin of the fish.
The “informed” test among the 92 consumers placed organic salmon first, wild-caught fish second and conventionally farmed salmon last.
Source: Fishfarmingexpert | read the full article here
The Government of Jersey, the United Kingdom and the European Commission have reached a resolution to determine the number of fishing licences to be issued to French boats to fish in Jersey waters.
This includes an agreement by Jersey to provide an additional five permanent licences to applicant vessels which have recently provided further information demonstrating that they fished in Jersey waters for the required time under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA).
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | read the full articlehere