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Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Norway encourages the sector to develop equality projects in fishing

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

The Norwegian Government will invest 2 million crowns – almost 170,000 euros – in equality projects in the fishing sector in 2024 and encourages the industry to submit candidate initiatives for funding. Priority will be given to projects and measures that can contribute to the hiring of women as fishermen and fishing boat owners. “While many have come a long way, the industry still has work to do. I hope that these projects will help pave the way, see more women in the fishing industry and achieve a better gender balance in the fishing profession,” 

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here

Other Media | SeafoodSource: Ikea heir Mathias Kamprad leads Cibonum Group to take majority stake in RE:OCEAN

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

A consortium of investors organized as the Cibonum Group have acquired a majority stake in RE: Ocean, which is developing a 10,000-metric-ton land-based salmon-farm in Säffle, Sweden.

The Cibonum Group includes Ikea heir Mathias Kamprad, Brummer & Partners Founder Per Josefsson, SeaBay Capital Founder Pelle Törnberg, and Morrison Foerster Partner Per Lindberg.

Author: Cliff White / SeafoodSource | read the full article here

Other Media | FishFocus: Seafood Excellence Asia Awards Winners Announced

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Best New Seafood Products for the Asian Market Honoured  at Seafood Expo Asia

The winners of the inaugural edition of Seafood Excellence Asia Awards were announced today at Seafood Expo Asia, a three-day seafood trade event taking place 11-13 September in Singapore.

Tassal Operations won the Best New Product award for its Tassal Tassie Smoked Salmon Twin Pack 2 x 50g.  The awards for second and third place for Best New Product were given to Victoria Island Smokehouse for its Pure Prestige, Scottish Smoked Salmon and Shanghai Shanhaiji Supply Chain Co, Ltd for its Ready-to-Eat Salmon Trout, respectively.

Source: FishFocus | read the full article here

IN BRIEF - The Largest Edition of Seafood Expo Asia Opens Its Doors to Worldwide Suppliers and Buyers from Across Asia

Monday, September 11, 2023

Singapore – Seafood professionals from around the world are gathering for three days of networking and business opportunities at the 11th edition of Seafood Expo Asia, taking place 11-13 September at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

Today, Diversified Communications, organizer of Seafood Expo Asia opens its exhibit hall doors to welcome buyers and industry professionals from across Asia who have come to meet and network with international industry suppliers, as well as expand their knowledge of the Asian seafood market and learn from industry experts.

This year’s exhibit space is 86 percent larger than last year’s exhibit floor with 359 exhibiting companies from 40 countries, including new participating countries from Brunei, Faroe Islands, Greece, Mauritania, Nicaragua, Sweden and United Kingdom.

The Expo features 26 national and regional pavilions – 8 pavilions more than in the 2022 edition – with new representation from Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway and Poland.

IN BRIEF - Cooke shows muscle and closes two purchases in Europe and Japan

Monday, September 11, 2023

The Canadian group reinforces its nutraceuticals and pet food division.
Cooke, the Canadian group that maintains an exclusive agreement with Abanca for the purchase of 80% of the capital of Nueva Pescanova, exhibits muscle with the purchase of two companies that reinforce it in the European and Asian markets.
The two acquisitions have been channeled through its subsidiary Bioriginal Food & Science Corp are the distributor of ingredients and natural health products in the Asia Pacific region, Cana Corporation, and the Dutch producer of fats and Supplements and treats for pets a oil based, The Factory. [...]
Author/Source: A. Chas/ Expansion (translated from original in spanish)

IN BRIEF - MOU between the Faculty of Urban and Aquatic Bioresources, the USJ and the Aquaculture Development Centre, Pitipana, Negombo

Monday, September 11, 2023

The Department of Aquatic Bioresources of the Faculty of Urban and Aquatic Bioresources is committed to training and producing graduates to fit into diverse sectors in the field of Aquatic Bioresources including aquaculture.

The Department has also joined hands with the industry to provide the necessary expertise required in the development and sustainable utilization of Aquatic Bioresources in the country. 

In keeping with the mission of the Faculty, the Department recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Aquaculture Development Centre, Pitipana, Negombo, administered by the Western Provincial Council. Under this agreement, the Aquaculture Development Centre, Negombo will provide field training and research facilities in aquaculture for the undergraduates following the BSc degree programme in Aquatic Bioresources, at the Faculty.

In return, the Department of Aquatic Bioresources of the Faculty will provide technical expertise to facilitate the routine functions of the Aquaculture Development Centre, particularly in aquatic animal health management, nutrition management and in establishing new aquaculture operations at the Centre.

IN BRIEF - PWS purse seine coho salmon fisheries anticipated to close Sept. 15

Monday, September 11, 2023

State fisheries officials are advising commercial harvesters to confirm their market prior to fishing, as Prince William Sound purse seine fisheries are anticipated to close for the season next Friday, Sept. 15.

Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s (ADF&G) Cordova office noted Tuesday that the Valdez Fisheries Development Association had reported that its Solomon Gulch Hatchery coho salmon run entry and broodstock numbers are behind anticipated levels.

Waters of the Eastern, Northern and Northwestern districts of Prince William Sound were open to commercial purse seine fishing for daily 12-hour periods from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Wednesday, Sept. 13, as well as those of the Montague, Southeastern and Southwestern districts.

ADF&G said the next scheduled seine fisheries announcements were anticipated on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Source: The Cordova Times

Other Media | The Fish Site: NTT explains Green & Food Co RAS plans

Monday, September 11, 2023

NTT Corporation recently announced a three-step plan, in partnership with Regional Fish Institute, to use RAS facilities to produce fish and shellfish that have been fed on home-grown algae, setting up a joint venture called NTT Green & Food Co.

Following last month's announcement, the Japanese-headquartered international tech company – which generates over $100 billion in annual revenue – explained the rationale behind the initiative.

Author: Rob Fletcher / TheFishSite | Read the full article here

Other Media | FishFarmer: Ice Fish Farm CEO signals he wants to step back

Monday, September 11, 2023

Guðmundur Gíslason, the CEO of Ice Fish Farm, has given notice to the board of directors, that he wants to resign his position to further focus on developing the company’s future sales strategy.

Gíslason has headed the Icelandic company from its early stages and through to a period of strong growth.

He told the board: “Being CEO for Ice Fish has been an incredible journey together with great colleagues in high growth rate and the establishment of a new and sustainable industry in Iceland over the past 12 years.

Author: Vince McDonagh / FishFarmer | read the full article here

Other Media | EuropaAzul: L'Escala fishermen protest against the new sardine quota

Monday, September 11, 2023

The fishermen of L'Escala (Girona) have protested this Saturday with a popular sardine against the new sardine fishing regulation of the Ministry of the sector, a quota that, they claim, "endangers" the "survival" of the purse seine sector. .

At the event, a manifesto of support for the fishing sector was read, which explains the rejection of the fishermen's brotherhood, the Catalan Government and the coastal municipalities of the area to the new Government legislation.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here

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