The new procedures and tools, launched today, will become mandatory for ASC-certified organisations from 30 May 2023.
The additional requirements, which are being introduced following a series of development steps including a public consultation period, are part of a new suite of assurance procedures and tools that reflect responsible practice and including provision for use of digital traceability and innovative product authentication techniques.
Vietnam crab exports to the US increased by nearly 80% in the first quarter of this year. Following the growth in the fourth quarter of 2021, Vietnam’s crab exports continued to grow well in the first quarter of 2022. The value of crab exports in this quarter reached nearly USD 52 million, up 62% over the same period in 2021. This is the highest level in the past 5 years, doubling compared to the same period in 2019, the time before the Covid-19 pandemic.
A new National Geographic documentary is advocating for the protection of a large portion of Chile's coastline from further commercial salmon-farming development.
The documentary, titled “Canoeros: Memoria Viva” (Canoeists: Living Memory), and its creators are calling for Chile's Kawésqar National Reserve to be classified as a national park, effectively halting farming in the region.
The Kawésqar National Park extends over 2.8 million hectares, making it the second-largest park in Chile.
Author: Christian Molinari / SeafoodSource | read the full article here
The majority of the population considers that fish is healthy and its consumption is key to a healthy diet, however this is not enough to prevent the continuous decline in the intake of seafood. This is one of the main conclusions reached at the first congress of the Interprofessional Fishing Organization Interfish-Spain "Fish, a healthy food source", which took place last week in Vigo.
Due to the invasion of Ukraine, the European Union (EU) included in the fifth package of sanctions against Russia the prohibition of the entry of ships with the flag of that country in the ports of the Twenty-seven. However, the restrictions, in force since April 17, "do not affect fishing vessels or vessels or cargo ships with a gross tonnage of less than 500 GT."
In addition to the fact that Russian fishing vessels can dock at all Spanish docks, those and others with the flag of countries outside the EU refuel in Spain
Source: La Voz de Galicia | read the full article here
The European fishing industry represented by Europe^che urges the EU not to co-sign a Panama’s proposal to include blue shark in Appendix II of CITES.
This country is seeking support from the international community to adopt trade restrictions for this and other shark species at the 19th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Panama City, 14-25 November 2022). Furthermore, according to the sector, the proposal lacks both the necessary scientific and legal basis.
Source: TheFishingDaily | read the full article here
The Department of Fisheries at Khon Kaen University is carrying out a farming project with vannamei white shrimp that uses a low-saline water circulation system. The project is the collaboration between the department and Thai Union Feed Mill.
To be sustainable, shrimp farming systems need circulating water and a way to drain sewage and wastes in the pond. Waste from shrimp farming can be converted into fish feeds, while the circulated water can be treated in a closed system to reduce waste discharges in the environment.
Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) and SalMar have reached an agreement to merge the two companies, with SalMar as the acquiring company.
The parties have negotiated a proposal for an exchange ratio of 0.369 shares in SalMar per share in NRS. Based on SalMar’s volume, weighted average closing price on the Oslo Stock Exchange from 4 April to 20 May, this amounted to a value of NOK 265.18 per share in NRS
Author: Edward Hardy / SalmonBusiness | read the full articlehere
Alarm over demersal shutdown proposal European Union
European fishing industry representatives are sounding the alarm over the likelihood of the European Commission’s plans to shut down 94 sea areas across French, Spanish, Portuguese and Irish wat...
Cedepesca says that shrimp certification is closer Argentina
The entity pondered that INIDEP elaborated a limit reference point, the CFP incorporated abundance criteria for the opening and closing of subareas and increased ground controls in the first week of t...