The NFFO argues that additional quota secured by the UK under the terms of the agreement with the EU should be used primarily to address cases where acute quota shortages threaten the viability of fishing vessels.
In a letter to Secretary of State George Eustice, the NFFO states that some areas of the fishing industry have already seen the emergence of sharp elbows and insularity about how to allocate the modest increases in additional quota secured by the UK under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here
Robust, can withstand a lot of beatings, powerful performance and they can do heavy lifting. And they are usually equipped with both cranes and a winch. Increasingly, workboats and wellboats play key roles in rescue work.
On Tuesday evening, “KB Rokk” assisted in the rescue work after the ferry “Petter Dass” had grounded at Helgeland, Northern Norway.
The workboat was first in place at the time of the crash. It is not the first time that salmon industry boats have reached boats and crews in need. The list is long.
Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
A shutdown of salmon processing plants because of increasing numbers of Covid-19 cases in the island province of Chiloé in Chile could actually make the situation worse, a salmon farmer has warned.
Yesterday 53 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in Chiloé, according to a report by the Los Lagos regional health ministry, a drop compared to the 117 cases announced on Monday. However, the situation is of great concern to residents, mainly in the salmon processing centre of Quellón, where MPs have requested that the salmon farming plants temporarily suspend operations to reduce infections.
Author: Jonathan Garcés / fishfarmingexpert | Read the full articlehere
Innovasea has welcomed the decision by the US Army Corps of Engineers to authorise finfish mariculture in federal waters.
David Kelly, chief executive of Innovasea, said that it was another positive step for the aquaculture industry in the US and builds upon the momentum of the past year.
“The agency’s thorough review and deliberation has created a permitting process for open ocean aquaculture facilities in federal waters that is cognisant of environmental impacts and responsive to stakeholders without being needlessly burdensome to applicants,” he said.
Currently it cannot be verified that a product comes from legal fishing
The Vietnam Seafood Producers and Exporters Association (VASEP) has issued a statement in which it calls for the implementation of measures to "trace" the origin of fishery products, as well as adopt the recommendations of the European Commission to eliminate the yellow card.
“To combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU fishing), localities must continue to promote the effective implementation of the Fisheries Law, overcoming deficiencies in the control of fishing vessels entering and leaving ports.
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The charity, Seafarers UK, has helped seafarers and fishers since its origins as the King George’s Fund for Sailors.
As the third COVID-19 lockdown endures, the charity continues to support UK fishers and their families through a range of delivery partners who provide specialist help.
Seafarers UK CEO Catherine Spencer said: “Fishing is facing excessive problems due to external factors, and for many fishers, life is currently very challenging and upsetting. Seafarers UK funds support for the unique problems faced by those who work at sea.
Source: The Fishing Daily | Read the full articlehere
Veramaris® has become the first microalgae oil producer for feed to achieve certification to the joint ASC-MSC Seaweed (Algae) Standard.
The company responsibly and sustainably produces EPA & DHA Omega-3 algae oil  for use in the aquaculture industry as fish feed and pet food and is the first American producer to achieve the ASC-MSC certification.
Veramaris’ certified sustainable facility, which is entirely land-based, adds an estimated 45% to the global supply of MSC certified EPA & DHA Omega-3  and covers approximately 15% of the global requirement for EPA & DHA in farmed salmon feeds.
Brooklyn, NY – Acme Smoked Fish has announced the appointment of Teresa Low to the new role of Chief Marketing Officer at the company. Low is an accomplished strategic marketer with more than twenty years of experience building global brands for Fortune 500 companies. At Acme, Low will lead strategic marketing initiatives for the trusted brand as it continues to expand. Acme Smoked Fish products can be found nationwide in select supermarkets and independent specialty retailers.
Low joins Acme Smoked Fish from Winebow, a leading fine wine and spirits importer and distributor where she was the Senior Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations. She also spent more than a decade at The Hershey Company, where she held various leadership roles across global marketing, innovation and business management. Low holds an MBA in Marketing from the Haworth School of Business at Western Michigan University.
The move makes Grieg Seafood the first global salmon producer to invest in land-based salmon farming.
The joint venture Årdal Aqua will produce at least 3 000 tonnes of post-smolt annually and grow fish all the way to harvest size in a new land-based facility in Rogaland in Southern Norway. Grieg Seafood owns one third of the company.
How and why seaweed aquaculture should be promoted in Europe is the subject of a new recommendation from the EU’s Aquaculture Advisory Council.
There is a growing appreciation of the benefits – social, economic and environmental – that seaweed aquaculture can bring about and the new publication sets these out clearly and concisely.
Increased seaweed cultivation in EU waters gives substantial potential for a new source of biomass for food, feed and industrial uses. In addition, the production process provides relevant ecosystem services, such as nutrient and carbon sinks and habitats for marine microlife and fish reproduction.