Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A.-based Netuno USA has acquired a 50 percent stake in Singapore-based Passion Foods, a value-added seafood brand geared toward the foodservice sector.
Netuno, which is one of the largest U.S. importers of snapper and grouper, purchased the stake from its longtime supplier LP Foods, which is a vendor of frozen and value-added seafood from several countries in Southeast Asia, including Vietnam and Indonesia, as well as Mexico. Author: Cliff White / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
Grieg Seafood NL has reached a number of milestones in a matter of days as its brand-new operations in Newfoundland and Labrador kicked off, among them the arrival of a barge equipped with the latest innovations reportedly not seen anywhere else in North America.
Called Little Paradise, the feed barge offers centralized and automatic feeding of Grieg NL’s salmon in Placentia Bay but also enables the barge staff to monitor the health of the fish and the environmental conditions.
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The mobile fish farm, named Guoxin-1, is being regarded as a technological breakthrough for China’s deep-sea aquaculture industry.
According to Dong Shaoguang, the deputy general manager of Qingdao Conson Development Group, the ship’s state-owned funder, the ship’s production systems rely on a non-stop water exchange between the cabin and the sea. This water exchange allows the water environment on the ship to be fully enclosed and controllable.
Seafood is the most globally-traded animal protein with a trade value of US$164 billion last year, according to the latest seafood trade map and report compiled by Rabobank.
Plotting the increased demand for fishery and aquaculture products, Rabobank’s 2021 World Seafood Map finds that close to half of last year’s trade flowed to the EU, the United States and China – with the markets’ combined imports exceeding $80 billion.
Today Gonzalo Pereira Puchy assumes as Executive Director of the Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP). He is a lawyer from the Catholic University of Valparaíso, holds a diploma in International Relations from the University of Chile and a Master's in Law from the PUCV.
With extensive experience in management positions, he has served as Head of the Legal Department in the National Fisheries Service, National Director of Customs, Secretary General of the CPPS and Executive Secretary of the Pacific Coastal Marine Action Plan.
He was currently working as Head of the Fisheries Development Division of the Undersecretary of Fisheries.
Aquaculture UK, the largest Aquaculture fair in the United Kingdom, received for the first time a delegation of Chilean companies from the Los Lagos Region, which provide services to the Chilean salmon and trout production industry, which, with the support of ProChile, advance in their internationalization.
The commercial director of ProChile in the United Kingdom, Nicolás Poblete, highlighted that “Chile and Scotland are world leaders in the aquaculture industry.
Barramundi Group Australia (BGA) has announced a 10-year plan to expand its production capacity to 30,000 tonnes.
The $350 million (£197 million) expansion, off the remote Kimberley coast in Western Australia, will create 350 to 400 direct jobs, as well as local business opportunities for the region, said the company. Barramundi Group Australia, the trading name of Marine Produce Australia, has been collaborating with environmental consultants for several years to develop a strategy to grow production in the region over the next decade.
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The four federations representing England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland recently met with Fisheries Minister, Victoria Prentis MP to underline the crisis engulfing the fishing industry caused by the high cost of fuel.
The federations emphasised that fuel costs are currently at a level that jeopardises the viability of parts of the fleet. This has been offset - for the time being – to some degree by high fish prices, but the industry is caught in an inherently unstable and fragile balance.
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Europêche tuna group slams report accusing the EU fleet of illegal fishing in the Indian Ocean
As per EU, Seychelles and Mauritius fisheries control processes, catches declared in logbooks by fishers are collected, crosschecked, by national scientific institutes with VMS (vessel monitoring system), the official fisheries positioning control tool, transmitted to the flag states and verified by their control services, sent to the EU authorities and provided to IOTC’s Secretariat and Compliance Committee
Norway’s largest salmon buyer, Poland, is not known for paying too much for the fish. The large Polish processing plants run high volumes and have a tough cost focus. They also have extensive use of long-term fixed-price contracts.
The latter is a key reason why Poland paid €7.8 per kilo (delivered the Norwegian border) for salmon last week – well below the average price of €9.5, according to export statistics from the Norwegian Seafood Council.
Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | read the full articlehere