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Other Media | SalmonBusness: France’s lockdown hurts Christmas salmon sales

FRANCE
Thursday, December 10, 2020

Soft sales of festive favourite in a country gripped by the coronavirus and quarantine.

France is currently in a severe lockdown. Attestations are required when leaving the home, and restaurants and cafés are closed until – at least – the end of January.

Demand for smoked salmon, eaten on blinis as a staple dish across Gallic tables at Christmas, is normally popular with as much as half the population during the last few weeks of December.

Author: Owen Evans / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: Friend of the Sea opens a review process for its Sustainable Aquaculture and Fish Welfare standards in aquaculture

ITALY
Thursday, December 10, 2020

The Friend of the Sea certification program has announced the opening of a review process, until February 1, 2020, of its Sustainable Aquaculture and Fish Welfare standards. The standards, recalls Friend of the Sea, were established to minimize the negative effects of aquaculture operations on the marine environment and to take into consideration the welfare of fish in production.

As part of the Friend of the Sea alignment process, the organization periodically reviews its standards, seeking input from stakeholders around the world. With the opening of this review, interested parties are invited to contribute ideas and insights for Friend of the Sea to review and discuss.

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: Brussels offers contingency plans in fishing if Brexit negotiation falls

EUROPEAN UNION
Thursday, December 10, 2020

The European Commission has published a proposal with contingency measures for the road transport, fishing and aviation sectors to avoid chaos in relations with the United Kingdom if the negotiations for a future agreement finally fail and its final exit is confirmed from the EU to the braves on December 31st.

These are concrete measures and with a limited duration, according to Brussels, which wants to prevent these contingency plans from covering in the long term the gaps that should be resolved with a broader trade and association agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


Other Media | WorldFishing: Challenging times for Norwegian Seafood

NORWAY
Thursday, December 10, 2020

Norwegian seafood exports have seen a significant drop in November 2020 as a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

In November, the value of exports was NOK9.4 billion, a decrease of 11% compared to November 2019. When looking at the entire year however, the picture is slightly more positive with total exports standing at NOK96.6 billion, a drop of 1%.

“Norwegian seafood exports are now seeing the impact of a hotel and restaurant sector that has more or less shut down across Europe,” said director of market insight and market access in the Norwegian Seafood Council, Tom-Jørgen Gangsø.

Source: Worldfishing | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: Umitron launches automatic fish measuring system

SINGAPORE
Thursday, December 10, 2020

A new system that uses AI and IoT technology to automatically measure the size of the fish in aquaculture installations, by using a portable camera paired with a mobile app, has been developed by Umitron.

Being able to track fish during their growth cycles is an essential part of farm management. The current way of measuring fish growth involves sampling an adequate number of fish frequently – which is not only a labour-intensive operation for farmers, but can also cause stress to the fish.

Umitron Lens utilises small stereo cameras and artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically measure fish size in the cages and connects to the internet to store data in the cloud.

Source: The Fish Site | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Shell Signed Up by Wartsila as Partner for Engine Testing

FINLAND
Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell Plc. was hand-picked by Wartsila Oyj  to operate as the latter’s test oil partner for its marine and energy engines during the factory testing process.

The selection was made on the basis of Shell’s comprehensive range of market-leading lubricant oils for stationary engines that operate on gas, heavy fuel oil, gasoil and liquid biofuel.

Lubricants significantly contribute to the Factory Acceptance Tests (“FAT”) of engines and Shell’s engine oil is expected to grease Wartsila’s engines during the tests to increase longevity. The engines are commonly used in the marine and energy sector applications around the world. For example, Wärtsilä 31 is recognized as the most-efficient engine globally, which can operate a wide range of fuels while significantly reducing carbon emissions.

Further, as a global supplier of engine oils to the technology group, Shell offers additional products like hydraulic and gear oils that are part of the factory production process. Importantly, the company’s Mysella, Argina and Gadinia range of stationary gas-engine oil was developed to ensure excellent engine sanitation, enhanced wear protection, long oil life, and high system efficiency.


IN BRIEF - Ultra Large Container Ship lost 1816 containers, approaching Kobe

JAPAN
Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Chidori Ship Holding LLC as owners and NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd as managers of the container vessel ONE Apus (IMO# 9806079) can now confirm the contents of the estimated 64 Dangerous Goods containers, which were among 1,816 units lost overboard after the vessel encountered severe weather on Monday, November 30, 2020.

54 of the DG containers carry fireworks whilst a further eight hold batteries, and two contain liquid ethanol. A notification was sent to the JRCC in Honolulu and Guam with maritime navigational warnings subsequently broadcast. We are continuing to liaise with the JRCC in Honolulu, who has advised that there have not been sightings of any containers as yet.

The vessel is cautiously proceeding to the port of Kobe, Japan with an ETB of 1200LT on December 8, subject to all operations proceeding as planned. The priority remains on getting the ship and crew safely to port. Once berthed, it’s expected to take some time to offload the dislodged containers that remain on board. Then, a thorough assessment will be made on the exact number and type of containers that have been lost or damaged.

Author: Mikhail Voytenko / maritimebulletin.net


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Herring and blue whiting are left without a blue seal MSC

SPAIN
Wednesday, December 09, 2020

The lack of an agreement on the distribution of quota and that these are set above scientific recommendations is the cause of this loss of certification

The lack of agreement within the NEAFC (Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Commission) has caused the blue seal of sustainability to be dropped for herring and blue whiting from the Atlantic-Scandinavian region. This has been announced in a statement by the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council), the entity in charge of issuing the certification.

Source: The Voice of Galicia | Read the full article here


Other Media | Alimarket: La sirena grew 8% in 2019/2020

SPAIN
Wednesday, December 09, 2020

The chain of frozen stores managed by La Sirena Alimentación Congelada has announced a turnover of € 163.3 M in the 2019/2020 financial year, closed on April 30, which represents an increase of 8.1% in sales. Similarly, the gross operating profit (ebitda) stood at € 9.1 million compared to the 5 million reached in 2018/2019. La Sirena has carried out a total of 13 new openings in the twelve months of the year, in addition to carrying out various reforms in its network, thus reaching 258 operating establishments, especially in Catalonia and the Community of Madrid. In this way, its average workforce increased with 300 new hires, reaching more than 1,200 workers.

Source: Alimarket | Read the full article here

Other media | MundoAcuicola: Sernapesca and Armada seize truck with more than 10 tons of southern hake

CHILE
Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Transportista was trying to extract more than 10 tons of the resource illegally extracted from the Island of Chiloé.

In a joint operation between Sernapesca officials and personnel from the Port of Ancud Captaincy at the Chacao health barrier, they detected a truck carrying 10,096 kilos of southern hake, and another 234 kilos of golden conger eel, all without accreditation of legal origin.

Source: Mundoacucola | Read the full article here


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