Last Friday, January 6, the scientific vessel Abate Molina set sail from the port of Valparaíso, with the aim of characterizing and evaluating the stock of common sardine and anchovy resources present between the regions of Valparaíso and Los Lagos, based on hydroacoustic methods. , during the peak recruitment period and in the immediate fall.
After three years of health crisis, the traditional New Year's tuna auction in Tokyo (Japan) rises again in price.
A 212kg bluefin tuna caught in Japan's northern Aomori region broke the price record on January 5 at the first auction of the year in Tokyo, where fish wholesalers and restaurateurs flocked in search of the rare piece to cut. in sushi.
Like last year, chef Akifumi Sakagami, head of the Onodera Group, and wholesaler Yamayuki bought the fish for 36 million yen, or 257,000 euros, which is almost double the 2022 record price: the best catch, Estimated at 211 kg, it sold for only 129,000 euros.
The national fishing sector begins a new stage. At least, when it comes to communication. After years of self-convincing about the importance of communicating the values of fishing, the diversity and quality of the offer, the sustainability or the nutritional contribution of wild fishing products, the fleet reacts. It does so on its own initiative in a sectoral attempt to fill the gap left by FROM and taking advantage of the opportunities offered by European funds. Also against the ropes: the consumption of fishery products continues to drop and the increase in regulations and management measures –such as the recent closures of areas to bottom fishing– threatens their productive capacity.
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Views are being sought on a draft Fisheries Statement that sets out the aims and objectives for the Island’s seafood industry and considers the future relationship with the United Kingdom following its departure from the European Union.
The UK published its inaugural Joint Fisheries Statement, in November 2022, setting the aims, objectives and policies that UK fisheries authorities will work towards under its Fisheries Act 2020.
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Chilean farmer’s Atlantic salmon harvest was almost a quarter higher in 2022
Chilean fish farmer Salmones Camanchaca harvested 44,540 tonnes (whole fish equivalent) of Atlantic salmon last year, an increase of almost a quarter compared to 2021 when production was impacted by algal blooms in the Comau Fjord, Los Lagos.
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Supported by fast-growing demand, the seafood category in Germany has experienced steady development, but domestic production continues to stagnate.
As has been the case for the majority of EU countries, Germany has seen significant increases in energy costs this past year. This situation has generated additional problems for local fishermen who were already having to contend with decreasing North Sea and Baltic Sea stocks, while the idling catch level has deepened the country’s dependence on imported fish.
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Norway’s Inseanergy has developed floating solar tech for aquaculture projects. It recently commissioned its first commercial array – a 290 kW floater for salmon-farming specialist Bjoroya – in addition to a 160 kW installation for a cod fish farm.
Inseanergy, a Norway-based renewables developer, has built a floating solar platform for use in aquaculture projects. The SUB Solar system is installed on recycled fish-cage float rings and can be used in combination with onshore power supplies to reduce the need for diesel generators, which are traditionally used to power fish farms. It also allows for excess electricity to be sold to the grid.
Inseanergy recently installed its first commercial installations after completing a pilot project with Hofseth International at one of its fish farms in Stranda, Norway. DNV and Trondheim-based research firm SINTEF tested the demonstrator and conducted a risk analysis. The upgraded SUB Solar floating system is now in the process of securing DNV certification, according to Inseanergy.
Inseanergy CEO Kari-Elin Hildre told pv magazine that the company recently installed a 290 kW floater with a diameter of 51 meters at a salmon farm in Krakholmen, Norway. Its first commercial installation was a 160 kW floater for cod-farming specialist Gadus Group.
Muscat – Production of fish from aquaculture projects in Oman has reached 1,703 tonnes in 2022, compared to 284 tonnes in 2014, according to Dawood Suleiman al Yahyai, Director General of Fisheries Research at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources (MAFWR). This is a whopping 500 per cent increase in just eight years.
Bestowed with a vast coastline, Oman is positioned to exploit its marine resources judiciously, making the fishing industry one of the major contributors to the sultanate’s GDP.
The future growth in the industry is envisioned to come from the bustling aquaculture sector as Oman has several large-scale fish farming projects under development, valued in excess of US$1bn..
Fish production from integrated fish farming and commercial fish farming projects reached 1,350 tonnes in 2022, the most significant project being that of the European seabream.
According to a note from the Regional Secretariat for the Sea and Fisheries, the capture was made by the vessel ‘Débora Marisa’, off Cabo Girão.
In 2022, the catch record was set by a bluefin tuna weighing 418 kilos.
The guardianship recalls that the annual bluefin tuna quota is around 200 tonnes, divided into roughly equal parts between Madeira and the Azores. In recent years, it was only in 2020 that this value was reached by the regional fleet, in a year in which 111.11 tons were captured.