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Other Media | FishFocus: Seaweed worms could revolutionise fish farming diets

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, February 09, 2024

With the help of EMFF funding and a bit of Danish ingenuity, researchers are exploring innovative production techniques that could revolutionise aquaculture as we know it.

Today, fish fry production is based almost exclusively on rotifiers (microscopic, aquatic invertebrates) and Artemia (tiny crustaceans), which need to be enriched with fish oils or algae before use. This process is not only costly and time-consuming but the nutritional quality of these types of feed is not ideal.

Source: FishFocus | read the full article here


Other Media | FishFarmer: Salmon company celebrates 50 year anniversary with factory opening

NORWAY
Friday, February 09, 2024

Last week’s storms – the worst in Norway for many years – appear to have sharply pushed up salmon prices.

The news was hardly surprising, with Storm Ingunn shutting down salmon farms in the north of Norway for several days. With roads closed and rail and sea transport at a standstill it was almost impossible to get any fish that had been harvested out of the area.

According to Statistics Norway, the average export price of fresh salmon in week five rose by 4.5% or NOK 4.7 to NOK 109.18 per kilo (£8.18), making it the second highest figure so far this year.

Author: Robert Outram / FishFarmer | read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Four years on, Brexit continues to undermine segments of UK seafood industry

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, February 09, 2024

Supporters of the U.K.’s departure from the E.U. four years ago promised the dawn of a golden era for the fishing and seafood industry. Those operating in the sector hoped the move would offer more control over volumes caught and the people catching in U.K. waters, subsequently presenting more opportunities for growth, particularly in coastal communities. 

For those attempting to navigate the unique challenges Brexit has wrought on the U.K.'s seafood supply chain, that optimism has faded for many in the country’s seafood sector. 

Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Rosselkhoznadzor experts recommend looking at the tail when choosing shrimp

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Thursday, February 08, 2024

When choosing shrimp, it is important to pay attention to the condition of the crustacean’s tail, as well as the presence of antennae and limbs. Such recommendations on the choice of shrimp are given by experts from the Federal Center for Animal Health Protection (FSBI “ARRIAH” of Rosselkhoznadzor).

Shrimp are harvested both in Russia and abroad. Most often, buyers have to deal only with frozen foods. Therefore, the quality will depend on the transportation conditions, experts explain.

“When choosing peeled shrimp, you should try to examine or determine by touch whether there is frost in the package,” experts say. If there is frost, this is a sign that the product was outside the freezer for a long time during transportation. Of course, this is bad for the safety of the goods.

When buying peeled shrimp by weight, experts do not recommend buying those that are completely covered with an icy glaze.

“When choosing unpeeled shrimp, you need to evaluate their appearance. If the tail is not bent with a hook, the shrimp does not have antennae and limbs, it is better to refrain from purchasing,” note ARRIAH experts. Experts emphasize that heat treatment is not able to cope with poisons.

When purchasing canned crab, it is recommended to pay attention to the region where it was harvested. “It is highly likely that a product made in the Far East will be of higher quality. This is logical, because freshly caught crabs are processed 'on site', not frozen,” the experts explained.


IN BRIEF - The amount of frozen pollock imported in January decreased by 19%

SOUTH KOREA
Thursday, February 08, 2024

The import volume of frozen pollock in January 2024 was 11,562 tons, a decrease of 13% compared to 13,265 tons in the same period of 2023, which accounts for 13.8% of the total imports of fish species of 84,073 tons.

As of January, 10,777 tons, or 93%, of frozen pollock were imported from Russia, 761 tons from the United States, and 24 tons from China.

The import price by country was the highest in China at USD 1.71/kg, the lowest in the US at USD 1.18/kg, and in Russia at USD 0.97/kg.

The import amount in January was USD 11.35 million, a 19% decrease from USD 14.02 million in the same period last year.

Source: Union Forsea Corp.


IN BRIEF - 'Jan Maria' on the way to home port

NETHERLANDS
Thursday, February 08, 2024

KATWIJK/BREMERHAVEN - The BX 792 'Jan Maria' will arrive in its home port of Bremerhaven next Monday. The brand new ship left the Tersan shipyard in Istanbul at the end of last week, exactly one year after the festive launch, and had already passed through the Strait of Gibraltar last Wednesday.

In Bremerhaven, a week and a half will be allocated to equipping the trawler and preparing it for fishing. There will be a naming ceremony in Bemerhaven in mid-April, but before then the BX 792 will have already completed a few fishing trips.

The 88 meter long and 18.3 meter wide 'Jan Maria' comes into service for the Nordbank Hochseefischerei GmbH, a German subsidiary of the Katwijkse Parlevliet & Van der Plas, and replaces the current ROS 786 'Gerda Maria' built in 1990. This old lady has made her last fishing trips, is currently also in Bremerhaven and is for sale. 

Just like the ROS 786, the new BX 792 will fish in high northern waters for cod, halibut and shrimp. The fish can be processed on board in various ways.

Source: Visserij Nieuws (translated from originl in Dutch)


IN BRIEF - Saudi Fund Provides Assistance to Maldives’ Fisheries Industry

MALDIVES
Thursday, February 08, 2024

The Minister of Fisheries, Ahmed Shiyam, met with the Deputy CEO of the Saudi Fund for Development during his visit to Saudi Arabia to discuss ways to develop the fisheries industry in Maldives.

Minister Shiyam is on a visit to Saudi Arabia to attend the opening ceremony of the Saudi International Marine Exhibition. The exhibition is the largest exhibition of edible marine life in the country.

The Saudi Fund was represented at the meeting by its CEO Faisal Al Kahtani.


IN BRIEF - Navy arrests 13 Nigerians, four Ghanaians for illegal fishing in A’Ibom

NIGERIA
Thursday, February 08, 2024

The Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base (FOB), Ibaka in the Mbo local government area of Akwa Ibom state has arrested thirteen Nigerians and four Ghanaians over illegal fishing.

The Navy also impounded the vessel named, MFV TOKE II used by the suspects.

The Base Operating Officer, Commander Daniel Onyemaeze, disclosed this while handing over the suspects and the vessel to the Federal Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture on Wednesday, February 7.

He explained that the Navy received an intelligence report on Tuesday, January 23, at about 7:45 in the morning alerting of illegal trawling activities within 2 nautical miles of Nigerian Continental Shelf and Automatic Identification System Infraction by MFV TOKE II in Calabar Channel.

He noted that the suspect was swiftly intercepted and arrested by her gunboat on routine patrol.

Source: The Nation


Other Media | IndustriasPesqueras:The Xunta justifies its objection to the distribution of haddock and proposes a transfer of quota from the Atlantic

SPAIN
Thursday, February 08, 2024

The general director of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Technological Innovation of the Xunta de Galicia, Antonio Basanta, held a meeting in Ferrol with representatives of the fishing sector to address allegations presented by the Government against the cuts established in its latest resolutions by the General Secretariat of Fisheries (MAPA) in the haddock fishery, which in turn transfer the restrictions imposed on this species in the last Council of EU Fisheries Ministers.

Source: IndustriasPesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonExpert: 50 thousand fish die after a tank in a RAS facility breaks

NORWAY
Thursday, February 08, 2024

On Saturday, February 3, Proximar Seafood experienced a rupture in one of four operational tanks at its new post smolt farming facility, resulting in a significant loss of biomass. Preliminary estimates suggest that 50,000 fish were lost, according to what the company reported in a stock exchange announcement last Monday.

The total number of fish in the Proximar facilities in all its stages amounts to more than one million specimens.

Source: SalmonExpert | Read the full article here


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