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Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: The Vigo ship that was tied up by an outbreak for four weeks sets sail from Salvador de Bahía

Thursday, February 25, 2021

After almost four weeks moored in the port of Salvador de Bahía, in Brazil, the Vigo-based fishing boat Venturer set sail last night for the Malvinas fishing ground, according to sources who are closely familiar with the situation. The vessel operated by the Pescapuerta company - officially its owner is Petrel Fishing, in which the Vigo fishing group participates - suffered an outbreak of covid on the high seas that resulted in 31 infections. The latest tests showed that there was no longer any infected on the ship. A sailor from Cangas who remains admitted to the hospital. So the Venturer has set sail.

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

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Oceana and ProDelphinus report that seven out of ten fish traded in Peru do not correspond to the species

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Oceana continues to reveal fraud in the marketplace. This time it is Peru's turn, where, on average, 67% of fish is traded under another name and substituted fraudulently; that is, approximately 7 out of 10 fish are sold under another name, according to the results of the new report carried out by the marine conservation organizations Oceana Peru and ProDelphinus.

The study analyzed 1025 samples collected in the main coastal cities of the country, identifying the replacement of species in 75 points of sale, among restaurants, supermarkets and district markets, in Lima (La Punta, La Victoria, Miraflores, San Borja and Surquillo), Chiclayo and Piura.

Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here

Other Media | Fish Farmer: Shutdown ‘puts more than 1,500 jobs at risk’

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The Canadian federal government’s decision to close salmon farms in the Discovery Islands region of British Columbia will put 1,535 jobs at risk and the state’s economy will take a hit of CAN $139.1m. Those are among the findings of a report from economics consultancy RIAS, commissioned by the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA).
In December last year, Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Minister Bernadette Jordan ordered all salmon farms in the region removed by June 30, 2022.

The farms have also been blocked from restocking, starting immediately.The BC Salmon Farmers strongly oppose the decision, which the federal government says was taken in response to calls from local First Nations and environmental groups.

Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here

Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: British men more negative to fish farming than those in EU

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Young British men are most negative about farmed fish, and they were also among those who know the least about aquaculture, a survey among residents of the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, France and Germany has revealed.

“Young people between the ages of 18 and 34 eat the least fish and have the most negative perceptions about aquaculture. It is therefore most interesting for us to reach this particular target group with more information,” said Pirjo Honkanen, research manager at Norwegian aquaculture research institute Nofima.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here

Other Media | WorldFishing: Booming oyster sales help Angel spread wings

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Organic pacific oyster producer, Angel Seafood, has reported a net profit of AUS$719,000 for the six months to 31 December after shifting its focus from restaurants to retail amid Covid-19 pandemic shutdowns.

The South Australian company’s 74% increase in post-tax profit follows record half-year sales of 5.1 million oysters, up 55% on the first half of 2020, generating revenues of AUS$3.8 million.

Founder and chief executive, Zac Halman, said the latter half of 2020 was a period of ‘significant progress and development’ for the company.

Source: Worldfishing | Read the full article here

Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Schenker: 'We still need more carriers to fly for even more possibilities and frequencies'

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

More predictable but lack of capacity is still an issue.

Morten Würgler has had one eventful year. But Schenker’s Head of Air Freight has come to terms with the coronavirus landscape and the adjustments the global air traffic industry has had to deal with.

“I would say now we are in a new normal. It’s more predictable these days that it was, back in May when the main recovery started,” he said. In March last year, the salmon industry was screaming for capacity.

Author: Owen Evans / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article

Other Media | SeafoodSource: China Ocean blames rotting fish at Chinese ports for revenue drop

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

A major Chinese distant-water fishing and seafood supply chain management firm is blaming COVID-related restrictions and checks at Chinese ports for losses it recorded in the last nine months of 2020.

China Ocean Group Development Limited told investors in a statement that increased “mortality” and “spoilage” of its fish at Chinese ports caused it significant losses. According to the statement, “the group expected to record a significant decrease in revenue for the nine months ended 31 December, 2020, of approximately 24 percent as compared to approximately HKD 625 million [USD 81.2 million, EUR 68.7 million] for the corresponding period in 2019.”

Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here

IN BRIEF - Falklands interested in fisheries research vessel

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The government of the Falkland Islands is interested in proposals from duly qualified and experienced companies for the supply of a vessel for Fisheries Research operations, which will be used approximately six weeks a year.

According to the notice published in the weekly Penguin News, the vessel must meet a list of commitments for an initial period of three years, with the potential of an extension for another two years.

Bidding documents with all the details can be requested from the Business and Development Services office by contacting Stefanie Seff via email or by letter to the Secretary of the Bidding Commission, Business Development and Services Department, Argos House , Stanley, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26.

Source: MercoPress

Other Media | aqua.cl: ASC and Vitapro reveal new agreement to help Latin American shrimp farmers

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Vitapro is present in Ecuador, Chile, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala and Mexico.

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) joined forces with feed producer Vitapro by signing a memorandum of understanding to work together to promote responsible practices in the Latin American shrimp industry.
The agreement establishes how ASC and Vitapro will collaborate to help regional producers make improvements that benefit them, their workers and the environment.

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here

Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: The National Association of Bluefin Tuna Aquaculture (ANATUN) promotes the validation of a genetic method to identify

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The National Association of Bluefin Tuna Aquaculture (ANATUN), which represents more than 75% of the sector in Spain, has promoted the validation of a genetic method developed by AZTI to identify tuna species. It is a system, stand out from the association itself, that uses "the most advanced techniques" that, compared to the mitochondrial markings that were used until now, uses nuclear markers "which will allow obtaining more reliable results".

The objective of the project, led by AZTI, is to respond to the identification problems caused by the peculiar morphological similarity of some specimens of Atlantic bluefin tuna with other tuna species.

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here

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