The reform of Scotland’s aquaculture regulatory processes will be boosted with the first meeting of new strategic advisory group, the Scottish Aquaculture Council.
The council brings together senior representatives from key organizations with interests in the industry and its environmental and community impacts, with the mission of providing advice to help the Scottish government realize its aspirations for the sector.
Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | read the full article here
One of the biggest privately owned salmon farmers in Norway has confirmed it is investing in Atlantic Sapphire’s Miami operations to diversify its business as the Norwegian Government’s introduction of a wealth tax on locally-owned companies has made it doubt its future in its homeland.
The Norwegian legislature raised wealth tax in the fall of 2021 as an economic measure but the chairman of the board of Nordlaks, Kjell Bjordal, sees it as unfair to locally-owned companies.
Author: Liza Mayer / SalmonBusiness | read the full articlehere
Aquafeed is big business. The 2022 Alltech Agri-Food Outlook, based on data from more than 140 countries, estimates that international feed tonnage – for livestock and aquaculture combined – increased by 2.3% in 2021, year-on-year, to a total of 1.235 billion tonnes.
Aquafeed grew faster than this, with an increase of 3.7%. The Alltech report says: “Recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) are becoming more prevalent, and consumer demand for fish is on the rise.
Author: Robert Outram / FishFarmer | read the full article here
The smart food factory, the largest R&D project launched by Nueva Pescanova, is beginning to bear fruit. Yesterday, the company took stock of this innovation program, in which it has the collaboration of ASM Soft and the Gradiant technology center, and with which it seeks to achieve greater sustainability and efficiency in the production of its products, through the application of technologies such as sensorization or artificial intelligence.
Source: La Voz de Galicia | read the full article here
Today, Wednesday, within the framework of the United Nations Conference on the Oceans, FAO will present "The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture", better known as the SOFIA report. This document, prepared by the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Division every two years, includes an analysis of the status of stocks and trends in fisheries and aquaculture at the global and regional levels; and serves as a reference for governments when designing their action policies.
This year focuses on the blue transformation, a strategy that seeks to improve aquatic food systems, and increase their potential to sustainably feed the growing population in the future.
The vote of the representatives of the Member States for the vote of the measure promoted by the European Commission to veto bottom fishing in 94 areas of community waters is resolved with a null result. Spain and Ireland voted against, while a good number of countries abstained (France voted in favour), which has made Brussels reconsider. At the moment, the controversial measure, which was voted without debate and by a show of hands, has not been approved, it is "frozen", and the sector is waiting to know what it means and what the next steps will be.
The Argentine shrimp fishery has received, in recent days, several "positive news": the National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development (Inidep) developed a limit reference point; the Federal Fisheries Council incorporated an abundance criterion in the decision to open and close zones; and the Undersecretary of Fisheries, through its Supervision Directorate, achieved almost total coverage in the inspections of the unloading, with barely 6% of them presenting some type of infraction, explains CeDePesca, which, for this reason, affirms that the certification of the resource is "closer".
Source: IndustriasPesqueras | read the full article here
In the recently launched Integrated Sustainability Report, BioMar announces its commitment to the 1.5°C pathway for reducing carbon emissions. BioMar is the first global aquafeed supplier to adopt the 1.5°C pathway toward net-zero under the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
The IPCC has stated that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions need to halve by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050 to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
The future direction of Scotland’s fish farming sector is being discussed today at the first meeting of the Scottish Aquaculture Council, chaired by Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon.
The Council is the result of a Scottish Government-commissioned report into aquaculture regulation by Professor Russel Griggs and is partly an attempt to improve relations between fish farmers and government agencies
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Ukrainian refugees are asking Norway to stop Russian trawlers from landing fish into Norwegian ports, but the government will not intervene according to a news report from E24.
Norway has allowed over €96m/£83m worth of cod to be landed from Russian fishing boats since the Russian invasion of Ukraine begun on 24 February this year, according to the Norwegian Raw Fish Association.
Source: The Fishing Daily | read the full article here
Alarm over demersal shutdown proposal European Union
European fishing industry representatives are sounding the alarm over the likelihood of the European Commission’s plans to shut down 94 sea areas across French, Spanish, Portuguese and Irish wat...
Cedepesca says that shrimp certification is closer Argentina
The entity pondered that INIDEP elaborated a limit reference point, the CFP incorporated abundance criteria for the opening and closing of subareas and increased ground controls in the first week of t...