Mexico’s shrimp farming sector looks set to harvest a total of 177,000 tonnes by the end of the year – which would be a 3.7 percent increase on 2020’s figures – according to the latest figures from the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (Conapesca).
According to the organisation, Mexico has around 900 shrimp farms, 45 hatcheries and over 40 shrimp processing plants and generates more than US $1 billion a year in sales. Sinaloa is the main producer of farmed shrimp, with a share of 40.3 percent, followed by Sonora with 39.7 percent and Nayarit with 7.5 percent.
The 23rd Japan International Seafood and Technology Expo took place from 8 to 10 November, though Japan’s continuing quarantine requirements for entrants from many countries limited its international participation.
Foreign exhibitors were mostly limited to those that have a Japan representative office, or those whose embassy organized a national booth. The number of visitors was estimated at 15,000
Author: Chris Loew / SeafoodSource | read the full articlehere
The Vice Prime Minister of the Republic of Vietnam, Le Van Thanh, has recently signed Decision No. 1664 / QD-TTg approving the project on which the development of marine aquaculture in the country will be based until 2030, including also a vision for 2045.
The general objective of this project is to develop a harmonized, safe, efficient, sustainable and ecological marine aquaculture in order to produce aquatic products to satisfy both national and foreign demand
Net income for the third quarter was US $ 6.4 million compared to a loss of US $ 8.5 million in 3Q of last year.
Camanchaca reported yesterday, Monday, November 29, its financial results at the end of September 2021, reporting quarterly consolidated revenues of US $ 155 million, 29% higher than the same quarter of 2020, with increases in all its divisions: 60% in Fishing, 17% in Salmons and 4% in Crops. With this favorable third quarter, the accumulated revenues in 9 months reached US $ 467 million, 13% higher.
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Empalme, Sonora.- Two and a half months after the start of the 2021-2022 shrimp season, approximately only 30 percent of the riparian remains in the capture of the resource, and the rest went to the fishing of other species or to seek other employment alternatives.
The president of the Federation of Cooperatives of Empalme Sonora, Gilberto Cota Valdez, said that at this point in the season for most fishermen the activity is no longer profitable, given that the catches are much lower than at the beginning of the season.
He stressed that although production is already much lower than at the start of the season, what compensates for this situation are prices, which is precisely what keeps 30 percent of fishermen still in business.
Cota Valdez explained that as the days go by the shrimp sizes are better, and therefore also the price, so although with few catches, but at least the sea workers obtain a livelihood for their families. He pointed out that to date the prevailing sizes are Under 15, a little under 10, and 16/20, with very acceptable prices in the market.
MIAMI, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Panel Discussion will Address Building Resiliency in Fish Trade Supply Chain with Aquaculture Production
Blue Star Foods Corp., (Nasdaq: BSFC) ("Blue Star" or "BSFC"), an integrated Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) seafood company, today announced that CEO, John Keeler, will participate as a panelist on an FAO GLOBEFISH free webinar on "Sustainability in Fisheries and Aquaculture." The event will take place virtually at 9 am ET / 3 pm CET on Friday, December 10, 2021.
The event will focus on the importance of sustainability from a business angle, a topic that is instrumental in current international activities involving fisheries and aquaculture products. The expert panel will discuss how different sustainability approaches were able to create market opportunities and differentiation for their products within the framework of Environmental, Social and Corporate (ESG) governance. Mr. Keeler will address sustainability in the context of a sourcing policy.
Like every November 30 since 2012, today is the Aquaculture Day, a day promoted to convey to society the potential of aquaculture in our country, its commitment to sustainability and R & D & I and its important role in the creation of employment, wealth and well-being in rural and coastal areas.
Coordinated by the Spanish Aquaculture Observatory (OESA), the conference is open to the participation of all agents in the sector, which includes activities and actions programmed for all audiences related to this sector of strategic and sustainable activity.
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New factory trawler Baldvin Njálsson GK-400 has been delivered by Astilleros Armón to Nesfiskur, based at Garður in the south of Iceland.
Nesfiskur went to Icelandic naval architect Skipasýn for the design of their new trawler, which features the large propeller that has become a hallmark of a the company’s trawler designs. The Astilleros Armón yard was chosen as the builder, and the yard has a long background of building complex vessels, including a number of factory freezer trawlers for fishing companies around the world.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | read the full articlehere
Iceland has a new fisheries minister – and a new coalition government with a determined pledge to strengthen the country’s fish farming industry.
Left-green party member and Health Minister in the old government, Svandís Svavarsdóttir takes over the key cabinet job of Minister of Food, Fisheries and Agriculture from long-serving Kristján Þór Júlíusson who is no longer in parliament.
Author: Vince McDonagh / FishFarmer | read the full article here
'The pirates have arrived' Argentina
When the jiggers arrive at the fishing zone on January 7, hundreds of boats will already be catching squid: "There are already more than a hundred foreign fishing boats that have settled on the e...