Leaked information regarding the establishment of five highly protected marine areas has now appeared in the press (below). The NFFO has expressed concern, not so much about the choice of individual sites, which will now be subject to consultation, but the exclusion of fishing representative organisations from the whole process of establishing Highly Protected Marine Areas.
Two Dutch seafood businesses have joined forces to create a new joint venture to market sustainably produced shellfish and other products.
The 50-50 joint venture has been set up by Cornelis Vrolijk and Krijn Verwijs Verseke, both family-owned companies based in the Netherlands. The aim is to take advantage of economies of scale and to ensure a quality product all the way through the supply chain.
In November 2002, the oil tanker "Prestige", flying the flag of the Bahamas, capsized off the Galician coast while carrying 70,000 tons of heavy fuel oil, causing significant damage to the Galician coast and the west coast of France.
Almost 20 years later, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled in favor of Spain so that it can collect the 900 million euros (1 billion dollars) that the Galician justice claimed from the ship's insurer, London P&I Club, as compensation.
Source: IndustriasPesqueras | Read the full articlehere
The pillars of the second version of LatinPack CHILE 2022 are Packaging for a Sustainable World; Circular Economy; Eco Materials; Technology for Sustainability and Companies 4.0 with the purpose of generating an instance of dialogue and exchange of knowledge and experiences, as well as exposing business models, innovations and ventures, to change the market of containers and packaging, to a more sustainable, reusable one. and above all recyclable.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has agreed, at its XII Ministerial Conference, held in Geneva, to eliminate subsidies to any vessel or operator "that practices illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing or related activities". The agreement prohibits all WTO countries, regardless of whether they sign the pact or not, from granting aid (whether for fuel, staff training, improvement of facilities...) to ships and shipowners that do not respect certain practices sustainable nor to the fishing activities of an overexploited stock.
A lack of transparency in China’s distant water fleet is enabling extensive illegal fishing around the world, according to a new report from the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF).
The NGO’s study maintains that better monitoring, regulation and transparency is urgently needed, along with global collaboration among nations which allow the fleet to fish in their waters and fly their flag and market states importing fish.
Chile’s environment watchdog has initiated a sanctioning process against salmon farmer Australis Seafoods for allegedly exceeding its production limit by 76% at a farm site in an environmentally protected area. It is the sixth case the watchdog has raised against Australis and the fourth related to overproduction.
Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full articlehere
Planned French naval exercises must be relocated out of Irish waters – John Brady TD
Sinn Féin spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Defence John Brady has expressed his concern regarding the planned French naval exercises scheduled to take place from tomorrow onwards off the south coast of Ireland, within Ireland’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Source: The Fishing Daily | Read the full article here
Namibia has unveiled new voluntary guidelines for the sustainable management of the country’s small-scale fisheries as the country begins implementing its National Plan of Action for Small-Scale Fisheries (NPOA-SSF) – a plan that has been under development for the past two years.
The guidelines, which have been developed by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), are meant to secure Namibia’s small-scale fishing communities and elevate the role of women in small-scale fishing activities in a drive to enhance food security and eradicate poverty among riverine and fisheries dependent communities in Namibia.
Author: Shem Oirere / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
SeaSpire, an Indian alternative seafood startup, is shortly due to launch a bioprinted plant-based snapper product in New Zealand and India.
The company claims to be first of its kind to produce bioprinted whole-cut whitefish products in the APAC region and is establishing an operational base in India to cater to the APAC region. The plant-based meat consumer adoption in the Indian-subcontinent is on its rise and the company is optimistic that this region will also experience similar growth in demand across the alternative seafood category in the coming years. They have their R&D base in New Zealand.
Exports with a slight drop in May Argentina
According to data provided by CAPECA, foreign sales registered a 1.6% decline compared to the same period in 2021. In the first 5 months of 2022 there were sales of 674 million dollars. The biggest fa...