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IN BRIEF - Commercial fishing captain pays $22,300 to settle federal fisheries case with NOAA

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced a settlement agreement with a commercial fishing captain. Darrell York of the commercial fishing vessel, Watch Out, agreed to pay $22,300 restitution for resource-related crimes dating back to 2015.

Officers with the FWC’s offshore patrol vessel program first encountered York in 2015 when he and his crew discarded their catch of illegal red snapper and grouper during a pursuit. Through multiple encounters and tips from the public, officers determined the captain had constructed a hidden compartment on the vessel. During a stop in January 2021, officers discovered 13 red snapper and one gag grouper in the hidden compartment. Case information was presented to special agents with NOAA and, in April 2022, York and prosecutors with NOAA reached a settlement agreement for a restitution payment of $22,300.


IN BRIEF - Number of fishery factories increases in Oman

OMAN
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Muscat: The number of fisheries factories in the Sultanate of Oman has crossed more than 100 till the end of 2021, compared to 97 factories till the end of 2020.

"The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources reveals that the number of existing fisheries factories in the Sultanate of Oman until the end of 2021 amounted to about 105 factories, compared to 97 factories until the end of 2020. The number of factories that have obtained fish quality control certificates and licenses for export reached 64, " Oman News Agency (ONA), said in a statement.


Other Media | Fishfarmingexpert: Salmon farmers urge PM to avert ‘collision course’ with EU

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Salmon Scotland, which represents salmon farmers, has written to the Prime Minister over fears of a looming trade war with Europe.

The trade body for the UK’s biggest fresh food export warned that changes to the Northern Ireland protocol – spelt out by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss this afternoon - could undo the hard work of the sector to drive up exports to the EU in recent months.

Source: Fishfarmingexpert | read the full article here


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: The ports of A Coruña, Ferrol and Vigo try to capture new traffic at the Rotterdam fair

SPAIN
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The Port Authorities of A Coruña, Ferrol and Vigo are among the 19 Spanish that seek to capture new traffic and increase the movement of goods with the center of Europe at the BreakBulk fair in Rotterdam.

The meeting, the most important in bulk cargo, project cargo logistics and ro-ro in Europe, starts today in the capital of the Netherlands and in it the 19 port authorities

Source: La Voz de Galicia | read the full article here


Other Media | The Fishing Daily: Norwegian sandeel quota for 2022 finalised at 95,000 tonnes

NORWAY
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

For 2022, the Norwegian final quota for sandeel has been set at 95,000 tonnes by the Quota Council. 

Preliminary advice given in February was 60,000 tonnes, the fishing boats currently on sandeel have 35,000 tonnes to catch.

This year’s sandeel research showed a rather weak recruitment of the 2021-year class. 

Source: TheFishingDaily |  read the full article here


Other Media | FishFocus: Anglo-french cooperation essential to protect salmonids at sea

FRANCE
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Scientists and fisheries managers meet in France for International SAMARCH Forum

Preliminary findings from tracking studies carried out by the SAMARCH research programme show that sea trout from France migrate to the UK coast and vice versa, and that individuals from both France and the UK are sharing similar marine feeding habitat. The results highlight the need for international management of sea trout at sea.

Source: FishFocus| read the full article here


Other Media | FishFarmer: Stuck in the slow lane

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

A pilot scheme suggests that digitising export paperwork could save producers time and money.

Since the end of the Brexit transition period, increased bureaucracy has added an extra £3m each year to the cost of exporting salmon to the European Union.

So says Tavish Scott, Chief Executive of Salmon Scotland, who says progress towards developing a long-promised digital Export Health Certificate (EHC) system needs to be speeded up.

Author: Sandy Neil / FishFarmer | read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: US imported record number of shipping containers in April, Chinese ports still clogged

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

U.S. ports are processing a record number of shipping containers this spring.

U.S. ports covered by the National Retail Federation’s and Hacket Associates’ Global Port Tracker handled 2.34 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) – one 20-foot container or its equivalent – in March, up 10.8 percent from February and a 3.2 percent year-over-year increase, NRF said in a press release.

Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: Spain celebrates Europe Day as a leader in aquaculture production

EUROPEAN UNION
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Spain celebrated Europe Day as a leader in aquaculture production. A day that aims to highlight and enhance values such as peaceful coexistence and unity that unite us. For this reason, in Aquaculture of Spain.

For this reason, from this organization they want to join this commemoration and highlight the importance that we have together. From Europe, the blue economy is considered fundamental, the one that recognizes the importance of seas, oceans and rivers as engines of the economy due to their great potential for innovation and growth.

Source: EuropaAzul / read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Panama highlights its commitment to zero tolerance with illegal fishing before the next review of the yellow card

PANAMA
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Just 35 days after the European Union (EU) conducts an audit in Panama regarding the yellow card, the Panamanian authorities reinforce their strategies to present a report on the progress made to date. To this end, the Inter-institutional Commission to Prevent, Discourage and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing has met in the Presidency of the Republic to continue actions aimed at implementing the recommendations proposed by the European Union in its December 2021 audit.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras / read the full article here


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