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IN BRIEF - Eels released in south China river to sustain fishing resources

CHINA
Sunday, October 18, 2020

Some 2,000 kg of adult eels and 35,000 young eels have been released into the Desheng River, south China's Guangdong Province, to proliferate the eel breeding population in the natural watercourse.

Eels are a cash species in China. Due to the combined influence of the global climate, environmental challenges and human activities, aquatic resources have decreased sharply worldwide.

Young eels are caught in mainland China in early spring and spend about half a year in farms growing to maturity and fattening up.Image: Eel at a farm in Guangdong Province, China. (Photo by Takumi Sasaki)

Eel farming has been developed in south China's Pearl River Delta. In May, the eel species in Shunde City was included in China's national list of famous and excellent agricultural products.

This eel release activity, which was carried out Friday, is expected to help restore the eel stock in the area. Scientists will trace the growth of the released eels in order to explore ways to promote the conservation of aquatic resources.

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Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: WWF says climate change 'threatens half of world fish production'

WORLDWIDE
Friday, October 16, 2020

The environmental organization WWF has published a report on the occasion of World Food Day prepared by the NGO with the collaboration of Agrocampus Ouest (France), the University of British Columbia (Canada), the Charles Darwin Foundation (Galapagos) and the Institute Nacional de Pesca (Ecuador) which reveals that "half of the world's fish production is at risk due to the climate crisis." I can see the full report here (in English).

This is because small-scale fishers, who account for half of the world's fish production, "are disproportionately affected by the consequences of a warmer ocean."

Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Coronavirus accelerates trends driving China’s seafood sector

CHINA
Friday, October 16, 2020

The coronavirus crisis, now surpassing 10 months in length in China, is accelerating longer-term trends that have been developing in the country’s seafood marketplace for nearly a decade.

China typically sends millions of tourists around the world during the National Day holiday, which took place 1 October this year. But with international travel restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of those who typically would have traveled abroad stayed home, visiting local tourist attractions instead.

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


Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: Thai Union and Corbion extend adoption of AlgaPrime ™ DHA to shrimp aquaculture

THAILAND
Friday, October 16, 2020

Thai Union Group PCL, one of the world's leading seafood companies, and Corbion, the market leader in the production of lactic acid and its derivatives and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins and ingredients from microalgae, have announced that, following a successful large-scale trial in 2019, they will expand the adoption of AlgaPrime DHA, an omega-3 rich algae ingredient, to feed Thai Union shrimp."This milestone marks a crucial moment for both shrimp farmers and other seafood producers, as it validates another success in using alternative and sustainable food ingredients at scale," said Thai Union Group PCL in a statement. .

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: €18 million Hofseth BioCare share issue was 'significantly oversubscribed'

NORWAY
Friday, October 16, 2020

Biotech company soon ready to list.

After the close of the Oslo Stock Exchange’s on Thursday, Hofseth BioCare announced that it was chasing EUR 18 million in fresh capital. The funds will contribute to strengthened balance sheets, increased free float, and “to ensure 12 months of liquidity” for the company, which has been a loss-maker for years.

Hofseth Biocare is a Norwegian producer of biomarine ingredients for human applications, such as fresh salmon oil and protein powder.

Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF | VNU EXPO EXPO – Innovative face-to-face meeting place

THAILAND
Friday, October 16, 2020

BANGKOK, THAILAND – OCTOBER 16, 2020 – Hall 103 and 104 of BITEC, Bangkok will act as a meeting hub for industry leaders from government and private sectors in Livestock, Aquaculture, Horticulture, Animal Companion, Laboratory Technology, Biotechnology and Smart Health from 28 to 30 October in Bangkok, Thailand. Along with the mentioned industries, the organizers will specifically welcome all MICE friends to stop by VNU Expo Expo for a genuine face-to-face experience onsite.

VNU Asia Pacific offers exhibition and conference platforms in key industries across South East Asia. The company’s mission is to connect individuals, brands and markets through various platforms. COVID-19 has greatly affected the event industry.


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Fish cage power plant creator plugs into market

NORWAY
Friday, October 16, 2020

A company that uses fish cage collars to create floating solar energy plants is planning to list on Norway’s Merkur Market to raise money for expansion.

Ocean Sun has previously conducted tests of the concept at a salmon farm run by Scottish Sea Farms co-owner Lerøy on Osterøy outside Bergen.

The company’s aim was to provide supplementary clean power for fish farms that don’t have access to shore power and are reliant on greenhouse gas generating diesel generators. Ocean Sun uses a cage collar with a plastic sheet stretched across which supports the solar panels.

Author: Ole Andreas Drønen / fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Zero quota for Barents Sea capelin

NORWAY
Friday, October 16, 2020

ICES has recommended that there should be no fishing for capelin in the Barents Sea next year. In compliance with the Norwegian-Russian harvesting regulation, the Norway-Russia Fisheries Commission will set a zero quota.

Acoustic survey work in the Barents Sea is the key tool for evaluating the state of the stock, and researchers at the Institute of Marine Research estimate a spawning stock of capelin at 545,000 tonnes. Taking into account predation by cod and other species, as well as other factors, the researchers have to forecast how much will be left by 1st April – and for next year the outlook isn’t seen as strong enough to support a fishery.

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here


Other Media | WorldFishing: Feeding fry for faster growth

DENMARK
Friday, October 16, 2020

Aller Aqua has discovered a new way of feeding fry which improves growth and reduces early mortality and deformities.

The importance of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in the nutrition of larvae and fry is well-documented and PUFAs have been a focus area when developing fry feeds at Aller Aqua.

Phospholipids, derived from krill oil or purified fish oil, are essential for maintaining membrane homeostasis, gene expression, hormone synthesis, neurological development and inflammatory response and research has shown that PUFAs presented as phospholipids are digested and metabolised more efficiently than PUFAs in other lipid classes.

Source: Worldfishing | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Mowi ASA (OSE:MOWI): Q3 2020 Trading salmon update

NORWAY
Friday, October 16, 2020

Harvest volumes Q3 2020 (1)

 

In connection with the presentation of the Q2 2020 results, Mowi ASA guided a total harvest volume of 128.0 thousand tonnes (GWE) for Q3 2020.

Note:

(1) The harvest volumes are provided in gutted weight equivalents (GWE). The figures include salmonid species only.

Additional information

Operational EBIT for the Group was approximately EUR 80 million in Q3 2020 (EUR 148 million in Q3 2019).

Total Operational EBIT per kg through the value chain was approximately as follows:

Reported financial net interest-bearing debt (NIBD) was approximately EUR 1 460 million at the end of the quarter (excluding IFRS 16 effects).

The complete Q3 2020 report will be released on 4 November at 06:30 CET.

Please refer to the Annual Report for detailed descriptions and reconciliations of non-IFRS measures such as Operational EBIT and NIBD.

 

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