At first and scheduled for this month of October, the Millennium + 20 World Aquaculture Conference (GCA) had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new dates have been set for September 2021, from 22 to 27 of that month, in Shanghai, China.
In this framework, and prior to the celebration of the GCA on its new dates, FAO has organized a series of webinars on various topics of interest for the sustainable development of aquaculture that will be held during the week in which the GCA should have originally been held, that is, from October 26 to 29.
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India, Ecuador… or Bavaria? The third location might not seem like the obvious place to source vannamei shrimp from but Crusta Nova, a German agtech and seafood company, is producing 30 tonnes of them a year, from an RAS near Munich.
The company was founded in 2012 by Dr Fabian Riedel, a lawyer who decided to hang up his gown at the age of 29 to try something completely different.
“My former co-founder had fish ponds outside Munich and, having studied at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Weihenstephan, decided to farm yabbies [crayfish] in a small RAS,” he explains.
Author: Rob Fletcher / The Fish Site | Read the full articlehere
It is the final crucial point in the feed pellet’s journey from silo to pen, and now Gael Force have developed a feed spreader that well and truly steps up to the mark to deliver feed safely and gently into the pen.
Robustly engineered, SeaFeed Spreader has an adjustable outlet nozzle which can be customised in its alignment by site operatives to suit different feed types and pen sizes thus offering a variable spread to suit individual farm feeding styles.
Author: Janice Johnston / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
Norway and Russia have reached an agreement for 2021 which provides grounds for optimism in the fishing industry, according to Norway’s Minister of Fisheries and Seafood Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen.
‘I am very pleased that we have also for next year been able to reach an agreement that both safeguards the interests of the fishing industry and is sustainable. This is a bright spot in a situation where the corona pandemic also affects the fishing industry,’ he said.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here
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.
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."
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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
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. .
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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
The course of pelagic fishing week 43 Norway
This autumn's best NVG herring week and less mackerel from the North Sea
We received significantly smaller quantities of mackerel than in the previous three weeks. A total of 23,100 to...