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Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Data sharing lowers the risk of cyber-attacks in aquaculture

NORWAY
Saturday, February 20, 2021

On Sunday 10 January, AKVA Group was the victim of a ransomware attack that took down several of its systems. The company gave no comment on the ransom amount, or whether or not they paid.

These cyber-attacks are happening more frequently in Norway, hitting both the public and private sectors. A ransomware attack halted production at Norsk Hydro in 2019. Akva Group’s competitor Steinsvik (ScaleAQ) was attacked last April. This past December, the cruise line Hurtigruten and the Østre Toten municipality were both hit by significant ransomware attacks.

As ransomware attacks become larger, more frequent, and more sophisticated, all companies need to reexamine their strategies. Too often, “data security” is no more than a marketing tagline.

Author: John Costantino, Co-Founder and CTO at Manolin / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | WorldFishing: Thai Union signs coastal community Mou

THAILAND
Saturday, February 20, 2021

Thai Union has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two community groups in Songkhla in southern Thailand to provide them with a solar-powered fish-house dryer that will double the amount of fish they can sell.

The agreement with the Ban Na Thap Women’s Group Seafood Processing in Songkla Province and the Thai Sea Watch Association also aims to improve food safety standards, develop knowledge about seafood processing techniques and conserve community coastal resources and aquatic management.

Source: WorldFishing | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF | Aquaculture Europe 2020 Virtual

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, February 19, 2021

The AE2020 ONLINE Programme Grid has now been published:

The Programme Grid (links to https://www.aquaeas.eu/images/stories/Meetings/AE2020/AE2020_ProgrammeGrid.pdf) of our AE2020 ONLINE event from April 12-15 is now online. The Grid provides an overview of the sessions over the 3 conference days and the RAS programme (link to https://aquaeas.org/_pdf/AE2020_RAS@EAS_Programe.pdf ) on the 12th. A more detailed programme with individual presentation titles will be published just before the event.

AE2020 ONLINE will have parallel sessions covering most aspects of European aquaculture, and therefore a great update on research. The parallel sessions will be made up of pre-recorded video presentations of the oral presentations and with time allocated to review Eposters and for Q&A.

The event will also feature an e-Market, where vendors and media partners will have a dedicated place online to present their products, link to their website and have a chat-box to interact with attendees and set up meetings.


ther Media | EuropaAzul: The EU and Gabon reach an agreement for the tuna fleet for five years

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, February 19, 2021

The European Union and the Republic of Gabon have established a new fisheries agreement that allows EU vessels to access Gabonese waters for a period of 5 years, thus contributing to the development of the Gabonese fishing sector.

This new Protocol guarantees compliance with the fundamental values of the Common Fisheries Policy of the EU, which is based on the sustainable management of resources, better governance of fisheries and transparency. 

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


Other Media | aqua.cl: They present six measures to recover common hake

CHILE
Friday, February 19, 2021

The state of hake in Chile is one of the thermometers of resource management and the well-being of its ecosystems, and it shows alarming figures.

“The hake is gone, or is too far away. Sometimes I think that these could be the last ones left, ”laments Omar Méndez, a fifth generation of fishermen in Tomé, Biobío region. In 20 years of work, he saw the croakers, tilefish, snook and other species that accompanied the common hake, the only one they continue to extract, disappear from their nets. 

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: France articulates 50 million euros in a Recovery Plan for fisheries and aquaculture

FRANCE
Friday, February 19, 2021

It will allocate 15 million for sustainable development and a similar amount to energy efficiency

The French Minister of the Sea, Annick Girardin, Minister of the Sea, and the Minister of Agriculture and Food, Julien Denormandie, have announced a recovery plan for fisheries and aquaculture of 50 million euros; a fund that aims to accelerate the development of sustainable and innovative fisheries and aquaculture, contributing to the competitiveness of the entire sector. The two calls are now open and applications can be submitted.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: MSC urged to raise the bar on shark-finning

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, February 19, 2021

A new report by a cadre of scientists and members of environmental NGOs is calling on the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to take further action to combat the practice of shark-finning.

The report, which analyzed the MSC’s policies relating to shark-finning, asserts that the organization should adopt a “fins naturally attached” (FNA) policy in order to curtail – and hopefully eliminate – shark-finning. The council is failing its zero-tolerance policy on shark-finning, a press release from the organizations behind the report said.

Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: Steel cage concept set for UK aquaculture debut

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, February 18, 2021

A design of aquaculture pen which is billed as “the world’s most advanced aquaculture steel cage system” is set to be deployed in Scotland for the first time.

The Trident hybrid steel cage was developed by Poseidon Ocean Systems to cope with high energy conditions off the coast of British Columbia. It uses flexible HDPE pipes to improve safety and stability, while lowering the overall operational costs of salmon farming. The new design has been ordered by salmon producer Loch Duart, through aquaculture distributor Trimara Services.

Source: The Fish Site | Read the full article here


Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: FAO publishes a circular on tilapia aquaculture in Mexico focused on its economic and social performance

MEXICO
Thursday, February 18, 2021

FAO has published the Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular under the title "Tilapia Aquaculture in Mexico - Assessment with a focus on social and economic performance".

As stated in the document, world aquaculture production of tilapia grew from 380,000 tonnes in 1990 to 6 million tonnes in 2018, making it the fourth largest group of species within global aquaculture. With regard to Mexico, and as far as aquaculture is concerned, tilapia is the second most important group with 53,000 tons of production; accounting for around 20 percent of the 247,000 tonnes of total aquaculture production in 2018.

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: This will change the salmon farming supply industry over the next decade

DENMARK
Thursday, February 18, 2021

Plans for two million tonnes of land-based salmon will bring radical changes to the entire industry.

10-15 years ago, recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) were a Danish industry. A small number of Danish companies traveled the world building facilities. Mostly smolt sites, but eventually also some smaller harvest-sized fish farms. What the fish farms had in common is that they did not make money. The fish had sky-high fixed costs, as total production costs were distributed in quite a small amount of kilos.

At the time, the salmon price was between EUR 3 and EUR 3.5 per kilo. Land-based production costs were much higher. Sea cage farmed salmon could be produced considerably cheaper. RAS was not competitive.

Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article
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