The wild fish and aquaculture industries are promoting a plan to position Canada as one of the main producers of fish and shellfish, hoping to become key players in the economic recovery after the pandemic.
Following the commitment made by the Canadian federal government in the "Throne Speech" of 2020, related to developing a strategy for the economic development of aquaculture and fishing activities in that country, the Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC, for its acronym in English) and the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA, for its acronym in English) presented this Wednesday, October 14, the “Blue Economy Strategy 2040”, consisting of a joint vision and a plan action to capture the untapped potential of Canadian waters.
The financial entity will continue to support the Vigo SeaFest festival, whose last edition had to be suspended
Abanca and the Cooperativa de Armadores de Vigo (Arvi) have renewed for one year the collaboration agreement that they maintain, including in the new text financial products that meet the challenges generated by covid 19 in the fishing sector, a basic group of the economy Galician, says the entity in a statement.
The president of ARVI, Javier Touza, the director of the Abanca area in the Vigo area, Óscar Rodríguez, and the coordinator of Abanca Mar, Miguel Ríos, signed the new agreement today at the bank's office within the fishing port of Vigo
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The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Marine, Charlie McConalogue, yesterday announced the details of the budget for 2021. Estimates for 2021 reflect a gross figure of € 1,826 million, € 179 million more than the funding provided in the 2020 budget an increase of 11%. McConalogue noted that "the backdrop to this year's budget is unprecedented in the face of the twin challenges of 'Brexit' and COVID-19.
Referring specifically to the 'Brexit' challenge, McConalogue explained that “with an additional € 39 million provided for staff and infrastructure this year, my department will be in a position to meet its control obligations at ports and airports to facilitate trade in agri-food products after the end of the transition period
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NaturalShrimp has announced it has signed a letter of intent for a transaction between the company and Ecoponex Systems International, agreeing on the formation of a joint venture.
The new joint venture will combine Ecoponex’s Renewable Energy Efficient Farm technology with NaturalShrimp’s plans for a land-based shrimp recirculating aquaculture system. According to a release from NaturalShrimp, Ecoponex will contribute the funds to construct, equip, and initiate the operation of a food production facility under the new joint venture.
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Explosive value development for the coronavirus-hit shipyard.
Havyard’s share price has risen from NOK 2.41 to NOK 6.22 in Thursday’s Olso Stock Exchange trading. However, no company-specific news has emerged from the listed and debt-plagued shipyard group Havyard Ship Technology on Wednesday.
The shipyard in the village of Leirvik, on the north side of the Sognefjord, Western Norway, is currently closed after an extensive outbreak of infection of COVID-19.
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More than 80 American companies, organisations and individuals have signed a letter urging US senators to support a cross-party aquaculture bill.
The letter, delivered to all members of the Senate, the upper house of the US Congress, seeks backing for the Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture (AQUAA) Act, which is described as “a critical first step towards supporting sustainable marine aquaculture, and the future of US seafood production”.
Signatories include Stephanie Quah, managing director of Cargill Aqua Nutrition in north America; David Kelly, chief executive of fish farming equipment supplier InnovaSea; and Wally Stevens, executive director of the Global Aquaculture Alliance.
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EUFA calls on the EU to negotiate taking into account that the British receive 26% more quotas for the stability principle
With the fisheries agreement still unresolved weeks after the United Kingdom consummates its divorce from the European Union, the eight countries that make up the European Fisheries Alliance (EUFA) believe that the time has come to end English privileges. Now that it seems "obvious" to them that London is trying to establish "a new baseline for the allocation of quotas in the many fish stocks shared" with the EU, they consider it "imperative" to end the British privilege that compensates it with 26% more than fees.
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Vietnam hopes to achieve tuna exports to the EU of 123 million dollars. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) held on October 10 a conference on the promotion of chain tuna production and the prevention of dumping in the European market to strengthen activities against illegal fishing in the tuna industry and promote tuna exports to Europe under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) in Khanh Hoa province.
The Nor-Shipping fair will return in 2021 from June 1 to 4 in Oslo and Lillestrøm. The organization has communicated that 75% of the exhibition space is already exhausted and confirms the expectations for the celebration of the event after 2020 in which no meeting of the sector has been held.
The organization reported yesterday that all partners have signed their participation. Thus, DNV GL and DNB will be the Main Partners, while Jotun, Wärtsilä, Astrup Fearnleys, KONGSBERG and Skuld will be Leading Partners.
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Simon Wadsworth has been selected by BioMar Group as its new global R&D director, effective as of 1 November.
In the role, Wadsworth will head the global R&D organization for BioMar Group, the company said in a press release. Wadsworth has more than 30 years of experience as “an important contributor to the aquaculture industry within feed and farming operations at Marine Harvest, Cermaq, and EWOS-Cargill,” BioMar said.
Over the course of his career so far, Wadsworth has built an extensive international resume and network, helping to create landmark product innovations within the nutrition and health sectors. He served most recently as the R&D manager for Cargill, leading its aqua R&D program.
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No capelin quota in the Barents Sea in 2021 Norway
The capelin stock is well below the limit for the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) to recommend a quota.
It is the echo sounder registrations on the annual ecosystem cruise...