Representatives of salmon farming and national and regional authorities met yesterday at the 10th version of the Aquaforum Los Lagos 2023 Conference, at the Cabaña del Lago Hotel, an initiative that seeks to promote public-private collaboration and analyze the challenges that the sector will have. productive for the future, promoting work among the entire great value chain.
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The president of the Port Authority of Vigo, Carlos Botana, today presented the results of traffic in the month of October and highlighted that a change in trend is occurring in the port fishing statistics, "recording an increase in October of downloads of +0.4%, while its total sales value also grew to almost +3%.”
In this sense, the port entity points out that "the Port of Vigo thus continues to maintain its leadership in fishing traffic at the national level, in the face of a general drop in Spain of -9%."
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Numerous NGOs have been pushing for regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) to adopt harvest strategies as a means of effectively managing seafood stocks, but even their fiercest advocates admit the path toward their adoption isn’t easy.
A harvest strategy is a method in which RFMOs and other fisheries managers develop predetermined actions that trigger when stock assessments, catch data, and return on effort – among other metrics – reach certain thresholds. In recent years, RFMOs have been adopting them because they help eliminate the political wrangling that would otherwise dilute scientific advice.
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Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, T.D., attended the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Brussels earlier this week. The agenda included an initial exchange of views on the proposal for fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and the North Sea in 2024, 2025, and 2026.
The EU shares the majority of the commercial fish stocks in the Atlantic and North Sea with Third Countries such as the UK and Norway. The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, negotiates with Third Countries on the setting of fishing opportunities for shared stocks.
One week after the start of the emergency, 100% of this volume has already been withdrawn and sent to fishmeal production plants.
"Coordination has been more efficient than in previous contingencies," Sernapesca stated.
The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service reported this Wednesday that the "contingency due to harmful algal blooms" that began a week ago in the Reloncaví Estuary, in the Los Lagos Region, left a balance of 1,500 tons of dead salmon.
Sernapesca explained that although the emergency affected nine farming centers, 60 percent of this mortality (890 tons) was concentrated in just one concession.
To date, in addition, all of the dead specimens have already been removed from the centers and transferred to reduction plants for the production of fishmeal: 95% to plants in Los Lagos and the remaining 5 percent to the Biobío Region.
At this time "a drop in the concentration levels of the microalgae Thalassiosira pseudonana has been recorded in the area", which allows the emergency to be considered over.
Dr. Sione Vailala Matoto has been reappointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Fisheries (MOF).
He signed the CEO’s 4 years contract, yesterday, with Lord Fohe, and Commissioners of the Public Service Commission.
Dr. Matoto's Public Service career spans 17 years, where he began in 1993, as an Assistant Teacher at the Ministry of Education.
The Public Service Commission stated that he transferred to the Ministry of Fisheries in 1994, and achieved promotions to various senior positions within the Ministry of Fisheries from 1994 to 2007.
He was Secretary for Fisheries from 2005 - 2007, Head of Fisheries, and Deputy CEO for the joint Ministry of Agriculture Food & Forestry, and the Ministry of Fisheries (MAFFF) from 2008 to 2010.
In November 2010, Dr. Matoto was appointed as CEO for MAFFF, until 2013.
After public service, Dr. Matoto engaged in various consultancy work under the Climate Resilient Sector Project for the fisheries sectors of Tonga with donor organization such as ADB, WB, FAO, SPC.
Dr. Matoto holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and a Master of Science (MSc) (2001) both in the field of Aquatic Biosciences from the Tokyo University of Fisheries, a Master of Applied Science in Aquaculture (1994) from the University of Tasmania, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Fisheries Technology (1991) from the Australian Maritime College.
Widespread mismanagement and government-sanctioned overfishing of capelin and herring threaten economic and ecological sustainability
VANCOUVER, unceded and traditional homelands of the Musqueam and the Squamish - In the face of accelerating climate change, Oceana Canada's 2023 Fishery Audit, launched on World Fisheries Day, exposes Canada's persistent mismanagement and failure to rebuild depleted populations, harming marine life, coastal communities, the seafood economy and our planet.
Now in its seventh year, the Fishery Audit assesses the current state and management of Canada’s fish stocks, tracks annual progress and provides recommendations to meet federal policy commitments to return abundant wild marine fish populations to Canada’s oceans.
“Once again, less than a third of Canada’s marine fish and invertebrate populations can be considered healthy and nearly 40 per cent of fisheries lack enough information to assign the health status needed to properly manage them,” said Rebecca Schijns, Fishery Scientist, Oceana Canada.[...]
Analysts and retailers are optimistic U.S. seafood sales will be solid this Thanksgiving holiday.
Ninety-one percent of U.S. consumers plan to celebrate Thanksgiving, while 5 percent are undecided, according to research firm Numerator, and more consumers – 61 percent versus 54 percent in 2022 – plan to cook this year.
Research firm Circana expects strong Thanksgiving grocery sales, as 79 percent of consumers say they and their families will celebrate Thanksgiving with their usual traditions.
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Shrimp survey results Expectation Argentina
The fleet fished for two days in the 'South Zone' where high percentages of accompanying fauna were observed, with units of small and soft shrimp. The ships returned complete. On Monday night they wou...