A Vessels of the Future Forum has been created to facilitate engagement, discussion and initiatives to support the fishing fleet, including aquaculture service vessels, to transition to net-zero.
The newly formed Forum brings together representatives from the fishing and aquaculture industry, boat builders and surveyors, ports and harbours, engine manufacturers, research community and governments. It is chaired by Mike Cohen, Deputy Chief Executive of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations.
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Algiecel, a Danish startup that aims to use microalgae to capture carbon, has raised DKK 10m (€1.3m) in combined funding from Denmark’s Export and Investment Fund, a UK-based family fund and private individuals.
Algiecel’s technology links CO2 utilisation to the feed and food industry. After having successfully initiated its pilot plant in 2022, the startup will allocate the new funds towards optimisation of its algae-based carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) technology,
The Plenary of the European Parliament have approved by 408 in favor, 66 against and 44 abstentions a report in which the MEPs have proposed a series of measures to support artisanal fishermen. Among them, increasing the income of these professionals, reducing the number of intermediaries and exempting the sector from taxes on fuel.
With an average age of 32.5 years, MEPs have pointed out that fleets should benefit from higher co-financing rates in the context of the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (FEMPA) in order to renew and modernise. In order to improve FEMPA's execution rate, the Parliament has highlighted the importance of streamlining the procedures to carry out the requests to access the fund.
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The Monjed 2 firefighting catamaran built in aluminum by MetalCraft Marine in Ontario (Canada) for the Kuwait Fire Force, Kuwait's national body dedicated to the prevention and management of emergencies, has been chosen by WorkBoat as ship of the year 2022.
A firefighting vessel is a specialized firefighting vessel, equipped with pumps and monitors to fight fires on the waterfront or on other vessels. Its origin can be found in London in 1765, the year in which the Sun Fire Insurance company installed a hand pump in a small rowing boat.
On January 26, Anne-Marie Roerink of 210 Analytics will discuss the numbers and trends for fresh, frozen and canned seafood in US retail throughout the year in a new Elanco webinar.
The online seminar series “Seafood in the U.S. Retail”, organized by Elanco, now has a new date: next Thursday, January 26, starting at 12:00 p.m. (Chile). The North American retail expert will review the evolution of sales of seafood products during 2022. She will analyze the dynamics experienced by different foods, fish and shellfish, in the midst of inflationary pressure and other aspects that affected last year one of the world's leading retail markets.
The general director of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries announced that the action plan that will increase protected community waters from 10 to 30% will be presented at the end of February
The general director of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG Mare), Charlina Vitcheva, who was in Vigo on Tuesday to be the godmother of one of the three patrol boats of the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA), advanced that at the end of February will publish an action plan that has been delayed several times, in which priority will be given to marine protected areas (AMPs), which will constitute 30% of community waters.
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Mexillón de Galicia continues to increase the number of brands and companies registered in its registers. This has been revealed by the DOP Mexillón de Galicia Regulatory Council, which highlights that with the new additions there are now a total of 77 registered brands. The new incorporations have been those of A Conseveira Selección, A Illa das Goritas, Arlequín, Bomar, Bou de Vara, Conservas Doña Rosario, El Mercado de Aldi, Extramar Galicia, Feskibo, Origin and Tradition, Pesciro feeding the world together, Reymar, Ría de Santoña, Vima Selección, Wild Fork Foods and Yurrita.
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As the demand for plant-based foods increases, plant-based seafood analogs have also grown in popularity across the globe. SeafoodSource is closely following the plant and cell-based seafood alternatives by compiling a weekly round-up of the sector updates.
On 11 January, the Netherlands-based Schouten Europe announced its launch of plant-based fish fillets. The cod analog weighs 120 grams and has a wheat and rice base. The company said that the new product is intended to mimic the taste and texture of cod.
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The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) is chartering three additional patrol vessels for use by fisheries inspectors in European and international waters.
The newly-chartered Portuguese-flagged vessels – Ocean Guardian, Ocean Protector and Ocean Sentinel – will be used to patrol primarily in the Mediterranean and Black Seas, Western Waters and the North and Black Seas.
The 62m multi-role emergency response and rescue vessels each have a dynamic position system and have been certified to ISO 14001, the environmental management standard.
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The US Department of Justice has closed an investigation into alleged price fixing by Norwegian salmon farmers, the world’s biggest salmon producer, Mowi, said in a market announcement today.
“Mowi has been informed by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice in the USA that they have no longer an open investigation into Mowi. Mowi has all along been adamant that the price collusion allegations have clearly lacked merit and are entirely unsubstantiated,” the company stated.
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