Earlier this summer, Firda Seafood harvested its last salmon at its facilities in Gulen, Southern Norway. Now the owner Ola Braanaas is purely a trout farmer. It doesn’t seem to be a happy choice for him.
“In January, Russia, the main trout market, was closed. Not long after, the COVID-19 arrived, making the transport to the second-largest trout market, the United States, far more difficult. On top of this comes the reduction with the traffic light scheme,” Braanaas told Bergens Tidende.
Braanaas runs Firda Seafood, a family-owned, fully integrated salmon and trout farming company based on the west coast of Norway.
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Plans to re-float a sunken salmon farm lying nearly 1,000 feet below the surface of the sea are being considered by Chilean authorities, which have warned of potential risks in such an operation.
Sixteen cages and 2,900 tonnes of dead salmon are lying on the seabed following the collapse of Blumar’s Caicura farm in heavy seas on June 27.
Alicia Gallardo, director of state aquaculture agency Sernapesca, said Blumar had sent it four proposals for the recovery of the sunken cages and the safe removal of the mass mortality, and that these were being risk assessed.
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In a commentary on the current state of negotiations between the European Union and the UK, a spokesman for the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations, representing much of the English fishing industry, described the possibility of the UK and EU setting their own autonomous quotas for 2021 as a ‘departure that no sensible party wants.’
‘In view of these huge uncertainties, the UK is already making preparations for stand-alone arrangements for 2021 – in which access for EU fleets to fish in UK waters would be one element within an overall annual agreement. It is worth recalling that in the current EU/Norway annual agreements, without an annual fisheries agreement there is no access to fish in each other waters from 1st January.’
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Seafish is conducting a survey to determine the financial and socioeconomic impact of Covid-19 on the UK’s seafood processing industry and to put together a profile of the sector.
Throughout July and August seafood processors are being asked to provide information on how the pandemic has affected their business. The survey also asks for financial data and information on operations and recruitment to determine the size and economic performance of the sector.
The works of this project -pioneer in Chile- began in July and contemplate the production of post-smolt of Atlantic salmon of 300 grams (g) and that could reach 500 g in future stages.
Billund Aquaculture, a company specialized in the development of aquaculture recirculation systems (RAS), announced the agreement reached with the Chilean salmon farmer Salmones Austral for the design and construction of a post smolt RAS fish farm in the sector Llaquepe, on the southern bank of the Reloncaví estuary, Los Lagos region.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit yesterday declared federal Commerce Department regulations that would have allowed, for the first time, large-scale industrial offshore aquaculture operations in United States federal waters, to be illegal. The Court of Appeals upheld a 2018 Federal District Court decision that removes those regulations. The Trump Administration appealed the lower court decision and recently reiterated the Administration's commitment to develop commercial offshore aquaculture in federal waters. The 5th Circuit heard the case in January 2020.
The ‘Center for Food Safety’ filed the case in 2016 on behalf of a coalition of fishing and environmental organizations, shortly after the Department of Commerce issued regulations allowing industrial aquaculture in the Gulf of Mexico, as the test region.
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Coho salmon farmers in Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture have a hard time making money when forced to go head-to-head with lower-priced imports from Chile.
To escape the price-taker role in a commodity market, a plan formulated by the Miyagi Fisheries Cooperative, the “Miyagi Prefecture coho salmon aquaculture reconstruction project,” promotes a focus on fresh products for the sushi/sashimi market to differentiate from frozen products from Chile. The prefectural fishery cooperative established the Miyagi Coho Salmon Promotion Association, based in Ishinomaki City, and registered a geographical indication for their brand “Miyagi Salmon” in 2017.
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The ASC has published its first monitoring and evaluation (M&E) report, “Positive impact”, demonstrating for the first time the impact of certified responsible aquaculture, including improvements in the environmental performance of salmon farms in Norway, Canada and Chile, and shrimp farms in Vietnam.
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Placed fish in international markets worth 736.4 million euros
Despite the complicated global context given the impact of COVID-19 on the markets, Norway resists. In July, it managed to maintain the value of exports at the same levels as in the same month last year, which totaled SEK 7.9 billion (approximately € 736.4 million), reports the Norwegian Seafood Council in your monthly balance. The accumulated annual remains positive, although it is limited to a growth of 3% in value. So far this year, Norway has exported fish and shellfish worth SEK 60.8 billion (€ 5667.9 million).
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Trout farmer and processor Roger Hofseth does not see the need for emergency measures for trout.
On Monday, it was announced that the Norwegian seafood association Sjømatbedriftene, by chief executive Robert Eriksson, are asking the Minister of Fisheries for help against what is feared to be a market collapse for trout. In a letter to Minister of Fisheries Emil Ingebrigtsen, Eriksson proposed a 20 per-cent increase in the maximum allowed biomass (MAB).
“I simply fear that the market balance will be destroyed if nothing is done,” Eriksson told SalmonBusiness.
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