The World Trade Organization (WTO) has agreed, at its XII Ministerial Conference, held in Geneva, to eliminate subsidies to any vessel or operator "that practices illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing or related activities". The agreement prohibits all WTO countries, regardless of whether they sign the pact or not, from granting aid (whether for fuel, staff training, improvement of facilities...) to ships and shipowners that do not respect certain practices sustainable nor to the fishing activities of an overexploited stock.
A lack of transparency in China’s distant water fleet is enabling extensive illegal fishing around the world, according to a new report from the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF).
The NGO’s study maintains that better monitoring, regulation and transparency is urgently needed, along with global collaboration among nations which allow the fleet to fish in their waters and fly their flag and market states importing fish.
Chile’s environment watchdog has initiated a sanctioning process against salmon farmer Australis Seafoods for allegedly exceeding its production limit by 76% at a farm site in an environmentally protected area. It is the sixth case the watchdog has raised against Australis and the fourth related to overproduction.
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Planned French naval exercises must be relocated out of Irish waters – John Brady TD
Sinn Féin spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Defence John Brady has expressed his concern regarding the planned French naval exercises scheduled to take place from tomorrow onwards off the south coast of Ireland, within Ireland’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
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Namibia has unveiled new voluntary guidelines for the sustainable management of the country’s small-scale fisheries as the country begins implementing its National Plan of Action for Small-Scale Fisheries (NPOA-SSF) – a plan that has been under development for the past two years.
The guidelines, which have been developed by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), are meant to secure Namibia’s small-scale fishing communities and elevate the role of women in small-scale fishing activities in a drive to enhance food security and eradicate poverty among riverine and fisheries dependent communities in Namibia.
Author: Shem Oirere / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
SeaSpire, an Indian alternative seafood startup, is shortly due to launch a bioprinted plant-based snapper product in New Zealand and India.
The company claims to be first of its kind to produce bioprinted whole-cut whitefish products in the APAC region and is establishing an operational base in India to cater to the APAC region. The plant-based meat consumer adoption in the Indian-subcontinent is on its rise and the company is optimistic that this region will also experience similar growth in demand across the alternative seafood category in the coming years. They have their R&D base in New Zealand.
The Eurocommissioner for Fisheries stresses that the Government must consult the sector and ensure "equity"
Accustomed to fishing against all odds, the fishermen try to put the bow to the storm or weather it. Without fearing the sea or the wind, they respect them because they live with them. They do not believe that it is compatible with their "essential" role as food suppliers to coexist with offshore wind power if it affects the fishing grounds. They share the convenience of looking for alternatives to fossil fuels, but appeal to the authorities demanding protection for fishing and ecosystems.
Source: La Voz de Galicia | Read the full article here
The Kaleido Group, Ideas & Logistics, an international logistics operator with headquarters and capital in Vigo and with offices all over the world, has launched two open innovation programs focused, respectively, on aquaculture and fishing: Aquaculture Tech and Fishing Tech. Both programs are the result of the different innovation needs observed from Kaleido Technology Solutions -the group's innovation company- in different sectors and which, initially, gave rise to the Logistic Tech program.
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Eurotech Marine, a distributor based in Madrid, has just launched updates to its renowned series of technological solutions for the fishing sector. The company is one of the firms present in the special "Technology in Fishing", included in the June issue of IP Magazine.
Thus, its catalog presents a new range of stabilized OMNI purse-seine sonars; the classic OMNI budget series of large sonars; the special OMNI-180º 184 khz; the new scientific sounder KSE-310 for fish size and biomass in 38/70/120khz; the new pyramidal doppler current meter under the keel; meteorological wind direction and measurement devices; a tide gauge in ports, roadsteads, canals and rivers or an ultrasonic tide gauge, among other solutions.
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American consumers bought roughly 9 percent fewer units of fresh salmon in the four weeks ending May 15, but US food industry experts suggest that presenting consumers with product that resonates with them during this time of inflation could help fill the void.
Experts at FMI, the trade group representing food retailers and their supply chain partners, said three major trends are driving consumers to part with their hard-earned dollars today: Convenience; Better for You; and Indulgence & Taste.
Author: Liza Mayer / SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
Alarm over demersal shutdown proposal European Union
European fishing industry representatives are sounding the alarm over the likelihood of the European Commission’s plans to shut down 94 sea areas across French, Spanish, Portuguese and Irish wat...
Cedepesca says that shrimp certification is closer Argentina
The entity pondered that INIDEP elaborated a limit reference point, the CFP incorporated abundance criteria for the opening and closing of subareas and increased ground controls in the first week of t...