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Other media | MundoAcuicola: Fishing industry and NGOs react to Fisheries Report 2020

CHILE
Thursday, April 08, 2021

Although several resources show positive signs, different species of hake that are caught both in the central and southern areas remain depleted or overexploited.

The law provides that Subpesca report annually on the evolution of 27 resources, without prejudice to the fact that the report provides information on a total of 44 fisheries. In fact, the report operates as a barometer that reflects the condition of fish, mollusks, algae and crustaceans on which the fishing sector operates.

Source: MundoAcuicola | Read the full article here


Othe Media | SeafoodSource: Shrimp Insights: India, Indonesia, and Vietnam all poised for continued growth

WORLDWIDE
Thursday, April 08, 2021

Despite setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing competition from Ecuador, Asia’s top shrimp exporting nations should expect continued growth, according to a top shrimp market analyst.

Willem van der Pijl, who founded the Seafood Trade Intelligence Portal (STIP) in 2013, formed Shrimp Insights, a consultancy aimed at the shrimp sector, in June 2020. He recently published a series of blogs on his site looking deeper into the shrimp industry in India, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

India, the world’s top shrimp exporter, had a difficult year in 2020, with production and export performance severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The South Asia nation is estimated to have produced between 650,000 and 700,000 metric tons (MT) of shrimp last year, down from 780,000 to 800,000 MT in 2019.

Author: Toan Dao / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Update: six-metre waves delay bid to rescue drifting service vessel

NETHERLANDS
Wednesday, April 07, 2021

A tug boat crew attempting to salvage a new aquaculture service vessel that was washed from the deck of a stricken cargo ship are now likely to try to attach a tow line tomorrow.

The 26-metre AQS Tor was among three service boats being transported to ship supplier Moen Marin by the Dutch freighter Eemslift Hendrika, which started listing dangerously when cargo in its hold shifted during stormy conditions on Monday.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: Saudis unveil plans for the largest fish hatchery in the Middle East

SAUDI ARABIA
Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Plans to construct a hatchery capable of producing 70 million fingerlings a year in the Saudi Arabian model city of NEOM are gathering pace, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the NEOM company and Tabuk Fish Company.

The MOU was signed in the presence of the country’s Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli, and relates to the construction of a hatchery with the capacity to produce 70 million fingerlings, which would make it the largest in the Middle East and North Africa region, according to the Saudi Gazette.

The hatchery will focus on improving the production of finfish species endemic to the Red Sea and aims to contribute to achieving the Kingdom's goal of producing 600,000 tonnes of seafood a year by 2030.

Source: The Fish Site | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Ministers Urged To Build On Taskforce Success

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, April 07, 2021

The Scottish Seafood Association has welcomed progress on tackling obstacles to seafood exports by the Scottish Seafood Exports Taskforce and urged ministers in both the UK and Scottish government to maintain momentum.

SSA chief executive Jimmy Buchan, who is a member of the taskforce, said the post-Brexit landscape for processors had been horrendous, but noted that there was now a willingness to tackle the difficulties faced by the sector.

‘I’m particularly pleased that at the end of March a series of changes to simplify the Export Health Certificates system came into effect.

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here


Other Media | WorldFishing: Western Australia calls for local labelling

AUSTRALIA
Wednesday, April 07, 2021

The WA (Western Australia) Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) is calling for clear seafood labelling, including state of origin, in the food service sector.

All seafood sold in the retail sector must be labelled to identify its country of origin and country of origin labelling is mandatory in packaged retail seafood. However as soon as the food is cooked and sold those laws disappear, making it difficult for consumers to distinguish between sustainable Australian seafood and non-sustainable seafood imported from other markets. WAFIC is keen to see improvements in labelling for cooked seafoods - including those served in restaurants.

Source: Worldfishing | Read the full article
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IN BRIEF | NOVEL CORONAVIRUS UPDATES - Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, April 07, 2021

April 6, 2021 – Announcement

In light of ongoing public health concerns caused by the pandemic, Diversified Communications, organizer of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, has reluctantly determined it would be impossible to hold an event in Boston this July. The 2021 edition of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, originally scheduled to take place March 14-16, had been postponed to July 11-13, 2021.The 2022 edition of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America will proceed as scheduled on March 13-15, 2022 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, MA.


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: WWF grants aid of up to 20,000 euros to promote sustainability in artisanal fishing in the Mediterranean

EUROPEAN UNION
Tuesday, April 06, 2021

The call is open until May 15

The NGO WWF will assist Mediterranean artisanal fishers in their progress towards fisheries sustainability through a new grant program. The call, already underway, establishes aid of between 5,000 and 20,000 euros to promote the action of the FEMP, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund in the field of sustainability in the Mediterranean region. That is why one of the conditions for accessing these grants is that they be used as co-financing to the FEMP. In addition, technical assistance will also be offered for the preparation of applications for FEMP grants.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Dutch freighter in danger of capsizing with 438 m3 of oil on board

NETHERLANDS
Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Drama continues on Tuesday.

The Dutch cargo ship “Eemslift Hendrika” is sailing without a crew, in the sea northwest of Ålesund, Western Norway. The crew evacuated the ship on Monday night.

Rescue manager Kjetil Hagen told the Norwegian broadcaster NRK that they were afraid it was close to tilting. “If that happens, it is difficult to say, but the captain’s assessment is that they had to leave the vessel,” he said.

Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Russian Aquaculture sees volume up, profits down

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Russia’s largest commercial fish farmer, Russian Aquaculture, has reported record sales volumes and a strengthened balance sheet for 2020, but profits are down on the previous year.

Russian Aquaculture’s sales volume for 2020 was 15,510 tonnes, up 9% on 2019. Revenue, however, was down 5% to RUB 8,336m and operating profit was down 13% to RUB 3,302m, in what was a challenging year for salmon producers internationally. Adjusted EBITDA saw a decline of 2% to RUB 3,375.

The company said it intended to pay dividends totalling 30-50% of net profit. 2020 saw the first dividend payments for 10 years.

Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here


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