The Kirkella, the ship that used to supply 10% of the fish for the famed British dish, is standing still waiting for the UK to sign a bilateral pact allowing it to return to work in the Arctic
Months of arduous negotiations did not prevent Brexit from forgetting about ships like the Kirkella, stranded in a bureaucratic pitfall that keeps it far from the northern waters where it used to fish to supply 10% of the fish sold by fish and chips in the United Kingdom.
The vessel, considered the "pride" of British distant-water fishing, frequented the Arctic seas of Greenland and Norway.
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Salmones Camanchaca signed an agreement that commits two companies supplying fish feed: BioMar and Skretting. This, in order to advance steadily, proactively and progressively in the management of environmental and social risks associated with its value chain.
The pandemic has focused on caring for the health of people and the environment, a process of which aquaculture has also been part. Currently, the industry provides services and products to customers and consumers who are more informed and aware of the impact that their behaviors generate on the environment.
As part of the award of the supply of fish feed for the next two years, Salmones Camanchaca signed an agreement that commits two fish feed suppliers: BioMar and Skretting.
The UK Government has launched a task force in Scotland to resolve issues with seafood exports. As explained from the British institution, this group was formed at the request of the UK Government Minister for Scotland, David Duguid. The first meeting was attended by UK Environment Secretary George Eustice and Fergus Ewing, Secretary of the Scottish Government's Cabinet for Rural Economy and Tourism.
The 'Scottish Seafood Export Working Group' included industry representatives from the harvesting, processing and export sectors. Minister Duguid pointed out that this group "is in charge of developing solutions and acting quickly" and that it is not a "point of conversation" but rather that the advances that are produced will be noticed.
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Thefts cost Chilean salmon industry USD 50 million per year.
New funding has been awarded to the University of La Frontera, to conduct an isotopic study of carbon and nitrogen in salmon for forensic purposes in the investigation of crimes of animal theft.
In a statement from the Chilean University, it was explained that the “Science against crime, use of stable isotopes to trace the origin of stolen animals” project will also use the study for the country’s cattle thefts, which costs ranchers around USD 5.6 million a year. For the salmon industry, thefts cost up to USD 50 million annually.
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Aquaculture company Eidsfjord Sjøfarm AS has been given a partial go ahead to develop a 900-foot long “submarine-like” offshore fish farm.
The project had earlier been rejected by the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries, but the Ministry of Trade and Industry has overruled that decision, saying it believes that the concept now meets the requirement for significant innovation.
Known as the Eidsfjord Giant, the project will be sent back to the Directorate for further discussions over its eventual development.
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The economic and human shocks of the coronavirus pandemic could be a crucial window of opportunity for the global seafood sector.
A newly published Worldfish research paper has analysed the responses of the global seafood sector to the first months of the coronavirus crisis. The research, which focuses on how food systems can build resilience in the face of unforeseen challenges, compares the coronavirus responses of the seafood industry across low- and high-income countries.
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Norway has branded as unacceptable the EU’s decision to allocate a quota of its own in the Svalbard zone, claiming that this move is contrary to Norway’s sovereign rights under the law of the sea.
‘Norway protests against the EU’s unilateral quota allocation for the fisheries protection zone off Svalbard. This is completely unacceptable behaviour by the EU. Norway has the exclusive right to regulate fishing in the fisheries protection zone off Svalbard, and only Norway can allocate EU fishing quotas in the area,’ said Minister of Fisheries and Seafood Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen following a meeting with EU Environment, Maritime and Fisheries Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius.
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Freezing February weather in the U.S. state of Alaska hasn’t kept fishermen off fishing grounds from Southeast to Norton Sound.
In the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska, boats are pulling in pollock, cod, flounder, and other groundfish.
More than three billion pounds of pollock will come out of the Bering Sea this year, and another 250 million pounds from the Gulf of Alaska. And Prince William Sound also has a winter pollock fishery that will produce nearly five million pounds of fish.
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Seafood Industry Australia (SAI) and Women in Seafood Australasia (WISA) have teamed up to launch a mental health and well-being pilot programme for commercial seafood industry workers.
Supported by AUS$600k in government funding, the Stay Afloat Australia trial has seen the appointment of three ‘trusted advocates’ in the targeted locations of Darwin in NT, Lakes Entrance, Victoria and Newcastle, NSW.
SIA chief executive officer, Veronica Papacosta, said research had shown Australia’s commercial fishers experience twice the rate of psychological stress of any other sector.