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Other Media | Aqua: Salmon exports posted year-on-year growth of 7.8% as of January 2023 in Los Lagos

Friday, March 17, 2023

According to the latest regional Export Bulletin developed by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), corresponding to January 2023, salmon farming exports reached USD $498.4 million, achieving year-on-year growth of 7.8%, which translated in USD $35.9 million. Specifically, the value of shipments from salmon farming represented 82.7% of the total exported from the region and 88.6% of the products shipped in the food branch.

Source: Aqua | Read the full article here

IN BRIEF - U.S. Alaska pollock roe bidding overall high

Thursday, March 16, 2023

  • Seattle A season 1st stage
  • U.S. pollock roe prices skyrocketed

According to a person involved in the first stage (S) bidding for the US new Spollock roe A season, which was held in Seattle, USA from the 7th to the 9th, the listed quantity was about 4,600 tons, and the average winning bid price (results undisclosed American Seafoods) was 1,441 yen per kg for standard (STD) frozen goods on board, and 1,169 yen for STD second.

Compared to last year's season A prices, the prices have risen by more than 100 yen each.

Land frozen products are 1263 yen for STD, 97 for STD second...

Source: Minato-Yamaguchi (translated from original in japanese)

IN BRIEF - Korea's total imports increased as Taiwanese saury exports increased

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Until the end of February, the amount of seafood imports from Taiwan increased significantly.

Taiwanese seafood exports to Korea through February were 6,678 tons, up 55% from 4,311 tons in 2022.

Due to the increase in frozen saury imports, the average unit import price fell by 17.6% from USD 3.76/kg to USD 3.10/kg.

The major imported fish species are frozen saury, frozen swordfish, frozen mackerel, and frozen oilfish in the order.

Source : Union Forsea Corp.

IN BRIEF - Blessings for Baltimar's new ship 'Doce de Julio'

Thursday, March 16, 2023

The company Baltimar (Heirs of Ángel Muriel Santana), integrated into the National Association of Seafood Freezer Vessel Owners (ANAMAR), which is part of the Spanish Fisheries Confederation (Cepesca), has celebrated today the act of blessing its new fishing vessel “Doce de Julio”, which will fish in the waters of Guinea Bissau and Mauritania within the framework of the sustainable fishing agreements (SFPA) that the European Union (EU) maintains with these African countries.

The event took place at the Levante Quay of the Port of Huelva and took place after the launching of the ship last February in the Asturian town of Navia, coinciding with the 60th anniversary of Baltimar, created in 1965 by the couple Ángel Muriel Santana and Josefa Moreno Benitez. With this new vessel, whose name recalls the date of birth of the late Ángel Muriel Moreno, son of the founders, there are now 10 vessels in the company's fishing fleet from Huelva.

IN BRIEF - Slovakia to receive €20 million funding

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Following the adoption of the Partnership Agreement 2021-2027 with Slovakia, the Commission has adopted the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) Programme for Slovakia, to implement the EU common fisheries policy (CFP) and EU policy priorities outlined in the European Green Deal. The total financial allocation for the Slovak programme 2021-2027 is €20.4 million over the next six years, of which the EU contribution accounts for €15.2 million.

The EMFAF Programme for Slovakia will help build a stronger aquaculture and processing sector in Slovakia, support innovation in productive investments, help the decarbonisation of the sectors by improving their energy efficiency, improve the market organisation and increase profitability and sustainability of the entire market chain, enhancing the role of aquaculture farms as providers of environmental services, while also ensuring the improved traceability of fish products.

10% of the programme’ s allocation will be dedicated to sustainable fisheries, 83% will be invested in sustainable aquaculture and in processing and marketing. The programme sets 52% of the allocation to supporting activities contributing to the EU’s climate objectives.

Source: EU Oceans and Fisheries

IN BRIEF - Oyster exports increased by more than 20%

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Oyster trade expanded strongly in the first half of 2022, mainly due to strong demand in the US market.

Some 35 000 tonnes were imported worldwide during this period, which is 5 000 tonnes more than in the same period of 2021. US imports increased by 23 percent, while Italy also reported a 24 percent expansion in imports.

France is the main exporter of oysters to the world market; these exports are mainly going to neighbouring countries such as Italy and Spain, but also to the United States of America. Oyster exports increased in the first half of 2022 to reach 7 000 tonnes, compared to 5 800 tonnes in the main period of 2021.

Oysters are generally consumed more in winter months, with a peak at Christmas. As such, prices during the summer months are not very indicative, although it is worth noting that there were price increases in Europe.

Source: FAO/Globefish

Other Media | The Fish Site: Animal welfare groups renew call for octopus farming ban

Thursday, March 16, 2023

The discovery of fresh details relating to Nueva Pescanova’s plans to establish the world’s first commercial octopus farm in Gran Canaria has led to fresh calls for the project to be scrapped.

Eurogroup for Animals uncovered the plans, which had been submitted to the General Directorate of Fishing of the Government of the Canary Islands. Alongside Compassion in World Farming, they have since flagged up their concerns over “the animal cruelty and environmental consequences it would cause”.

Author: Rob Fletcher / TheFishSite | read the full article here

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Countdown to the celebration of the WMW: congress with 90 experts, fair and networking in a unique event in the EU

Thursday, March 16, 2023

The Bilbao Exhibition Center is warming up to host the first major event of the year for the sectors linked to the blue economy. The World Maritime Week celebrates reaches its fourth edition from Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 March with the aim of becoming a benchmark meeting point for the maritime industry thanks to its '4 in 1' format. Thus, the WMW hosts the simultaneous celebration of Sinaval, Eurofishing, Futureport and Ocean Energy Conference.

Source: IndustriasPesqueras | Read the full article here

Other Media | EuropaAzul: Nearly half a million kilos of anchovy unloaded in Basque ports

Thursday, March 16, 2023

The Basque ports experienced the best day of the anchovy coast in 2023. More than half a million kilos of the precious species were unloaded bringing joy to the ports.

The inshore boats returned to their ports with the largest unloading of anchovy of the season. Most of the fleet has had to return to their ports after having caught the maximum 9,000 kilos per day of work.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here

Other Media | Aqua: SalmonChile reinforces territorial area and announces the incorporation of a new Director of Communities

Thursday, March 16, 2023

SalmonChile, a union that represents the entire salmon farming value chain, announced the incorporation of its new Director of Communities, Felipe Díaz, who will come to strengthen the area and work on the various territorial objectives of the productive sector.

Felipe Díaz is a social worker from the Silva Henríquez Catholic University, with a master's degree in Social Policies and Community Mediation from the University of Barcelona. Previously, he served as Deputy Manager of Communities and Sustainability Manager of Multi X

Source: Aqua | Read the full article here

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