Anguilas Aguinana has announced a "benefits package" for its workers aimed at "minimizing the effects that the COVID-19 crisis can cause on their families." At the same time, the Basque company has explained how its plan for reinstating the workforce is, which is focused "on security," she explains. Among the measures for its staff, the advance of the extra pay from July to April stands out, as well as the delivery of a basket of Angulas Aguinaga products and an additional 10% discount on its products when sold to employees. The company has also closed agreements with banks so that its staff can obtain loans on advantageous terms and thus have greater economic security during these months.
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Through "Operation Centennial" detectives from Puerto Montt dismantled a criminal organization that stole salmon feed in the area, taking the product to Arica to later sell it in Peru. 17 people were arrested and more than 40 tons of feed product were seized
This is a 5-month investigation that, through operations carried out in Puerto Montt and Arica, allowed the capture of members of the gang, 6 of them being of foreign nationality, for the crimes of illicit association and flagrant reception.
Leading seafood brand, The Saucy Fish Co. has secured two new listings for its frozen and chilled ranges in Iceland and Waitrose
Earlier in May, Iceland began offering Saucy Fish’s Salmon Fishcakes with a Cracking Lemon Centre and Smoked Haddock Fishcakes with a Delicious Vintage Cheddar Centre. Both products are being sold in a four-pack for GBP 3.00 (USD 3.67, EUR 3.35).
Marketing campaigns will be rolled out alongside the two new listings, including geo-targeted paid media activity, influencer partnerships and PR support. The marketing campaign will also have further paid support from The Saucy Fish Co.’s social media channels, including Facebook and Instagram.
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KuulFoods, a retail arm of software developer KuulGroup, has unveiled a new sales solution specifically aimed at giving the means to increase online trade to U.K. seafood companies.
Funding for the platform was provided by the Fish on Friday’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Program (RRGP), which was developed by the Fishmongers’ Company’s Fisheries Charitable Trust (FCFCT) and Seafarers UK to assist food charities, fishing and seafood businesses impacted by the ongoing coronavirus situation.
KuulFoods said that it has been working closely with Fishmongers’ Company since the start of the crisis to build the solution. Coming at no cost to the user, it runs online orders and payments and includes a reporting tool for all sales, orders, revenues, and stock.
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Grieg Seafood’s fifth and final Atlantic salmon farm in Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia has received Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification, making Nootka Sound Grieg BC’s first fully ASC-certified region.
“The farm staff work hard out there, rain or shine, to ensure that their fish are happy, healthy, and grown in a sustainable manner,” said Grieg certifications manager Kristin Storry on the company’s website.
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Loch Duart, the salmon farm based in Sutherland and the Uists, has appointed a new managing director.
Mark Warrington was previously operations director and takes over from interim managing director, Simon Maguire, who has provided cover in this role since late last year.
“I am proud to be managing director of Loch Duart,” said Mark. “Having spent the last six years immersed in the communities of Sutherland and the Uists, I believe I bring a real understanding of the people and the farming techniques which have made this company great.
Grupo Calvo closed 2019 with revenues of € 593 M, compared to 582.7 the previous year. This represents a growth of 1.7%, which leaves behind the decline experienced in 2018. Regarding results, its evolution was even better, achieving a result before tax of € 45.3 M, that is, 15% over the 39.4 M from the previous year. However, in terms of volume, the A Coruña cannery suffered a drop of 2.4%, reaching 101,000 t, compared to the previous 103,467 t.
As already happened in the past academic year, behind these figures is the decrease in consumption in Brazil, both due to the economic recession and the shortage of local product, which has increased the demand for imported products, more expensive than the local one , to which a new depreciation of the Brazilian Real has been added, since, individually, this market contributes almost half of the group's income (48% in 2019), although its representativeness has fallen two points in two years.
From May 20 to May 29, Udinsky and Teplovsky hatcheries of the Amur branch of the FSBI Glavrybvod will release about 18 million pieces of young in the Amgun and Bira rivers.
On May 20, fish farmers of the Udinsky hatchery released more than 10 million pieces of young chum salmon grown in the Amgun River with an average piece weight of at least 0.5 grams.
Teplovsky Zavod will close events for the release of juvenile chum into the Amur River basin. More than 7 million juveniles are being prepared for release into the Bira River. Release from this plant is scheduled for May 29.
In the summer, repair work, cleaning and disinfection of fish tank containers and equipment will be carried out at salmon hatcheries of the Amur branch of the FSBI Glavrybvod, so that the new fish hatchery season is fully ready for the fall.
The Balenciaga Basque shipyard has signed a contract with Samlaks, the Norwegian consortium made up of four companies in the country's aquaculture sector, for the construction of a new fish processing vessel for the aquaculture industry. This new order increases the order book of the Basque shipyard to six ships.
The main factory and processing equipment will be delivered by Stranda Prolog AS and Optimar AS, and are built to maximize "efficiency, ensure optimal hygiene and quality of fish." The ship will have 6 slaughter lines, and the factory has a processing capacity of 120 tons per hour. As for the capacity of the container's refrigerated tank, it is 600 cubic meters.
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