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IN BRIEF - Japan aims to expand catch quotas for Pacific bluefin tuna

Sunday, December 03, 2023

Japan aims to expand its catch quotas for large Pacific bluefin tuna next season. The Fisheries Agency has presented its draft to raise limits for domestic fishers.

The agency seeks to increase the quota for offshore fishing by 9 percent from the current season, which would bring the total to just over 4,820 tons. The quota for coastal fishing is seen rising slightly to 1,745 tons.

Delegates at an international conference in July agreed to raise the catch limit for Pacific bluefin tuna weighing 30 kilograms or more, and reduce it for smaller ones.

Conference members will discuss the proposal when they gather next month.

The Fisheries Agency will then officially decide on its distribution plan based on the outcome of the meeting.

Source: NHK

IN BRIEF - More than three years in prison for a skipper and a sailor for carrying 1,700 kilos of hashish

Saturday, December 02, 2023

Huelva (EFE).- The Provincial Court of Huelva has sentenced the skipper and a sailor of a fishing boat to three years and five months in prison each after they were surprised when they were transporting more than 1,700 kilos of hashish on the boat destined for to the fishing port of Isla Cristina (Huelva).
The sentence, to which EFE has had access, considers them responsible for a crime against public health, for which it also imposes two fines of 12 and 9 million euros each.
It is considered proven that the accused, the first as a skipper and the second as a sailor of a fishing vessel, sailed around 09:10 a.m. on October 28, 2022 towards the Fishing Port of Isla Cristina, carrying 54 bales in the hold of the vessel. of burlap with hashish, about 35 kilos each.
Upon realizing the presence of security forces and stocks in the port and to avoid police action, they changed their course by anchoring the ship in the middle of the Isla Cristina estuary and disembarked in a small boat, with which they sailed in the opposite direction. towards the shipyard area, where they were intercepted.
The Civil Guard inspected the ship and found hidden in its hold a total of 54 bundles of burlap weighing 1,768 kilos that would have fetched a price of 3.6 million euros on the illicit market.

IN BRIEF - The sardine campaign closes with a quota of 22,582 tons, the highest in recent years

Saturday, December 02, 2023

The sardine campaign has closed with a quota of 22,582 tons, the highest in recent years, after the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has decreed its closure, starting at midnight today, for the purse seine fleet. of the Gulf of Cádiz and for those of the Northwest Cantabrian sea purse seine and minor gear that uses gear aimed at highly selective sardines, such as the racú and the piobardeira.
The Xeito fleet will be able to continue fishing with its own quota until it is exhausted, in accordance with the provisions of Order APM/605/2018, of June 1, which establishes a management and recovery plan for sardines. (from Iberian waters (8c and 9a) of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea.
In this way, the entire sardine fleet has completed the authorized fishing period thanks to the application of the optimization mechanism, launched for the first time this year since last October, which has allowed maximum efficiency in the taking advantage of the quotas, since through it it has been possible to distribute the leftover quotas not consumed to that date to the entire fleet.
Source: europapress

IN BRIEF - Infographic: Vietnam's shellfish exports in the first 10 months of 2023

Friday, December 01, 2023

In the first 10 months of 2023, Vietnam's shellfish exports reached 109 million USD, down 11% compared to the same period in 2022. Vietnam's exports of this product group to main markets all decreased over the same period, except for Portugal.

Author/Source: Nguyen Ha/VASEP (translated from original in vietnamese)

IN BRIEF - A very interesting market for fresh Norwegian salmon

Friday, December 01, 2023

A very interesting market for fresh Norwegian salmon This is the conclusion of the new salmon report that the Seafood Council has commissioned in Vietnam.

This is the conclusion of the new salmon report that the Seafood Council has had carried out in Vietnam.

Over several years, Norway has exported salmon by-products to the Vietnamese market. But it is especially the fresh salmon that is interesting, because it is sold at a much higher price.

The consumption of fresh salmon is increasing: Today, the Vietnamese eat 33 percent more fresh salmon than they did five years ago.

In Vietnam, many other things are also growing: the population (which has surpassed 100 million), purchasing power, seafood consumption (which has increased from 20-34 kilos in six years), the total seafood imports and the import of Norwegian salmon.

The Vietnamese eat around 6,500 tonnes of fresh salmon a year. It may not be that much when you take the population into account. Still, it's a good deal when you know that 10 years ago almost no one did it. In addition, most of the salmon originates from Norway.[...]

Source: Norwegian Seafood Council (translated from original in vietnamese)

IN BRIEF - Statement from the Ancona Shipping Company, owner of the 'Lodairo' cod fishery

Friday, December 01, 2023

Glasgow - Ancora, the Spanish cod fishing company Lodairo, reports that the two crew members who suffered an accident on board the ship yesterday are stabilized in the Intensive Care Unit of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow.
The accident occurred when the crew were carrying out maintenance work on the deck 100 miles northwest of the Isle of Lewis in the Hebridean archipelago in Scotland.
According to the ship's owner, Iván López Van der Veen, who is in the Scottish city, today the relatives of the injured crew members arrived at the hospital, whom the shipowner will accompany throughout the evolution of the injuries.
The shipowner reports that, after the accident occurred, the evacuation of the sailors was requested, who were transferred by helicopter to the city of Stornoway, in the Hebrides archipelago, for subsequent transfer to Glasgow.
“We will report on the evolution of this event, but now is the time to be close to the injured and their families,” says Iván López, “and we ask that their privacy be respected, essential in these moments when the fundamental thing is to provide support and closeness".

Other Media | SalmonExpert: UK's first large-scale salmon RAS given the go-ahead

Friday, December 01, 2023

The UK's first commercial-scale land-based salmon farm, in Grimsby, has received planning permission. Members of North East Lincolnshire Council's planning committee voted 7-4 in favor of the project, which will create 80 full-time jobs.

Aquacultured Seafood Ltd (ASL) plans to produce 5,000 tonnes of Atlantic salmon annually in a recirculating system (RAS) to be built on a former railway siding at New Clee, between Grimsby and Cleethorpes. Israeli RAS expert AquaMaof will supply the technology.

Author: Gareth Moore / SalmonExpert | Read the full article here

Other Media | EuropaAzul: The sardine campaign ends after exceeding the established quota

Friday, December 01, 2023

The sardine campaign on the Spanish Atlantic coast ends. It will be scarce in the fishmongers because from midnight Thursday to Friday only accidental catches will be allowed

The northwest fence ends the 2023 sardine campaign after consuming more than one million kilos of what was allocated. The quantities that were caught in excess will be subtracted from the 2024 quota, when a new increase in fishing opportunities for the Iberian sardine shared by Spain and Portugal is expected.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Cepesca recognizes the work of professionals and media in the VI of its journalism awards

Friday, December 01, 2023

The jury of the VI edition of the Spanish Journalism and Fishing Sector Awards, organized by Cepesca, have recognized, in the media section of the contest, the informative work of Corporación Voz de Galicia and Onda Pesquera in the categories "Best Work of Dissemination of the Spanish Fishing Sector” and “Best Dissemination Work on Sustainability and Environment in Fishing”, respectively.

According to Javier Garat, general secretary of Cepesca and president of Europêche, “for another year the fishing sector wants to thank the media and journalists for their invaluable work in informing and disseminating information about our daily lives.

Source: IndustriasPesqueras | Read the full article here

Other Media | FishFarmer: SalMar loses salmon in jellyfish attack

Friday, December 01, 2023

Around a million young salmon have been lost at a SalMar site in Senja, Norway during a jellyfish incident, it has been disclosed.

SalMar said in a statement last night that in mid-November its fish farmers at the location Ørnfjordbotn in Senja observed a significant and threatening influx of (what are known in Norway as) pearl normans or perles normanetes.

The species, Apolemia uvaria, is also known as “string jellyfish” and is a type of siphonophore colonial organism.

Author: Vince McDonagh / SeafoodSource | read the full article here

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