The Government of France has celebrated the agreement reached in the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the IMO, to designate the entire Mediterranean as a Sulfur Oxide Emission Control Zone (SOx-ECA), which means that ships will have to comply with stricter controls on sulfur oxide emissions. In reduction zones, the sulfur limit in fuel oil used on board ships must be 0.10% mass by mass (m/m), while outside these zones the limit is 0.50% m /m. The amendment could take effect in mid-2024, with the new limit taking effect from 2025.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras / read the full articlehere
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is aiming to buy another significant amount of Alaska pollock, after already making several purchases earlier this year.
The USDA is asking suppliers to bid on 7.6 millions pounds of pollock for its National School Lunch Program and other federal food and nutrition assistance programs. The deadline for bids is 21 June, 2022.
Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | read the full articlehere
OTAQ, a company that specialises in marine tech and solutions group for the global aquaculture, offshore energy and the sport and leisure industries, has announced a new multi-year distribution agreement with Sensor Globe, a Canadian aquaculture technology innovator. This follows completion of a successful development period leading to OTAQs first Sensor Globe customer in Chile.
OTAQ will distribute Sensor Globe’s data collection solution, used to monitor water quality and fish welfare, primarily targeting both the Scottish and Chilean markets, two of the world’s largest producers of farmed salmon.
Salmon has many things working to its benefit as a protein option such that it would take more than high prices for consumers to start walking away from it, an industry analyst suggests.
Recent record-high salmon prices may have prompted discussions about a “consumer breaking point” – the price level at which consumers start walking away from salmon – but senior industry analyst Gorjan Nikolik at Rabobank International said these discussions might overlook some key points.
Author: Liza Mayer / SalmonBusiness | read the full article here
Since writing my contribution last month, I have been travelling, including a short visit to the Aquaculture UK event in Aviemore. There was a real buzz about the place, not just because of the ability to meet friends old and new but because the new organisers had much improved the visitor experience.
I have heard rumours that the event might develop in future years into some form of Scottish Aquaculture Festival rather than the current focus on the trade show. Perhaps this might attract an even wider audience?
Author: Martin Jaffa / FishFarmer | read the full articlehere
Brandishing in hand its new Fisheries Act, which the British Administration defines as the most important in 40 years, the United Kingdom has imposed limitations on fishing in four marine areas: the Dogger Bank; the South Dorset area; Inner Dowsing, Race Bank and North Ridge, and the Canyon area.
In the first two, the restrictions affect bottom gear, such as trawling, volanta, and semi-pelagic trawling. In the last two, pots and static nets and even hook lines are also prohibited.
Source: LaVozdeGalicia | read the full articlehere
The war in Ukraine affects the EU fisheries sector - and the last few months have been very difficult for EU fisheries. Marine fuel prices have nearly doubled following Russian military aggression against Ukraine, which has disrupted fishing activity.
Fishing activities near Ukraine had to cease for security reasons. The high operating costs have led some operators to remain in the port.
Royal DSM, a global purpose-led science-based company, announces the introduction of its intelligent sustainability service Sustell™ to the aquaculture industry. Sustell™ delivers accurate, simple, and actionable farm-level solutions to improve the environmental footprint and profitability of animal protein production.
Increasing demand from retailers, consumers, investors and regulators for more sustainable animal protein, mean that producers need to show they have accurate
At the EU Fisheries Council today, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D, outlined Ireland’s priorities during discussions on preparation for negotiations on setting quotas for 2023.
The Minister praised the efforts of all fisheries stakeholders for their ongoing contribution to delivering on the CFP’s core ambition of sustainable fisheries management.
Source: The Fishing Daily | read the full article here
Alarm over demersal shutdown proposal European Union
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