Mowi is facing the prospect of prematurely slaughtering more than 1 million salmon after the suspect detection of infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAv) at two sites off the south coast of Newfoundland.
ISAv is suspected at the McGrath Cove North and Ironskull Point sites.
In each case, the detections of suspected ISAv occurred in one Atlantic salmon from one cage at each site that was sampled through the Provincial Government Department of Fisheries, Forestry, and Agriculture’s species-specific aquatic animal health surveillance programme, said Mowi.
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Norwegian salmon is, in addition to the species that grows the most in the fish category in Spain in 2020, the one that most increased its consumption during confinement. This was pointed out in the online seminar organized by the Norwegian Seafood Council, Innovation Norway and the royal embassy in which they have analyzed the current state of the market in Spain, the consequences and new opportunities for the fish and seafood sector Norwegians that arise as a result of the changes that are taking place in food consumption.
The seminar included the intervention of the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries, Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen and the analyzes carried out by Txema Morales, specialist in market research at Kantar; and Gorka Azkona, responsible for purchases of chilled fish at Eroski.
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This with the aim of acting in the event of anomalies in the behavior of ships and thus guaranteeing the protection of national interests.
Reiterating the institutional commitment to safeguard national interests in areas of responsibility, the Chilean Navy made known the monitoring tasks to the international fishing fleets that operate in the vicinity of the exclusive economic area of ??Chile and / or that sail to the to their offshore fishing grounds.
The Director of Security and Maritime Operations, Rear Admiral Litoral Eric Solar, announced the protocols that the Institution has regarding eventual operations of foreign vessels in waters under national responsibility.
A new consumer brand has been launched for the UK seafood sector both farmed and wild-caught.
‘Love Seafood’ is the platform the industry public body Seafish has chosen for the initiative.
The brand is driven by a 20-year initiative to reverse the decline in consumption of seafood in the UK. It aims to positively influence attitudes towards and inspire consumers to incorporate more fish and shellfish into their diets.
Love Seafood is being launched with a new identity, website and social media presence. It replaces Fish is the Dish, the previous Seafish consumer brand.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish farmer | Read the full articlehere
Radical proposals made by the Russian Fishery Company (RFC) on the development of the Russian seafood sector led to the loss of a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification by the company.
In September, RFC was expelled from the Pollock Catchers Association (PCA) – the MSC’s client group in Russia. Now the company plans to apply for the certification independently.
RFC, owned by Gleb Frank –a young entrepreneur who entered the seafood industry just a few years ago with big investment plans – shook up the segment in summer 2020 by rolling out a few proposals to reform the management of fisheries in Russia.
Author: Ivan Stupachenko / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
The European Interprofessional Committee for Tropical Tuna (Eurothon) yesterday sent a statement in which, in addition to defending the current model for tuna loin tariff contingent (ATQ), it claims to increase the limit established by the European Commission. The organization warns that ending this system, as defended by the European tuna fleet, would jeopardize the continuity of the industry as well as the supply of canned tuna.
The organization highlights that the European tuna industry maintains, since 2006, a dependence on imported raw material of around 63%.
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Salmon feed producer Cargill is progressing plans to introduce fully compostable packaging in Scotland, and then Norway, after a successful initial trial with Wester Ross Salmon.
The packaging is made from food grade materials and unlike alternative sustainable options, breaks down into the environment completely, leaving no plastic materials or harmful residue behind. It is being used to make 25 kg bags often used for starter feed, although Wester Ross has been using the bags for its grower feed.
Author: Gareth Moore / fishfarmingexpert | Read the full articlehere
Juan Pablo Barrales is managing director for US tech company’s Chilean operations.
In a press release, Innovasea, a company that produces tech aquatic solutions for aquaculture and fish tracking, writes that it has established an office for operations in Chile.
Innovasea’s Chilean operation will be located in Puerto Varas, and will be led by managing director Juan Pablo Barrales, who has more than 20 years of experience working in Chile’s aquaculture industry.
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On the other hand, shipments of fishmeal and molluscs showed increases of 53.7% and 2.3%, respectively.
For the period January to September 2020, the foreign trade figures presented a better performance compared to those accumulated in previous months, with a commercial exchange between Chile and the world that reached a total of 88,021 million dollars, which when compared with the same period of 2019 represents a negative variation of 12.6%.
The creation of a major seafood business between one of Norway’s leading salmon companies and a large conventional fishing business has been announced.
Nergård and Norsk Sjømat are to join forces into a giant group with the prime goal of creating greater value and new opportunities in the industry. Together they will become a fully integrated seafood operation. Norsk Sjømat og Nergård Holding AS are owned by Per Magne Grøndahl and Bjarte Tunold.
Both are major players in their respective spheres. Norsk Sjømat AS is a business involved in the farming and processing of salmon and trout, and was founded in 1996.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
No capelin quota in the Barents Sea in 2021 Norway
The capelin stock is well below the limit for the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) to recommend a quota.
It is the echo sounder registrations on the annual ecosystem cruise...