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Other Media | The Fish Site: Costa Rica adopts new eco-label for sustainable seafood

COSTA RICA
Monday, November 22, 2021

The Pura Vida sustainable seafood label promises to help consumers select seafood products that help protect Costa Rica’s marine resources and improve the livelihoods of workers in its seafood sector.

The Pura Vida Costa Rican Seafood & Aquaculture collective mark, which means “pure life” in English, is the result of a project implemented since 2018 by UNCTAD and the UN’s Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS).

Source: The Fish Site  | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Hai Trieu Food receives Friend of The Sea certification

VIET NAM
Monday, November 22, 2021

Phan Thiet City, Vietnam-based Hai Trieu Food, has received Friend of the Sea (FOS) certification.

The company operates a seven-vessel fleet primarily fishing for yellowfin tuna via handline and pole-and-line fishing methods. It received FOS certification after adopting fishing practices that focus on minimizing juvenile catch, bycatch, and impact on the seabed, making hook-size adjustments, using non-entangling fish-aggregating devices, preventing the bycatch of endangered species, and refraining from shark-finning. The company has also pledged not to fish in protected marine areas.

Author: Emma Desrochers / seafoodSource  | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Hybrid barge savings show a way ahead for Irish seafood

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Monday, November 22, 2021

Reductions in carbon emissions and fuel consumption achieved by using a hybrid-powered diving barge in Ireland show the potential for similar systems to be used in the country’s aquaculture and fishing industries, a college boss says.

Divers taking part in training programmes run by Ireland’s seafood development agency, Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), are benefiting from the new barge two months on since its launch at BIM’s National Fisheries & Diving College of Ireland (NFCI) in Castletownbere, West Cork.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Iceland to overtake Scotland for salmon production?

ICELAND
Monday, November 22, 2021

A leading industry analyst has claimed that Iceland is likely to overtake Scottish salmon production levels within six years.

Speaking at the Global Aquaculture Alliances’s Responsible Seafood Conference last week, Gorjan Nikolik, senior seafood analyst at Rabobank, forecast that the growth of the aquaculture sector in Iceland was likely to be one of the major drivers of global salmon growth.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fisker Forum: EU fleet shows solid profit margins

EUROPEAN UNION
Monday, November 22, 2021

The 2021 Annual Economic Report on the EU fishing fleet confirms that in 2019, the fleet maintained overall profitability. The report projects similar profitability levels for 2020, despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the fleet and fish markets.

Due to increases in fuel prices, a reduction in profits is expected for 2021, but in overall terms, the EU fleet is forecast to end 2021 with positive margins.

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here


Other Media | Aqua: FAO to launch the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture

WORLDWIDE
Saturday, November 20, 2021

Today, Friday, November 19, the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022 will be launched, proclaimed in 2017 by the United Nations General Assembly. The event, which will be broadcast via YouTube, is organized by FAO and will feature a series of sessions where innovation in artisanal fishing, sustainability in aquaculture, among other topics will be addressed.

Source: Aqua | read the full article here


Other Media | IPac: Canary Islands approve the rules to tender an aquaculture project between the areas of La Bufona and Playa el Barranquillo

SPAIN
Saturday, November 20, 2021

The General Directorate of Fisheries of the Canary Islands has published this Thursday in the Official Gazette of the Community the Resolution approving the bases that must govern the public tender for the selection of a project for the granting of an aquaculture concession to be placed in the AGM-ZIA-LZ-2, URDS-2 and the URES-1 and URES-2, located between La Bufona and Playa el Barranquillo, municipalities of Arrecife, San Bartolomé and Tías (Lanzarote).

Source: Ipac | read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The Port of Vigo celebrates 140 years with the aim of improving competitiveness and reorganizing its spaces

SPAIN
Friday, November 19, 2021

About 200 people yesterday celebrated 140 years of life of the Vigo Port Authority at the Maritime Station. Under the title “140 years of the Port of Vigo. Challenges for the future of the Port ”, the meeting, organized in collaboration with Faro de Vigo, reviewed the beginning of the PAV since November 7, 1881 and how it has grown to become a benchmark in the Atlantic façade: generating 50 000 jobs between direct and indirect, exporting almost 40% of the exports of the maritime traffic of Galicia and moving merchandise for more than 13,400 million a year, according to the port president, Jesús Vázquez Almuiña.

Source:Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fishing Daily: Dutch fishers told TR2 fisheries will temporarily lose MSC certification

NETHERLANDS
Friday, November 19, 2021

Vissersbond in the Netherlands have advised their members that TR2 fisheries will temporarily MSC Certification.

The team of experts that annually audits the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certificate of the Joint Demersal Fisheries partnership, which also includes the Cooperative Fisheries Organisation (CVO), will suspend TR2 fisheries from next Monday, 22 November 2021, for a year.

Fish caught using the twinrig or flyshoot method (mesh size less than 100mm) from this date may therefore no longer be landed and sold under the MSC JDF certificate.


Source: The Fishing Daily | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Norcod in harvest agreement with Vesterålen Havbruk

NORWAY
Friday, November 19, 2021

Cod farmer Norcod and aquaculture business Vesterålen Havbruk have agreed a partnership deal for the harvesting of all Norcod’s farmed cod volumes from its Frosvika facility in Meløy, in Nordland county, Norway.

The agreement runs for the next three years with an option to extend, and covers the entire slaughter and processing of cod at Vesterålen Havbruk’s fish-processing facility in Myre. The facility also processes large amounts of wild cod during the winter fishing season. Myre is considered the “cod capital” of Norway.

Source: Fish Farmer | Read the full article here


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