SalMar and Lerøy Seafoods, two of Norway’s largest salmon farming companies, are reporting lower harvests for the third quarter of this year.
In a trading update Lerøy said it slaughtered 44,200 tonnes of salmon and trout in three months between July and September, compared with 46,000 tonnes in the same period last year, the company announced in an Oslo stock exchange announcement.
However, its volume for the year as a whole is higher than last year, and so far this year the company has harvested 122.500, compared to 115.400tonnes in the same period in 2019.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
The European Commission meets this Thursday and Friday with Brexit as one of the central topics of the conversation and with fishing as the central axis of negotiations that still have not reached port.
The negotiations focus the meeting of the European Council this Thursday, a few weeks before the distribution of fishing quotas. The European Union and the United Kingdom are now facing the final stretch of the negotiations for an agreement to exit the British.
Time is running out and the sector faces in the short term the period in which the member states must focus their efforts on negotiating the TACs and quotas for next 2021, so the Vigo fishing is already appealing to establish a new transitional period as an option more viable in 2021 without any agreement.
To meet growing demand for trout in metropolitan cities.
Times of India reports that a new state scheme will see using RAS technology during next five years.
The sites will be in the snow-laden province of Himachal Pradesh, Northern India.
Fishery Minister Virender Kanwar said that when all 15 fish farms under RAS technology are completed, 270 tonnes of fish will be produced annually in the state. Rainbow trout produced in Himalayan Northern India, will meet the growing demand of trout fish in metropolitan cities.
Author: Owen Evans / SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
United Kingdom retailer Co-op has pledged not to sell any own-brand or branded yellowfin tuna in its stores until stocks in the Indian Ocean are managed sustainably.
The announcement comes ahead of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission’s (IOTC) annual meeting in November, which Co-op hopes will address the issue of overfishing.
“We take our commitments to responsibly sourced fish very seriously and have not stocked yellowfin tuna on our shelves for over seven years. We are concerned that Indian Ocean stocks are not being managed effectively and protocols put in place by the IOTC to improve levels are not being enforced,” Co-op’s head of food policy, Cathryn Higgs, said.
Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
Ahead of the Global Conference on Aquaculture (GCA) Millennium +20, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization is convening a series of webinars, commencing with the presentation of six Regional Reviews of Aquaculture, culminating with The State of World Aquaculture 2020, from 26–29 October 2020.
These reviews provide up-to-date information on the status and trends of the aquaculture sector, at regional and global levels, developed from national, regional and global datasets, supplemented with expert opinion and literature review.
Presentations will be provided by regional review authors to highlight key messages emerging from the reviews. Panel discussion with invited experts, including from FAO and partners, will provide additional perspective on important topics, and a question and answer session will capture comments from participants to be considered during the finalisation of the reviews.
Author: Rob Fletcher / The Fish Site | Read the full article here
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.
Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full articlehere
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 course of pelagic fishing week 43 Norway
This autumn's best NVG herring week and less mackerel from the North Sea
We received significantly smaller quantities of mackerel than in the previous three weeks. A total of 23,100 to...