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IN BRIEF - Frozen 'poulp squid' import amount in January decreased by 4%

SOUTH KOREA
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

In January 2024, 2,199 tons of frozen poulp squid (Cistopus indicus) were imported, a 23% decrease from 2,839 tons in the same period last year, accounting for 2.6% of the total seafood imports of 84,073 tons.

As of January, 1,635 tons, or 74% of the total, of frozen poulp squid were imported from China, 369 tons from Vietnam, 91 tons from Thailand, and 59 tons from Indonesia.

The import price of frozen poulp squid by country was highest for the Indonesian origin at USD 8.53/kg, and lowest for the Chinese origin at USD 7.00/kg, Vietnam USD 7.12/kg, Thailand USD 7.89/kg, and Malaysia at USD 6.86/kg.

The import amount in January was USD 15.53 million, a 4% decrease from the previous year's USD 16.15 million, and the average import price was USD 7.07/kg.

Source: Union Forsea Corp.


IN BRIEF - Irish Skipper Expo - Doors open this Friday!

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

After what was hailed by many as ‘a successful Irish Skipper Expo’, the dates for the 2024 Irish Skipper Expo have been announced, with the event set to return to UL Sport Arena, Limerick on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th February 2024.

The energy returned to the event this year after a tumultuous few years, with vibrant visitors queuing up in steady streams throughout the weekend, eager to check out the sell-out show. This year’s event saw a 27% increase on the overall number of visitors, but it was the enthusiasm and desire to look towards the future of the industry with optimism that was most impressive. 

With over 140 exhibiting companies from 15 different countries worldwide, the exhibition hall was filled with products and services of the highest quality and from across all sectors of the commercial fishing sector. As well as all of the returning exhibitors, many of whom have exhibited at every show since it began in 2005, this year’s Irish Skipper Expo also had 30 new companies exhibiting for the first time which added to the energy of the show.


Other Media | FishFocus: Strong quarter ends another record year for Mowi

NORWAY
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Mowi recorded record-high revenues of 1.43 billion euros in the fourth quarter, compared with 1.36 billion euros in the corresponding quarter of 2022. Operational profit was 203 million euros in the quarter.

The fourth quarter concluded another record-breaking year for Mowi. Revenues of 5.5 billion euros, operational profit of 1,028 million euros and harvest volumes of 475 000 tonnes in 2023 were all record-high.

Source: FishFocus | read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Exports of salmon, UK's top food export in 2023, threatened by proposed Scottish surtax

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Salmon industry trade body Salmon Scotland has joined 15 other representative groups of the Scottish food and beverage sector in voicing alarm over a surtax on retailers currently being considered by the Scottish government.

Representing a wide array of the Scottish food and beverage industry, the organizations, have jointly written to Scotland’s Deputy First Minister and Finance Secretary Shona Robison ahead of the Stage 1 debate and vote on the upcoming Scottish budget. 

Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: Seychelles fleets will be able to expand the range of their catches

SEYCHELLES
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The Fisheries Commission of the European Union has recently approved new regulations that open the door for Seychelles fleets to fish in Mayotte waters, specifically beyond 24 nautical miles from the coast, in a sign of growing cooperation international on sustainable fishing. This agreement, aligned with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement and its implementation protocol signed between the EU and the Republic of Seychelles in 2020, represents an important step forward for both parties.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: A dozen Galician companies promote their seafood products at the 29th edition of the Gulfood international fair

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

This week the 29th edition of the Gulfood international fair began in the Emirati city of Dubai. Galicia will be present with its own space within the pavilion dedicated to Spain, which will allow the participation of 10 Galician companies supported by the Xunta in this food industry event.

The event, which will last until Thursday, February 23, will be attended by Conservas Cerqueira, Conservas del Noroeste, Conservas Friscos, Conservas Albo, Conservas Mariscadora, Prodemar, Wofco, Cassua, Fesba and Pasteurizados Cíes.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonExpert: Chilean salmon farming starts 2024 on the right foot

CHILE
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The Chilean salmon farming industry began the year with blue numbers, which was evidenced in the recent export figures updated and reported by the Studies Department of the National Customs Service.

In January 2024, 90,593 tons of salmon and trout were exported, valued at US$670 million, while, on the same date in 2023, 67,710 tons were shipped for US$521 million, which represents a 34% increase in returns and of 17.7% in volume.

Author: Loreto Appel / SalmonExpert | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Medium-scale aquaculture facility for vannamei aquaculture completed

JAPAN
Monday, February 19, 2024

On the 14th, HANERU Co., Ltd. Katsurao, which will be operating a land-based aquaculture business for vannamei shrimp in Katsurao Village, Fukushima starting in the spring of 2022, announced on the 14th that it will expand its third medium-scale circulating land-based aquaculture facility.

After that, a completion ceremony was held at the same farm. They have already started raising young shrimp, and plan to ship 60,000 vannamei, approximately 13 centimeters long, to events in the village in mid-March.

Approximately 40 people attended the completion ceremony for the land-based aquaculture facility, including Katsurao Village Mayor Hiro Shinoki, Village Council Chairman Yoshinori Yoshida, and executives from the investing companies Fuso Holdings Co., Ltd. and Yamabishi Suisan Co., Ltd. We celebrated the expansion of the.

In his greeting, President Matsunobu expressed his gratitude, saying, "When we first started breeding trials, all the young shrimp were wiped out twice, but we received strong encouragement and support from our shareholders and villagers.'' He went on to say, "In the future, we want to make this a facility that people from all over Japan can visit as a specialty of Katsurao Village,'' and "Currently, we are in the experimental farming stage, but all of our employees want to do their best to commercialize it.'' [...]

Source: The Suisan Keizai (translated from original in japanese)


IN BRIEF - Benirei merges seafood trading with Marubeni

JAPAN
Monday, February 19, 2024

Company name changed to “Marubeni Seafoods”

On April 1, general trading company Marubeni (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Masumi Kakinoki) will transfer its seafood trading operations to its subsidiary Benirei (Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Masayuki Yano - in the photo below).

 

Both companies announced this on the 15th of this month. "In addition to our traditional wholesale business, we will also carry out import and export operations in-house to further strengthen our business foundation in the seafood industry" company statment said

Benirei also changed its trade name to Marubeni on July 1st. [....]

Source: Minato-Yamaguchi(translated from original in japanese)


IN BRIEF - Peruvian company exports value-added shrimp to Brazil for the first time

PERU
Monday, February 19, 2024

The shipment was made by the company Langostinera Tumbes, which participated in the Expo Perú Norte 2023 held by Promperú in the northern city of Piura, where various buyers participated, including from Brazil.
 
A first shipment of value-added Peruvian shrimp produced in the Tumbes region entered the Brazilian market during the last week of January, reported the Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism (Promperú).
 
This is the commercial shipment of a first 40-foot refrigerated container with 12 tons of peeled and deveined shrimp tails for an FOB value of US$ 83,939.
 
The shipment was made by the company Langostinera Tumbes, which participated in the Expo Perú Norte 2023 held by Promperú in the northern city of Piura, where various buyers participated, including from Brazil.
 
DATA
  • To date, a second container of peeled and deveined shrimp tails is on its way to Brazil.
  • After Brazil, it is expected that value-added shrimp can enter Mexico.

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