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Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The production of marine fish in Spain grows by 11.8% in volume and 36.3% in value

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The aquaculture harvest in Spain in 2022 was 326,520 tons and a first sale value of 760.7 million euros. The most abundant species this year was the mussel with 255,218 t and an estimated value of €159.3 M. This was followed by sea bass with 23,622 t and a value of €181.6 million; rainbow trout, with 16,328 t and a value of €43.6 M; and bluefin tuna with 10,877 t and a value of €183.2 M. These are some of the main general data, which, having as a source the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPA), are collected in the 2023 edition of the annual report on the evolution of the aquaculture sector in Spain and Europe, prepared annually by the Aquaculture Business Association of Spain (Apromar), “Aquaculture in Spain 2023”, which analyzes Ipaquaculture in depth.

Source: IndustriasPesqueras | Read the full article here

Other Media | SalmonExpert: Salmon farming company will install electric fences in farming centers to prevent theft

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The salmon farming company Cermaq Chile is preparing a new strategy to prevent or reduce theft in its production centers, installing electric fences in cage rafts at sea.

The company presented a pertinence query for the authority to define whether or not the work it will carry out in one of its centers should be subjected to an environmental evaluation.

Source: SalmonExpert | Read the full article here

IN BRIEF - Seafood Excellence Asia Awards Winners Announced

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Best New Seafood Products for the Asian Market Honored  at Seafood Expo Asia

Singapore – The winners of the inaugural edition of Seafood Excellence Asia Awards were announced today at Seafood Expo Asia, a three-day seafood trade event taking place 11-13 September in Singapore. Tassal Operations won the Best New Product award for its Tassal Tassie Smoked Salmon Twin Pack 2 x 50g.  The awards for second and third place for Best New Product were given to Victoria Island Smokehouse for its Pure Prestige, Scottish Smoked Salmon and Shanghai Shanhaiji Supply Chain Co, Ltd for its Ready-to-Eat Salmon Trout, respectively.

Winners were selected from a group of new products entered in the competition and representing 8 countries.  A live judging took place yesterday in the Product Showcase and was conducted by a panel of high-volume seafood buyers and industry experts from the retail and foodservice industries across Asia. The judges of the first Seafood Excellence Asia Awards competition included Big C Supercenter co, Ltd from Thailand, CJ Freshway from South Korea, Emart also from South Korea, ITM Alimentaire International from Thailand and SMSI/Sysco from Hong Kong SAR.

Today’s Seafood Excellence Asia awards winners and all the products submitted for the competition are on display on the event’s website

IN BRIEF - Hometown tax payment doubles as seafood, support spreads after China embargoes

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

“Don’t give in to the crisis! Support Japanese fisheries businesses with hometown tax payments! Special feature”

Satofuru Co., Ltd. , which operates the hometown tax donation site ``Satoful'', announced, ``Don't give in to the crisis! Support Japan's seafood business with hometown tax donations. We have released a special feature titled ``Supporting the People!'' (photo). While imports of seafood are suspended in China, the number of donations in the "fish and marine products" category is rapidly increasing. We will promote to the general public that hometown tax donations will support fisheries businesses.

The company has released a special website to support fisheries businesses who have lost sales channels due to the release of ALPS-treated water from Tokyo Electric Power Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. A call has been put out to local governments, and a number of seafood-related return gifts have been introduced, including scallops and crabs from Hokkaido, and tuna and mejikari from Fukushima. In addition to continuing to solicit submissions, we will also be listing the voices of seafood businesses from time to time. [....]

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

IN BRIEF - Fish farm escapes from open-net pen salmon aquaculture must stop, say Atlantic conservationists

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Atlantic Salmon Federation issues latest call for action after finding escaped aquaculture fish; industry blames seal populations Gulf of Maine and Atlantic Canada

Salmon conservationists are in a fish flap with the aquaculture industry, accusing the sector of allowing farmed salmon to escape and endanger the last remaining wild stock in the Bay of Fundy between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

But the fish farmers association has shot back, saying the group hasn’t proven the salmon are from the industry's sea pens, despite recent seal attacks that ripped holes in an aquaculture firm's nets.

Wild Atlantic salmon are an iconic species, long heralded by anglers and considered sacred to Indigenous communities.

The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) announced last week it had removed 46 escaped aquaculture salmon from the Magaguadavic River fishway in southwest New Brunswick since Aug. 1, including 10 large fish captured Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Source: Saltwire

IN BRIEF - Two arrested during tense protest at wharf where contentious N.S. fishery underway

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

RCMP arrested and later released two men for alleged assaults on Saturday after police responded to what they described as "an assembly" at a fishing wharf in southwestern Nova Scotia.

RCMP spokesman Const. Guillaume Tremblay said police couldn't provide further details on the reason for the gathering of about 30 people, or whether there were conflicts between Indigenous and non-Indigenous fishers during the afternoon protest.

Tensions have been mounting this summer in southern Nova Scotia over unauthorized lobster fishing, and the province's fisheries minister has said he intends to increase the maximum fine to $1 million for commercial buyers who are caught selling out-of-season lobster.

As of last week, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans said it had seized 464 traps for non-compliance with the Fisheries Act in two fishing areas in southwestern Nova Scotia known as LFAs 33 and 34.

The department also said it arrested two people from Saulnierville, N.S., in Moncton, N.B., last Wednesday and seized more than 8,000 lobsters caught in southwestern Nova Scotia, which were returned to the ocean.[...]

Source: The Canadian Press/NewsAtlantic

Other Media | EuropaAzul: The European Chamber gives the green light to the increase in bluefin tuna catches

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

The good state of the resource has meant that the management plan for bluefin tuna in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean implies an increase in the limit of fishing capacities and by-catch with respect to the 2018 thresholds.

The plenary session of the European Parliament has given the final green light to the management plan for bluefin tuna in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, which implies an increase in the limit of fishing capacities and by-catch with respect to the 2018 thresholds.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here

IN BRIEF - Indian Coast Guard rescues stranded fishing vessel, crew near Andaman and Nicobar

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Indian Coast Guard ship Rajkiran approached the fishing vessel BHASKAR III for assistance.

A distressed fishing vessel with nine crew members onboard, 50 nautical miles from Indira Point, was towed to Campbell Bay, Andaman and Nicobar Command said on Tuesday (September 12). 

Indian Coast Guard ship Rajkiran approached the fishing vessel BHASKAR III for assistance.

“Distressed fishing vessel BHASKAR III, 50 nautical miles from Indira Point with 9 crew members onboard was detected by Andaman and Nicobar Command Dornier aircraft. Indian Coast Guard Ship Rajkiran mobilised for assistance which towed her to Campbell Bay,” the Andaman and Nicobar Command said.

The command lauded the Indian Coast Guard for swift action.

Source: IndiaTV

Other Media | Fish Farmer: Mowi and Frøy sign ‘super green’ boat deal

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

The aquaculture services support company Frøy has entered into a contract  to supply Mowi with a new low-emission workboat.

Frøy says the vessel, to be called the Frøy Supporter, is a further development of two earlier vessels in the same series (pictured), but will have an even smaller environmental footprint and will also act as a support for delousing operations.

Author: Vince Mcdonagh / FishFarmer | read the full article here

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Norway encourages the sector to develop equality projects in fishing

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

The Norwegian Government will invest 2 million crowns – almost 170,000 euros – in equality projects in the fishing sector in 2024 and encourages the industry to submit candidate initiatives for funding. Priority will be given to projects and measures that can contribute to the hiring of women as fishermen and fishing boat owners. “While many have come a long way, the industry still has work to do. I hope that these projects will help pave the way, see more women in the fishing industry and achieve a better gender balance in the fishing profession,” 

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here

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