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Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: South Pacific Organization increases horse mackerel quota by 15% for all contracting parties

CHILE
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Chile will be able to catch 504,800 tonnes of horse mackerel in the South Pacific during 2021, this is 15% more than in 2020, as agreed in the last cycle of sessions of the PS RFMO, explains the Chilean Undersecretary of Fisheries who clarifies that the The increase has been proportional for all parties.

The global allocation of the resource arranged by the Organization in 2021 for the entire South Pacific is 782,000 tons, compared to the 680,000 tons of the previous year since, Subpesca points out, an improvement in the status of the stock has been detected. The Chilean quota represents 64.56% of the total allocation of this resource for the countries that make up the ORP, he points out.

Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Farmers challenge Norway’s ‘traffic light’ scheme

NORWAY
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

A major civil court case has opened to test the legality of Norway’s controversial fish farming traffic light scheme.

Expected to last up to two weeks, the hearing was triggered by 25 salmon and trout companies, mostly based in the south west of the country, who claim not only that they are being robbed of their livelihood, but that the country is losing out on its second most valuable export.

The scheme, they also argue, will also impact on many coastal communities who depend on aquaculture for jobs and social amenities.

Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here


PRESS RELEASE - AKVA group ASA: Postponement of Q4 report and annual report

NORWAY
Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Reference is made to the announcement on 1 December 2020 regarding the financial calendar for 2021, and to the announcements made on 11 and 18 of January 2021 regarding the cyber-attack.

All main IT systems, including applications hosted for customers, are restored or in the process of being restored. There is still some work to be done to restore minor support systems and file servers. This is expected to be completed during the next weeks.

As a result of the cyber-attack, the closure of the accounts and the audit have been delayed. Consequently, the presentation of the Q4 results is postponed from February 19 to March 12 and publication of the annual report is postponed from March 24 to April 14.

The financial impact of the cyber-attack and further details will be reported in connection with the Q4 presentation.


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Russian antimonopoly watchdog suspects pollock catchers of violating competition law

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Russia’s antitrust regulator, the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), has opened a case against the Pollock Catchers Association (PCA) and several of its members over allegedly anticompetitive conduct.

The plaintiff in the case is the Russian Fishery Company (RFC), which has been in conflict with PCA since late last year, when it was ousted from the association.

According to FAS case documents, the PCA possibly violated a clause in section 11 of Russia’s federal law regulating competition, Vedomosti reported. The clause prohibits businesses or business associations from blocking companies' market access.

Author: Ivan Stupachenko / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Capelin Production Starts After Three-Year Break

ICELAND
Tuesday, February 09, 2021

This weekend the Síldarvinnslan factory at Neskaupstaður in eastern Iceland began processing capelin for the first time in three years, working with raw material landed by Norwegian pelagic vessels.

The first landing was 310 tonnes landed by Fiskebas, followed by Slaaterøy with 100 tonnes and Sjøbris with 360 tonnes.

While the Norwegian fleet is able to catch its quotas in Icelandic waters during the early part of the season, the Icelandic fleet is staying away from the capelin fishery.

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


Other Media | WorldFishing: Dutch postcode lottery commits to MSC Funding

NETHERLANDS
Tuesday, February 09, 2021

The Dutch Postcode Lottery has pledged an annual sum of €500,000 to support the Marine Stewardship Council for a further three years.

With the FAO reporting a further increase in overfished stocks, the drive to move to more sustainable fishing globally is critical. Approximately 60% of wild marine seafood is caught in the global south providing food, income and livelihoods for millions.

“Fishing is an essential source of income and food for hundreds of millions living in communities across the lower income countries, but there is an urgent need to accelerate the spread of sustainable fishing practices if these precious natural resources are to be protected for future generations,” said MSC chief executive, Rupert Howes.

Source: Worldfishing | Read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: Indignation among tuna boats over the importation of 35,000 free tons from China

SPAIN
Tuesday, February 09, 2021

The Spanish tuna vessels do not give credit to the facilities of the EU to China. The EU continues to give more options to Chinese tuna loins by giving 35,000 tonnes duty free to send to Europe.

Despite all the work to maintain the social sustainability of the species and the effort made to differentiate itself from other fleets under suspicion, the EU manages to give more permits to Asian tuna loins, caught by boats indicated for illegal fishing and, what is worse , for labor exploitation and for violating human rights.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


Other Media | MundoAcuicola: Sernapesca triumphs in Courts in defense of fisheries and aquaculture sustainability

CHILE
Monday, February 08, 2021

Sernapesca achieved important triumphs in Courts in defense of the country's fisheries and aquaculture sustainability.

The National Service of Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Biobío region, began at the end of last year, a sanctioning process against a union of artisanal shipowners in the region, for catching sardines and anchovies, despite having been notified in a timely manner of not counting with balance of fishing quota available. The illegal extraction carried out in the second capture period of last year, corresponded to a surplus of 1,406 tons of common sardine, and 530 tons of anchovy.

The union filed an appeal for protection against Sernapesca in the Concepción Court of Appeals, alleging illegal and arbitrary action by the supervisory body.

Source: MundoAcuicola | Read the full article here


Other Media | aqua.cl: In Peru: Second fishing season generated a billion dollars in foreign exchange

PERU
Monday, February 08, 2021

The National Fisheries Society of Peru (SNP) reported last Friday, February 5, that anchovy landings in the second fishing season 2020 in the north-central area of the country amounted to 2.45 million metric tons (MT), which is equivalent to 88.2% of the total quota granted by the Ministry of Production (Produce), which was 2.78 million MT.

The second fishing season began on November 12, 2020 and ended on January 25 of this year, after the winter cruise of the Institute of the Sea of Peru (Imarpe) determined the good health of the biomass of the anchovy by establishing that this borders 8.5 million MT. In the second season, 709 industrial vessels participated, of which 304 were from the steel fleet and 405 from the timber fleet.

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Netherlands Fleet Opposes UK's New MPA Plan

NETHERLANDS
Monday, February 08, 2021

The two main representative organizations of the Dutch fishing fleet have sent separate communications in which they show their rejection of the United Kingdom's plan to veto certain fishing gears, including trawling, in four Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Both the Netherlands Fishermen's Association (Nederlandse Visserbond) and VisNed point out that this decision affects the country's vessels. The project is currently in the process of consultation and the British employers' association, NFFO, has already been against it.

The Dutch Fishermen's Association begins its statement with irony, stating that the British fishing fleet is seeing the birth of "a green spirit" in the Government of Boris Johnson after "a disappointing Brexit". 

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


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