A total of 99 Chinese flag vessels move off Chile, without fishing in national waters, towards the Atlantic
As it has been doing since September, the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) continues to monitor the situation of the vessels of the Chinese fleet that caused concern over fishing operations carried out near the coasts of several South American countries, to the north of Chile.
The head of Fisheries Inspection of Sernapesca, Pablo Ortiz, delivered on December 31 the thirteenth report, noting that, according to the satellite surveillance report, 99 vessels are moving off the coast of our country, at navigation speed constant, which confirms that they are not carrying out fishing operations.
Portugal assumed the rotating presidency of the European Union (EU) on Friday, January 1, 2021, for the fourth time in its history.
The main objective it assumes is the adaptation of the Community fishing fleet and the implementation of the agreement reached with the United Kingdom by the EU. It should be remembered that the negotiation of the 2021 catches in Brussels, last December, resulted in an agreement highly criticized by the sector in recent years. The pact of the EU Fisheries Ministers lowered catches in Atlantic Iberian waters for species such as hake (-5%) or sole (-20%) and cut the days spent by Mediterranean vessels by 7.5% .
When Russian Far East fishing company Dobroflot sent its trawler Yuzhno-Morskoy to a Chinese shipyard for what was expected to be a four-month refit, nobody expected the crew to have to spend 19 months there.
Now Yuzhno-Morskoy is back in its home port, following a long battle to get the work completed and the trawler released from the Chinese shipyard.
‘It’s an example of integrity, professionalism, patience and perseverance of the entire crew,’ a spokesman for the company said, commenting that the trawler was steamed to the yard in China in the summer of 2019 for scheduled maintenance.
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Share buybacks, RAS contracts, insiders and investment banks showing faith in the company. AKVA group has never been worth more than now.
It’s gone like a shot. 29 per-cent in the last month alone. 70 per-cent in the last six months. The aquaculture equipment supplier company’s share price is a combination of several factors.
At the end of November, AKVA group ended its share buyback program. A total of 200,000 own shares were traded in, at an average price of NOK 72.95.
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There are very different and contradictory ambitions motivating the key players in the current World Trade Organization negotiations on a deal that would end harmful fisheries subsidies.
Those differences will have to be squared before any deal emerges out of the talks, which have been held over more than 20 years, and which are set to resume on 18 January, 2021.
While all member states at the WTO say they’re committed to a deal on ending capacity-enhancing subsidies, China and Russia are simultaneously ramping up fleet enhancement initiatives that stand in contrast to the goals of the negotiations.
Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
The deal between the EU and the UK on fisheries falls very far short of the commitments and promises that were made to the industry by those at the highest level of government, according to Scottish Fishermen’s Federation chief executive Elspeth Macdonald.
‘It does not restore sovereign UK control over fisheries, and does not permit us to determine who can catch what, where and when in our own waters. From 1st January 2021, the EU fleet has full access to the UK EEZ for what is essentially six years, as fisheries are managed on an annual basis,’ she said.
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A case study from Louisiana suggests that most shrimp products that are imported into the US contain antibiotic residues and sulphites, violating the country’s labelling and regulatory standards.
A recent paper published in Aquaculture Reports suggests that shrimp imports to the US are falling short of consumer safety standards. Researchers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana went to multiple grocery stores in the region and purchased a variety of fresh and frozen shrimp products originating from Vietnam, Thailand, Ecuador, China, India, Indonesia and Bangladesh. They then screened the shrimp for sulphite exposure and veterinary antibiotics that have been banned in the US.
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B&I Overseas Trading Inc from Van Nuys, CA is recalling frozen “Veladis herring in oil with Italian spices” because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The recalled " Veladis herring in oil with Italian spices” were sold at select International retail stores in the State of Washington. All affected product has been removed from sale. There was approximately 400 units sold in the months of November and December of 2020.
The product comes in a 17.64 ounce (500 gram) plastic package and is stamped on top portion of the package with expiration date of 08/08/2021 and is considered as lot number. UPC No.: 4823097903896
The first trade fair for fishing industry in France, Itechmer is a meeting of professionals working in sectors from ship design to final processing of seafood products, including catching, security, logistics, marketing, etc. A MEETING FOR DECISION-MAKERS Itechmer is not just an Exhibition where you need to be. It is above all a place for business, promotion and communication.
Itechmer will take place from OCT 5 to 7. 2021 PARC DES EXPOSITIONS LORIENT - FRANCE
Tokyo, Japan-basedNichirei Corporation’s second-quarter results show that the while the company did well overall, the company’s seafood segment took a hit from COVID-19.
For the six months ending 30 September, 2020, Nichirei’s overall sales were off by 3 percent, while operating profit rose by 12 percent. However the firm's marine products segment saw a sales drop of 11 percent – the largest in the company – due to slow restaurant demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The segment suffered an operating loss of JPY 28 million (USD 270,377, EUR 221,339). In the same period last year, it eked out an operating profit of JPY 49 million (USD 472,891, EUR 387,404).
Author: Chris Loew / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here
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