Optimar has launched a range of sustainable solutions aimed at ensuring fish welfare and keeping produce as fresh as possible.
The Norwegian company, which has branches in Romania, Spain and north-west US, has unveiled a new blast freezer, new ‘stun and bleed’ solution and a monitor that uses sonar to analyse fish health and optimise conditions.
The Optiblast freezer was developed in response to increasing volumes of air-freighted produce. Its automated feeding system gives fast loading/unloading, meaning fish is frozen as quickly as possible whilst multiple trays and a lift system ensures each product is in the correct place.
Author: Rebecca Strong / Worldfishing | Read the full articlehere
Hatch* hopes its upcoming Women in Aquaculture Community Day on 22 November will inspire more female entrepreneurs to enter the aquaculture space.
Hatch Blue has partnered with Conservation International (CI) to host the first-ever Women in Aquaculture Community Day on Monday 22 November. The virtual event, which will be held from 15:00 to 17:00 CET, features a high-level panel discussion and a networking session for all women in the global aquaculture industry.
The event is being held alongside Hatch and CI’s Women in Aquaculture Innovation Studio and is part of Hatch's drive to attract, inspire and importantly connect an increasing number of female leaders in global #Aquaculture.
Norwegian fishing company Loran is planning to build a revolutionary longliner capable of reducing fossil fuel consumption by 40%, in addition to which the new Loran will be prepared for complete zero-emissions operation.
It’s an ambitious venture into some very new territory, and the outline is for the new Loran to be powered by two 185kW fuel cells fed with hydrogen from containers on board, plus a 2000 kWh battery –although conventional diesel engines are still part of the energy package needed to keep Loran at sea for trips of 4-6 weeks.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere
The year 2021 will be the year of the octopus on the coast of the Bay of Biscay. The species, which is usually landed in small numbers, has been ubiquitous since spring and becomes an important species for businesses and auctions off the coast.
Since spring, the species has proliferated in the waters of southern Brittany, the Loire-Atlantic and the Vendée, as shown by the current landings: «We have returned to a level of about 3 tons per day, but we have seen peaks of up to 9 tons », Says Sylvain Ravon, director of the Sables-d'Olonne fish market.
When the conflict between the United Kingdom and France in the waters off the island of Jersey has not yet been resolved, a new post-Brexit front emerges in the north. In the North Sea. And with Denmark. The Danish government accuses the British of breaking the pacts reached on fisheries with the proposal to ban trawling at the Dogge Bank, a measure that the United Kingdom's maritime administration had submitted to consultations.
Source: La Voz de Galicia | read the full articlehere
Study reveals low carbon footprint of NZ farmed shellfish. A just-released study by sustainability experts thinkstep-anz has found New Zealand-farmed shellfish have among the lowest carbon footprints of all animal proteins, similar to the footprint of the plant-based protein tofu.
The study, co-funded by the Ministry for Primary Industries and Aquaculture New Zealand, is an in-depth analysis of the life cycle of farmed Greenshell mussels (Perna canaliculus) and farmed Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) in New Zealand.
Peru’s Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) has set 22 November as the launch date for the country’s second anchovy season in its north-central fishing region, establishing a 2.047 million metric ton (MT) capture limit, government gazette El Peruano reported.
The country divides its anchovy fishing areas into two regions – south and north-central – with different capture limits and seasons set for each one.
Author: Christian Molinari / SeafoodSource | read the full articlehere
On Wednesday an attempt to move the stranded ship failed.
According to a report in La Prensa Austral, on Tuesday, an emergency call was received through Magallanes Radio, from the 82m long general cargo ship the “Isla Tautil” reporting its stranding in the Sarmiento Channel in Patagonia, 253 kilometres from the provincial capital of Última Esperanza.
Source: SalmonBusiness | read the full articlehere
Dutch on-land fish farmer The Kingfish Company’s second recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility has obtained final state level approvals, keeping the facility in Maine in the United States on schedule to break ground by the end of this year.
The company said today that the US facility, which will have an annual capacity of 8,500 tonnes of yellowtail kingfish, received final state level permits last week. The documentation enables the project to begin construction on schedule.
Source: Fishfarmingexpert | read the full article here
'The pirates have arrived' Argentina
When the jiggers arrive at the fishing zone on January 7, hundreds of boats will already be catching squid: "There are already more than a hundred foreign fishing boats that have settled on the e...