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IN BRIEF - Fisheries hub to be built

Monday, February 19, 2024

Author/source: Gloria Bauai/The National

Other Media | FishFocus: If we can’t untangle this mess, Norway’s blue industry will never be green

Monday, February 19, 2024

Lost fishing lines and ropes are a growing problem. As a leading fishing nation, Norway, with its long coastline and fish-rich waters, is particularly vulnerable to marine litter. A new study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) shows that only a third of all ropes produced and sold in Norway can be recycled in a sustainable way.

The rest are burned, buried, sent out of the country — or just pile up and contribute to something called ghost fishing. That’s when lost or abandoned fishing gear, floating in the ocean or anchored to the bottom, inadvertently continues to catch marine creatures long after it was in commercial use.

Source: FishFocus | Read the full article here

Other Media | SalmonExpert: More than 200 voices participated in the discussion 'The sea belongs to everyone'

Monday, February 19, 2024

In an unprecedented meeting, the discussion “The sea belongs to everyone” brought together more than 200 actors from the Aysén Region, including fishermen, residents of various communities such as Huichas, Melinka, Gala, Chacabuco, Gaviota, Cisnes, Aysén, and Coyhaique, in addition to the significant presence of the Mayor of the commune of Cisnes, regional councilors, local and regional authorities, union leaders representing various economic sectors and social leaders.

Source: SalmonExpert | Read the full article here

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The Andalusian Government announces a package of 63 million euros for R&D&i

Monday, February 19, 2024

The Department of University, Research and Innovation of the Government of Andalusia will make available to universities, public R&D organizations, research and innovation centers or institutes and Andalusian technology centers an amount of almost 63 million euros in aid before ends this month of February.

Of this item, 38.06 million are articulated through calls for grants aimed at promoting the hiring and training of research talent. The first of these grants, the Emergia program for brilliant careers of international relevance, were already published at the end of December 2023 with an amount of 10.2 million.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here

Other Media | FishFarmer: Nova Sea buys into Torghatten Aqua

Monday, February 19, 2024

The large Norwegian salmon business Nova Sea has entered into a long term collaboration with another salmon company, Torghatten Aqua with the aim of strengthening both companies.

They say that the plan will contribute to continued sustainable growth and development in the Helgeland region.

Torghatten Aqua AS, formerly known as Torgnes AS, is an investment and development company with roots on the Helgeland coast. Its portfolio includes fish farming operations including Bue Salmon AS, Eco Fjord Farming AS and Codfarm AS

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

Other Media | SeafoodSource: AKVA Group profits 'below expectations' due to salmon tax's impact on post-smolt investments

Monday, February 19, 2024

Aquaculture technology provider AKVA Group posted increased revenues and profitability in the fourth quarter of 2023 but stated that the introduction of Norway’s new resource rent tax on salmon farming has negatively impacted both its land- and sea-based business segments.

Delivering AKVA’s Q4 2023 results on 16 February 2024, CEO Knut Nesse said the company’s activities in 2023 remained relatively the same as the previous year, and even though its profitability improved, it still did not meet expectations.

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

IN BRIEF - Falklands fishing companies, changes and retirements in management positions

Friday, February 16, 2024

THE Directors of Seafish have appointed Michael Poole Chief Executive Officer of the company upon the retirement of Hamish Wylie later this year.
(MercoPress) - Mr Poole is currently General Manager Fortuna Ltd and is described by his next employers as bringing with him “a good understanding of the fishing sector, but also other areas of business we operate in.”
Prior to that he worked in both the public and private sector in the Islands and in the UK.
A press release from Seafish said: “His current contractual commitments understandably mean that he cannot join us until later in the year, when a handover period is planned between himself and outgoing CEO Hamish Wylie.

"Following retirement, Hamish will take a seat on the board to provide corporate knowledge and continuity."

“The Board will offer a more formal thanks to Hamish later in the year when he retires.”
Seafish (Falklands) Ltd is a public company owned by over 260 Falkland Island status holders who collectively represent 14% of the demographic.

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Nor-Shipping 2025 has already marketed 80% of its exhibition area

Friday, February 16, 2024

The next edition of Nor-Shipping is about a year and a half away and the Norwegian ship fair has already sold more than 80% of its exhibition area. The organizers highlight that existing pre-sale records have been broken ahead of the event in June 2025, a year in which the fair will celebrate its 60th anniversary. For Tereza Kjos, Sales Manager at Nor-Shipping, this figure represents a "clear case" in which demand exceeds supply. 

In order to meet demand, the second floor located above the mezzanine in Pavilion D, named "Upper Deck. Ocean Campus", has been opened, which will bring together academic institutions, students and industrial actors.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here

Other Media | EuropaAzul: The EC welcomes the provisional agreement on maritime research

Friday, February 16, 2024

The European Commission has welcomed the political agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on maritime accident investigations, which modernizes a 2009 Directive. The Directive, formulated with the aim of improving maritime safety in coastal waters the EU, will focus on the detection and management of maritime accidents and incidents that occur each year in the EU. The directive, formulated with the aim of improving maritime safety in EU waters, will focus on the detection and management of maritime accidents and incidents that occur each year in the EU.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here

Other Media | FishFocus: ASC accreditation for Scottish farmed oysters

Friday, February 16, 2024

Isle of Mull Oysters are now the only ASC certified Oysters in Scotland. Whilst the production processes largely remain the same the chain of custody process has helped to organise and document a process of farming that has been learnt over generations of the same family.

The Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s accreditation enhances the important sustainability message provided by a recent Life Cycle Assessment.  The report, commissioned by Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group in collaboration with Edinburgh University, concluded that Oysters have one of the lowest GWP (Global Warming Potential) of all farmed proteins and actually “breathe life into the sea” where it’s farmed. 

Source: FishFocus | read the full article here

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