Canada’s fish farmers have sent an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stressing the vital role aquaculture is playing in promoting his low carbon economic recovery strategy.
This is the second time in less than a month the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance has written to Trudeau and follows the controversial decision by Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan at the end of last year to order the shutdown of 19 open net fish farms in the Discovery Islands, British Columbia.
Many people within the industry are worried that aquaculture is being unfairly branded by some groups as an environmentally damaging activity
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here
The European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee (PECH Committee) has agreeed on new rules to update the control of fishing activities in the EU and to regulate the use of new technologies, whilst improving traceability and transparency.
On-board cameras shall be voluntary, with incentives such as additional fishing quotas
Geolocation and electronic logbook mandatory even for small boats
Traceability rules throughout the whole chain, also to processed products
Sanctions for recreational fishermen not complying with EU conservation measures or common fisheries policy’s rules
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Seafood exporters in India are becoming increasingly worried about difficulties shipping to China in advance of the Lunar New Year holiday.
In the latter half of 2020, Chinese authorities reportedly detected coronavirus on the packaging of imported seafood and, in response, imposed bans on a number of exporters and implemented strict inspection measures on seafood imports. As a result, a huge number of containers of imported frozen seafood have piled up in the Chinese ports of Dalian and Tianjin as local authorities conduct COVID testing, which is now required for all seafood products passing through customs.
Author: Toan Dao / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
Much of the $200bn Americans used to spend in restaurants each year is now being transferred to the nation’s kitchens, new data from the Norwegian Seafood Council suggests. The trend appears to have favoured whitefish like cod and haddock, at the expense of salmon, although frozen salmon sales have held up.
Anne-Kristine Øen, the Seafood Council’s US envoy, said sales of Norwegian seafood increased by 3% to NOK 7bn in 2020, the first year of the pandemic.
Volumes rose by 7% to 85,000 tonnes. Sales were down by 4% in volume, but the value remained the same at around NOK 5bn.
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Reduced harvesting activity sends the salmon prices straight up.
“NOK 50+ (EUR 4.9). Ice-cold, postponed harvesting, MAB (maximum allowed biomass) harvesting last week,” said a trader, and added: “And it will crash again if only one of the big ones has some fish.”
“Around 51-53 kroner (EUR 5.0-5.2) at 3-6 kg, but 6+ about 47 kroner (EUR 4.6). Recoil on the decline will probably come, because market prices for finished goods are not a basis of more than 50 kroner (EUR 4.9) for raw materials,” said another trader to SalmonBusiness.
Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
A new organisation established to represent all sectors of Ireland’s fishing, seafood and ancillary service industries has a number of agendas – and high on the list is seeking recognition by government and the Department of Marine that the seafood industry in Ireland requires their urgent intervention to redress the devastating effects of Brexit.
The Irish Fishing & Seafood Alliance (IFSA) has already been endorsed by some of the country’s largest and most prominent industry groups and is a self-funding, non-profit organisation, not constrained by any existing regional political divisions, nor is it divided by differing industry sector interests.
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Initiative financed by the Innovation Fund for Competitiveness of the Regional Government of Coquimbo, will formulate new foods for fish grown in the northern part of the country, based on the study and generation of flours from by-products of the fishing and aquaculture industry, such as molluscs and crustaceans . In this way, the project promotes the development of circular economy initiatives in the area.
"We seek to provide added value to these biological remains because they have high levels of nutrients that are feasible to be used in the manufacture of animal feed," explains Dr. Pedro Toledo, academic at the Universidad Católica del Norte and project director.
Demand for salmon is increasing in many parts of the world, which is why Lerøy has expanded beyond its home market. Now Norwegian salmon products are also being made in the Netherlands and Spain.
The whole world wants salmon, and that is what it will get. Salmon, cod, fish cakes and coated products are all produced, caught and processed locally in Norway for the domestic market, but a growing quantity is also processed overseas. It is both sold locally and exported.
As well as increasing the turnover of a Norwegian company, this creates jobs in other countries. Last but not least, it gives even more people access to healthy, sustainable seafood.
After a first meeting with the sector of A Coruña, the heads of the Galician Nationalist Bloc held a working meeting with the representatives of the different fishing organizations integrated in ARVI, the Shipowners Cooperative of Vigo, to address the consequences of Brexit on the fleet .
At the meeting, concern about the future Brexit Adjustment Fund was revealed, after it was known that Spain will receive 2.2 million of a total of 600 that Europe will allocate to the Member States to compensate for the economic losses for the industry derived from the agreement commercial.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here