Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Photo: courtesy Álvaro Ybarra Zavala

Turnover of Galician shellfish sector falls 77% due to coronavirus impact

Click on the flag for more information about Spain SPAIN
Friday, March 27, 2020, 01:30 (GMT + 9)

A report from the Xunta shows that the drop in the shellfish sector’s turnover in the community is greater than 77%, above the 75% set by the central government to receive financial compensation for the effects of the health alert

The Minstry of Marine Affairs  of the Xunta de Galicia  is constantly monitoring activity in the Galician fishing and shellfish sector since the health alert for the coronavirus began, and the consequent declaration of the state of alarm by the State, with the objective to know its evolution and defend the interests of professionals in the sector. In this sense, the department led by Rosa Quintana is making various tools available to the sector so that it can take advantage of measures such as extraordinary provision for cessation of activity foreseen by the Royal Decree-Law for urgent measures to face the economic impact of COVID- 19.

Photo: Stockfile

Among these tools is a report prepared by the Galician Executive that confirms that the drop in turnover of the shellfish gathering sector on foot  and of specific resources in Galicia is more than 77% so far this month -and that the stoppage would leave the same quantification - in relation to the previous semester, a percentage higher than 75% established by the State to be able to access these financial compensations.

The document, which is already available to the sector, endorses the fulfillment of the requirement to access the service and shows that the drop in sales is due to the fact that the products of the sector, of great economic value, have little demand as a result of the fact that the hospitality sector is closed and there are no alternatives for their commercialization.

Clam auction at the Cambados fish market (Photo: courtesy Iñaki Abella)

The Ministry of Marine Affairs has already sent this report to various entities in the sector requesting the general closure of shellfish gathering activity in Galicia, while clarifying that shellfish gathering, as it is a food supply activity, is not among the activities suspended by the measures established by the Xunta and by the central government in the face of the coronavirus crisis. In this sense, it stresses, the autonomous Executive cannot proceed to the closure of the activity in a general way since it is a competence that the State attributed to itself by issuing the declaration of the state of alarm, bringing this capacity to the Ministry of Health.

However, the Galician Administration reminds that the regional regulations allow each guild to request the closure or postponement of the extractive activity within the framework of its management plan -in the banks in which it works-, so the Ministry of Marine Affairs can proceed - and will proceed, if applicable - to issue specific pertinent resolutions for each requesting guild under the criteria and close arguments. Once this process is completed, those affected could request the benefit for the cessation of activity as a result of this situation and use the Xunta’s report to reinforce their request.

   

Support to the sector

The study prepared by the Ministry of Marine Affairs to support the sector in its demand for this extraordinary benefit due to the cessation of activity adds to the recommendations sent in recent days to the different segments of activity to complement those established by the Xunta and by the central government in the declarations of sanitary alert and of the state of alarm.

In the case of shellfish gathering, the possibility was included that those people who for health reasons are more vulnerable to the disease, or who are in charge of minors, may stay at home during the state of alarm without that inactivity represents a penalty for the renewal of the operating permit.

Regarding security measures, the Ministry of Marine Affairs recommended avoiding crowds both in work areas and at control points, maintaining a distance between people of more than one meter and avoiding physical contact. In addition, it advised shellfish professionals to use gels in all facilities where product handling is carried out, and to increase, as far as possible, the availability of areas for handwashing. It also suggested reinforcing hygiene and disinfection measures in spaces and vehicles for transporting the product to the fish market or point of sale.

The Galician Executive sent similar measures to reinforce hygiene and prevent other professionals in the sector, such as the fishing fleet or fish markets, due to the lack of specification by the State on how to act in these activities during the state of alarm.

editorial@fis.com
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Spain
Apr 7, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Longline estimates initial losses of 6.5 million euros and proposes specific aid
Poland
Apr 7, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Milarex slashing orders after corona infection
Denmark
Apr 7, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Cooperation brings improvment in fish perfomance and health
United States
Apr 7, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Seafood industry struggling to stay afloat amid OVID-19 outbreak
Albania
Apr 7, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Albania's Anchovy Trade Booms During Pandemic
Singapore
Apr 6, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | The Fish Site: Singapore eyes southern aquaculture expansion
Norway
Apr 6, 23:20 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Lerøy Q1 harvest up 22% year on year
Worldwide
Apr 6, 23:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | SeafoodSource: New report explores the future of alternative aquafeed ingredients
Norway
Apr 6, 22:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | FishFarmer: Norway suspends salmon processing exemptions
Japan
Apr 6, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | WorldAtlas: What Is Japan Doing To Conserve Bluefin Tuna?
United States
Apr 6, 17:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Maine elver fishing enters first weekend of delayed year
Japan
Apr 6, 06:20 (GMT + 9):
Volumes and prices | Black cod (sablefish) imports: USA and Canada (week 12)
United States
Apr 6, 06:10 (GMT + 9):
Statistics | Catches and prices: Black cod (sablefish) at WOC | 2018-19-20
United States
Apr 6, 06:00 (GMT + 9):
Statistics | Catches: Black cod (sablefish) GOA-BSAI | partial figures March
Iceland
Apr 6, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
Marel overcomes the challenge of COVID-19



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
VARD signs contract with P/F Akraberg to build innovative trawler
Norway VARD, Fincantieri’s subsidiary and one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, signed an important contract for the design and construction of a sophisticated unit...
VNIRO scientists will study stocks of pollock and crabs in the Sea of ​​Japan
Russia Fed. A new scientific expedition launched in the Far East The VNIRO esearch vessel “Zodiac” left the port of Vladivostok on April 1 to conduct comprehensive research in the Sea of ​​Japan and ...
IPNLF welcomes Camerican International
United Kingdom The global food sourcing company furthers its commitment to providing US consumers with sustainable tuna by becoming a Member of the International Pole & Line Foundation Camerican International, ...
Barbados bets on tuna to boost the value of fish exports
Barbados The island’s fishing sector players and United Nations organizations draw up a plan to increase the value and sustainability of tuna exports. Barbados fishing industry representatives and Unite...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart | Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) - Headquarters
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2020 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER