Other Media | SeafoodSource: Japanese seafood companies keep plants open, adopt telework in response to COVID-19 crisis
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Several major seafood companies in Japan have temporarily changed the ways they operate in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, turning to telework and other methods to keep employees safer.
Maruha Nichiro Co., Ltd.’s domestic and overseas food factories are operating normally, though its customer consultation office is not accepting phone calls. Inquiries are by e-mail only, and the company warns that it may take longer than usual to reply.
Some of the Tokyo-based company’s products are getting a boost from shifting consumer demand related to the novel coronavirus. A consumption style nicknamed "nesting," in which people refrain from unnecessary shopping trips, and eat at home, is increasing.
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Thus, the firm adds these facilities, located in Galicia, to the four that the company has in Yesa (Navarra), Peramola (Lérida) and Biescas and El Grado (Huesca).
Caviar Pirinea announced on Tuesday the acquisition of the Grupo Tres Mares and Truchas del Umia fish farms. The purchase of these fish farms, located respectively in Lires (CEE, La Coruña) and Moraña (Pontevedra), will allow the group to "meet the growing demand for rainbow trout both in Spain and in the European market."
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According to the industry monitoring system, by January 31, 2023, the total pollock catch in the Far Eastern Basin reached 222 thousand tons, which is 24.5 thousand tons or 12.4% more than in 2022.
The main catch falls on the Sea of ??Okhotsk, where pollock and herring are actively fished. By January 31, almost 182,000 tons of pollock were harvest, which is 4% higher than last year.
Since the beginning of the year, 49 thousand tons of Pacific herring have been harvested in the Far Eastern Basin, which is 4.3% more than in 2022.
Currently, 93 vessels are operating in the Sea of ??Okhotsk for pollock and herring. Periodically, up to 6 vessels leave Severo-Kurilsk to fish for bottom-food items with pollock by-catch in the Kamchatka-Kuril subzone and in the Northern Kuriles area.
Two receiving and processing vessels and four snurrevods are working on bottom-food facilities off the coast of Western Kamchatka. Pollock catches are still as by-catch. 20 fishing vessels and two floating bases are engaged in the extraction of herring in the North Sea of ??Okhotsk subzone. Specialized pollock trawling in the Sea of ??Okhotsk is carried out by 69 vessels. 14 observers from VNIRO work in the region.
According to the data of the Primorsky Territorial Administration of the Federal Agency for Fishery, the region's refrigerators in sea fishing ports are loaded on average by 42%. There are 27 vessels with fresh catches on board - more than 38.3 thousand tons, including 12 vessels - with 23 thousand tons of pollock and 22 vessels - with 9 thousand tons of herring. Fresh fish products are regularly sent to the domestic market.
Source: United Press Service of the Federal Agency for Fishery
The Biden administration has blocked a controversial proposed gold and copper mine in Alaska in order to protect the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) blocked construction for the Pebble Mine, citing its potential impact on Bristol Bay — a southwestern Alaska watershed that’s home to numerous animal species including the salmon.
EPA Administrator Michael Regan told reporters that the agency had determined that discharges that would come from the proposed mining would have “unacceptable adverse effects” on salmon fishery areas.
Specifically, the EPA’s action prohibits the certain waters from being used as disposal sites for mine waste and prohibits future proposals to mine the Pebble deposit that would have similar environmental impacts.
Approximately 90% of all fish landings into Ireland come through these facilities.
€37.3m has been allocated for capital projects in 2023 in Ireland’s six state-owned fishery harbour centres.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue said that these six centres - at Killybegs, Rossaveal, Dingle, Castletownbere, Dunmore East, and Howth - are "critical infrastructure" for the seafood industry.
Mr McConalogue said that Ireland's 200-mile exclusive economic zone provides "rich nursery and fishing grounds" for its own fleet, and other EU fleets.
In 2021, approximately 88% of the sea fish landed into the state was landed into the six fishery harbour centres.
For 2021, Bord Iascaigh Mhara reported that the Irish seafood industry contributed €1.26bn to the Irish economy.
The trade show, taking place 12 to 14 March, 2023 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., will see significant year-over-year growth, Diversified Event Director Wynter Courmont said.
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The spot price of Norwegian salmon dropped last week (week 4) by NOK 4.76/kg, down to NOK 85.27/kg, according to industry statistics provider Akvafakta. The price has dropped by NOK 10 per kilo over two weeks.
Last week’s price is still NOK 14.58/kg higher than in the same week last year.
The average spot price so far this year is NOK 89.84/kg, against a corresponding NOK 69.78/kg.
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Oceana proposes to veto trawling and tax fishing diesel to achieve this and Europêche attacks a simplicity that will only turn fish into a luxury item and open the doors to other less controlled productions
The fishing sector and environmental organizations are clear that advancing in the decarbonization of the activity is feasible. Even that it is possible to reach carbon neutrality in 2050. And desirable. Given the current price of diesel, fishing is the most interested in this break with fossil fuels that the EU is pursuing in all its economic activities.
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The second anchovy fishing season in the north-central region is taking place in Peru and, according to the report of the Peruvian Sea Institute (Imarpe), until January 26, a total of 1,819,872 tons of said fish have been landed. species, which represents 79.7% of the Total Maximum Allowable Catch Limit (LMTCP).
A Final Determination has been issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Water Act to help protect Bristol Bay, regarded as the world’s most productive wild salmon ecosystem.
With this action, the Biden-Harris Administration is protecting certain waters that are important to sustaining Southwest Alaska’s salmon resources from disposal of dredged or fill materials associated with developing the Pebble Mine deposit.
The Norwegian Pelagic Fishing Course in Week 4 Norway
Capelin fishing in Iceland. Herring from the north, mackerel and cod from the west.
As expected, it was a week with a lower quantity than the two previous weeks. In total, we have reg...