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Other Media | Fish Farmer: Norway Royal Salmon takes earnings hit

NORWAY
Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Covid-19 is set to take quite a toll on the performance of salmon farming companies this year, the latest figures from Norway Royal Salmon indicate today.

NRS is the first of the big producers to publish its 2020 third quarter results and the company has announced an operational EBIT of 35 million in Norwegian kroner NOK (£2.8 million), and an EBIT of NOK 4.21 per kg. The corresponding earnings figures for the July to September period last year were NOK 131 million (£10.6m) and NOK 19.60 (£1.59) per kg, falls of 73 per cent and 78.5 per cent respectively.

Given the impact of coronavirus on the restaurant and catering trade In Europe, the results were not unexpected and the company was in positive mood.

Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - ACME Smoked Fish names Teresa Low as Chief Marketing Officer

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Brooklyn, NY – Acme Smoked Fish has announced the appointment of Teresa Low to the new role of Chief Marketing Officer at the company. Low is an accomplished strategic marketer with more than twenty years of experience building global brands for Fortune 500 companies. At Acme, Low will lead strategic marketing initiatives for the trusted brand as it continues to expand.  Acme Smoked Fish products can be found nationwide in select supermarkets and independent specialty retailers.
 
Low joins Acme Smoked Fish from Winebow, a leading fine wine and spirits importer and distributor where she was the Senior Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations.  She also spent more than a decade at The Hershey Company, where she held various leadership roles across global marketing, innovation and business management.  Low holds an MBA in Marketing from the Haworth School of Business at Western Michigan University.


Other Media | EuropaAzul: Scottish fishermen march to Denmark to land their catch

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Scottish fishermen march to Denmark to land the catch ”. Scottish fishermen have turned to Danish ports to land their catches as the bureaucratic Brexit paperwork continues to delay exports, according to an industry body.

The Federation of Scottish Fishermen, which campaigned to leave the EU, also said the Brexit trade deal was the worst of both worlds for the industry.

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here


Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: 100% deforestation-free Brazilian soybeans for the European salmon industry

BRAZIL
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Brazilian soybean suppliers for the salmon industry, CJ Selecta, Caramuru and Imcopa / Cervejaria Petrópolis, will implement a 100% deforestation-free soy value chain. It is a "bold and historic" commitment that sets a new benchmark for sustainable supply chains and is in stark contrast to the large Brazilian soy traders, Mowi explains on his website. The measure affects all seeds that have been planted since August 2020.

As a result of the measure, the majority of the global farmed salmon industry, including the entire European salmon sector, will source soybeans from Brazilian suppliers whose soy value chains are 100 percent free from deforestation and conversion.

Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here


Other media | MundoAcuicola: Salmon and shipping firm sign long-term contract for next-generation wellboat

CHILE
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Salmones Camanchaca signed a contract with Naviera Orca Chile for the exclusive use of a new boat, of Norwegian origin and which has state-of-the-art technology for the transport of live fish.

In line with its sustainability strategy, in particular the care, safety and well-being of fish, Salmones Camanchaca signed a contract with Naviera Orca Chile for the exclusive use of a new boat, of Norwegian origin and that has state-of-the-art technology for the transport of live fish. This ship is being built by the Larsnes Mek shipyard. Verksted and will arrive in our country at the end of 2021, entering operations immediately.

Source: MundoAcuicola | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fishing Daily: Minister prepared to fight tooth and nail for Irish Fishing Industry Deal

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Minister for the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has said that he will be fighting tooth and nail at the European Fisheries Council meeting to get the best deal possible for Irish fishermen in the wake of a poor Brexit agreement for the fishing industry.

Speaking on the Donegal based Highland Radio Nine-til-Noon Show, he told presenter Greg Hughes that he was not happy that Ireland had lost fishing quota but insisted that it was better than the situation where there could have been a no deal.  He said:

“I had worked very closely, and the government had worked very closely with the fishing industry right throughout the process of the negotiations in terms of putting it at very strong national approach to both working with their European counterparts.

Source: The Fishing Daily | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Five charged over alleged £2.3m salmon thefts at Huon processing plant

AUSTRALIA
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Five people employed by Tasmanian salmon farmer Huon Aquaculture have been charged over their alleged roles in the theft of up to 250 tonnes of salmon with a retail value of more than AU$4 million (£2.3m) from a processing plant in south-west Sydney.

It follows an internal audit which revealed a significant reduction in the output of product through the processing plant at Ingleburn, police said in a statement.

It was determined that on average, about 600kg of salmon product was unaccounted for each day the alleged thefts took place.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Brexit chaos compensation will be £23m, PM says

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Scottish seafood exporters have called for more details after Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared to promise a £23m compensation fund for businesses affected by customs chaos following the end of the Brexit transition period.
The Prime Minister’s pledge came on a day of protest as more than 20 lorries, representing angry seafood exporters, staged a go-slow protest in Whitehall. The protest went off peacefully although the Metropolitan Police said 14 people, all either drivers or passengers, have been reported for Covid-related offences.
Boris Johnson said: “Where business, through no fault of their own, have experienced bureaucratic delays, difficulties getting their goods through and when there is a genuine, willing buyer on the other side of the Channel, and they’ve had a problem, then there’s a £23m compensation fund that we’ve set up and we’ll make sure that they get help.”

Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer | Read the full article
here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Russia's RFC fishery reached a 'record catch level' in 2020 with 323,000 tonnes

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Company maintains MSC certification for pollock

The fishing company Russian Fishery Company caught 323,000 tonnes of fish in 2020 "a record volume for the company," the company said in a statement.

This data exceeds last year's indicator by 3,150 tons. According to the official statistics of the Russian Government, in 2020 the country's fleet caught 4.97 million tons of fish, which implies that the RFC represented 6.5% of the total catches.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Al Jazeera: Scottish fishing industry faces crisis over EU shipping delays (video)

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, January 18, 2021

The Scottish food exporting industry was promised friction-free access to European markets after Brexit.

Its most valuable export, shellfish, goes almost entirely to France, Spain and the Netherlands.
But mistakes, poor direction and last-minute regulations have all contributed to problems, leaving shellfish rotting in their containers.

Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from Glasgow, Scotland.


Other Media | EuropaAzul: European aquaculture in serious losses due to Covid-19

EUROPEAN UNION
Monday, January 18, 2021

European aquaculture assumes significant losses due to the pandemic that are putting the viability of many companies at risk. In Spain, those harvested in 2020 are judged as "serious losses" due to hotel closures and the drop in tourism.

They also noticed low prices due to imports of fish from Turkey and Greece, or salmon from Norway. The aquaculture employer Apromar released a balance of the sector, which highlights the impact of the coronavirus and the "unstable scenario" for 2021.

Spanish fish companies maintained their activity during the confinement, as an “essential sector”, but “the operational complications and the volatility of the markets have been difficult challenges to overcome”, according to Apromar.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article
here


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