Other Media | Fish Farmer: Brexit chaos compensation will be £23m, PM says
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 articlehere
Cargill Ecuador has received the Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) certification, a standard of good agricultural practices, which covers aspects of responsible handling of agrochemicals, food safety and sustainability. NSF certification to a GAP standard allows a food supplier to guarantee that food has been produced, prepared and handled in accordance with the most recognized international standards “thus providing an important competitive advantage to many Cargill Ecuador customers in the markets. international ”, they add from the company.
Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full articlehere
After almost four weeks moored in the port of Salvador de Bahía, in Brazil, the Vigo-based fishing boat Venturer set sail last night for the Malvinas fishing ground, according to sources who are closely familiar with the situation. The vessel operated by the Pescapuerta company - officially its owner is Petrel Fishing, in which the Vigo fishing group participates - suffered an outbreak of covid on the high seas that resulted in 31 infections. The latest tests showed that there was no longer any infected on the ship. A sailor from Cangas who remains admitted to the hospital. So the Venturer has set sail.
Source: The Voice of Galicia | Read the full articlehere
Oceana continues to reveal fraud in the marketplace. This time it is Peru's turn, where, on average, 67% of fish is traded under another name and substituted fraudulently; that is, approximately 7 out of 10 fish are sold under another name, according to the results of the new report carried out by the marine conservation organizations Oceana Peru and ProDelphinus.
The study analyzed 1025 samples collected in the main coastal cities of the country, identifying the replacement of species in 75 points of sale, among restaurants, supermarkets and district markets, in Lima (La Punta, La Victoria, Miraflores, San Borja and Surquillo), Chiclayo and Piura.
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The Canadian federal government’s decision to close salmon farms in the Discovery Islands region of British Columbia will put 1,535 jobs at risk and the state’s economy will take a hit of CAN $139.1m. Those are among the findings of a report from economics consultancy RIAS, commissioned by the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA).
In December last year, Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Minister Bernadette Jordan ordered all salmon farms in the region removed by June 30, 2022.
The farms have also been blocked from restocking, starting immediately.The BC Salmon Farmers strongly oppose the decision, which the federal government says was taken in response to calls from local First Nations and environmental groups.
Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
Young British men are most negative about farmed fish, and they were also among those who know the least about aquaculture, a survey among residents of the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, France and Germany has revealed.
“Young people between the ages of 18 and 34 eat the least fish and have the most negative perceptions about aquaculture. It is therefore most interesting for us to reach this particular target group with more information,” said Pirjo Honkanen, research manager at Norwegian aquaculture research institute Nofima.
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Organic pacific oyster producer, Angel Seafood, has reported a net profit of AUS$719,000 for the six months to 31 December after shifting its focus from restaurants to retail amid Covid-19 pandemic shutdowns.
The South Australian company’s 74% increase in post-tax profit follows record half-year sales of 5.1 million oysters, up 55% on the first half of 2020, generating revenues of AUS$3.8 million.
Founder and chief executive, Zac Halman, said the latter half of 2020 was a period of ‘significant progress and development’ for the company.
More predictable but lack of capacity is still an issue.
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“I would say now we are in a new normal. It’s more predictable these days that it was, back in May when the main recovery started,” he said. In March last year, the salmon industry was screaming for capacity.
Author: Owen Evans / SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
A major Chinese distant-water fishing and seafood supply chain management firm is blaming COVID-related restrictions and checks at Chinese ports for losses it recorded in the last nine months of 2020.
China Ocean Group Development Limited told investors in a statement that increased “mortality” and “spoilage” of its fish at Chinese ports caused it significant losses. According to the statement, “the group expected to record a significant decrease in revenue for the nine months ended 31 December, 2020, of approximately 24 percent as compared to approximately HKD 625 million [USD 81.2 million, EUR 68.7 million] for the corresponding period in 2019.”
Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here
The government of the Falkland Islands is interested in proposals from duly qualified and experienced companies for the supply of a vessel for Fisheries Research operations, which will be used approximately six weeks a year.
According to the notice published in the weekly Penguin News, the vessel must meet a list of commitments for an initial period of three years, with the potential of an extension for another two years.
Bidding documents with all the details can be requested from the Business and Development Services office by contacting Stefanie Seff via email or by letter to the Secretary of the Bidding Commission, Business Development and Services Department, Argos House , Stanley, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26.
Vitapro is present in Ecuador, Chile, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala and Mexico.
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) joined forces with feed producer Vitapro by signing a memorandum of understanding to work together to promote responsible practices in the Latin American shrimp industry.
The agreement establishes how ASC and Vitapro will collaborate to help regional producers make improvements that benefit them, their workers and the environment.
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