Other Media | Fishfarmingexpert: US fish farmer wins biggest-ever concession off Brazil
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
United States-based fish farmer Forever Oceans has signed a deal with Brazil for the largest offshore concession ever given for sustainable marine aquaculture, totalling 64,200 hectares.
Forever Oceans will raise seriola rivoliana – known by several names including amberjack, longfin yellowtail and in Brazil as ‘Olho de Boi’ or remeiro – in automated cages in two zones between 4.3-9.3 miles off the coast of the Brazilian state of Bahia.
Author: Amod Salgaonkar / Fishfarmingexpert | read the full articlehere
Today Gonzalo Pereira Puchy assumes as Executive Director of the Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP). He is a lawyer from the Catholic University of Valparaíso, holds a diploma in International Relations from the University of Chile and a Master's in Law from the PUCV.
With extensive experience in management positions, he has served as Head of the Legal Department in the National Fisheries Service, National Director of Customs, Secretary General of the CPPS and Executive Secretary of the Pacific Coastal Marine Action Plan.
He was currently working as Head of the Fisheries Development Division of the Undersecretary of Fisheries.
The Shtandart, a replica of the 18th-century frigate of Russian Tsar Peter I the Great, has been anchored since this afternoon in the Baiona marina. Its presence under the Russian flag has not gone unnoticed in the town due to misgivings about the invasion of Ukraine and the restrictions that have been imposed, also in maritime traffic, but it is not the first time that this 34.5-meter sailboat of length by 6.9 meters of breadth anchors in the estuary. She is a ship that acts as a school ship, in which a crew made up of students and sailors of different nationalities navigates.
Author: Monica Torres / La Voz de Galicia | read the full articlehere
The Government's star measure in fisheries matters, in development since 2020, has materialized. The Council of Ministers has approved the draft Law on Sustainable Fishing and Fisheries Research that will update the regulation in force since 2001 with the aim of strengthening the triple, economic, social and environmental sustainability of fishing in Spain. The norm establishes new criteria for the distribution of quotas in order to optimize their use; commitment to strengthening scientific knowledge through the application of an ecosystem approach; and establish new measures of a social nature aimed at groups such as rederas and shellfish gatherers, as some of the key measures.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | read the full article here
Thai Union joins other industry-leading financial partners to accelerate the expansion of Mara’s proven portfolio of micro-algal products and unique innovation. After investing CAD $10 million as part of Mara's CAD $39.5 million growth funding round, Thai Union will appoint one representative to join Mara’s board of directors.
Mara, based in Nova Scotia, Canada, is one of the world’s leading producers of sustainably grown algae-based bio-products.
Source: The Fish Site | read the full article here
The Global Salmon Initiative, which represents some of the most significant players in the salmon sector, has hailed progress in reducing the use of antibiotics, managing sea lice through holistic methods and reducing marine ingredients in aquafeed, among a range of other sustainability measures.
The GSI membership represents around 40% of global salmon production. The organisation was set up to encourage improvements across the industry and its annual Sustainability Report for 2022 charts achievement on a number of fronts.
Seafood Scotland has reiterated a warning from the salmon sector that proposed changes to the Northern Ireland protocol could spark a damaging trade war with the EU.
Donna Fordyce, chief executive of Seafood Scotland, responding to the statement on Northern Ireland by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss yesterday, said: “Any action that has the potential to upset the still precarious trade movements between the UK and the EU will be most unwelcome for Scotland’s seafood sector.
Source: Fishfarmingexpert | read the full article here
Food 4 Future-Expo Foodtech, the reference forum on innovation for professionals from the entire value chain of the food sector, which will take place from May 17 to 19 at the BEC in Bilbao, celebrates the FoodTech Startup Forum over the three days 2022, where the participating startups will present foodtech solutions for all food industries: meat, fruit and vegetables, fish, dairy, beverages, bakery and snacking.
The Government of Canada, through its Ministry of Fisheries, Oceans and the Coast Guard, reinforces its commitment in the fight against the abandonment of fishing gear and ghost fishing through the call for the third edition of the Ghost Gear Fund. The initiative, in which the fishing sector and other interested parties collaborate, aims to "free our oceans of ghost equipment and create new solutions to reduce fishing waste".
Source: IndustriasPesqueras | read the full articlehere
Every year, unhealthy diets cause eleven million deaths and an additional 420,000 people die from unhealthy foods. In addition, inadequate nutrition leads to chronic diseases that cause suffering and place a huge burden on the budgets of all countries. To address this reality, five specialized UN agencies - the World Health Organization (WHO), the Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Program (WFP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Environment Program (UNEP), launched this past Friday a coalition that calls for action to offer healthy and affordable diets for all from sustainable food systems.
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