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Other Media | WorldFishing: China ‘rampantly’ overfishing

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

A lack of transparency in China’s distant water fleet is enabling extensive illegal fishing around the world, according to a new report from the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF).

The NGO’s study maintains that better monitoring, regulation and transparency is urgently needed, along with global collaboration among nations which allow the fleet to fish in their waters and fly their flag and market states importing fish.

Source: Worldfishing | Read the full article here

Other Media | Fishfarmingexpert: Fish farmers dismiss 'simply wrong' claims about BC salmon returns

Monday, August 15, 2022

Salmon farmers in British Columbia have claimed recent statements issued to Vancouver media from anti-salmon farming campaigners are contrary to data and evidence.

The BC Salmon Farmers’ Association (BCSFA), which represents more than 70 businesses involved in British Columbia’s salmon sector, claimed veteran salmon industry opponent Bob Chamberlin had “stepped over the line with his latest inaccurate statements to media”.

Source: Fishfarmingexpert | read the full article here

Other Media | Fish Farmer: Mussel rope innovation from Sheehan’s Fishing Company

Monday, August 15, 2022

One of Ireland’s leading providers of mussel ropes to the aquaculture industry, Sheehan’s Fishing Company supplies innovative products from Spanish rope-maker Itsaskorda.

Through close collaboration with mussel farmers, Itsaskorda have helped develop industry specific ropes for growing mussels that include main and anchor lines, spat collectors and growing out rope (pictured).

Source: FishFarmer | read the full article here

Other Media | The Fishing Daily: Rockall Haddock MSC Certification suspended following protected area breaches

Monday, August 15, 2022

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has suspended its Certification of Rockall Haddock effective of 23 July 2022 after a recommendation by the independent conformity assessment body (CAB). 

The SFSAG Rockall haddock fishery was issued a notice of suspension in June. With the suspension now in place, fish caught on or after 23 July 2022 will no longer meet the MSC Standard and therefore cannot carry the blue MSC ecolabel.

Source: The Fishing Daily | read the full article here

Other Media | The Fish Site: Rhode Island's oyster sector gets US government boost

Monday, August 15, 2022

In delivering $1.6 million to Roger Williams University for shellfish aquaculture, Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are partnering with the university to develop smart strategies and direct support to make shellfish farms stronger and more productive and help new shellfish aquaculture businesses start up across Rhode Island.

Rhode Island is home to more than 80 oyster farms, or one in every six oyster aquaculture businesses on the East Coast. 

Source: The Fish Site | read the full article here

IN BRIEF - Performance Team – a Maersk Company announces new cold chain facility in South Carolina

Friday, August 12, 2022

El Segundo, California: Performance Team – A Maersk Company has announced a new cold storage facility planned for Ridgeville, South Carolina to serve temperature-controlled goods, opening in Q1 2023.

The new facility will offer a strong value proposition to customers through supply chain simplification benefits, cold storage solutions, refrigerated inland trucking, blast/quick freezing, USDA meat inspections, boxing/repacking, and other value-added services.

The strong population growth near Charleston (the U.S. Southeast where Charleston is located is the fastest growing region, 25% faster than the 2nd fastest region, the West) provides much needed capacity for shippers. The new site will reach 80 million consumers within one day and 225 million consumers within two days.

The new site will comply with the company’s cold storage building sustainability standards. It will be certified LEED Gold and have rooftop solar, a CO2 cascade refrigeration system, LEDs and smart lighting, low-flow water devices, rainwater recapture, electric car charging, and use a virtual power purchase agreement for clean power to offset any grid power consumption.

Other Media | Mundo Acuicola: Innovative system promoted for farming centers to operate with Green Hydrogen

Friday, August 12, 2022

Contributing to the decarbonization and greater sustainability of salmon farming centers in Chile, through the use of Green Hydrogen (H2V) as an energy source for the processes, is what American Digital Twins aspires to.

"As a national technology company dedicated exclusively to giving salmon farming greater efficiency and productive sustainability, we have a portfolio of research and development programs that contain disruptive projects, including the Green IAS," says Cristián Rivera, CEO of the company.

Source: MundoAcuicola | Read the full article here

Other Media | EuropaAzul: The number of tuna boats in all seas decreases by 3 percent

Friday, August 12, 2022

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has updated its report on large-scale tuna purse-seine fishing fleets for July 2022. The total number of purse-seine vessels, calculated from data from the five Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) of tuna, has decreased slightly, from 1,855 in the 2021 report to 1,808 today.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here

Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Spain reaffirms that the interactions of the fleet with cetaceans in the Bay of Biscay are 'low'

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Weeks after the second ultimatum from the European Commission, which threatens to take Spain and other MS to court for not stopping the accidental capture of cetaceans, the Government responds: Spain is complying, the data reveals that the level of interaction of the fleet Spanish fishing industry in the Cantabrian-Northwest is “low” and the use of “pingers” – acoustic devices – is effective.

Source: IndustriasPesqueras | read the full article here

Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Brussels does not differentiate longlining from trawling in the veto on bottom fishing

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Because time is short, the Spanish and community fleets continue to document themselves to try to defend themselves against the new offensive by the European Commission. They did not quite believe that in order to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems, the European Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius, head of Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, and his general director of Maritime Affairs, Charlina Vitcheva, intend to veto all bottom fishing in 87 areas of Spain, Portugal , France and Ireland. 

Source: LaVozdeGalicia | Read the full article here

Other Media | SeafoodSource: Japanese company trials seaplane drone in fish spotting

Thursday, August 11, 2022

A Japanese company has created an unmanned, autonomous aerial drone that it envisages could be used to monitor infrastructure, search for missing swimmers or vessels, and to spot schools of fish.

The company, Space Entertainment Laboratory, along with Itochu Aviation, ran a demonstration experiment – with the cooperation of Nagai Town Fisheries Cooperative and Yokosuka City 

Author: Chris Loew / SeafoodSource | read the full article here

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