Other Media | FishFocus: NFFO expresses concern over new mpas
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Leaked information regarding the establishment of five highly protected marine areas has now appeared in the press (below). The NFFO has expressed concern, not so much about the choice of individual sites, which will now be subject to consultation, but the exclusion of fishing representative organisations from the whole process of establishing Highly Protected Marine Areas.
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 articlehere
From being sanctioned as an administrative infraction, with uncollectible fines because the perpetrators declared themselves insolvent, poaching became a criminal offense seven years ago. With this typification, from time to time, sentences of economic convictions, disqualifications to work and some prison sentences transcend. Alone and, increasingly, in organized groups, this bloodletting for shellfishing and fishing seems to have no end.
Source: LaVozdeGalicia | Read the full articlehere
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).
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 articlehere
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 articlehere
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