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IN BRIEF - Fisheries and Oceans Canada seize hundreds of illegal and ghost trap

CANADA
Thursday, February 02, 2023

Crews from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) have spent the past week collecting illegal traps and fishing gear near White Rock, B.C.

According to officials, around 60 illegal traps have been seized each day over the course of the five-day operation in Boundary Bay.

Crews collect the traps using a line and grapple hook, which is thrown over the side of a patrol boat, then dragged across the ocean floor.

They’re looking for both traps that were intentionally placed in the ocean illegally as well as traps that have been abandoned but are still active, which is referred to as “ghost gear.”

Author: Darrian Matassa-Fung / GlobalNews (read the full article here)


IN BRIEF - Court Orders Confiscation of Sri Lankan Fishing Boat for Illegal Fishing

MALDIVES
Thursday, April 18, 2024

The Maldivian Civil Court has ordered the confiscation of a neighboring Sri Lankan fishing boat for illegal fishing in Maldivian waters.

In addition, Civil Court Judge Ahmed Rasheed fined the ship's owner, PSS Fernando, 700,000 MVR for violating international law.

Sri Lankan fishing boat ordered to be confiscated by Civil Court. | Photo: Ministry of Fisheries -->

The court ordered the owner of the fishing boat, “Sudhisa Putha 2,” to pay the fine within 14 days for attempting to illegally fish in Maldivian territory.

In addition to a fine and confiscation of the vessel, the judgment also ordered the handover of all equipment used in illegal fishing to the Ministry of Fisheries.

Source: The Maldives Journal


IN BRIEF - IFFO's Members Meeting highlights the key role of science

UNITED STATES
Thursday, April 18, 2024

IFFO’s Members Meeting took place in Miami from the 16th to the 17th of April, gathering 220 delegates from 29 countries, representing the fishmeal and fish oil sector, the aquaculture and nutraceutical industry as well as scientists and certification program representatives.

At a time when the first anchovy season is starting in the North-Centre of Peru, the speakers shared positive expectations for a rebound in fishmeal and fish oil production to take place in 2024 after last year being marked by the El Nino / La Nina phenomenon.

With 20 speakers, the emphasis was very much on market trends and science and how evidence-based considerations can help frame the understanding of the sector and its contribution to the global food system.

“Everything starts with facts and data. These have to be our North star to support informed decision making in a wide range of fields such as fishery management, traceability, mitigation of environmental impacts, enforcement of labor rights” stated Petter Martin Johannessen, IFFO's Director general at the end of the meeting.


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Former PwC partner and Director General at the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries joins Seafood People

NORWAY
Thursday, April 18, 2024

Foss has previously served as Director General at the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries.

Management consulting and executive search firm Seafood People has appointed Torben Foss, former Deputy Director General of Fisheries and partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to the company’s Global Executive Advisor Network (GEAN).

The GEAN is comprised of senior seafood executives with subject matter expertise who partner with Seafood People to execute global projects and client initiatives.

Source: Salmon Business l Read the full article
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Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Land-based fish farmer ‘ahead of schedule’ with pools

NORWAY
Thursday, April 18, 2024

Andfjord Salmon, which is building the first phase of a 40,000-tonnes-per-year land-based fish farm in Norway, is to commence concrete works for four large pools ahead of schedule, the company said in an operational update today.

The salmon farmer already has one completed pool at Kvalnes on the island of Andøya that it has used as proof of concept and to produce a generation of fish that had a 97.5% survival rate.

For the current build-out phase, Andfjord Salmon will complete four pools, bringing the total to five

Source: fishfarmingexpert l Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Norwegian salmon prices hit new record

NORWAY
Thursday, April 18, 2024

Fresh salmon prices hit an all time record in Norway last week, although there are signs the surge could be over.

They soared to NOK 123.28 per kilo during week 15, an increase of NOK 3.34 per kilo or 2.2% on the previous week.

The official figures from Statistics Norway are generally an average so some fish could be higher while other smaller salmon may be below that level.

The trend continued upward, but later reports indicate prices are starting to come back down.

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


Other Media | aqua.cl: Camanchaca completes the purchase of 30% of its subsidiary Camanchaca Pesca Sur and remains the sole shareholder

CHILE
Thursday, April 18, 2024

After 19 months, the process of setting the price of 30% of the shares of Camanchaca Pesca Sur S.A., belonging to the Biobío Group, was concluded, which in September 2022 exercised its option to sell them.

After a process that took 19 months since the option to sell 30% of Camanchaca Pesca Sur S.A. It was exercised by Grupo Bio Bio, belonging to the Stengel family; Camanchaca S.A. announced that the price setting had been completed, and the signing of the contracts and transfer of the shares was completed, leaving it as the sole owner of this subsidiary.

Source: aqua.cl l Read the full article here


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Alert on the drag due to another offensive to veto it in marine protected areas

SPAIN
Thursday, April 18, 2024

Once again alarms are going off among bottom trawlers due to a new offensive that aims to expel them from marine protected areas (MPA). On the one hand, the NGOs Oceana, Seas at Risk and the Marine Conservation Society are once again demanding that at the end of this year it be banned in those areas "with ecologically important characteristics of the seabed" and in 2030, in all. Without deadlines, the lawsuit is signed for France by the NGO Bloom. On the other hand, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) relativizes the consequences for trawlers. 

Source: La Voz de Galicia l Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Dutch Group Dayseaday opens new building in Romania

ROMANIA
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

STEFANESTI/URK – Fish wholesaler Dayseaday Group from the Van Veen family has opened its new branch in Romania.

The Van Veen family flew to Bucharest on Friday morning together with a delegation of Flynth accountants, a total of 42 people from Urk. We flew back again on Saturday.

At the opening, CEO Jelle van Veen said he was proud of his team and thanked manager Bogdan Manoliu, who is also a co-shareholder of Dayseaday Romania. “We have been able to realize a beautiful factory. The most modern in Romania, with a storage capacity of 2,500 pallets for freezing in two cells and several cold rooms. We also have a freezer for meat storage.”

In 2012, Dayseaday took over the (Dutch) fishing company Oceanis Seafood on the south side of Bucharest. Last year, work began on a new building measuring 100 by 30 meters on the northern ring road. What is new is that fresh packaging (MAP) is now also available for the retail market. The number of employees has grown to thirty. The production area measures 450 square meters. 

Most of the fish at Dayseaday Romania is imported and concerns farmed fish. Runners are sea bass, sea bream, salmon and farmed shrimps. Hake is the most important wild-caught species.

Source: Visserijnieuws (translated from original in Dutch)


IN BRIEF - Hapag-Lloyd announce a brand-new Schedule solution!

WORLDWIDE
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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IN BRIEF - 'Squid' (Loligo vulgaris) is the most landed species by the Belgian fleet

BELGIUM
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

OSTEND - The rising squid has replaced the more traditional fish species as the most landed fish species in Belgium.

The Flanders Statistics network reports this based on figures from the Agriculture & Sea Fisheries Agency. The total fish supply by Flemish sea fisheries fell by 6 percent to 15,921 tons.

Last year, 2,620 tons of squid were landed, 16 percent more than in 2022. Plaice (2,314 tons) and sole (2,260 tons) occupied places two and three. Rays and tub gurnard (Chelidonichthys lucerna) complete the top five supply. Shrimp and langoustines disappeared from the top ten of supply quantities.

  

Incidentally, for convenience, squid and cuttlefish appear to have been added together in the Belgian statistics. The leading role is reserved for the cheaper cuttlefish.

Sole is and remains by far the most important fish species for the Belgian trawl fleet, worth 39.4 million euros (44 percent of the total landing value). Last year, squid totaled 10.6 million euros, plaice for 7.3 million euros and monkfish for 5.7 million euros.

Last year, 3,700 tons of squid and 1,100 tons of cuttlefish were landed at the Dutch fish auctions. The plaice supply at the Dutch fish auctions was 12,000 tons.


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