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IN BRIEF - IFOP celebrates its 60 years with the launch of a new video and institutional canvas

CHILE
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The Fisheries Development Institute, IFOP, was created on May 26, 1964, by the Production Development Corporation, CORFO, and the National Fisheries Society, through an international technical assistance project in fisheries matters between the Government of Chile, the United Nations Development Program, UNDP, and the United Nations Agricultural Organization, FAO.

Gonzalo Pereira, Director Ejecutivo de IFOP, destacó “en el contexto del aniversario 60 de nuestra institución durante el presente año hemos programado una serie de actividades, seminarios, cursos, la publicación de un libro al final de este año, y dado que nuestro aniversario fue el 26 de mayo, es que estamos lanzando un nuevo video corporativo,  en el cual se hace referencia a los 60 años de historia de nuestro instituto, que muestra como hemos crecido,  y además un lienzo conmemorativo en la fachada de nuestra oficina principal  en Valparaíso, donde aparecen los dos  buques científicos administrados por IFOP,  Abate Molina y Dra. Barbieri.

Estos dos eventos se suman a otras actividades que estaremos realizando durante todo el año".


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: The tuna gets naked on the big screen

SPAIN
Monday, June 17, 2024

A documentary film by Javier Linares narrates in audiovisual language what is behind a can of tuna to attest to the sustainability of the fishery

A few years ago a documentary put the fishing industry in the eye of the hurricane. Seaspiracy, directed by the British Ali Tabrizi and broadcast by Netflix, denounced "unsustainable fishing" and attacked the consumption model, discouraging the consumption of fish. It began with the story of the filmmaker as a child, camera in hand recording the ocean, and he continues to blame fishing for having destroyed his romantic vision of the sea.

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


Other Media | EuropaAzul: The French Basque purse seine fleet included among those that must respect a ban to protect cetaceans

SPAIN
Monday, June 17, 2024

The Basque-French fishing fleet has been included in the list of those that will have to be subject to a ban to protect cetaceans

The bolincheros, already affected by the drop in the horse mackerel quota, have been included in the list of fleets affected by the one-month ban to combat accidental catches of cetaceans.

The bolincheros, already affected by the drop in the horse mackerel quota, have been included in the list of trades affected by the closure of fishing for a month to fight against accidental captures of cetaceans.

Source: EuropaAzul l Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fishing Daily: Norway Announces New Regulations for Snow Crab Fishing Permits

NORWAY
Monday, June 17, 2024

The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Fisheries has announced the revocation of all existing snow crab fishing permits, effective January 1, 2025.

This move follows a decision made in December 2023 to limit participation in snow crab fishing, aiming to improve profitability and reduce environmental impact.

Author: Oliver McBride / Thr Fishing Daily l Read the full article here

 


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Norwegian salmon producer announces name change as part of rebranding

NORWAY
Monday, June 17, 2024

Norwegian salmon producer SinkabergHansen has announced a name change, rebranding the company as Sinkaberg.

The announcement was made on Thursday, June 13. Along with the new name, the company, which produces more than 35,000 tons of salmon a year, has introduced a new logo and other branding updates.

Despite the change Sinkaberg is clean to stress continuity.

Source: SalmonBusiness l Read the full article here

 


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Labour recognises salmon as key to ‘Brand Scotland’

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, June 17, 2024

The salmon industry’s role as an intrinsic part of “Brand Scotland” gets a nod in the Labour Party’s election manifesto, published yesterday. The manifesto also commits to negotiating a new veterinary agreement with the European Union.

The 136-page document, among a raft of pledges, includes a promise that the UK Government would take a more collaborative approach with the Scottish Government on international engagement.

Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer l Read the full article here

 


IN BRIEF - Good catches of Loligo, Illex, hubbsi hake and toothfish

FALKLAND ISLANDS
Friday, June 14, 2024

The first season of Loligo squid this year, in the waters of the Falkland Islands, was completed within the established time, in contrast to what happened in the second season of 2023 when it was decided to close early for reasons of stock conservation, as reported by the Fisheries Department of the Islands.
 
The average catch per vessel, per day, was among the lowest for the first seasons since 2020, but higher than any other first season, prior to 2019.
 
Until the third week of May, the total catch of Illex squid for this year has been the highest since 2021 and the second highest since 2015.
 
Once again, the largest catch of varieties with scales has been that of hake and although it is the lowest since 2020, it is also the highest between the period from 1989 to 2018. As for the rock cod, (patagonotothen ramsayi) its volume catch has been the highest since 2016, but with a discard of 90%.
 
Finally, the average catch of toothfish per vessel has been the highest since statistics have been kept.
 
Source: MercoPress

IN BRIEF - FECOP Promotes the Blue Economy with the Women’s Nautical School

COSTA RICA
Friday, June 14, 2024

Thanks to the work of the Matchmaking initiative carried out in the context of the High-Level Event “Immersed in Change,” led by Ambassador Gina Guillen Grillo, the Women’s Nautical School project of the Costa Rican Federation of Fishing (FECOP) received technical support from GIZ and the European Union.

FECOP is proud to highlight its commitment to the Blue Economy and gender equity through the Women’s Nautical School initiative. This initiative stands out as an exemplary model of sustainability and inclusive development in the sport fishing sector.

During the high-level event “Immersed in Change,” held in Costa Rica on June 7 and 8, the Delegation of the European Union in Costa Rica, represented by Ambassador Philippe Lempereur, met with the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and FECOP to reaffirm the EU’s commitment to financially support the consolidation of the Women’s Nautical School.

The Women’s Nautical School not only promotes the sustainability of our ocean but also advances gender equity by fostering the employability of women in the fishing tourism sector. This EU-backed initiative will enable more women to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in this industry, thus contributing to more inclusive and sustainable economic development.

Source: Tico Times


Other media | MundoAcuicola: AquaVision 2024 brought together the main leaders of world aquaculture in Norway

NORWAY
Friday, June 14, 2024

AquaVision 2024 brings together global leaders to discuss sustainability and artificial intelligence in the aquaculture industry.

During this week, Nutreco CEO David Blakemore inaugurated a new version of AquaVision in Stavanger, Norway. He brought together more than 450 participants from more than 40 countries. This year there was a program focused on some of the most relevant topics in the industry: economy, sustainability and artificial intelligence.

The event, organized by Skretting and its parent company Nutreco, has established itself as an important meeting place.

Source: MundoAcuicola l Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Balfegó captured 3,087 tons of bluefin tuna in twelve days

SPAIN
Friday, June 14, 2024

Grup Balfegó has captured in twelve effective days of fishing the 3,087 tons of Mediterranean bluefin tuna that were assigned to it this year, adding the fishing opportunities obtained after various commercial agreements as well as those corresponding to the company. This year, the Catalan group specialized in capturing Thunnus Thynnus for fattening in cages has mobilized ten purse seiners that began their deployment on May 26: a fleet led by its two vessels “La Frau” and “Tio Gel II”, a third Spanish-flagged, five French-flagged and two Italian, joined by seventeen tugboats and 6 auxiliary vessels.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras l Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Cherry salmon proves fruitful for Japanese fish farmer

JAPAN
Friday, June 14, 2024

Izumisawa Suisan is first to obtain ASC certification for the species

Japanese farm Izumisawa Suisan has become the first commercial farm to obtain Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for its cherry salmon production. The farm, which also produces coho salmon, is based in Kamaishi City in Iwate Prefecture along the Kamaishi Bay.

Cherry salmon, named for its pink cherry-coloured scales, boasts a refined, light flesh colour and delicate fat. Its name is derived from the fact that it is often harvested during the enchanting “sakura” or cherry blossom season in Japan.

Source: fishfarmingexpert l Read the full article here

 


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