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IN BRIEF - Miyagi Coho Salmon production expected to reach 14,500 tons

JAPAN
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Landing of "Miyagi Coho Salmon Special"  to end at the end of June

The cumulative production volume of Miyagi-farmed Coho Salmon this season (March to July 2012) is expected to be 14,500 tons, down 20% from the previous season. 

This is due to a decrease in the amount of young fish brought to the sea surface fish ponds. Furthermore, the seawater temperature at the sea surface fish farms from the beginning of the year to early spring was 5 to 6 degrees higher than usual, which resulted in extremely poor growth and an average size that is one size smaller than usual. 

The growth rate, which has been good in recent years at 12 to 13 times, is also likely to be lower than average.

Among the farmed coho salmon produced in Miyagi Prefecture, only those that are processed to preserve freshness when landed, such as by "ikejime" (killing the fish alive) or "nerve-killing", are certified as the highest quality brand, "Miyagi Salmon."[....]

Source: Minato Yamaguchi (translated from oroginal in Japanese)


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

 


Other Media | Fish Focus: Centre for Aquaculture Technologies Canada changes name to Onda

CANADA
Friday, June 14, 2024

Centre for Aquaculture Technologies Canada changes name to Onda, reflecting their commitment to sustainable research. The company unveiled a new name, a new logo, and a newly appointed CEO dedicated to fostering a future where sustainable aquaculture defines market expectations.

The Centre for Aquaculture Technologies Canada (CATC), a contract research organisation dedicated to unlocking the answers to aquaculture’s most pressing challenges

Source: Fish Focus l Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: China tapping Pakistan as alternative seafood supply source

CHINA
Friday, June 14, 2024

China is tapping into Pakistan as an alternative seafood supplier, with tensions ramping up between it and its primary trading partners.

On 1 June, an air shipment of fresh mullet from Pakistan arrived in Kashgar, a city in China’s Xinjiang region, according to China Daily. The mullet was imported by Xinjiang Huizhou Import and Export Trading Co., which distributes seafood out of the Kashgar Comprehensive Bonded Zone Cross-border e-Commerce Exhibition and Trading Center. The facility, which was opened in late 2023, is being touted by local officials as “Central Asia’s fresh and cold chain food import portal,” offering access to China’s westernmost region. 

Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource l Read the full article here

 


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