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Other Media | Fish Focus: Europe-wide project working collaborately with fishers.

EUROPEAN UNION
Monday, June 03, 2024

EU LIFE-funded project CIBBRiNA (Coordinated Development and Implementation of Best Practice in Bycatch Reduction in the North-East Atlantic, Baltic and Mediterranean Regions) has embarked on a fully collaborative programme working to minimise the bycatch of Endangered, Threatened and Protected (ETP) marine mammals, seabirds, turtles, sharks, skates, and rays.

Funded by the EU LIFE programme and formed of stakeholders from 13 European countries, CIBBRiNA is using cross-border and cross-sectoral collaboration to establish mitigation, monitoring, and assessment programmes in a selection of fisheries with a risk of bycatch of Endangered, Threatened and Protected species.

Source: Fish Focus  l Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Leading wholesaler expects salmon prices to fall in coming months

ICELAND
Monday, June 03, 2024

Iceland Seafood International (ISI) has reported a good start to 2024 after a difficult time last year. It expects to see sales volumes increasing as salmon prices fall.

The company, which withdrew from UK production after selling its Grimsby seafood site, said profits almost doubled during the first quarter despite lower sales. It is a major supplier of salmon to the retail trade.

The 2024 Q1 normalised profit totalled €1.9m (£1.6m) against €1m (£862,000) a year ago.

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


IN BRIEF - Fisheries Transparency Initiative 2022 Report for Seychelles shows improved results

SEYCHELLES
Friday, May 31, 2024

(Seychelles News Agency) - The latest report of the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) for 2022 for Seychelles shows there is a willingness for transparency in the sector, said a top official.

Philippe Michaud, Seychelles national' FiTI lead, made the statement in a press conference on Wednesday.  

"When a government has transparency and participation, it brings interest to the country and Seychelles has gotten a good reputation in the region and globally," said Michaud.

He added that more still needs to be done, especially on available information on the Seychelles' fisheries sector.

Fisheries is the second top contributor to the economy of Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean.

The 2022 FiTI Report presents a comprehensive array of data identified by the 12 thematic areas of the FiTI Standard. It has catch statistics across different scales of fishing operations to the health of fish populations, along with detailed information on access agreements and governmental subsidies within the sector.

The report also highlights the dedication of the national fisheries authorities to maintaining robust data collection practices and consistent information sharing with the public.

Author/Source: Sedrick Nicette/Seychelles News Agency


IN BRIEF - Uptick in Local Diversified Seafood Production

JAMAICA
Friday, May 31, 2024

The National Fisheries Authority (NFA) is reporting an uptick in diverse fisheries production out-turns, including for sea cucumber and sea moss (a species of algae).

Principal Director of the NFA’s Capture Fisheries Division, Stephen Smikle, says the Authority welcomes this level of engagement by local producers.

“In recent years, we have seen a rise in non-traditional products like sea moss and sea cucumber, which [are] produced primarily for export, and we have had some level of increased production in conch and lobster,” he said.

Mr. Smikle told JIS News that these products are considered fish under the law and, as such, the industry and its operations must be regulated.

According to a Polaris Market Research Report, the global sea moss industry was valued at US$2.58 billion in 2023 and is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.8 percent by 2032.

Aquatic plants are defined as fish under the Fisheries Act.

Persons interested in harvesting and/or growing sea moss, require a license from the NFA.

Author/Source: Twila Wheelan/JIS News


IN BRIEF - With just two more days until THAIFEX - Anuga Asia 2024 concludes on 1 June 2024

THAILAND
Friday, May 31, 2024

The excitement is set to continue over the next few days! 

Future Food Experience+ at Hall 5 | All Day: Tune in as industry experts share their invaluable experience and expertise on trends, deep tech, food innovation, and more! Get ready for a line up of insightful panel sessions and engaging presentations!

Halal Pavilion at Hall 2 foyer | All Day: The influence of the halal trend shines bright! Here's a fascinating tidbit: Did you know 20% of our exhibitors feature halal-certified products? 

Start-Up Showcase and Networking | 31 May, 2.30PM - 3.30PM: Don't miss it - 3 startups are set to take center stage, presenting their innovative products! 

Thailand Ultimate Chef Challenge | 1 June, from 3.30PM: Join us as we unveil the winners of the prestigious Best Ultimate Establishment Award, Best Ultimate Asian Gourmet Challenge, Best Ultimate Asian Chef Award, Best Ultimate Professional Chef Award, and Best Ultimate Junior Chef Award.

With just two more days until THAIFEX - Anuga Asia 2024 concludes on 1 June 2024, don't miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in a world where innovation and inspiration reign supreme!


IN BRIEF - Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) launches its IV 'Seas Forever Week'

SPAIN
Friday, May 31, 2024

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international non-profit organization that annually celebrates "Seas Forever Week" and, in this edition, has taken Oceans Day (June 8) as a reference.
 
Under the motto, Sustainable fishing means more..., this year MSC celebrates the fourth edition of this initiative and throughout the week, from June 3 to 9, a series of activities will be carried out focused on showing how sustainable fishing successfully contributes to the protection of our oceans and, therefore, to the health of the planet and our own.
 
 
“Seas Forever Week” has the collaboration of around 90 entities from the scientific, commercial, educational, communication and sustainability fields. Among this year's activities, the collaboration between the Coloring The World Foundation and MSC stands out, which has materialized in an urban intervention open to the public by the renowned multidisciplinary artist Okuda San Miguel.
 
With this original installation, using art as a transformative tool, the growing interest of global consumers, and Spanish consumers in particular, in the health of the oceans and the importance of sustainable fishing for promote its conservation and regeneration.

Other Media | EuropaAzul: A warmer sea will affect fishing activities

WORLDWIDE
Friday, May 31, 2024

Since there have been records, a La Niña phenomenon has never coincided with such a warm Atlantic. Energy and dynamics come together to create cyclones that may also be more intense than normal.

Meteored releases its first estimate for the 2024 tropical cyclone season in the Atlantic Ocean, where it is estimated that it could be very active. This is derived from the large number of cyclone formation, from depressions to major hurricanes.

Source: EuropaAzul l Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The yellow card to Senegal endangers the future of the fishing agreement with Europe

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, May 31, 2024

Generalized concern in the Spanish fishing sector about the possible consequences that the yellow card for illegal fishing that the European Commission has just issued to Senegal may entail, with direct implications for the interests of the fleet that fishes under the protection of the EU-Senegal fishing agreement. as well as for the set of mixed Galician and Andalusian societies present in the African state. If the Senegalese Government does not agree to improve its compliance and control guarantees, and reinforce its commitment to the fight against illegal fishing by correcting the “serious deficiencies” argued by Brussels, the yellow card could become a red one. And with this, the closure of the community market to all fish landed in Senegalese ports and processed in its factories. 

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Other Media | The Fishing Daily: His Majesty King Charles III Announced as Patron of The Seafarers’ Charity

UNITED KINGDOM
Friday, May 31, 2024

The Seafarers’ Charity is honoured to announce that His Majesty King Charles III has become our new Patron, succeeding Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This announcement was made today by Paul Butterworth, Chair of Trustees, at the charity’s Annual Meeting held at the prestigious Fishmongers’ Hall in London.

Since its inception in 1917, The Seafarers’ Charity has been supported by the Royal Family in its mission to tackle seafarer hardship in all its forms, both at sea and on land. 

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


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Wage agreement reached for Norwegian fish meal and fish feed industry

NORWAY
Friday, May 31, 2024

Negotiations impact around 700 members of Industri Energi working in companies such as BioMar, Pelagia, Skretting, MOWI Feed, and EWOS.

Norwegian workers union Industri Energi (IE) and the country’s Seafood Federation (Sjømat Norge) have successfully concluded central wage negotiations for the fish meal and fish feed industry, resulting in a new wage agreement.

Minimum wage rates will be increased by NOK 13.64 ($1.29/€1.19) per hour.

Source: SalmonBusiness l Read the full article here


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