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Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Eight out of 10 consultation responses oppose Norway’s salmon tax

NORWAY
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Nearly eight out of 10 non-anonymous responses to the Norwegian government’s consultation about imposing a 40% tax on farmed salmon and trout oppose the idea, according to Sjømat Norge (Seafood Norway), a national association for the fishing and aquaculture industry.

In total, 416 municipalities and county municipalities, interest organisations, industry associations and private individuals have given their opinion on the “resource rent” tax for aquaculture.

Source: fishfarmingexpert l Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fishing Daily: Sustainability win for Scottish mussels as they celebrate regaining MSC certification

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Scottish mussels, which were the first enhanced fisheries in Scotland to be MSC-certified in 2012, are celebrating after being recertified to the MSC standard in December.

Rope grown mussels from farms in the Shetland Islands, and those around Scotland are members of the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group, ?and are responsible for around two-thirds of Scotland’s mussel production.  

Source: The Fishing Daily l Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: Karavela to introduce vegan faux fish range to UK and Germany

LATVIA
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Over the last two years, Karavela, one of the largest canned fish producers in Northern Europe, has turned to develop plant-based seafood alternatives with great success across several European countries and is now aiming to spread to several new markets in 2023, starting with Germany and the UK.

Karavela is one of the fastest-growing fish canning companies in Europe. In 2022, the company produced more than 88 million cans of seafood, and posted a turnover of €72 million. Last year, it introduced the F’SH PEAS product line, consisting of canned spreads, flakes and salads, providing a vegan alternative to canned seafood, whose main ingredient is the protein derived from yellow peas.

Source: The Fish Site l Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Mass death of sardines recorded in Kunashir

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Monday, January 16, 2023

The mass death of sardines was recorded on the island of Kunashir, the Sakhalin-Kuril Territorial Administration of the Federal Agency for Fishery reported.

"On Kunashir Island (Sakhalin Region, South Kuril District), from the Sea of ??Okhotsk side, in Pervukhin Bay, there is a massive release and death of aquatic biological resources in the form of Far Eastern Ivasi sardines," the agency's website reports.

Employees of the Kuril Interdistrict Department of State Control, Supervision and Protection of Aquatic Biological Resources and Their Habitat went to the site. Experts recorded dead sardines along the entire length of the bay, while no visible contamination was observed.

"Such storm emissions on Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands are frequent occurrences," the department added.

Source: ria.ru


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: A ship loaded with Ukrainian grain runs aground in the Bosphorus

UKRAINE
Monday, January 16, 2023

Maritime traffic has been temporarily interrupted

The Turkish authorities reported Monday that they have temporarily suspended maritime traffic in the Bosphorus after a cargo ship carrying grain from Ukraine ran aground in the strait.

The Turkish Coast Guard has deployed several specialized vessels with the aim of refloating the ship, a 142-meter-long MKK-1 freighter that has run aground off Umuryeri.

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


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Shellfish: imports supply what Galicia no longer produces

SPAIN
Monday, January 16, 2023

510 shellfish banks, with an occupation of more than 81 million square meters. This is the estimate made by the Baixura Technical Unit of the Department of the Sea of the Galician potential to produce shellfish in 2006, data that is included in the Galician Economy Report (2019-2020) of the IDEGA of the University of Santiago de Compostela.

The figure is not updated, explains the Department to IP, due to the complexity involved in covering the study of the different banks and the variety of resources that are extracted in Galicia.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras l Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Price of Japan’s top tuna highlights country’s recovery from Covid-19

JAPAN
Monday, January 16, 2023

The top bluefin tuna sold during the first auction of the year at Tokyo’s Central Wholesale Market in Toyosu reached JPY 36,040,000 (USD 274,120, EUR 256,785), carrying on a tradition started at the market’s former location in Tsukiji and signaling some recovery from the pandemic.

The high price has nothing to do with the actual value of tuna, nor with its relative scarcity. As in years past, it’s a PR stunt and a reasonably inexpensive way for the purchaser to get worldwide name recognition.
 
Author: Chris Loew  / SeafoodSource l Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Oslo Stock Exchange rejects NTS rebels plea

NORWAY
Monday, January 16, 2023

A GROUP of rebel NTS shareholders have lost their fight to prevent the delisting of the company until they receive a better share price.

The Oslo Stock Exchange (Oslo Børsen) on Friday rejected their complaint, effectively saying they did not have a strong enough case and has now delisted the shares.

The protest was brought by NTS shareholder Hans Martin Storø who called for the delisting of the company from the Oslo Stock Exchange to be halted with the support of the Øie family which also claimed the share price SalMar is paying was too low.

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


Other Media | WorldFishing: Eco-label campaign launches in US

UNITED STATES
Monday, January 16, 2023

A new campaign has launched encouraging shoppers in the United States to support sustainable products and brands.

Fairtrade America, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), and the Non-GMO Project are promoting the ‘Little Label, Big Impact’ drive throughout January to draw attention to certification labels.

Author: Rebecca Strong / Worldfishing l Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Mowi almost doubled operating profit last year

NORWAY
Monday, January 16, 2023

The world’s biggest salmon farmer, Mowi, made an operating profit of approximately €1.005 billion in 2022, 92% more than the €522.6 million made in 2021, despite harvesting a slightly smaller volume of fish.

Mowi harvested 464,000 gutted weight tonnes of fish in 2022, it said in a market update today. That is marginally less than the 465,600 gwt harvested the year before.

Mowi harvested 130,500 gwt of Atlantic salmon globally in the fourth quarter of last year, slightly higher than the 127,000 gwt guided in its Q3 2022 report.

Source: fishfarmingexpert l Read the full article here


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