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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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