Icelandic Fisheries Minister presents a draft for the protection of ocean areas from bottom fishing
Icelandic Fisheries Minister, Svandís Svavarsdóttir has submitted a draft regulation in a consultation portal on the protection of areas from demersal fishing.
The draft is based on a report that the Norwegian Marine Research Institute submitted to the Ministry in 2021 and discusses the protection of vulnerable benthic ecosystems in Iceland’s fishing territorial waters.
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Iceland Seafood International (ISI) is to close its Grimsby-based value added seafood business with the loss of around 90 jobs. The company said uncertainty following Brexit was partly to blame.
Although the company, which has extensive highly successful salmon operations in Ireland and Spain, the UK business has been struggling for some time. The company said it was eroding profitability and the board no longer felt justified in continuing with it.
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Last Thursday (17) the consolidation of Patagonic RAS was experienced as the most important international meeting on recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) in the southern hemisphere.
Unlike previous years, the protagonist of the conversations and panels was the reality of producing Atlantic salmon post-smolts in closed systems in our country. Nelson León, Assistant Manager of Fresh Water at Salmones Austral, shared the experience of the Los Arrayanes fish farm. With a current capacity to produce 2,100 tons of biomass, these facilities are cultivating the first fish in salt water under the company's recirculation strategy, the first specimens of which are already in the sea.
Cooke Inc, parent company of Cooke Aquaculture Inc of New Brunswick, Canada, has completed its acquisition of Australian Atlantic salmon and black tiger shrimp producer Tassal Group Limited.
Wholly-owned Australian subsidiary Cooke acquired all of the outstanding shares of Tassal for AUD 5.23 per share, equating to a total enterprise value of approximately AUD $1.7 billion. Author: Jason Holland / Worldfishing l Read the full articlehere
The ship, 30 meters long, will be owned by the State of Chile, destined for the Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture and operated by the Fisheries Development Institute, whose delivery is scheduled for the first half of 2024.
On Tuesday, November 15, the Ceremony of the Keel Laying Milestone of the Fisheries and Oceanographic Research Vessel currently under construction was held at the ASENAV Shipyards in Valdivia.
The activity was headed by the Undersecretary of Fisheries Julio Salas, the Executive Director of IFOP, Gonzalo Pereira; the Presidential delegate of the Los Ríos region, Carla Peña; the Regional Governor, Luis Cuvertino; the Economy, Development and Tourism Seremi, Alejandra Vásquez; the zonal director of Fisheries, Daniela Cajas; maritime authorities and workers and executives from ASENAV shipyards, led by its general manager, Heinz Pearce.
Chile wants to increase the consumption of fish products and promote legal fishing. To this end, the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service created the "Blue Seal" Responsible Consumption Program, aimed at commercial establishments, restaurants or direct marketers of fishery products, interested in supporting legal fishing to promote this distinctive.
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The Spanish tuna fleet requests effective control of fishing capacity and effort in the Atlantic Ocean, given the threat posed by the uncontrolled entry of Asian fleets into the tropical tuna fishery for the sustainability of the stocks.
The tuna sector makes this request before the celebration this week of the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of AtlanticTunas (ICCAT). It also requests that the Bigeye Total Allowable Catch (TAC) be increased to 75,000 tonnes, since this species is recovering after years of application of management measures, and reduce the current ban on fishing with fish concentrating devices ( FAD) set at 72 days.
Chicken grown from cells in bioreactor is first alternative to be judged safe by US food watchdog
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken a significant step towards allowing the sale of so-called “cultured” meat and fish by issuing a “no questions” letter to California company Upside Foods, which produces chicken meat by growing cells in bioreactors.
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Inflation continues to depress U.S. seafood sales, but the sales drop in October was less than in previous months.
Shelf-stable seafood prices soared 12.5 percent, while frozen seafood prices spiked 10.2 percent, and fresh seafood prices rose 4.2 percent. Fresh shellfish prices declined by 2.7 percent, according to new data from IRI and 210 Analytics.
Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource l Read the full articlehere
Ships sink in Montevideo Port dock collapse Uruguay
A floating dock of the Tsakos Industrias Navales S.A. company in the port of Montevideo, where five ships were under repair, collapsed and two cranes fell into the water Thursday, leading to the parti...
Vietnam's seafood exports reached 10.2 billion USD Viet Nam
VASEP, the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, report that November 2022 was the first time since the beginning of the year, seafood export growth fell (down over 14%) over th...