As a whole, the Chilean port system is made up of 28 major ports, 19 of which are exposed to the Pacific Ocean. During tidal waves, port operations at these ports are suspended to ensure the safety of ships, cargo and workers. This phenomenon, however, has been little studied to date, even though the costs associated with port closures amounted to 345 million dollars for the national economy in 2020 alone.
The European Commission has cleared under EU state aid rules a French scheme €60 million to support the fishing sector affected by the effects of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
The objective of this scheme is to support shipowners who can no longer carry out their regular activity due to Brexit, and who as such are considering a permanent cessation of the activity of the vessel(s) they operate.
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According to the company, it “features the industry’s smoothest buoyancy control system to alleviate fish stress and simplify operation”. Made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), it can be raised and lowered by a single worker by simply opening a valve. This enables operators to avoid rough seas or significant storms that would batter traditional surface pens, protecting not only the farm’s infrastructure but also its fish stocks.
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is transitioning the way in which farm-related spatial data are submitted. Their new GIS (Geographic Information System) Data Form v1.2 allows producers to locate and digitise their farm perimeter with greater ease and confidence using the new platform. The information submitted by Units of Certification (UoCs) will then need to be verified by auditors. The new spatial data collection platform utilises ESRI’s Survey123 to create a more mature, scalable survey form with the ability to produce reliable standardised data entries.
Scientists from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University in New York have concluded a ten-year investigation of clam restoration, the results of which have been published in Frontiers in Marine Science. This work describes a novel strategy for the restoration of the American clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) that they used in Shinnecock Bay and with which they have managed to increase the densities of this species in this estuary by 1700%, which has also been accompanied by a expansion of seagrass meadows and the end of harmful algal blooms in the area.
The future of a $50-million (€50 million) investment from Norway is in jeopardy after the local water authority declared the potential site as prone to floods and therefore not suitable for the installation of a salmon farm.
The operation was to include a fattening farm, a processing plant and an R&D center in the town of Llanes in northern Spain.
Author: Liza Mayer / SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
The Maritech Eye quality measurement technology has been developed by Nofima in collaboration with Maritech and Norsk Elektro Optikk (NEO). Recently, the solution was tested at the MareDeus fish farmer in Portugal. They wanted to see if the technology could also detect parasites in white fish. MareDeus makes lightly salted products from frozen cod from Norway and Iceland.
“The tests were carried out under industrial conditions in terms of speed, temperature and humidity in the production environment.
Specialist personnel have been engaged by salmon farmer Bakkafrost to vent potentially deadly gas from a feed barge that sank last year outside Portree harbor off the coast of Skye.
The 400-tonne SeaMate barge, which was delivered in 2019, sank at Bakkafrost Scotland's Portree site following Storm Arwen last November, and it has since been discovered that the deterioration of feed in the barge has generated hydrogen sulphide (H2S).
Author: Gareth Moore / Fishfarmingexpert | Read the full articlehere
Joint Statement on Atlantic Cooperation United States
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The Chief Executive of the organisation representing the $330 million New Zealand rock lobster industry has expressed surprise about a sudden decision to remove key elements of amendments to the Fishe...
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