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IN BRIEF | Seafood Expo North America 2021 edition postponed

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, November 03, 2020

As we plan for the in-person event, this page serves as a resource for important information about COVID-19 as related to the 2021

Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America.

Diversified Communications has determined that it is necessary to postpone the March 2021 edition of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America. We are working with the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center to find new dates in mid-July that would keep the same day pattern of Sunday through Tuesday. In recognition of our community’s need to stay connected and informed, Seafood Expo North America will host its first online conference program during the week of March 14, 2021.

In-Person Event – Mid-July 2021


Other Media | FiskerForum: European Tuna Operators Stand Together

FRANCE
Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Tuna operators’ organisations ORTHONGEL, representing three French tuna companies, and Spanish tuna industry bodies OPAGAC and ANBAC, are adamant that their fleet sector is sticking to its commitments, as NGOs call for increased restrictions.

Opinions have been voiced at the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) conference, taking place this week as a remote meeting held for two hours every day, due to current health considerations and travel restrictions.

Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: AquaChile approves $248 million in capital increase

CHILE
Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Transaction aims to consolidate Agrosuper’s salmon business, with the transfer of Pesquera Los Fiordos to AquaChile.

Last Thursday at an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting, AquaChile approved a capital increase of USD 248 million, the salmon farmer wrote in a financial update to Chile’s Financial Market Commission.

The transaction aims to consolidate the unification of Agrosuper’s salmon business through corporate restructuring. To do this, Pesquera Los Fiordos will be transferred to AquaChile.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - UK fisheries deal made with Faroe Islands

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, November 02, 2020

The UK has signed a fisheries framework agreement with the Faroe Islands.

This is the second coastal state agreement negotiated since the UK left the EU and follows the UK-Norway fisheries treaty signed in September.

Fisheries Minister Victoria Prentis said: “This agreement will ensure that annual fisheries negotiations can take place this year to the benefit of our fishing industry.”

Signing the Faroese fisheries framework deal are the UK ambassador to Denmark, Emma Hopkins, and the Faroese fisheries minister Jacob Vestergaard. Photo: DEFRA ?

Isles MP Alistair Carmichael said: “This is a positive arrangement that provides greater certainty to fishermen in Shetland ahead of our exit from the Common Fisheries Policy at the end of the year.

“The similarities with the recently agreed UK-Norway arrangement puts the UK in a good position.

“However, it will only be as good as the political will invested by the Scottish and UK governments to get good deals in the annual negotiations on access and quotas.”

Author: Ryan Taylor/The Shetland Times


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Young’s packaging hits green target

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, November 02, 2020

Young’s Seafood has met all its 2020 targets for packaging reduction ahead of its end of year deadline. The company is celebrating a major milestone in reducing its environmental impact and promoting sustainable business practices.
In 2018 Grimsby-based Young’s committed to significant cuts in its use of paper packaging and reducing plastic packaging by 10 per cent , including the removing all black plastic by the end of 2020. This was part of a broader strategy to ensure that 100% of all packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

It has now achieved those targets early, successfully removing over 170 tonnes of unnecessary paper packaging and 300 tonnes of plastic packaging in the process.

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


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Maritech names new chief executive

NORWAY
Monday, November 02, 2020

Seafood industry software, analysis and Internet of Things (IoT) supplier Maritech Systems has appointed Odd Arne Kristengård, 47, as its new chief executive.

Kristengård has been acting chief executive since June and took on the role permanently at the beginning of this month. He has been working for Maritech since 2010, the last six years as chief operating officer, and has extensive experience related to management and IT development, the company said in a press release.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other media | MundoAcuicola: Cargill concluded Zero Harm Week with safety as the protagonist

CHILE
Monday, November 02, 2020

This instance of promoting the value of safety was framed within a global event where all Cargill plants and offices participated in various activities based on 3 pillars: zero harm to people, products and the environment.

Despite the sanitary conditions that affect the country and the difficulties for the development of face-to-face activities, Cargill Chile celebrated Zero Harm Week. The development of this activity aims to confirm the value of safety as one of the most important issues for the fish food company, in which not only highlights the importance of protecting people, but also caring of its products and the environment.

Source: Mundoacuicola | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Celeiro and Carrefour promote hake at popular prices on the occasion of the Tour of Spain

SPAIN
Monday, November 02, 2020

Puerto de Celeiro and Carrefour are advancing in their strategic collaboration to promote and enhance the pincho hake of the Galician OPP. Proof of this is the campaign developed this weekend, and which ends today, Monday, November 2, for which Celeiro's "Merluzísima" has been sold in Carrefour supermarkets throughout Spain "at a very affordable price" coinciding with the Vuelta Cyclist to Spain. During these days, "significant and sufficient quantities of hake" have been distributed to make it easier and more accessible to consumers. The price of Hake from the Pincho de Celeiro in Carrefour stores throughout Spain these days is 6.50 euros per kilo, for pieces of one and two kilograms.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: Sweden takes over from Spain as president of the body that manages fishing in Antarctica

SPAIN
Monday, November 02, 2020

Her mandate ended today after two years at the helm of the commission

Spain concluded this Sunday the presidency of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR or CCAMLR, in English) that it had held for two years. The Spanish Government has shown "willingness to support the work in progress and to lead, through mobilizing actions, to take decisive steps aimed at improving understanding that will allow the creation of new marine protected areas" (MPA) ".

Source: The Voice of Galicia | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Stable price for the first November salmon

NORWAY
Monday, November 02, 2020

No sign of rising pre-Christmas prices.

Price formation for salmon suffers from a weakened market for the Horeca segment (hotel, restaurant and catering – editor’s note).

“At best stable. Not much is happening,” said an importer to SalmonBusiness.

“There is a lot of fish coming up. The Poles do not know what to do, after a huge upswing for the corona. 

Author: Aslak Berge / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


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