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Other Media | SalmonExpert: AquaSur 2024 has an outstanding official sponsor

CHILE
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

On March 19, 20 and 21, the twelfth edition of AqueSur, the leading aquaculture fair in the southern hemisphere, will take place. The event will take place in its new facilities, in Terminales Marítimos de la Patagonia (TMP), a venue specially equipped to host a world-class fair, and located in Caletera Ruta 5 Sur, DM 1,030,460.00 Chinquihue Alto, Montt port.

The event will allow visitors the opportunity to explore more than 300 stands where technologies, goods, products and services will be presented, allowing the convergence of all actors linked to the aquaculture industry, such as the case of the Paper Manufacturing Company. and Cartones (CMPC), brand new sponsor of the fair and a consolidated strategic partner of the aquaculture industry.

Source: SalmonExpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: Fishing asks the EU to offer value to the sector and food sovereignty

EUROPEAN UNION
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

The fishing and aquaculture sector, framed in the Spanish Aquaculture Business Association (APROMAR), the Spanish Fisheries Confederation (CEPESCA), the National Federation of Provincial Associations of Fish and Frozen Products Retailers (FEDEPESCA) and the National Federation of Fishermen's Guilds (FNCP). ). has prepared a series of petitions in which it asks the community executive for the value it wants to give to its primary sector and food sovereignty. . It will reinforce its requests to the Spanish Government because, as the leading fishing country in the European Union, it must assert and defend the interests of its primary sector.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


Other Media | FishFocus: €29.7m investment in Irish fishery harbours

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D, has announced the allocation of almost €29.7m for capital projects in 2024 in Ireland’s six state-owned Fishery Harbour Centres at Killybegs, Ros an Mhíl, An Daingean, Castletownbere, Dunmore East and Howth. An element of the investment also goes to other facilities under the Department’s management.

The Minister said: “The six Fishery Harbour Centres are crucial infrastructure for our seafood industry.  Approximately 87% of all fish landings into Ireland come through these facilities making them strategic economic hubs for the Seafood industry.

Source: FishFocus | read the full article here


Other Media | FishFarmer: Gigante cuts production after fish losses

NORWAY
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Norwegian land-based fish farming company Gigante Salmon has announced that it is reducing its production by around 300,000 fish — almost half of the stock released into its tanks last month.

This is the second batch for the company at its newly completed site at Rødøy in northern Norway. Gigante revealed at the end of January that it was experiencing significant mortality issues related to this release of smolt.

Author: Vince McDonagh / FishFarmer | read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Inflation’s continued cooling in January does not translate to increase in seafood sales, volume

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Inflation on seafood prices at U.S. retailers continued to ease to start the new year, but that did not lead to increased sales of seafood, as fresh and frozen seafood sales and volume dipped in January.

Frozen seafood prices declined 6.6 percent to USD 7.32 (EUR 6.80) per pound on average year over year, according to new Circana data analyzed by 210 Analytics. Fresh seafood prices dropped 3.6 percent year over year to an average price of USD 9.26 (EUR 8.60) per pound, while shelf-stable seafood prices fell 0.5 percent year over year.

Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Skandia launches new smoked salmon recipes

SPAIN
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Skandia presents two new references of its smoked salmon: with cinnamon and ginger and the Scandinavian recipe.
 
All of the company's smoked products are made using natural beech wood smoke and do not contain sugar. Likewise, dry salt is always added by hand and never injected.
 
In addition, selection at origin and controlled traceability guarantee that the fish has not been treated with antibiotics and fed without GMOs. “Our salmon comes from raw materials that have never been frozen, always fresh. This makes the texture always juicy and the flavor fresher,” the company explains.
 
Source: infoRETAIL

IN BRIEF - University of Stirling study could lead to improved mussel production

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Innovative new research by the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture could help improve mussel farming practices and lead to increased production.

Blue mussel aquaculture is an important sustainable and eco-friendly way of producing a protein source, but the industry has been facing challenges resulting in production fluctuations.

Mussel farming has a low impact on the environment because they require no food, grow on ropes and, by nature of being bivalves, they even clean the water around them. They also sequester carbon from the atmosphere in their shells.

The University of Stirling study saw scientists take samples from farms on Scotland’s Atlantic coast before carrying out genetic analysis.

Researchers discovered regular genetic mixing changes local populations. The findings could help mussel farmers with site selection, stocking strategies, and management practices.

This could lead to more consistent production and improved profitability for the mussel farming industry and contribute to the overall health and resilience of marine ecosystems in Scotland.

Researchers also found that the southwest coast is particularly important for growing mussel populations, meaning that some areas act as net sources (south) or sinks for mussel populations (north).

The paper Estimating blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) connectivity and settlement capacity


IN BRIEF - 85% of frozen small octopus was imported from Vietnam

SOUTH KOREA
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Frozen small octopus imported in January 2024 amounted to 2,452 tons, a 3% decrease from 2,525 tons in the same period last year, accounting for 2.9% of the total seafood imports of 84,073 tons.

As of January, 2,089 tons of frozen small octopus were imported from Vietnam, 247 tons from Thailand, 60 tons from Indonesia, and 50 tons from China.

The import price by country was the highest for Thailand at USD 7.41/kg, Vietnam at USD 6.30/kg, Indonesia at USD 5.20/kg, and China the lowest at USD 4.53/kg.

The import amount was USD 15.53 million dollars, down 2% from USD 15.82 million in the same period last year.

Source: Union Forsea Corp.


IN BRIEF - US Plant-Based Shrimp Firm New Wave Foods Shuts Down Amidst Financial Woes

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

San Francisco-based New Wave Foods, a plant-based seafood company backed by Tyson Ventures, the venture capital arm of poultry giant Tyson Foods, ceased activities last November and is currently undergoing assignment for the benefit of creditors (a voluntary alternative to formal bankruptcy), as first reported by Alt Meat.

According to a general assignment document, New Wave Foods faced financial difficulties and admitted its inability to repay its debts fully. Consequently, the company decided to halt its operations. 

Plant-based shrimp for foodservice

New Wave Foods manufactured plant-based shrimp for the food service industry. Michelle Wolf and Dominique Barnes established the company in 2015 to disrupt the $9 billion dollar shrimp market with an alternative made with sustainable seaweed and plant proteins. The company planned to develop a range including lobster, scallops, and crab.

In 2021, New Wave Foods secured $18 million in a Series A round, with the participation of previous investor Tyson Ventures, to expand the New Wave Shrimp products to restaurants and foodservice locations.[...]

Source: Vegconomist


Other Media | EuropaAzul: New trends drive fish consumption

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute rides the wave and launches an effective marketing campaign in Japan. Global culinary trends have the power to radically transform the food industry, as demonstrated by the global sushi boom and the significant impact it has had in the consumption of salmon. Similarly, the current rise in popularity of onigiri (traditional Japanese rice balls) is paving the way for a further increase in demand for seafood. 

Japanese rice balls, known as onigiri, are experiencing a moment of culinary glory similar to that of sushi, of which they are essentially a part, thus catalyzing a new wave of interest and consumption in seafood.

Source: EuropaAzul | Read the full article here


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