Faroese seaweed farming company Ocean Rainforest has secured $1.5 million in funding, led by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which committed $850,000. The rest comes from a mix of Faroese backers and board members. The investment will help accelerate growth of offshore seaweed production for the benefit of people, communities and climate gains.
With more than ten years of experience in seeding, growing, harvesting and processing seaweed from open ocean conditions, Ocean Rainforest is internationally recognised as a key pioneer in developing this industry.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum| Read the full articlehere
AquaBounty Technologies announced that Mayfield, Kentucky, U.S.A., has been selected as its favored site for a future 10,000 metric ton (MT) land-based salmon farm.
The new farm would be the first large-scale commercial facility for the company’s AquAdvantage salmon – a proprietary genetically engineered Atlantic salmon. The new location would be eight times the size of the company’s existing farm in Albany, Indiana, which currently has a production capacity of 1,200 MT.
Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
Cayetana Aljovín (SNP), from Peru, Álvaro de Tomas Kutz and Mauricio Orellana (COMEPESCA), from Mexico, have confirmed at the beginning of the Summit 2020 congress a recovery of local markets. “There is a greater interest in marine protein. People ask for information on the history of fishing and fishermen. We have verified, "said Comepesca's Mexican representatives. For her part, Cayetana Aljovín pointed out that "we are going to be the last generation that can make the change", and gave an account of the projects that the National Society of Pequerías of Peru had developed.
The industrial fisheries union said to "exhort" the governments of the Latin American region, in particular those of Argentina, Chile, Peru and Ecuador, as well as the Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMO), especially the Pacific RFMO Sur (RFMO-PS), "to strengthen their regional fisheries management systems."
The Latin American Alliance for Sustainable Fishing and Food Secsurity (Alpescas), made up of chambers and associations of the Latin American fishing industry, in the presence of the fishing fleet of approximately 300 Asian vessels, mainly from China, fishing very close to the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Argentina, issued a public statement.
Like most seafood processors, Baltimore, Maryland-based Phillips Foods was thrown a major curveball at the start of the COVD-19 pandemic.
The company was hit particularly hard by the forced closure and subsequent limitation of service at its seafood restaurants, as well as the curtailment of its business supplying crabmeat and other seafood to the foodservice sector. But Phillips has such a strong retail presence that it has been successful throughout this year, according to Phillips Vice President of Retail Sales and Marketing John Baxter.
Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
Leading Norwegian fish farming consultancy and data provider Kontali Analyse has been acquired by hydro-power producer and green-tech investment company Arendals Fossekompani (AFK).
AFK, which has agreed to buy a 71% stake in Kontali, is establishing its own analytics business, Alytic. Kontali is the first company in the Alytic portfolio but AFK intends to add other data-driven companies serving different industries.
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German processing machinery supplier Baader has announced plans to acquire a majority shareholding in Skaginn 3X, its Icelandic competitor next year.
Both companies are leading players in food processing engineering. Baader is one of the biggest providers of machinery for salmon processing, while Skaginn is known for its chilling and freezing solutions as well as food processing.
The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and approval of relevant authorities.
Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
Nova Sea has increased the oxygen content in its waiting cages outside its packing facility in Lovund in North Norway after implementing newly developed pump technology.
The six waiting cages are located at the inside of pier, limiting the inflow of oxygen-rich, new seawater. When a wellboat then fills the cages with up to 100,000 salmon the oxygen level in the cages decreases further. Nova Sea contacted PG Flow Solutions who installed its PG-Subflow seawater pump, increasing oxygen content by 20%.
The meeting organized by ProChile was attended by Sean Dennis, CEO of Seafood Souq Holding, a company based in the UAE that has created a market to sell seafood products online to retailers, HoReCa, processors and other buyers, directly from the source.
This Wednesday, October 28, a new activity was carried out within the framework of the Export Meeting (Enexpro) of Seafood Products and Suppliers for the Aquaculture Industry, an instance organized by ProChile and that for the first time is being carried out in a 100% online format. This time it was a talk about opportunities to export to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
BREXIT: Flagship Fisheries Bill becomes law United Kingdom
The Fisheries Bill receives Royal Assent after 10 months in Parliament
Yesterday the UK’s first major domestic fisheries legislation in nearly 40 years passed into law. The Fisheries Act 2020...
The 'Mar Argentino' reached Mar del Plata port. Argentina
The new INIDEP scientific ship that was built in Vigo, Spain, was received by national authorities who escorted it. It cost almost 8 million dollars and will aim to work in coastal waters.