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IN BRIEF | Vietfish 2020, rescheduled for August 2021

VIET NAM
Thursday, July 02, 2020

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has made the decision to cancel the 22nd edition of Vietfish 2020 due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“To ensure public health and the efficient execution of the exhibition, we regret to make a decision to cancel the Vietfish 2020,” VASEP said.

Next year will be held from 25-27 August 2021 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam


Other Media | The Fish Site: Shrimp stalwart hands over to Hendrix

UNITED STATES
Thursday, July 02, 2020

Dr George Chamberlain, managing director of Kona Bay shrimp, has decided to retire and sell up his share in the company to Hendrix Genetics.

Dr Chamberlain has been leading the Hawaiian company for over 20 years and will continue his role as president of The Global Aquaculture Alliance.

Chamberlain’s career in aquaculture started in 1990 when he joined Ralston Purina Company – directing their aquaculture feed programme in the Americas, Europe and Asia. After eight years, he moved to Monsanto, directing a programme on genetically selected marine shrimp, soy-based feed, and sustainable pond systems for marine shrimp.

Source: The Fish Site | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexper: Scottish Salmon Company sees steady Q2 growth

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, July 02, 2020

The Scottish Salmon Company, acquired by Bakkafrost last year, saw growth increase eight per cent to 7,900 tonnes in the second quarter of this year compared to Q1.

But production was down 19 per cent on the same period last year, when it produced 9,739 tonnes, Bakkafrost revealed in a trading update.

The Faroese company, which bought the Scottish Salmon Company last September, recorded a growth of three per cent year on year to 12,900 tonnes, from its northern operations in the Faroes.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article
here


IN BRIEF | New dates confirmed for 13Tth edition of Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition

ICELAND
Thursday, July 02, 2020

Mercator Media Ltd has confirmed that, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 13th edition of the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition (Icefish) will now be held 15-17 September 2021.

Marianne Rasmussen-Coulling, Events Director of Mercator Media Ltd, explained the decision, “Given the global restrictions on travel and the effects that social distancing requirements will have on the operation of the exhibition, the team at Mercator Media has been examining alternatives and seeking the opinion of exhibitors. There is also the added uncertainty surrounding further possible government actions and restrictions, both in Iceland and abroad. We would all prefer that this was not the case, but in the circumstances, we believe rescheduling to 2021 is now the best option for exhibitors and visitors.”


Other Media | WorldFishing: Tackling overfishing in The Med and Black Sea

WORLDWIDE
Thursday, July 02, 2020

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has endorsed two projects of more than US$12 million to reverse the overexploitation of select commercial fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

The Fisheries and Ecosystem Based Management for the Mediterranean Sea project (FishEBM-MED) and the Fisheries and Ecosystem Based Management for the Black Sea project (FishEBM-BS) will begin in 2021 for a duration of four year. Executed by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), they will support Georgia, Turkey, and Ukraine in the Black Sea and Albania, Algeria, Lebanon, Libya, Montenegro, Morocco, Tunisia, and Turkey in the Mediterranean in developing ‘blue economy’ pathways.

Source: Worldfishing | Read the full article here


Other Media | Alimarket: Mercadona announces its largest investments of 2020 for Madrid

SPAIN
Thursday, July 02, 2020

The Valencian chain Mercadona has announced that during 2020 it will disburse € 166 million in the Community of Madrid, the largest investment effort of those reported by the company to date for this year.

This investment is destined to the opening of seven new supermarkets; to the reform of another 27 to adapt them to its new efficient store model, closing 2020 with a total of 136 transformed to the aforementioned model; to the implantation of the universe of prepared meals 'Ready to Eat' in 45 points of sale; to continue promoting the 'Frescos Global' project, which incorporates "important improvements" in the fresco sections, achieving greater adaptation to the local assortment; and. finally, to the expansion of its logistics capacity, together with the start-up of the 'hive', in Getafe, a warehouse dedicated exclusively to online commerce and which has involved an investment of 12M.

Source: Alimarket | Read the full article here


Otros Medios | iPac.acuicultura: Irlanda aprueba 3,4 millones de euros en inversiones en acuicultura con una ayuda del FEMP de 1,3 millones

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Thursday, July 02, 2020

El Ministro de Agricultura, Alimentación y Asunto Marinos de Irlanda, Barry Cowen, ha anunciado la aprobación de inversiones en acuicultura en el país por 3,4 millones de euros que serán ejecutadas de 15 empresas y que contarán, para ello, con una apoyo del FEMP de 1.282.277 euros.

"Estoy encantado de anunciar esta  inversión de 3,4 millones a ejecutar por 15 empresas con el apoyo de 1,3 millones € del FEMP con el objetivo de impulsar la producción de ostras, mejillones y salmón alrededor de nuestra costa”. “Es muy confortante -añadió el ministro- ver esta confianza continua en el futuro por parte las empresas acuícolas” y es que como recordó, “los últimos meses han sido un desafío para muchas de estas empresas”, si bien la tendencia general, se congratula, “muestra una recuperación de la demanda mundial de nuestros productos pesqueros ”.

Fuente: iPac.acucultura | Lea el articulo completo aqui


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The Galician processing industry will benefit from 8 million in aid from COVID-19

SPAIN
Wednesday, July 01, 2020

The Minister of the Sea, Rosa Quintana, yesterday visited the facilities of the company Frigoríficos Fercon, where she highlighted "the important effort made by the complex of the sea-industry complex during the coronavirus crisis" to be able to fulfill "its role as an essential sector and supply the citizenry ”.

In this sense, he highlighted the importance of the transformer sector and recalled that "the Avantemar plan designed by the Xunta to promote the maritime-fishing sector after the pandemic, endowed with a 77 million budget for this year and 14 million for 2021, has a support line of eight million euros for the transformer sector with the aim of partially compensating for the falls in income registered this year and another 17 million made available to companies in 2020 for improvements in their production structures ”.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Foodservice sector braces for impact as US COVID-19 cases spike

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, July 01, 2020

A recent spike in U.S. COVID-19 cases has put the domestic foodservice sector back on the defensive.

Some U.S. restaurants are voluntarily re-closing their dining rooms – and many states and cities are now requiring masks in all public places – as cases jumped nationwide in the past week.

As of 30 June, the U.S. has more than 2.5 million COVID-19 cases and at least 126,140 deaths from the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University. Also on 30 June, U.S. COVID-19 cases rose by more than 40,000 in one day for the fourth time in the past five days, BBC reported.

Author: Christine Blank  SeafodSource | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Salmon exporter Seaborn increases full-year profit by 80 per cent

NORWAY
Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Sales-driven growth delivers a profit.

The Bergen-based (Norway), exporter saw sales increase by 30 per cent, to EUR 523 million, from 2018 to 2019. This, in turn, helped to increase last year’s operating profit to EUR 7 million – up from EUR 4 million in 2018.

Seaborn
’s owners share a dividend of EUR 1.5 million, in effect unchanged from the previous year, according to the company’s annual report.

The largest owners of the salmon and trout exporter are Bru Eigedom (25 per cent), owned by the Vassbotten family, and Yri Holding (18.8 per cent), owned by Vice President Frank Yri. 

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


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