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Other Media | SeafoodSource: National Geographic calls for halt to salmon farming in key Chilean region

CHILE
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

A new National Geographic documentary is advocating for the protection of a large portion of Chile's coastline from further commercial salmon-farming development.

The documentary, titled “Canoeros: Memoria Viva” (Canoeists: Living Memory), and its creators are calling for Chile's Kawésqar National Reserve to be classified as a national park, effectively halting farming in the region.

The Kawésqar National Park extends over 2.8 million hectares, making it the second-largest park in Chile. 

Author: Christian Molinari / SeafoodSource | read the full article here


Other Media | Ipac: The increase in consumption of aquatic products during the pandemic has not been consolidated in the post-pandemic

SPAIN
Monday, May 30, 2022

The majority of the population considers that fish is healthy and its consumption is key to a healthy diet, however this is not enough to prevent the continuous decline in the intake of seafood. This is one of the main conclusions reached at the first congress of the Interprofessional Fishing Organization Interfish-Spain "Fish, a healthy food source", which took place last week in Vigo.

Source: Ipac | read the full article here


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: When the beach becomes the best classroom to learn how to take care of the oceans

SPAIN
Monday, May 30, 2022

Due to the invasion of Ukraine, the European Union (EU) included in the fifth package of sanctions against Russia the prohibition of the entry of ships with the flag of that country in the ports of the Twenty-seven. However, the restrictions, in force since April 17, "do not affect fishing vessels or vessels or cargo ships with a gross tonnage of less than 500 GT."

In addition to the fact that Russian fishing vessels can dock at all Spanish docks, those and others with the flag of countries outside the EU refuel in Spain

Source: La Voz de Galicia | read the full article here


Other Media | The Fishing Daily:Europêche rejects Panama’s proposal to include blue shark in CITES Appendix II

EUROPEAN UNION
Monday, May 30, 2022

The European fishing industry represented by Europe^che urges the EU not to co-sign a Panama’s proposal to include blue shark in Appendix II of CITES.

This country is seeking support from the international community to adopt trade restrictions for this and other shark species at the 19th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Panama City, 14-25 November 2022). Furthermore, according to the sector, the proposal lacks both the necessary scientific and legal basis. 

Source: TheFishingDaily | read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: Thai research collaboration makes additional progress towards low-saline shrimp aquaculture

THAILAND
Monday, May 30, 2022

The Department of Fisheries at Khon Kaen University is carrying out a farming project with vannamei white shrimp that uses a low-saline water circulation system. The project is the collaboration between the department and Thai Union Feed Mill.

To be sustainable, shrimp farming systems need circulating water and a way to drain sewage and wastes in the pond. Waste from shrimp farming can be converted into fish feeds, while the circulated water can be treated in a closed system to reduce waste discharges in the environment. 

Source: TheFishSite | read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Norway Royal Salmon to merge with SalMar

NORWAY
Monday, May 30, 2022

Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) and SalMar have reached an agreement to merge the two companies, with SalMar as the acquiring company.

The parties have negotiated a proposal for an exchange ratio of 0.369 shares in SalMar per share in NRS. Based on SalMar’s volume, weighted average closing price on the Oslo Stock Exchange from 4 April to 20 May, this amounted to a value of NOK 265.18 per share in NRS

Author: Edward Hardy / SalmonBusiness | read the full article here


Other Media | FishFarmer: Game changer

NORWAY
Monday, May 30, 2022

Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, an experimental fish farming system aims to identify individual fish in a pen, recording health and growth data for each one.

The company operating the iFarm is Cermaq, one of the world’s leading salmon and trout farmers, with operations in Norway, Chile, and Canada.

“If successful, the iFarm will be a game changer for fish health and welfare in salmon farming,” the company says.

Author: Sandy Neil / FishFarmer | read the full article here


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: More fresh jack mackerel as coastal fleets gain quota

SPAIN
Saturday, May 28, 2022

With plenty of horse mackerel from Fisterra to the south, where until a few days ago around 2% of the quotas available to Spain had been caught, the coastal fleet of northwestern Spain needs more quota in the northern fringe of Galicia, from Fisterra, and in the rest of the Bay of Biscay. That is why purse seiners and trawlers welcome an increase in the quota that for consumers will mean a greater supply of this fresh blue fish, just at the moment when demand increases, due to the arrival of the heat and, above all, because it is usually affordable and with endless elaborations in the kitchen.

Source: La Voz de Galicia | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The longline activates again the alerts before the possible inclusion of the blue shark in CITES

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, May 27, 2022

Almost three years have passed since, in December 2019, the shortfin mako was included in Appendix II of CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, increasing the level of environmental protection for this shark species reinforcing the conditions for its commercialization. And it has not been until now when the fleet has begun to see the light at the end of the tunnel after a complex process of bureaucratic adaptation

Source: IndustriasPesqueras | read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Tasmania announces funding for 10-year salmon plan to make industry successful and sustainable

AUSTRALIA
Friday, May 27, 2022

Tasmania’s state budget has unveiled funding for the region’s ten-year salmon plan that seeks to make its industry more successful and sustainable in the long run.

During a speech on Thursday, State Treasurer Michael Feguson announced $377,000 (€250,000) to fund the development of the decade-long strategy for the salmon industry and community in the region.

Source: SalmonBusiness | read the full article here


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