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IN BRIEF - Fisheries and Oceans Canada seize hundreds of illegal and ghost trap

CANADA
Thursday, February 02, 2023

Crews from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) have spent the past week collecting illegal traps and fishing gear near White Rock, B.C.

According to officials, around 60 illegal traps have been seized each day over the course of the five-day operation in Boundary Bay.

Crews collect the traps using a line and grapple hook, which is thrown over the side of a patrol boat, then dragged across the ocean floor.

They’re looking for both traps that were intentionally placed in the ocean illegally as well as traps that have been abandoned but are still active, which is referred to as “ghost gear.”

Author: Darrian Matassa-Fung / GlobalNews (read the full article here)


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Larger exhibition space planned for 2023 Seafood Expo North America

UNITED STATES
Thursday, February 02, 2023

The 2023 edition of Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America will feature over 25 percent more exhibit space than 2022, according to Diversified Communications, the event’s organizer.

The trade show, taking place 12 to 14 March, 2023 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., will see significant year-over-year growth, Diversified Event Director Wynter Courmont said.

Author: Cliff White / SeafoodSource l Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Norwegian salmon spot price falls again

NORWAY
Thursday, February 02, 2023

The spot price of Norwegian salmon dropped last week (week 4) by NOK 4.76/kg, down to NOK 85.27/kg, according to industry statistics provider Akvafakta. The price has dropped by NOK 10 per kilo over two weeks.

Last week’s price is still NOK 14.58/kg higher than in the same week last year.

The average spot price so far this year is NOK 89.84/kg, against a corresponding NOK 69.78/kg.

Author: Mugaas Jensen / fishfarmingexpert l Read the full article here


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: The decarbonization of fishing: a new open front between the fleet and ecologists

EUROPEAN UNION
Thursday, February 02, 2023

Oceana proposes to veto trawling and tax fishing diesel to achieve this and Europêche attacks a simplicity that will only turn fish into a luxury item and open the doors to other less controlled productions

The fishing sector and environmental organizations are clear that advancing in the decarbonization of the activity is feasible. Even that it is possible to reach carbon neutrality in 2050. And desirable. Given the current price of diesel, fishing is the most interested in this break with fossil fuels that the EU is pursuing in all its economic activities.

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


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Peru consumes 80% of the anchovy fishing quota

PERU
Thursday, February 02, 2023

The second anchovy fishing season in the north-central region is taking place in Peru and, according to the report of the Peruvian Sea Institute (Imarpe), until January 26, a total of 1,819,872 tons of said fish have been landed. species, which represents 79.7% of the Total Maximum Allowable Catch Limit (LMTCP).

The Ministerio de la Produccion-Produce, reports that so far this fishing season, 80% of the expected volume of bycatch of juveniles has already been extracted

Source: Industrias Pesqueras l Read the full article here


Other Media | WorldFishing: President protects salmon

UNITED STATES
Thursday, February 02, 2023

A Final Determination has been issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Water Act to help protect Bristol Bay, regarded as the world’s most productive wild salmon ecosystem.

With this action, the Biden-Harris Administration is protecting certain waters that are important to sustaining Southwest Alaska’s salmon resources from disposal of dredged or fill materials associated with developing the Pebble Mine deposit.

Source: Worldfishing l Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - SUBSIDY FOR FUEL The norwegian coastal fleet in 2023

NORWAY
Wednesday, February 01, 2023

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries has established "Regulations on temporary subsidies for fuel for the coastal shrimp fleet in 2023". Apply for the scheme at Garantikassen for fishermen.

NOK 21 million has been set aside for payment, and grants are given as long as there are funds for payment, Garantikassen writes in a message on its website.

A grant of NOK is given. 2.50 per filled liter of tax-exempt fuel, bunkered in Norway in 2023.

Grants can be applied for up to 12 times, and the first application can be sent from February 2023.

The following vessels can apply for a subsidy for fuel expenses for Norwegian excise duty bunkered fuel in 2023:

  • a. Vessels which, in accordance with the regulation of 17 December 2020 on temporary subsidies as compensation for CO2 tax to vessels engaged in fishing and catching in close waters, were included in the coastal shrimp fleet for the year 2022.
  • b. Vessels which are not covered by point a, but which document that the income from shrimp and crayfish fishing in total exceeds 50% of the catch value which is the source of the bunkering of fuel.

OTHER MEDIA | Skretting Chile achieves more than 87% progress in achievable actions by Clean Production Agreement

CHILE
Wednesday, February 01, 2023

The results are part of the materialization of the commitments to advance in concrete and verifiable solutions that allow improving practices in circular economy and climate change.
 
On January 28, the World Day of Action against Global Warming was commemorated, also called "World Day for the Reduction of CO2 Emissions". For this reason, Skretting Chile reported the progress made by the company regarding the Clean Production Agreement (APL), voluntarily signed in October 2021 with the Sustainability and Climate Change Agency, a committee belonging to the Production Development Corporation ( CORFO).
 
According to the external audit carried out by the consultancy Greenticket, Skretting has achieved 87.54% progress in achievable actions before the compliance deadline, which is at the end of 2024. In this regard, the head of Environmental Management highlighted that "this demonstrates the corporate will that we have to deliver concrete, measurable and verifiable solutions in a short time, generating sustainable changes within our operations that allow us to contribute directly to the reduction of greenhouse gases and waste, as well as to the efficient use of energy”.
 
Source: diarioacuicola.cl | Read the full article here (only available in spanish)

IN BRIEF - Changes at Baader in Denmark and the Faroes

DENMARK
Wednesday, February 01, 2023

BAADER is pleased to announce that Jákup Sørensen has been appointed the new Managing Director for BAADER Danmark A/S as of January 1, 2023. He will take over this position from Anders Lorentzen, who will start drawing his well-deserved retirement after 37 years of Service to BAADER. Anders will remain for consultative purposes until the end of June 2023, ensuring a smooth transition.

Anders Lorentzen held the position of Managing Director BAADER Danmark A/S since 1999,responsible for Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Sweden.

Jákup has been with BAADER since 2018as Sales Manager, dedicated to serving Faroese customers while ensuring close cooperation with BAADER Denmark and the BAADER Headquarters in Lubeck. Having worked closely with Anders Lorentzen for the past four years, Sørensen will ensure business continuity for the internal team and business partners.

The designated Managing Director will further capitalize on his local presence on the Faroe Islands in line with the BAADER ongoing attempts to be close to its global customers.


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Industry optimistic that salmon tax rate may be cut

NORWAY
Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Hopes are rising that the level at which the Norwegian government plans to levy its salmon tax will be considerably lower than first proposed.

Reports from Oslo suggest it could be around the 15% mark, less than half the 40% rate flagged up last September. Other analysts have suggested a rate of around 25%.

The brokerage house DNB Markets has said the sector should start to factor in a lower figure than 40%.

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


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