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Other Media | The Fish Site: Planet Tracker launches seafood transparency database

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, December 08, 2022

Planet tracker has launched a new database that identifies the companies most exposed to sustainability risks across the $1.8 trillion seafood supply chain.

The report finds that only 8 percent of the hundred largest seafood companies – both listed and private – disclose the exact seafood species they are invested in for their entire portfolio. And, according to the Think Tank, this lack of transparency presents a major risk for investors and lenders, preventing an accurate assessment of risk and opportunity.

Source: The Fish Site l Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Denmark will receive €201 million from the EU

DENMARK
Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Following the adoption of the Partnership Agreement 2021-2027 with Denmark, the Commission has adopted the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) programme for the Denmark, to implement the EU common fisheries policy (CFP) and EU policy priorities outlined in the European Green Deal. The total financial allocation for the Danish programme 2021-2027 is €287 million, of which the EU contribution accounts for almost €201 million.

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Denmark aims at maximising the impact of the programme and has chosen to dedicate 86% of the programme allocation to sustainable fisheries and the conservation of aquatic biological resources. The remaining 8% of the programme allocation will be invested in sustainable aquaculture and in processing and marketing.


IN BRIEF - Norwegian salmon remains popular in France

FRANCE
Wednesday, December 07, 2022

The success of the Norwegian origin on salmon is undeniable. Worldwide, its consumption amounts to 500,000 tonnes for 5 billion euros, in the first half of 2022. In France, 70% of the salmon consumed comes from the fjords of Norway, mainly fresh, then smoked and frozen. Ready meals show growth of 13% in 2021 compared to 2020.

The holidays are naturally a pivotal period, especially with smoked salmon. In December 2021, the French consumed more than 4,000 tonnes of this flagship product, compared to just under 3,000 tonnes fresh. A market where supermarkets are largely doing well, with more than 70%, against 15% for hard-discount.

Vincent SCHUMEN /  PRODUITS DE LA MER (translated from original in french)


IN BRIEF - Challenges in Southeast Asian fisheries tackled in SEAFDEC meet in Iloilo

PHILIPPINES
Wednesday, December 07, 2022

ILOILO CITY – The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), an inter-governmental body promoting research and development, gathered in this city and the province of Iloilo to tackle the challenges of the fisheries industry in the food security of Southeast Asia.

“As we confront sky-rocketing inflation as a result of rising fuel prices, we must lay out plans ahead and agree what proper actions to take,” said Atty. Demosthenes Escoto, officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), at SEAFDEC’s 45th Program Committee Meeting (PCM) here.

The PCM is hosted by the SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department (AQD) based in the Iloilo town of Tigbauan.

In attendance were fisheries officials, scientists, and researchers from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The week-long meeting that ends on Dec. 10 is assessing SEAFDEC’s programs as well as drawing up plans for future programs and the needed financial funding for research and development.

 

IN BRIEF - EU gives Romania EUR 162 mln to implement sustainable fishery policy

ROMANIA
Wednesday, December 07, 2022

The European Commission adopted the programs of the European Maritime Affairs, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (FEAMPA) for Romania, under which the country will receive EUR 232 mln (of which EUR 162 mln from the EU) to implement the EU common fisheries policy.

Nearly a quarter (24%) of the Union contribution will be dedicated to sustainable fisheries, 47% will be invested in sustainable aquaculture and processing and marketing, and 23% will be dedicated to the sustainable blue economy in coastal, island and internal regions, all contributing to the EU’s environmental and climate objectives.

The total financial allocation for the Romanian Programme 2021-2027 (EUR 232 mln) will promote the sustainable growth of the Romanian aquaculture and fishing sector over the next six years.


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Alimentaria launches its 2024 edition with prospects for international growth

SPAIN
Wednesday, December 07, 2022

The international Food, Beverage and Food Service trade fair, organized by Alimentaria Exhibitions, a Fira de Barcelona company, has started preparations for its next edition that will take place from March 12 to 15, 2024 at the Gran Vía de the city of Barcelona with the aim of "expanding the internationalization opportunities of the Spanish agri-food company", points out the organization that is already promoting the 2024 edition in Europe, Latin America and North America.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras l Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: High seafood prices earn Norway an extra USD 306 million in November, despite lower volumes

NORWAY
Wednesday, December 07, 2022

High seafood prices have driven Norway to its third-best month ever in terms of export value, despite many species seeing lower volumes overall and reports of “unrest” in salmon markets.

Norway sold NOK 14.4 billion (USD 1.5 billion, EUR 1.4 billion) worth of fisheries and aquaculture products to overseas markets in November, representing an increase of 19 percent, or NOK 2.3 billion (USD 235.3 million, EUR 222.9 million), compared with November 2021. 

Author: Jason holland / SeafoodSource l Read the full article here


Othe Media | fishfarmingerxpert: Scottish Sea Farms installs its first 160-metre pens

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Upgrade reduces number of cages and is better for fish and farm team, says salmon producer

Scottish Sea Farms (SSF) has installed its first 160-metre circumference salmon pens, at its Fishnish A site off Mull.

The site’s ten 100-metre pens have been replaced with four of the larger pens capable of supporting the same biomass.

Source: fishfarmingexpert l Read the full article here


Othe Media | The Fishing Daily: Planas will defend best fishing opportunities for Spanish fleet at AGRIFISH Council

EUROPEAN UNION
Wednesday, December 07, 2022

The Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, has told the autonomous communities that he will fight to defend the best fishing opportunities for the Spanish fishing fleet at the AGRIFISH Council on 11 and 12 December, in which the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) and fishing quotas for the year 2023 will be decided.

The minister has announced that he will present alternative measures to avoid a further reduction of the days of fishing in the Mediterranean and the revision of some of the proposals for the Atlantic.

Source: The Fishing Daily l Read the full article here


Other Media | WorldFishing: Improving UK fish farming

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, December 07, 2022

The United Kingdom’s aquaculture sector is being urged to endorse and further develop a new conceptual framework that could underpin a more sustainable future.

As part of her recent Master’s dissertation research at the University of St Andrews, the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre’s (SAIC) CEO Heather Jones has created a new definition of a sustainable approach to UK finfish farming. It was developed following 35 hours of interviews with dozens of aquaculture experts and stakeholders

Source: Worldfishing l Read the full article here


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