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IN BRIEF - CAPA communicated to its associates the voluntary retired of Celestino Negueruela as Executive Director

ARGENTINA
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The decision responds to a personal decision of Negueruela to dedicate himself to the development of new projects.

In the statement, the Argentinian Chamber of Jiggers Shipowners (CAPA) appreciates its good management and expresses its regret at its removal after 16 years at the helm "relentlessly fighting for the interests of its associates... ...always in pursuit of the unity and strengthening of the Chamber” and they conclude by wishing and auguring for Negueruela the greatest success in their new projects.

Among his most relevant works stand out the defense of squid fishing with jiggers against trawling, the beginning of the MSC Certification through a FIP (Fishing Improvement Projects, for its acronym in English) SQUID-CAPA and place on the national discussion table the issue of Mile 201 and IUU fishing (Unreported and Unregulated).


IN BRIEF - Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port to convert one of its berth into container storage yard

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

The decision is in line with the trend towards growing container turnover

Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port says it will cease handling metal scrap at its Berth 49. The berth will be converted into a yard for storage of containers by the end of the year. That will let decrease negative impact on the environment and adjacent residential areas.

The decision is in line with the trend towards growing container turnover.

Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port JSC is one of the leading ports in Russia’s Far East able to handle up to 5 million tonnes of cargo per year including more than 200,000 TEUs. It is located on the southern coast of the nonfreezing Zolotoi Rog Bay. The quay line of 10 berths which is 2,020 m long, 10 km of railway lines and 3 locomotives enable the company to handle 71 wagons per day.


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Plant-based seafood analog startup Hooked Foods seeking EUR 10 million in new funding round

SWEDEN
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Stockholm, Sweden-based Hooked Foods has begun its expansion of food production after its initial EUR 4.2 million (USD 4.3 million) and is aiming to raise an additional EUR 10 million (USD 10.1 million) in a Series A funding round to expand across Europe, The Vegan Review reported.

Hooked Foods is a plant-based seafood analog start-up company founded in 2019. 

Author: Bhavana Scalia-Bruce / SeafoodSource | read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: AKVA sours on the barge business

CANADA
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Technology provider AKVA’s risk appetite has waned for the aquaculture barge business, a segment that its chief executive described as being less profitable for the company.

The group made a one-time cost provision of 31 million NOK ($3.24 million) on its Q2 balance sheet due mainly to an ongoing barge project in Canada.

Author: Liza Mayer / SalmonBusiness | read the full article here


Other Media | Fishfarmingexpert: Fish farmers dismiss 'simply wrong' claims about BC salmon returns

CANADA
Monday, August 15, 2022

Salmon farmers in British Columbia have claimed recent statements issued to Vancouver media from anti-salmon farming campaigners are contrary to data and evidence.

The BC Salmon Farmers’ Association (BCSFA), which represents more than 70 businesses involved in British Columbia’s salmon sector, claimed veteran salmon industry opponent Bob Chamberlin had “stepped over the line with his latest inaccurate statements to media”.

Source: Fishfarmingexpert | read the full article here


Other Media | LaVoz de Galicia: War without quarter against poachers

SPAIN
Monday, August 15, 2022

From being sanctioned as an administrative infraction, with uncollectible fines because the perpetrators declared themselves insolvent, poaching became a criminal offense seven years ago. With this typification, from time to time, sentences of economic convictions, disqualifications to work and some prison sentences transcend. Alone and, increasingly, in organized groups, this bloodletting for shellfishing and fishing seems to have no end.

Source: LaVozdeGalicia | Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Mussel rope innovation from Sheehan’s Fishing Company

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Monday, August 15, 2022

One of Ireland’s leading providers of mussel ropes to the aquaculture industry, Sheehan’s Fishing Company supplies innovative products from Spanish rope-maker Itsaskorda.

Through close collaboration with mussel farmers, Itsaskorda have helped develop industry specific ropes for growing mussels that include main and anchor lines, spat collectors and growing out rope (pictured).

Source: FishFarmer | read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: Rhode Island's oyster sector gets US government boost

UNITED STATES
Monday, August 15, 2022

In delivering $1.6 million to Roger Williams University for shellfish aquaculture, Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are partnering with the university to develop smart strategies and direct support to make shellfish farms stronger and more productive and help new shellfish aquaculture businesses start up across Rhode Island.

Rhode Island is home to more than 80 oyster farms, or one in every six oyster aquaculture businesses on the East Coast. 

Source: The Fish Site | read the full article here


Other Media | The Fishing Daily: Rockall Haddock MSC Certification suspended following protected area breaches

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, August 15, 2022

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has suspended its Certification of Rockall Haddock effective of 23 July 2022 after a recommendation by the independent conformity assessment body (CAB). 

The SFSAG Rockall haddock fishery was issued a notice of suspension in June. With the suspension now in place, fish caught on or after 23 July 2022 will no longer meet the MSC Standard and therefore cannot carry the blue MSC ecolabel.

Source: The Fishing Daily | read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Performance Team – a Maersk Company announces new cold chain facility in South Carolina

UNITED STATES
Friday, August 12, 2022

El Segundo, California: Performance Team – A Maersk Company has announced a new cold storage facility planned for Ridgeville, South Carolina to serve temperature-controlled goods, opening in Q1 2023.

The new facility will offer a strong value proposition to customers through supply chain simplification benefits, cold storage solutions, refrigerated inland trucking, blast/quick freezing, USDA meat inspections, boxing/repacking, and other value-added services.

The strong population growth near Charleston (the U.S. Southeast where Charleston is located is the fastest growing region, 25% faster than the 2nd fastest region, the West) provides much needed capacity for shippers. The new site will reach 80 million consumers within one day and 225 million consumers within two days.

The new site will comply with the company’s cold storage building sustainability standards. It will be certified LEED Gold and have rooftop solar, a CO2 cascade refrigeration system, LEDs and smart lighting, low-flow water devices, rainwater recapture, electric car charging, and use a virtual power purchase agreement for clean power to offset any grid power consumption.


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