Aucxis believes its cloud-based digital trading platform can help relieve the UK fishing industry of the significant burden of additional export paperwork now needed following Brexit.
KOSMOS eases the processing of supply, organises the sale within fish auctions and digitises the detailed administration and reporting requested by auction customers, suppliers, buyers, fish and sea products exporters, local authorities and producer organisations.
A technical operation for the validation of access authorizations to British ports
The logistics between the United Kingdom and the European Union have been complicated after the 'Brexit'. Operators prefer to call at Community ports, read broadly Ireland, and from there access the continent via ferry. Neither the procedures nor the bureaucracy are clear, and the schedules are also a challenge. Now, Spain has announced that it streamlines the procedures for unloading at UK ports. The General Secretariat for Fisheries has announced that it has launched a technical operation for the validation, during weekends and holidays, of the port access authorizations of Spanish vessels that intend to access the ports of the United Kingdom.
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Undersecretary of Fisheries invited the delegations to develop their tasks with an eye on artisanal fishing and small-scale aquaculture, and particularly on women who work in the sector.
Chile is leading the work of the Fisheries and Oceans Group, focused on the protection of the seas, during the 2021 version of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum, which is being carried out by New Zealand, as the host economy.
“Nesting behavior” has taken hold in Japan due to COVID-19, resulting in people eating out less.
It’s a trend that is only expected to intensify as Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, and Fukuoka prefectures extend their state of emergencies, which were due to lift on 7 February, for another month. While the declarations are in place, the government is asking restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m.
Instead of eating out, many consumers have been turning to fast food, take-out, and more frequently, to home meal replacement for convenience in Japan, with the latter option known to feature seafood in sushi and tempura formats, among other options.
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Scotland’s salmon farmers have incurred losses of at least £11 million as a direct result of the changes brought about by Brexit, the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) announced today.
The publication of the figure coincides with the second meeting of the UK and Scottish government joint task force on seafood exports, which was set up at the urging of the SSPO. The information was presented to the task force this morning by SSPO chief executive Tavish Scott.
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The season will remain open until the referential evaluations of the available scientific data on both species warrant it.
Next Monday, March 1, the artisanal fishing sector in the Biobío region will be able to start catching common sardines and anchovies.
The Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca) said that it adopted the provision based on scientific information - provided by the Institute for Fisheries Development (IFOP) - "which shows an adequate condition for the extraction of both resources in the area."
“Subpesca adopts management measures based on technical and scientific information.
Operational performance continues to suffer, mainly due to lower demand, reduced prices, and more restrictive processing.
Salmones Camanchaca’s operating revenue amounted to USD 66 million during the quarter, down 53 per-cent from USD 139 million in Q4 2019. The decrease is due to a 35 per-cent decrease in sales volume, combined with a 27 per-cent drop in prices for Atlantic salmon, wrote the Chilean salmon farmer in a stock exchange announcement.
Operational EBIT before fair value adjustments in Q4 2020 was minus USD 13 million, compared with USD 34 million the period in 2019.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on Hong Kong’s seafood trade, but the city retains an outsized role in Asia in promoting more sustainable consumption of seafood. With the second-highest per capita seafood consumption levels in Asia (and eighth-highest globally), the city’s role as a free port and trading hub for the mainland Chinese market also makes it a prime location for changing purchasing habits in greater China.
A report on how the city’s retailers and high volume vendors of seafood, have been faring on improving their sustainable and traceable products suggests retailers are moving in the right direction – slowly.
Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
World Heritage Salmon (WHS), which aims to produce Atlantic salmon in a former mine in Norway, has entered into a five-year contractual agreement with Benchmark Genetics.
WHS plans an annual production of up to 100,000 tonnes of salmon, in a facility consisting of 15 tunnels in Synnylvsfjorden. These would require an annual demand of 20 - 25 million ova. The contract is initially for five years, starting 2023, and with a further option for additional five years.
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A group of UK fishing industry bodies and businesses have written to the Treasury to point out the shortcomings of current tax legislation that result in disincentives to investment in building new, safer, more environmentally friendly fishing vessels.
In a letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the Western and South-Western POs, the Scottish Whitefish Producers Association, shipbuilders C Toms & Son and Parkol Marine Engineering, and fishing companies Hooktone Group, Interfish and Waterdance state that legislation dating back a quarter of a century is negatively affecting investment – and are asking that the matter be given urgent attention before the forthcoming government budget.
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