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Other Media | SeafoodSource: Alaska’s Red King Crab Savings Area to remain open for fishing, despite population crash

UNITED STATES
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Pollock trawlers will be allowed to fish in Alaska’s Red King Crab Savings Area this season, despite a mysterious mortality event that has resulted in the cancelation of the red king crab season in the largest U.S. state.

In October 2022, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game canceled all snow crab, red king crab, and blue king crab seasons for 2022-2023, after trawl surveys showed a continuing crash in abundance. The winter red king crab season in Alaska’s Bering Sea was also canceled in 2021-2022. In response, the Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers had petitioned NOAA to close the Red King Crab Savings Area

Source: National Fisherman / SeafoodSource l Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Korean envoy meets Fisheries Minister to boost shrimp farming

SRI LANKA
Monday, January 30, 2023

Korean Ambassador Santhush Woonjin Jeong this week met with Fisheries Minister Douglas Devananda at the Ministry of Fisheries, Colombo.

During the meeting, Korean Ambassador Santhush recalled the recent commitment to invest around $ 1.2 million by the Ministry of Fisheries of Korea to help improve shrimp farming in Sri Lanka through the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. 

He stated that Korea is keen to boost shrimp farming in the island nation. They also discussed ways to promote exports, expand capacity-building and develop the fisheries industry in Sri Lanka. Both parties underscored the importance of strengthening the aquaculture sector in Sri Lanka and agreed to work closely together to deepen cooperation.


IN BRIEF - The first Uruguayan fishing trawler that incorporates women in the crew has set sail

URUGUAY
Monday, January 30, 2023

The Minister of Labor welcomed the initiative and appreciated that the positions that the women of the crew will have access to "are significantly better paid" than those they traditionally occupy in the sector.
 
After two years of works, the Grande Hermine ship was presented last Thursday, a vessel of French origin that was specially conditioned to have a crew of men and women on board. The activity took place in the Port of Montevideo and was attended by the Secretary of the Presidency, Álvaro Delgado, the Minister of Labor and Social Security (MTSS), Pablo Mieres, the director of the National Women's Institute, Mónica Bottero, and the President of the National Administration of Ports, Juan Curbelo.
 
The history of the vessel in Uruguay began two years ago when it was bought by the Uruguayan fishing and processing company Ciupsa, which is part of the Uruguayan Chamber of Fishing Industries (CIPU). In a statement released by the company, it is said that the works were carried out with Uruguayan labor and about 40 people worked. The text includes a quote from Gino Settin, director of Cipusa, who explains that during the renovation "six freezing tunnels, two plate cabinets, a complete refrigeration installation were installed, in addition to the general conditioning of the crew's comforts and in fishing gear”.

Other Media | EuropaAzul: All tuna vessels have observers on board

SPAIN
Monday, January 30, 2023

100 percent of Spanish freezer tuna seiners carry observers on board. An example to imitate in the world. Its Code of Good Practices includes 100% coverage (human and/or Electronic Monitoring System - EMS) of the activities of its tuna vessels, as well as our support vessels, in line with the requirements of the Regional Fisheries Organizations WCPFC and IATTC and above those of ICCAT (10%) and IOTC (5%)

For this reason, it is necessary to remember the Good Practices that they carry out for responsible tuna purse seine fishing

Source: EuropaAzul l Read the full article here


Other Media | iPac.aquaculture: SeaFilm develops an algae-based biodegradable edible film as a substitute for single-use plastic film

EUROPEAN UNION
Monday, January 30, 2023

The most common food packaging technique is single-use plastic wrap. With the help of the EU, the SeaFilm project, focused on food packaging, aims to create a substitute for single-use plastic film in the preservation of frozen fish. This new packaging film is based on bioactive and edible algae extracts that help keep frozen fish and shellfish longer while maintaining quality. This is, explains the General Directorate of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG-Mare), a promising project in line with the EU objectives of fighting against plastic pollution, reducing food waste and boosting the food sector. algae.

Source: iPac.acuicultura l Read the full article here


Other Media | aqua.cl: Moderation in inflation in the US seafood market stands out at the end of 2022

UNITED STATES
Monday, January 30, 2023

Elanco's webinar reviewed the evolution of sales of seafood products during 2022, together with the dynamics experienced by different foods, fish and shellfish amid inflationary pressure and other aspects that affected one of the major retail markets in the world.

As part of the “Seafood in the U.S. Retail”, organized by Elanco, the North American retail expert and executive of 210 Analytics, Anne-Marie Roerink, detailed the behavior of the market during 2022, pointing out that given the increases, delays in the supply chain and inflation, the products of the sea, including salmon, have adapted to new consumer trends.

Source: aqua.cl l Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Survey delivers overwhelming 'no' to salmon tax

NORWAY
Monday, January 30, 2023

Nearly eight out ten responses to the Norwegian Government’s salmon tax proposal have come out against the plan, a survey carried out for the industry employers’ organisation Seafood Norway has found.

The opposition includes dozens of county areas and coastal municipalities which are likely to suffer if the proposal goes ahead in its current form.

They findings come from a detailed survey carried out by two students from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

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


Other Media | The Fishing Daily: Research finds big catches means stressed and poor quality fish

NORWAY
Monday, January 30, 2023

Marine researchers with the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research have discovered that large quantities of mackerel pressed together in a fish net can affect the fish’s quality.

A new study from the Institute of Marine Research (HI) shows that fish vitality is a good measure of welfare. The marine scientists found this out by combining several practical investigations.

Source: The Fishing Daily l Read the full article
here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Norcod may have to harvest maturing fish early

NORWAY
Monday, January 30, 2023

Measure will impact estimated biomass, size of fish, and aggregate volume, says company

A Norwegian cod farmer may be ordered to harvest fish early to prevent them reaching sexual maturity and spawning.

In a stock exchange announcement, Norcod said the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries (Fdir) has given notice that it is considering imposing an accelerated harvest after examinations of individual fish indicated that some of the biomass may reach maturity before the end of Norcod’s planned harvest period.

Source: fishfarmingexpert l Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Peru's Sanipes signs fish export control agreement with South Korea

PERU
Friday, January 27, 2023

The National Service of Fisheries Health (Sanipes) —an institution attached to the Peruvian Ministry of Production— has signed a mutual agreement on the safety of hydrobiological products with the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) of the Republic of Korea.

In 2022, 29 Peruvian firms exported 9,257 tons of hydrobiological products to the Korean market, mostly frozen and produced in 26 plants.

There are 210 fish-processing establishments distributed across Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Ancash, Lima, Callao, Ica, Arequipa, Moquegua, and Tacna, which are registered on the Sanipes website to export to South Korea.

It should be noted that the main products exported to the Asian country last year were shrimps (Penaeus vannamei), giant squid (Dosidicus gigas), and frozen flying fish roe (Cheilopogon heterurus).

Source: Organismo Nacional de Sanidad Pesquera (Sanipes)


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