The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) services provided by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) have been successfully resumed on board the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) chartered fisheries Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Lundy Sentinel.
These services were interrupted in March due to the Covid-19 crisis and related restrictions, even though Lundy Sentinel continued operating under Covid-19 protocols after having established safeguard measures.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read teh full articlehere
Plans to promote Ghana’s aquaculture industry may have been postponed due to the outbreak of Covid-19, but the organisers are optimistic that an inaugural event will go ahead next year instead.
The sector had planned at three-day Fish Expo West Africa in August to bring together fish farmers and other service providers across West Africa to showcase their products, participate in knowledge sharing seminars and to discuss joint projects. A National Tilapia and Catfish Week was also on the cards, during which tilapia and catfish would have been widely promoted.
Author: Efua Konyim Okai / The Fish Site | Read teh full article here
The European Commission has just updated its action plan to achieve a “sustainable, resilient and competitive blue economy in the Atlantic area of the EU”, that is, the coastal areas of France, Ireland, Portugal and Spain.
The update of the plan comes at a time of social and economic uncertainty, with the development of new EU-funded programs to promote economic recovery and the negotiation of the next EU financial framework for the period 2021-2027. Through the update of the plan, the aim is to “give new impetus” to the Atlantic maritime strategy, helping to strengthen the recovery of the participating countries. In addition, the objectives of the Green Deal are included.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here
Kvarøy Arctic will be launching a line of frozen salmon hot dogs and salmon burgers across the United States next month. But as the company found out, the reason most U.S. consumers have never seen a salmon hot dog for sale before is that they were extraordinarily difficult to develop, according to Kvarøy Strategic Development Consultant Jennifer Bushman.
“The challenges were many – from the casing to the other ingredients – so that we could get the snap of a classic American hot dog with the nutrition of salmon,” Bushman said.
Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
Adding new sections of mesh to the sides of pelagic trawls has been such a success during the albacore tuna season that Swan Net Gundry is now busy with orders for the same type of gear for trawls used in the herring, mackerel and horse mackerel (scad) fisheries.
There has been highly positive feedback from seven vessels fishing with SNG gear during the current Bay of Biscay tuna season, and the addition of these extra netting panels to close off what had previously been escape routes has been very successful, without altering the configuration of the gear.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full articlehere
Seafood Scotland has launched a campaign to help Scottish seafood businesses reach a greater consumer audience through the use of free marketing directories.
The 'Net Income' campaign will target fishing and seafood processing businesses via direct email and social marketing throughout July and August to encourage them to add details of their retail offer to direct selling directories. Seafood Scotland has worked with the sites to create a one-step application process which will result in listings across the Scotland Food and Drink ‘Support Local’ hub, Seafish’s ‘Fish is the Dish’ and ‘Fish on Friday’.
ASIAN PACIFIC AQUACULTURE 2021 or APA2021, the second major international aquaculture conference in Indonesia. After the successful meeting in APA16 in Surabaya, we decided to come back to Indonesia again in 2021.
Undoubtedly being the prominent location for the world to gather and share the latest developments on aquaculture, we would like to invite world’s aquaculture stakeholders, to Asian Pacific Aquaculture 21 in Surabaya, Indonesia during September 7 to 10, 2021.
Organized by the World Aquaculture Society – Asian Pacific Chapter, and hosted by the Ministry of Marine Affairs & Fisheries (MMAF), APA21 includes IndoAqua, FITA, SCI, ICAI-MAI and DigiFish which will be related to the theme of “Bridging Technology Innovation to Elevate the Sustainable Aquaculture Industry”.
The Peruvian fishing industry has designed strict biosafety protocols both for the maintenance stage and for the operation in fleet and plant, for which more than 41.3 million soles have been invested. The president of the Sociedad Nacional de Pesqueria (SNP), Cayetana Aljovín, explained that this has made "the fishing sector a benchmark for other industries in the implementation of security protocols."
And in this emergency context "fishing will underpin the badly battered national economy by contributing around 1 billion dollars in foreign exchange for the country, as a result of exports of fishmeal and fish oil," he stressed.
Source: Fishing Industries | Read the full articlehere