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Other Media | SeafoodSource: Maruha Nichiro's 'Sakana' rebrand embraces shifting consumer preferences

JAPAN
Thursday, December 01, 2022

Tokyo, Japan-based Maruha Nichiro has rebranded with the goal of increasing its public profile and encouraging consumption of its seafood products.

The company was established in 2007 when two separate companies – Maruha and Nichiro – merged. Nearly a decade after the merger, the company performed a public study that found public recognition of its brand was relatively low, Maruha Nichiro Corporate Branding Department Public Relations Misae Fujita told SeafoodSource. In response, in 2018, the company began a strategic push to enhance its brand recognition.

Author: Chris Loew / Worldfishing l Read the full article here


Other Media | WorldFishing: Funding for Spain and Croatia

EUROPEAN UNION
Thursday, December 01, 2022

Spain and Croatia have been given €1.12 billion and €243.6 million respectively in EU funding to help promote sustainable fisheries and aquaculture and stimulate innovation and growth.

The European Commission has adopted the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) Programme for the countries and will implement the EU common fisheries policy and priorities outlined in the European Green Deal.

Author: Rebecca Strong / Worldfishing l Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fishing Daily: Norway must give Fair Deal for access to Irish Fishing Grounds

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Thursday, December 01, 2022

Irish fishing representatives say Norway must offer Ireland some reciprocity, if requesting access to our Blue Whiting fishing grounds.

Spokesperson Aodh O’Donnell has rejected Norway’s claim that their request is part of regular negotiations.

The request for unfettered access south of the 56-degree line of the Irish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is in additional element to their existing agreement with the EU

Source: The Fishing Daily l Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: IFFO delivers fishmeal and fish oil updates

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, December 01, 2022

Trends in the fishmeal and fish oil markets in China, Peru, Mexico and Europe were explored in a webinar held by IFFO this week.

Opening the webinar, IFFO’s director general, Petter Martin Johannessen, underlined the important role that marine ingredients play in supporting the growth of aquaculture, with half of the raw material already certified as being responsibly sourced. IFFO’s China director, Maggie Xu, highlighted the capacity for marine ingredients to contribute to food security. 

Source: The Fish Site l Read the full article
here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Scottish salmon farmer’s £3.2m bid to beat the weather

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, December 01, 2022

Salmon farmer Organic Sea Harvest (OSH) is aiming to ensure a steadier supply of harvested fish to its processor by making a £3.2 million investment in a closed containment holding pen at the port of Lochinver.

OSH currently slaughters its fish at the cage edge, using a harvest boat operated by AquaShip which takes the fish to Lochinver, where they are unloaded and taken by road to Dingwall for processing.

Source: fishfarmingexpert l Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Frozen food special feature: Steady growth due to continued demand for eating at home

JAPAN
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Sudden yen depreciation in the second half Increase value and secure profits

In the frozen food industry, 2022 was a year in which frozen foods for home use were firm, and frozen foods for commercial use rode the wave of recovery in the restaurant market due to the continued demand for eating at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In terms of the business environment, in addition to the soaring raw material prices that have continued since last year, rising energy costs toward the second half of this year, soaring packaging and logistics costs, and a sharp depreciation of the yen are putting pressure on earnings at an unprecedented pace.

Due to a series of unusual price revisions, in terms of sales, although each manufacturer has secured an increase in sales, it is not enough to cover the profit, and it is forced to struggle.

Source: Nissyoku (translated from original in japanese)


IN BRIEF - Lawson opens a near-future frozen food store

JAPAN
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Aiming for zero waste with frozen lunch boxes Avatar customer service

Lawson, group convenient store chain, opened a futuristic store "Green Lawson" (Toshima-ku, Tokyo) on the 28th. Aiming for zero waste with dedicated frozen bento and bento cooked in the store after ordering. It also incorporates remote customer service using avatars that are your alter ego characters. 

Avatar supports complete self-checkout without placing people -->

It embodies the store creation that the company is aiming for, such as labor saving and environmentally friendly efforts, and plans to introduce highly effective measures to stores nationwide after verifying at the same store.

The frozen lunch box is a change to the specifications of the room temperature and chilled lunch box sold at Lawson so that it can be sold frozen.

Source: Nissyoku (translated from original in japanese)


IN BRIEF - Malta will receive €21.8 million from the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund

MALTA
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Malta will receive €21.8 million from the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), the European Commission said in a statement.

Following the adoption of the Partnership Agreement 2021-2027 with Malta, the European Commission has adopted the EMFAF programme for Malta, to implement the EU common fisheries policy (CFP) and EU policy priorities outlined in the European Green Deal.

The total financial allocation for the Maltese programme 2021-2027 is €31.2 million over the next six years, of which the EU contribution accounts for €21.8 million.

The programme will allocate 79.4% to support sustainable fisheries and protection and restoration of marine environments and invest 14.6% in sustainable aquaculture and marketing, the Commission said.


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: The fleet warns that what happened with the quenlla could happen with the tuna

WORLDWIDE
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Trade in 90% of sharks caught will now be under control

Fishing warns of the shortcut that ecologists have found through CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) to achieve what they do not achieve so easily in regional fishing organizations (ORP): hinder the extractive sector activity. A route that did not report results for them a few years ago with the bluefin tuna, but that was successful with the mako. 

Source: La Voz de Galicia l Read the full article here


Other Media | iPac.acuicultura: November 30, Aquaculture Day

SPAIN
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Since 2012, and under the coordination of the Spanish Aquaculture Observatory of the Biodiversity Foundation, Spain celebrates Aquaculture Day on November 30. It does so with the collaboration of all the agents linked to the aquaculture sector and with a clear purpose: to transfer to society the potential of this activity in our country, its important role in the supply of top quality food; its commitment to sustainability and R+D+i as well as the creation of employment, wealth and well-being in the areas where it operates, both on the coast and inland.

Thus, and to celebrate the dynamism and the commitment to the sustainability of the aquaculture activity in Spain, publicizing both the sector and the benefits of aquaculture products, a series of activities has been organized that I am not today, but in days before and after November 30

Source: iPac.acuicultura l Read the full article here


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