On Sunday 10 January, AKVA Group was the victim of a ransomware attack that took down several of its systems. The company gave no comment on the ransom amount, or whether or not they paid.
These cyber-attacks are happening more frequently in Norway, hitting both the public and private sectors. A ransomware attack halted production at Norsk Hydro in 2019. Akva Group’s competitor Steinsvik (ScaleAQ) was attacked last April. This past December, the cruise line Hurtigruten and the Østre Toten municipality were both hit by significant ransomware attacks.
As ransomware attacks become larger, more frequent, and more sophisticated, all companies need to reexamine their strategies. Too often, “data security” is no more than a marketing tagline.
Author: John Costantino, Co-Founder and CTO at Manolin / SalmonBusiness | Read the full articlehere
Thai Union has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two community groups in Songkhla in southern Thailand to provide them with a solar-powered fish-house dryer that will double the amount of fish they can sell.
The agreement with the Ban Na Thap Women’s Group Seafood Processing in Songkla Province and the Thai Sea Watch Association also aims to improve food safety standards, develop knowledge about seafood processing techniques and conserve community coastal resources and aquatic management.
AE2020 ONLINE will have parallel sessions covering most aspects of European aquaculture, and therefore a great update on research. The parallel sessions will be made up of pre-recorded video presentations of the oral presentations and with time allocated to review Eposters and for Q&A.
The event will also feature an e-Market, where vendors and media partners will have a dedicated place online to present their products, link to their website and have a chat-box to interact with attendees and set up meetings.
The European Union and the Republic of Gabon have established a new fisheries agreement that allows EU vessels to access Gabonese waters for a period of 5 years, thus contributing to the development of the Gabonese fishing sector.
This new Protocol guarantees compliance with the fundamental values of the Common Fisheries Policy of the EU, which is based on the sustainable management of resources, better governance of fisheries and transparency.
The state of hake in Chile is one of the thermometers of resource management and the well-being of its ecosystems, and it shows alarming figures.
“The hake is gone, or is too far away. Sometimes I think that these could be the last ones left, ”laments Omar Méndez, a fifth generation of fishermen in Tomé, Biobío region. In 20 years of work, he saw the croakers, tilefish, snook and other species that accompanied the common hake, the only one they continue to extract, disappear from their nets.
It will allocate 15 million for sustainable development and a similar amount to energy efficiency
The French Minister of the Sea, Annick Girardin, Minister of the Sea, and the Minister of Agriculture and Food, Julien Denormandie, have announced a recovery plan for fisheries and aquaculture of 50 million euros; a fund that aims to accelerate the development of sustainable and innovative fisheries and aquaculture, contributing to the competitiveness of the entire sector. The two calls are now open and applications can be submitted.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full articlehere
A new report by a cadre of scientists and members of environmental NGOs is calling on the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) to take further action to combat the practice of shark-finning.
The report, which analyzed the MSC’s policies relating to shark-finning, asserts that the organization should adopt a “fins naturally attached” (FNA) policy in order to curtail – and hopefully eliminate – shark-finning. The council is failing its zero-tolerance policy on shark-finning, a press release from the organizations behind the report said.
Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
A design of aquaculture pen which is billed as “the world’s most advanced aquaculture steel cage system” is set to be deployed in Scotland for the first time.
The Trident hybrid steel cage was developed by Poseidon Ocean Systems to cope with high energy conditions off the coast of British Columbia. It uses flexible HDPE pipes to improve safety and stability, while lowering the overall operational costs of salmon farming. The new design has been ordered by salmon producer Loch Duart, through aquaculture distributor Trimara Services.
FAO has published the Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular under the title "Tilapia Aquaculture in Mexico - Assessment with a focus on social and economic performance".
As stated in the document, world aquaculture production of tilapia grew from 380,000 tonnes in 1990 to 6 million tonnes in 2018, making it the fourth largest group of species within global aquaculture. With regard to Mexico, and as far as aquaculture is concerned, tilapia is the second most important group with 53,000 tons of production; accounting for around 20 percent of the 247,000 tonnes of total aquaculture production in 2018.
Source: iPac.acuicultura | Read the full article here