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Other Media | SeafoodSource: Ireland’s diminishing water quality threatens shellfish sales to Asia

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The Atlantic shoreline of Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland, looks both pristine and wild in the giant photo billboards at the Xanadu Hotel in Guangzhou, one of China’s wealthiest cities. At a recent Irish seafood marketing event at the hotel hosted by Irish product-marketing agency Bord Bia, and broadcast on the Chinese Weibo social media platform, the images displayed alongside captions describing a “Green Isle” of pure waters that feed oysters, lobsters, and shrimp.

China is the world’s biggest seafood market, with a special appetite for exotic seafood and a subset of consumers willing to pay premium prices for product that can be certified as coming from clean ocean waters. 

Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource l Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Norway extends fish farm permit review

NORWAY
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Norway’s fisheries minister, Bjørnar Skjæran, has extended the deadline for a review of the permit system for fish farming by six months.

A committee appointed in October 2021 was supposed to deliver its report by March 2023 but has asked for more time.

“It is important that the committee does a thorough job of assessing how we can get a simpler and more holistic system, which contributes to sustainable growth in the industry 

Source: fishfarmingexpert l Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Russia refuses to hold annual fishery talks with Japan

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

NHK has learned that Russia has notified Japan that it cannot hold annual talks this year aimed at ensuring the safety of Japanese fishing vessels when they operate near the four islands.

Russia controls four islands, Japan claims its rights to them. The Japanese government claims that these islands were illegally occupied after World War II.

The Japanese Embassy in Moscow said it received a unilateral notification from the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday.

Such annual negotiations are based on an agreement between the governments of the two countries, concluded in 1998. It protects fishery workers operating near these islands from being detained by the Russian authorities.

Official representatives of the Japanese embassy called Russia's step deplorable. They also said they would urge Moscow to start negotiations soon to allow fishing vessels to start fishing operations as quickly as possible this season.

Source: dalekayaokraina.ru 


IN BRIEF - Russia No. 1 export destination for Iran’s shrimp

IRAN
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

TEHRAN, (MNA) – Deputy Head of Aquaculture of Iran has described Russia as the first export destination for Iranian shrimp

Mehdi Shakouri pointed out that nearly 20,000 tons of shrimp have been exported to Russia so far this year.

In the past year, the figure was 10% of the mentioned amount, he underlined. Around 60 to 70 percent of farmed shrimp in the country is exported annually, which accounts for 40,000 to 50,000 tons, he added.

The official went on to say that China, Vietnam, European countries, France, and Spain are among other export destinations for the product.

This year, 61,000 tons of shrimp were harvested from five provinces, showing a five percent hike compared to the previous year, he highlighted.

There has been a 30 to 90 percent surge in shrimp production in Sistan and Baluchestan, Khuzestan, Golestan, and Bushehr, he further noted.


IN BRIEF - Russia and Turkmenistan plan to expand cooperation in fisheries management

RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Russia's Federal Fisheries Agency and Turkmenistan's Economics and Finance Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding during Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin's visit to Ashgabat, the agency reported.

The memorandum will be the "foundation for the implementation of plans to develop bilateral cooperation in the area of fisheries with an emphasis on issues concerning the management of joint stocks of marine bioresources in the Caspian Sea," the press release said.

"The parties agreed on mutual cooperation in the area of developing aquaculture, conservation of fish stocks, prevention of illegal harvesting of marine bioresources, conducting studies in the area of fishing, as well as training specialists for the fishing industry," the agency said.

The memorandum is based on the September 29, 2014 agreement on conservation and sustainable use of marine biological resources in the Caspian Sea.


Othe Media | Worldfishing: Factory trawler launched

TURKEY
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard has confirmed the launch of a new freezer stern factory trawler that it has built for Nordbank Hochseefischerei GMBH in Germany, a subsidiary of Parlevliet & Van der Plas.

With the building number NB1108, the vessel is soon to be named Jan Maria. Measuring 88.1 metres in length and 18.3 metres wide, Jan Maria will be outfitted with fully integrated onboard grading, filleting, processing and freezing systems.

Source: Worldfishing l Read the full article here


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Former Mowi Ireland chief wins case against the company

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Jan Feenstra, the former long-serving head of Mowi Ireland, has been awarded more than £100,000 in a civil case against his former employer over shares.

The dispute was about a share option agreement, part of the salary programme for the management of Mowi. Feenstra had been prevented from taking up the stock options in the period between giving notice of his resignation and his final day with the company, thus losing out on a favourable deal.

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


Other Media | The Fishing Daily: FIS opens its doors to the UK seafood community

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Fisheries Innovation Scotland announces new name and remit

FIS, the coalition of experts driving strategic innovation in seafood, is expanding in scope to reach a wider range of seafood businesses and communities. Fisheries Innovation Scotland is now Fisheries Innovation & Sustainability, reflecting the support FIS is extending to the whole UK seafood community.

Source: The Fishing Daily l Read the full article here


Other media | MundoAcuicola: Sernapesca announces services subject to VAT collection after the entry into force of a new law

CHILE
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

As the Government of Chile has announced, from January 2023 all services will be subject to Value Added Tax (VAT) in the country. In this way, the provision of services that until before the Law did not have to pay VAT , will be subject to the tax from now on, having to comply with the obligation to add 19% to the value of the service and issue the corresponding tax documentation, among others.

In the provision of services provided by the Servicio Nacional de Pesca y Acuicultura, it is considered, for the moment, the incorporation of a tax in the issuance of Export Certificates of resources and fishing and/or aquaculture products

Source: MundoAcuicola l Read the full article here


Other Media | EuropaAzul: Inshore fleet catches drop but their value rises

SPAIN
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

The fish marketed in the Basque brotherhoods has decreased by 4.7% in volume and the value of sales has increased by 16.2%, based on data from the Basque Government Fisheries Observatory. The drop registered in the volume of sales has been noted in the latest annual results of the Basque brotherhoods, which show download figures 4.7% lower than those of the previous year. However, the sales figure for 2022 has increased by 16% compared to 2021.

This fact is due to the fact that all the species, except hake, have strengthened their prices at the auction, as a consequence of the price inflation of the last year. Above all, it is important to highlight the price increases registered in the bonito del norte (17%), mackerel and starling (37.2%), anchovy (27.5%) and sardines (17.5%).

Source: EuropaAzul l Read the full article here


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