The fishing sector, which represents the inshore, high seas and high seas fleets, which operate in Spanish and community fishing grounds, as well as other distant ones, warns of the serious impact that the rise in fuel prices is having on its economy, and its possible consequences, according to a report by the Vigo Shipowners Cooperative
In the case of fleets that receive fuel on the peninsula, the 20-cent bonus is insufficient compared to the March scenario; already subsidized fuel costs exceed 90 cents in Vigo, and thus the profitability limit calculated at 60 cents/litre.
Ålesund, Norway-based Hofseth International has its sites focused on greater penetration into European markets as it continues to develop its unique land-based salmon farm in an abandoned olivine mine.
Founded by Roger Hofseth, the company started out as a salmon processor in 2005 and has since become a major supplier of salmon to the U.S., and a salmon farmer in its own right
Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource | read the full articlehere
Researchers have discovered that the type of vitamin D found in oily fish such as salmon helps boost the human immune system against bacteria and viruses.
A study said vitamin D3 from animal-based foods is more effective at boosting vitamin D levels in the blood than D2, which is found in plant foods like mushrooms and added to some brands of bread, cereal and yogurts.
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The snow crab fishery in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador initially expected a banner year for fishing and prices, but a sudden change in the market has left fishermen and processing companies alike reeling.
The fishery got off to a rocky start in April, when the Fish Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) Union, which represents fishermen in Newfoundland and Labrador and the Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) – a nonprofit group representing seafood producers in the same area – clashed over what the fishermen would be paid for their catch.
Author: Chris Chase / SeafoodSource | read the full article here
Iceland has set up an investigation following two recent Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) outbreaks in the east of the country.
Until recently, the country has been fairly free of this damaging and potentially costly virus and other aquaculture related diseases. In the last few weeks, however, Ice Fish Farm has been hit on at least two occasions, affecting up to two million fish. The company said the outbreaks will dent harvests over the next 12 months.
Now Iceland’s Fisheries Minister Svandís Svavarsdóttir has appointed a working group to look into infection controls on the island and recommend any changes, if necessary.
The Government of France has celebrated the agreement reached in the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the IMO, to designate the entire Mediterranean as a Sulfur Oxide Emission Control Zone (SOx-ECA), which means that ships will have to comply with stricter controls on sulfur oxide emissions. In reduction zones, the sulfur limit in fuel oil used on board ships must be 0.10% mass by mass (m/m), while outside these zones the limit is 0.50% m /m. The amendment could take effect in mid-2024, with the new limit taking effect from 2025.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras / read the full articlehere
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is aiming to buy another significant amount of Alaska pollock, after already making several purchases earlier this year.
The USDA is asking suppliers to bid on 7.6 millions pounds of pollock for its National School Lunch Program and other federal food and nutrition assistance programs. The deadline for bids is 21 June, 2022.
Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | read the full articlehere
La Pampilla, crime and punishment Peru
In our always convulsed country, the issue of the oil spill produced by the La Pampilla Refinery of the Repsol Group, on January 15, was forgotten news, until a revelation shook us reminding us that a...