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Other Media | SeafoodSource: Surging COVID-19 sales prompt UK grocers to expand

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Grocery stores and delivery services in the United Kingdom are expanding after experiencing very strong food sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Overall food sales increased 7.3 percent on a like-for-like basis and 3.8 percent on a total basis for the past three months through June, according to British Retail Consortium-KPMG Sales Monitor.

U.K. shoppers also bought more than GBP 4 billion (USD 5.1 billion, EUR 4.4 billion) worth of seafood in the period between 12 June, 2019 and 2020, representing a rise of 4.6 percent year-on-year, according to the latest Nielsen ScanTrack data published by trade body Seafish.

Author: Christine Blank / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


Miyagi surimi imitation crab factory begins operations

JAPAN
Monday, July 20, 2020

Is a Trident Seafood Subsidiary

The crab-flavored kamaboko plant, which was newly established in Onagawa-cho by Mangoku no Kane (Onagawa-cho, Miyagi Prefecture), a subsidiary of Trident Seafood Asia, Inc. (Chuo-ku, Tokyo), has been operating since May 11. According to Trident Seafood Japan, which plays a part in sales, the new plant is "focused on thorough hygiene management and quality improvement." Currently, it operates with two lines and 45 people. It plans to produce 500 to 600 tons in the first year.

Source: Minato Shimbun


Other Media | Fishing Industries: The port of Vigo promotes an inventory of its maritime-port heritage through the MarENet project

SPAIN
Monday, July 20, 2020

The Port Authority of Vigo considers that both culture and training are two priority issues within the Blue Growth strategy in which the Port Authority of Vigo is working with the aim of defining concrete actions, among which conservation and putting in value of the cultural and natural heritage linked to the port environment. This project contemplates the inventory of the maritime-port heritage of the Ría de Vigo, its categorization and cataloging using digital tools and its subsequent dissemination to bring it closer to citizens, thus contributing to better management of the conservation of assets.

The working groups of Training and History and Maritime-Port Culture have held a meeting in which they have reviewed these aspects but also the status of the “MarENet” project, an initiative coordinated by the Campus del Mar of the University of Vigo and which has aimed at strengthening cooperation between academic institutions and companies in the marine environment.

Source: Fishing Industries | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: CPF plans shrimp '5.0' farm in the US

UNITED STATES
Monday, July 20, 2020

Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is developing an “Aquaculture 5.0” farm in the USA that will produce up to 950 tonnes of shrimp a year.

“It will be the most sustainable and reliable technology for culturing shrimp. Homegrown shrimp, our subsidiary in the USA, undertakes technologies that will culture shrimp anywhere in the world and in any season,” said Robins McIntosh, executive vice president at CPF.

While shrimp farms are normally located near the coast, the Homegrown shrimp farm will be at an inland location, using artificial sea water.

Source: The Fish Site | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Scotland launches ‘rapid response’ grants for aquaculture innovators

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, July 20, 2020

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) today launched an ongoing rapid-response funding programme to support Scotland’s aquaculture sector through the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Scottish Government-backed agency is welcoming applications from collaborative partnerships between businesses and academic researchers, for a fast-tracked process that will help the aquaculture sector adapt to a new commercial and operational reality in the months and years ahead.

The innovation centre will provide a package of up to £50,000 to successful applicants, with business partners expected to match or exceed the investment through financial and in-kind contributions.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | FiskerForum: Greenland's Successful live cod season

GREENLAND
Monday, July 20, 2020

Supplies of live cod from coastal fishermen have been so abundant that Royal Greenland’s factory and the wellboat used for live fish collection have struggled to keep up.

The live cod season has been so strong that factory trawler Sisimiut has been brought in to take some of the live cod, relieving the pressure on the company’s factory in Maniitsoq, which has a capacity to process between 300 and 400 tonnes per week.

‘Around a hundred fishermen currently have about 2000 tonnes of live cod in net cages along the coast, from Maniitsoq in the north to Paamiut in the south. As there is a lot of fish and these are long distances, the well boat Maniitsoq can’t keep up with transporting the fish to the factory in Maniitsoq. 

Author: Quentin bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here
 


IN BRIEF - German registered fishing vessel detained off Malin Head

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Sunday, July 19, 2020

A German registered fishing vessel has been detained by the Irish Naval Service off the northwest coast.

The boat was detained by the LÉ William Butler Yeats approximately 250 nautical miles northwest of Malin Head.

It was detained over alleged breaches of fishing regulations.

The boat is being escorted to port and will be handed over to gardaí.

It is the seventh vessel detained by the Naval Service this year.


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: Bureau Veritas certifies the world's most powerful LNG engine

FRANCE
Friday, July 17, 2020

The new engines of the future mega-ships of the French shipping company CMA CGM

Bureau Veritas has certified the new engines for the future mega-ships of the French shipping company CMA CGM, which will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Ships will reduce their CO2 emissions by 20% and will not generate fine particulate matter contamination. The certification of the WinGD X92DF dual fuel engine was carried out through a virtual ceremony in which the CEO of CMA CGM, Rodolphe Saadé, was present.

Source: Fishing Industries | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: Covid knocks 25,000 tonnes off Ecuador’s shrimp exports in two months

ECUADOR
Friday, July 17, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic reduced Ecuadorian shrimp exports by 25,000 tonnes in just two months in the first quarter of the year according to recently published statistics.

Speaking at a webinar organised by Adisseo this week, Laurence Massault from BioMar Ecuador, outlined how the pandemic had affected the country’s shrimp production, with shortages of processing workers meaning that peak harvests could not coincide with the new and full moons - the times when the shrimp shells are hardest. As a result harvest had to be spread evenly across the lunar cycle.

Author: Rob Fletcher / The Fish Site | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: On-land salmon pioneer takes cooperative approach

NORWAY
Friday, July 17, 2020

Fredrikstad Seafoods, the first company to start selling salmon raised in an on-land plant in Norway, has signed a sales agreement with one of the country’s larger grocery chains, Coop Mega.

“We have great faith in this product and look forward to seeing how it is received by the customers and our co-owners,” said Coop Norway category manager Stig Ove Thorkildsen.

“There are some challenges in the salmon industry, and we are therefore very satisfied to be able to offer salmon produced in an alternative way.”

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


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