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Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: MSC wants to boost the consumption of certified fish: Spain is at the bottom of Europe with half a kilo per person

SPAIN
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

MSC's Spanish subsidiary, Marine Stewardship Council, has achieved the involvement of more than 50 entities, among which are companies from the fishing sector, distribution and research organizations, to promote the week “Mares para siempre”. The initiative wants to promote the practice of certified sustainable fishing and the consumption of products obtained "by means of respectful techniques" with the preservation of maritime ecosystems.

To do this, it will organize a scientific forum; take the campaign to secondary schools; will take new actions at the point of sale; and will organize a gastronomic event with chef Diego Guerrero, among other actions. 

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness:Grieg avalanche clean up: No holes have been reported

NORWAY
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Norway’s Directorate of Fisheries and Grieg Seafood have given an update after the avalanche which hit part of a salmon farm.

On Monday, an avalanche hit parts of Grieg Seafood’s fish farm Stjernøya, Finnmark, Northern Norway.

No employees were injured. The site had a total of 1.2 million fish, with an average size of about 3.7 kilograms. The fish are healthy and do not have ISA, according to Grieg Seafood.

The site was also hit by an avalanche in 2018, prompting a mountain safety company to warn against the location. Grieg Seafood informed SalmonBusiness that the plan was to move the site in the summer.

Author: Stian Olsen / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fishing Daily: Irish fisheries infringement penalties not incompatible with EU legislation

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that Irish legislation which penalises infringements of fisheries controls is not incompatible with EU legislation.

The CJEU made the ruling in a case where a Dutch skipper challenged the forfeiture of his fishing vessels catch and fishing gear worth €399,000 when he was convicted of illegal fishing offences after his UK-registered vessel was intercepted by the LE Samuel Beckett on 11 February 2015 during a sea fisheries protection patrol.

The fishing vessel was escorted back to Cork Harbour where the skipper was charged by Gardaí and appeared before the Cork Criminal Court in June 2015.

Source: The Fishing Daily | Read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: FAO: COVID-19 likely to bring further disruptions to seafood in 2021

WORLDWIDE
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Fisheries and aquaculture sectors globally have been hit hard by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and could face further disruption in this year as lockdowns affect supply and demand, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The information paper, “The impact of COVID-19 on fisheries and aquaculture food systems” – which was featured at the 34th session of the FAO’s Committee on Fisheries (COFI) earlier this month – reports fish supply, consumption, and trade revenues are all expected to have declined in 2020 due to containment restrictions, while global aquaculture production is expected to fall by some 1.3 percent; the first drop recorded by the sector in several years.

Author: Jason Holland / SeafoodSource | Read the full article here


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Career-break women offered help into aquaculture

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Women in rural Scotland who wish to return to the workplace after career breaks are to be given help from an initiative focusing on opportunities available within the aquaculture sector.

Backed by the Scottish Government’s Women Returners Fund, Women in Scottish Aquaculture (WiSA) will support up to 50 women with career coaching, confidence training and mentoring, empowering them to step back into employment.

The programme aims to raise awareness of the varied career opportunities within aquaculture, while allowing participants to develop relationships and make contacts through WiSA’s network of members from the sector and academia.

Source: fishfarmingexpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | La Voz de Galicia: The 'fish and chips' run aground in the 'Brexit'

UNITED KINGDOM
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The Kirkella, the ship that used to supply 10% of the fish for the famed British dish, is standing still waiting for the UK to sign a bilateral pact allowing it to return to work in the Arctic

Months of arduous negotiations did not prevent Brexit from forgetting about ships like the Kirkella, stranded in a bureaucratic pitfall that keeps it far from the northern waters where it used to fish to supply 10% of the fish sold by fish and chips in the United Kingdom. 

The vessel, considered the "pride" of British distant-water fishing, frequented the Arctic seas of Greenland and Norway.

Source: The Voice of Galicia | Read the full article here


Other media | MundoAcuicola: Salmones Camanchaca, BioMar and Skretting sign an agreement that incorporates high sustainability standards

CHILE
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Salmones Camanchaca signed an agreement that commits two companies supplying fish feed: BioMar and Skretting. This, in order to advance steadily, proactively and progressively in the management of environmental and social risks associated with its value chain.

The pandemic has focused on caring for the health of people and the environment, a process of which aquaculture has also been part. Currently, the industry provides services and products to customers and consumers who are more informed and aware of the impact that their behaviors generate on the environment.

As part of the award of the supply of fish feed for the next two years, Salmones Camanchaca signed an agreement that commits two fish feed suppliers: BioMar and Skretting. 

Source: MundoAcuicola | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Beaver Street Fisheries freezer space

UNITED STATES
Monday, February 15, 2021

Beaver Street Fisheries Inc. intends to convert 12,000 square feet of refrigerated warehouse space to freezer space at 1741 W. Beaver St.

The city is reviewing a permit application for the $3.5 million project.

Stellar Group Inc. is the contractor. Beaver Street CFO Jeff Edwards said the project is an expansion of its seafood packaging operations.

It is converting an older and smaller freezer to production space.

Source: jaxdailyrecord.com


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: UK activates task force to address Scotland's fish export problems

UNITED KINGDOM
Monday, February 15, 2021

The UK Government has launched a task force in Scotland to resolve issues with seafood exports. As explained from the British institution, this group was formed at the request of the UK Government Minister for Scotland, David Duguid. The first meeting was attended by UK Environment Secretary George Eustice and Fergus Ewing, Secretary of the Scottish Government's Cabinet for Rural Economy and Tourism.

The 'Scottish Seafood Export Working Group' included industry representatives from the harvesting, processing and export sectors. Minister Duguid pointed out that this group "is in charge of developing solutions and acting quickly" and that it is not a "point of conversation" but rather that the advances that are produced will be noticed.

Source: Fisheries Industries | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonBusiness: New 'chemical footprint' study will work with police to track stolen salmon

CHILE
Monday, February 15, 2021

Thefts cost Chilean salmon industry USD 50 million per year.

New funding has been awarded to the University of La Frontera, to conduct an isotopic study of carbon and nitrogen in salmon for forensic purposes in the investigation of crimes of animal theft.

In a statement from the Chilean University, it was explained that the “Science against crime, use of stable isotopes to trace the origin of stolen animals” project will also use the study for the country’s cattle thefts, which costs ranchers around USD 5.6 million a year. For the salmon industry, thefts cost up to USD 50 million annually.

Source: SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here


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