Singapore’s Blue Aqua International has penned a MOU with Fisheries Development Oman to deploy Blue Aqua’s shrimp farming tech across the Sultanate’s aquaculture sites.
Blue Aqua International, a global leader in shrimp farming and aquaculture technology, announced an MOU with Fisheries Development Oman (FDO) to develop and expand the aquaculture sector in the Sultanate starting with a project in the city of Shinas.
The UK government is being urged to use its UK Seafood Fund to prioritise the ‘wild catching’ sector, which operates mainly offshore but also in some inland waters.
The Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee also recommended that the size of the fund, which was established in December 2021 to support UK fisheries following Brexit, be increased by 50% to £150m to March 2025.
Author: Rebecca Strong / Worldfishing | Read the full articlehere
Today, Wärtsilä announces that it has completed its orderly exit from the Russian market following its announcement of scaling down activities in April 2022. All adjustments and closures of Wärtsilä’s operations were completed in accordance with local regulations. Throughout the various processes, Wärtsilä’s priority has been ensuring the safety and wellbeing of employees.
Wärtsilä continues to strongly condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Human rights, safety and prosperity are very important for Wärtsilä. The company has fully committed to complying with all trade sanctions applicable to its operations from the beginning of the war, and it has now ceased all business operations in Russia across all business units.
As part of the exit, the Wärtsilä Digital Technologies (WDT) office in Saint Petersburg has been closed. In accordance with local regulations, a reduced team will conduct final procedures to complete the closure, however all operations have ceased. Wärtsilä has built new R&D capabilities outside of Russia to secure the uninterrupted delivery of customer commitments.
In May/June, Wärtsilä signed agreements to sell the Transas Navigator business and Wärtsilä Vostok LLC to the local management of the companies. Transas Navigator will operate as an independent company and will continue to serve its local customers. Wärtsilä does not provide or deliver any services or parts to the Transas Navigator business following the divestment.
A land-based steelhead farm in upstate New York has for the past few weeks been delivering its salmon to Singapore Airline’s in-flight catering arm at the JFK International Airport in New York.
Hudson Valley Fisheries, which began in a defunct indoor tilapia farm in the City of Hudson in 2014, delivers over 100 pounds to the airline weekly where they are transformed into appetizers and salad toppings for the airline’s intercontinental passengers.
Author: Liza Mayer / SalmonBusiness | read the full articlehere
After suffering consecutive losses in previous judicial authorities, the Supreme Court has thrown out the appeal from Biomar. The feed producer must now pay SuperSmolt patent holder STIM.
The lengthy dispute between STIM and Biomar is over, following a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court’s Appeals Selection Committee. The ruling from Borgarting Court of Appeal stands, where Biomar was ruled to have infringed on the SuperSmolt patents as well as breached the business code of conduct.
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The Faroe Islands Queen Scallop Fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) international standard for sustainable fishing.
The fishery was independently certified by a third-party auditor which assessed the fishery against MSC’s rigorous criteria related to stock health, protection of the environment, and ensuring effective management is in place.
DAERA and AFBI would like to inform interested Northern Ireland recreational charter skippers that applications for the 2022 Northern Ireland CatcH And Release Tagging (NI CHART) pilot scientific programme for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna has opened.
The application process will run from 21 July until 29 July 2022 at 17:00 BST, after which there will be a period of one week while the applications are evaluated, and selection decisions are taken.
Source: TheFishingDaily | read the full articlehere
Catches are down, the number of active vessels and the direct employment they generate are down. However, and despite all the challenges faced, the Spanish fleet improves in the valorization of its production. This follows from the latest "Report on the Spanish Fishing Sector", published by Cepesca with the aim of analyzing the evolution of the industry during the 2020-2021 period. The document, which collects the statistics of a period inevitably conditioned by the pandemic, reflects the resistance and adaptability of Spanish fishing.
Source: Industrias Pesqueras | read the full articlehere
The price of diesel continues to rise and there is no one to stop it. Faced with the possibility that the moorings of the fleet will be repeated, due to the economic consequences derived from the conflict in Ukraine, the secretary general of Cepesca Javier Garat has recalled that fishing diesel already accounts for more than 60% of the operating costs and its price remains high. In 2021 alone, its value increased by 44.4%.
Darwin is proud to be hosting World Aquaculture for Australia for the first time since 2014. This annual event will incorporate the Australasian Aquaculture industry and will see several thousand attendees from around the world converge on the city of Darwin.
Contributions to developing new and existing ideas to stimulate the aquaculture sector are welcome. With almost half of the world’s consumption of seafood coming from farms, aquaculture is playing an increasingly important role in meeting the challenge of global food security.
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