Japan recently released a comprehensive white paper on fisheries that contains extensive plans to boost its fisheries and fishing industry in the hopes of reversing negative trends.
Japan’s fishing industry has been in a long decline since the loss of access to the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the United States, and a sharp reduction in quota for Russian waters in the early to mid-1980s. Those losses prompted a government-sponsored rationalization fleet reduction. Effort was shifted to sardines in Japanese waters, but the stock soon collapsed, never to return to such high levels.
The number employed in fishing has also been declining.
Author: Chris Loew / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
From Monday 20.07.2020 the prices will be as follows:
Recent changes show a decrease of 5,32 % in the fish meal indicator and 11,59 % in the oil indicator after the correction in the comparison between fish oil and rape seed oil. This will result in changes in the minimum prices of raw materials used for fish meal and oil purposes. These new prices will come into effect from 20. July. 2020.
The lighting company Signify, has presented its latest innovation in LED lighting for aquaculture, Philips Seacage 340W, which helps optimize growth results for land and marine salmon farming, while reducing the treatment of 50% sea ??lice; and that also shows results in other fast growing species such as sea bass and sea bream.
Light, Signify highlights, is a powerful tool to improve fish breeding and well-being. In this sense, and with an optimized contrast ratio, they explain, “Philips aquaculture LED lighting improves the feed conversion rate. With smooth scaling and low levels of attenuation it also reduces stress levels for fish, improving their well-being. "
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While world octopus production increased from 2008 to 2017 (+ 12%), Community production decreased (-40%). In 2017, the catches were 27,872 tons and represented 7% of the world catches. The EU is a major importer of octopus. In 2018, Spain and Italy were the main importers from third countries and mainly received frozen octopus from Morocco and Mauritania. Spain was also the main exporter of the EU, with the USA as the most important destination. The main producing countries of the EU are Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece. These countries accounted for 90% of the EU's catches in 2017. They were also the Member States with the highest apparent consumption of octopus in that same year.
The new Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Navy, Barry Cowen, met last Friday at the Department's offices in Tullamore, by video conference, with the Commissioner for Fisheries, Virginius Sinkevicius, for the first time since his recent appointment. The minister discussed a number of upcoming issues around fisheries with the main focus in the ongoing negotiations with the UK on a possible future fisheries agreement.
Minister Cowen and the Commissioner discussed the importance of the agreed EU negotiating mandate which clearly sets out the EU objective of "maintaining the existing conditions of reciprocal access, shared quotas and traditional activity of the Union fleet". Minister and Commissioner also discussed the centrality of the link between the General Economic Association and the conclusion of a fisheries agreement.
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Mowi, the world's largest salmon farming company, has left the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), it has been announced today.
“Mowi has contributed a great deal to GSI, and we are confident that they will continue on the course that GSI set for the industry towards greater sustainability and transparency,” said GSI co-chair and CEO of Blumar, Gerardo Balbontin.
GSI has also announced new projects today, including establishing a reporting framework of industry and supply chain climate impact, in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
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A resolution has yet to be found for the suspension of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of Zoneco Group Co’s scallop fishery.
A dispute between the seafood company and the third-party accreditor overseeing the certification saw China’s first MSC fishery certification suspended earlier this year. In January of 2020, the first notice for suspension of fisheries certificate came due to a contractual issue between the certifying agency Acoura – a unit of U.K. based Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) – and Zoneco (also known as Zhangzidao), the MSC noted in a statement to SeafoodSource.
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Approximately 5,000 litres of diesel have leaked from a feed barge at a salmon farm operated by Norwegian company Nordlaks at Dypingen in Troms.
“The Norwegian Coastal Administration and the local fire service were notified of the incident, and the latter is now leading the operation, which also involves our crews,” said Nordlaks communications manager Lars Fredrik Martinussen in a press release.
“The wind has brought the discharge ashore over a stretch of about one kilometre in the immediate vicinity (east, southeast) of the site. Work is now being done to collect the discharge with the use of absorbents.”
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Commissioning equipment has begun at the Russian Pollock factory being built by the Russian Fishery Company (RFC) in Primorsky Territory in the Russian Far East, ahead of a 1st September commissioning date for the new factory.
The Russian Pollock factory is the largest fish processing enterprise in Primorsky Territory, built under the Russian government’s investment quotas programme to boost the fishing and shipbuilding sectors.
‘Large-scale construction is possible entirely due to investment quota program. I am confident that investment construction is today the most effective and only possible way for our fishing industry to become a driver for the development of coastal regions and individual industries,’ said Gleb Frank, Chairman of the Board of Directors of RFC.
Author: Quentin Bates / FiskerForum | Read the full article here