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Other Media | WorldFishing: Seafood industry helps colleagues stay afloat

AUSTRALIA
Friday, February 12, 2021

Seafood Industry Australia (SAI) and Women in Seafood Australasia (WISA) have teamed up to launch a mental health and well-being pilot programme for commercial seafood industry workers.

Supported by AUS$600k in government funding, the Stay Afloat Australia trial has seen the appointment of three ‘trusted advocates’ in the targeted locations of Darwin in NT, Lakes Entrance, Victoria and Newcastle, NSW.

SIA chief executive officer, Veronica Papacosta, said research had shown Australia’s commercial fishers experience twice the rate of psychological stress of any other sector.

Source: Worldfishing | Read the full article here


Otros medios | MundoAcuicola: Productora de Omega 3 logra certificación por uso de energías limpias

CHILE
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Golden Omega, empresa chilena especializada en la producción de concentrados de Omega-3 de alta calidad para la industria alimentaria y nutracéutica mundial obtuvo recientemente la certificación Green-e™ Energy.

Golden Omega, empresa chilena especializada en la producción de concentrados de Omega-3 de alta calidad para la industria alimentaria y nutracéutica mundial obtuvo recientemente la certificación Green-e™ Energy.

Green-e™ es el principal programa independiente de Estados Unidos para la verificación y certificación de la energía renovable y de las contrapartidas de carbono, contando con un amplio reconocimiento en los mercados internacionales.

Fuente: MundoAcuicola | Lea el articulo completo aqui


Other Media | Fish Farmer: Seafood Disruption Scheme draws fire

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, February 11, 2021

The UK government’s compensation for seafood businesses affected by the twin challenges of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic opened for applications this week, amid criticisms that it excludes many of those worst affected.

The UK-wide Seafood Disruption Support Scheme will provide up to £23m in financial assistance to businesses that suffered a financial loss because of delays related to the export of fresh or live fish and shellfish to the EU during January 2021. The fund will be paid retrospectively to cover losses incurred between 1-31 January 2021.

Author: Robert Outram / Fish Farmer | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fishing Daily: Norway sets preliminary sandeel advice at 110000 tonnes for 2021

NORWAY
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Three strong year classes plus signs of another good year mean that Norwegian Marine Research Institute recommends a historically high preliminary quota for sandeel in 2021.

Last summer, the sandeel quota was a record 250,000 tonnes. That was after the researchers were able to increase their quota council twice from 70,000 to 110,000 to 250,000 tonnes.

The researchers highlighted several years with solid year classes combined with relatively modest hosting which is the reason why that for the high preliminary quota. Also, 2020 was also a year with a lot of zooplankton in the sea which feeds sandeels.

Source: The Fishing Daily  | Read the full article here


Other Media | The Fish Site: Six ways to accelerate seafood sustainability

WORLDWIDE
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Six ways of helping to ensure that the global seafood industry – covering both fisheries and aquaculture – become more sustainable were outlined in a new report which has been published by the United Nations this week.

Called Accelerating Sustainable Seafood, the report was based on the outcome of a ‘sprint’ convened by the United Nations Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business. Over three calls, 50 stakeholders from policy, business, science and finance discussed how the sustainable development of the seafood sector can be accelerated.

The first meeting focused on the role of measurement, including the tools and means to enable effective comparison of seafood companies. 

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


Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Arctic Fish launches £51m share sale

ICELAND
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Icelandic salmon farmer Arctic Fish is planning to raise NOK 600 million (£51.3m) by selling nearly 10 million new and existing shares in a private placement.

The company, which is 50% owned by Norway Royal Salmon (NRS), also intends to list on Euronext Growth stock market in Oslo.

The placement comprises a primary offering of 5.7m new shares to raise NOK 350m, a secondary offering of 3.26m existing shares to raise a further NOK 200m, and a further 816,000 additional existing shares worth around NOK 50m.

Source: fishfarmingexpert  | Read the full article here


Other Media | aqua.cl: Report shows that fishing and aquaculture have been seriously affected by the pandemic

CHILE
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The sector's supply, consumption and commercial revenues are expected to decline due to sanitary restrictions, while global aquaculture production is expected to decline by 1.3%.

Global fisheries and aquaculture have been severely affected by the Covid-19 disease (coronavirus) pandemic and could face further shocks in 2021 as lockdowns will affect supply and demand across the sector, according to a report of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Source: aqua.cl | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - AKVA group ASA: Acquires equity stake in Observe Technologies

NORWAY
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

AKVA group ASA (AKVA) has acquired 33.7% of the shares in Observe Technologies Ltd (Observe) to further strengthen its digital strategy, as presented at the recent Capital Markets Day.

Observe, through partnership with AKVA, has successfully sold and delivered their artificial intelligence (AI) feeding solutions to more than 20 farm sites in 5 different countries. With this new agreement, AKVA and Observe will continue to develop and leverage their complimentary technologies and solutions using AI to partner with customers to improve fish performance.


Other Media | SeafoodSource: Norwegian salmon prices fall as shuttered restaurant trade takes its toll

NORWAY
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Norway’s seafood exports fell by a double-digit percentage in January 2021 compared to 2020, largely the result of ongoing downturns related to COVID-19.

Norway exported NOK 8.1 billion (USD 941.5 million, EUR 786.1 million) worth of seafood products last month, some 16 percent or NOK 1.6 billion (USD 185.8 million, EUR 155.3 million) less than it sold to overseas markets in January 2020, with reduced demand for salmon accounting for much of the downturn. Reduced exports of trout and fresh cod compared to the record month of January 2020 also contributed to the lower earnings.

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


Other Media | FiskerForum: Bringing Under-Loved Cornish Fish To Consumers

UNITED KINGDOM
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

A number of key players in the Cornish seafood industry begin new research into the feasibility of bringing Cornish sole and Cornish king crab products to consumers across the nation.

A unique project kicked off this month designed to explore options for increased consumption of sustainably-caught Cornish fish and shellfish within the domestic market. The consortium behind the project is a collaboration between the Cornish Fish Producers’ Organisation, Seafood Cornwall, Ocean Fish, and well-known Cornish chef and author James Strawbridge.

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


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