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Other Media | SalmonExpert: Chilean salmon farming starts 2024 on the right foot

CHILE
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The Chilean salmon farming industry began the year with blue numbers, which was evidenced in the recent export figures updated and reported by the Studies Department of the National Customs Service.

In January 2024, 90,593 tons of salmon and trout were exported, valued at US$670 million, while, on the same date in 2023, 67,710 tons were shipped for US$521 million, which represents a 34% increase in returns and of 17.7% in volume.

Author: Loreto Appel / SalmonExpert | Read the full article here


IN BRIEF - Medium-scale aquaculture facility for vannamei aquaculture completed

JAPAN
Monday, February 19, 2024

On the 14th, HANERU Co., Ltd. Katsurao, which will be operating a land-based aquaculture business for vannamei shrimp in Katsurao Village, Fukushima starting in the spring of 2022, announced on the 14th that it will expand its third medium-scale circulating land-based aquaculture facility.

After that, a completion ceremony was held at the same farm. They have already started raising young shrimp, and plan to ship 60,000 vannamei, approximately 13 centimeters long, to events in the village in mid-March.

Approximately 40 people attended the completion ceremony for the land-based aquaculture facility, including Katsurao Village Mayor Hiro Shinoki, Village Council Chairman Yoshinori Yoshida, and executives from the investing companies Fuso Holdings Co., Ltd. and Yamabishi Suisan Co., Ltd. We celebrated the expansion of the.

In his greeting, President Matsunobu expressed his gratitude, saying, "When we first started breeding trials, all the young shrimp were wiped out twice, but we received strong encouragement and support from our shareholders and villagers.'' He went on to say, "In the future, we want to make this a facility that people from all over Japan can visit as a specialty of Katsurao Village,'' and "Currently, we are in the experimental farming stage, but all of our employees want to do their best to commercialize it.'' [...]

Source: The Suisan Keizai (translated from original in japanese)


IN BRIEF - Benirei merges seafood trading with Marubeni

JAPAN
Monday, February 19, 2024

Company name changed to “Marubeni Seafoods”

On April 1, general trading company Marubeni (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Masumi Kakinoki) will transfer its seafood trading operations to its subsidiary Benirei (Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Masayuki Yano - in the photo below).

 

Both companies announced this on the 15th of this month. "In addition to our traditional wholesale business, we will also carry out import and export operations in-house to further strengthen our business foundation in the seafood industry" company statment said

Benirei also changed its trade name to Marubeni on July 1st. [....]

Source: Minato-Yamaguchi(translated from original in japanese)


IN BRIEF - Peruvian company exports value-added shrimp to Brazil for the first time

PERU
Monday, February 19, 2024

The shipment was made by the company Langostinera Tumbes, which participated in the Expo Perú Norte 2023 held by Promperú in the northern city of Piura, where various buyers participated, including from Brazil.
 
A first shipment of value-added Peruvian shrimp produced in the Tumbes region entered the Brazilian market during the last week of January, reported the Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism (Promperú).
 
This is the commercial shipment of a first 40-foot refrigerated container with 12 tons of peeled and deveined shrimp tails for an FOB value of US$ 83,939.
 
The shipment was made by the company Langostinera Tumbes, which participated in the Expo Perú Norte 2023 held by Promperú in the northern city of Piura, where various buyers participated, including from Brazil.
 
DATA
  • To date, a second container of peeled and deveined shrimp tails is on its way to Brazil.
  • After Brazil, it is expected that value-added shrimp can enter Mexico.

IN BRIEF - Fisheries hub to be built

PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Monday, February 19, 2024

Author/source: Gloria Bauai/The National


Other Media | FishFocus: If we can’t untangle this mess, Norway’s blue industry will never be green

NORWAY
Monday, February 19, 2024

Lost fishing lines and ropes are a growing problem. As a leading fishing nation, Norway, with its long coastline and fish-rich waters, is particularly vulnerable to marine litter. A new study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) shows that only a third of all ropes produced and sold in Norway can be recycled in a sustainable way.

The rest are burned, buried, sent out of the country — or just pile up and contribute to something called ghost fishing. That’s when lost or abandoned fishing gear, floating in the ocean or anchored to the bottom, inadvertently continues to catch marine creatures long after it was in commercial use.

Source: FishFocus | Read the full article here


Other Media | SalmonExpert: More than 200 voices participated in the discussion 'The sea belongs to everyone'

CHILE
Monday, February 19, 2024

In an unprecedented meeting, the discussion “The sea belongs to everyone” brought together more than 200 actors from the Aysén Region, including fishermen, residents of various communities such as Huichas, Melinka, Gala, Chacabuco, Gaviota, Cisnes, Aysén, and Coyhaique, in addition to the significant presence of the Mayor of the commune of Cisnes, regional councilors, local and regional authorities, union leaders representing various economic sectors and social leaders.

Source: SalmonExpert | Read the full article here


Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: The Andalusian Government announces a package of 63 million euros for R&D&i

SPAIN
Monday, February 19, 2024

The Department of University, Research and Innovation of the Government of Andalusia will make available to universities, public R&D organizations, research and innovation centers or institutes and Andalusian technology centers an amount of almost 63 million euros in aid before ends this month of February.

Of this item, 38.06 million are articulated through calls for grants aimed at promoting the hiring and training of research talent. The first of these grants, the Emergia program for brilliant careers of international relevance, were already published at the end of December 2023 with an amount of 10.2 million.

Source: Industrias Pesqueras | Read the full article here


Other Media | FishFarmer: Nova Sea buys into Torghatten Aqua

NORWAY
Monday, February 19, 2024

The large Norwegian salmon business Nova Sea has entered into a long term collaboration with another salmon company, Torghatten Aqua with the aim of strengthening both companies.

They say that the plan will contribute to continued sustainable growth and development in the Helgeland region.

Torghatten Aqua AS, formerly known as Torgnes AS, is an investment and development company with roots on the Helgeland coast. Its portfolio includes fish farming operations including Bue Salmon AS, Eco Fjord Farming AS and Codfarm AS

Author: Vince McDonagh / FishFarmer | read the full article here


Other Media | SeafoodSource: AKVA Group profits 'below expectations' due to salmon tax's impact on post-smolt investments

NORWAY
Monday, February 19, 2024

Aquaculture technology provider AKVA Group posted increased revenues and profitability in the fourth quarter of 2023 but stated that the introduction of Norway’s new resource rent tax on salmon farming has negatively impacted both its land- and sea-based business segments.

Delivering AKVA’s Q4 2023 results on 16 February 2024, CEO Knut Nesse said the company’s activities in 2023 remained relatively the same as the previous year, and even though its profitability improved, it still did not meet expectations.

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


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